—Courtesy of Quentin Bacon
On November 19, Ina Garten—aka the Barefoot Contessa, Food Network star, and prolific cookbook author—will take the stage at the Paramount Theatre to promote her ninth book, Make It Ahead (Clarkson Potter, October 2014). 5280 has the honor of hosting Garten at the Paramount that...
—Courtesy of Dusty Volkel
In beer country, suds-and-grub competitions are nothing new. But Chef & Brew (November 20 at Exdo Events Center) is different than the usual slam-a-beer, eat-a-pretzel event. The festival requires chefs and brewmasters to collaborate on dishes that elevate both the food and the beer. At its...
—Courtesy of Kelly Karis
I discovered Café ProFusion, a tucked-away curry joint in Dillon, by accident. My family was hungry after a long trip up I-70, and as we raced toward the Silverthorne-Dillon exit, I tapped at my phone, hunting for nearby restaurants that didn’t include “pizzeria” in the name.
My search led...
1. Mix 2 cups cider, 1 cup sugar, and 1 large cinnamon stick in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Swirl the pan by the handle as the mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the cider reduces to a thick syrup. You’ll have between ½ and 2⁄3 cup of syrup. Remove...
—Photography by Carmel Zucker
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It’s so earsplittingly loud in Work & Class, the Ballpark hot spot that opened in repurposed shipping containers in January, that you often have no idea what your server is...
—Photograph by Aaron Colussi
The last place you’d probably expect to run into a beekeeper is on the edge of a world-class ski run. That is, however, where you will find Ed Colby. A New Castle native and ski patroller for Aspen Skiing Company for 40 years, Colby took to the practice of beekeeping 20 years ago.
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Downtowners beware: The temptation for afternoon indulgence just became dangerously easy to satisfy. Union Station’s resident sweet spot, the Milkbox Ice Creamery, scoops a rotating selection of Little Man Ice Cream’s flavors, including the ever-popular milk stout chip, honey almond, and dulce de...
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
Visit Highland’s El Camino Community Tavern enough times, and you’ll meet any number of people who, after a few sips of the house margarita, wonder aloud why they’re just discovering the five-year-old spot. It happened to me.
Though my crush on El Camino began with a margarita paired...