In need of an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer? The cheese plate is a natural, especially when you choose flavorful selections from Buena Vista’s Jumpin’ Good Goat Dairy. Ruby Mountain Wine–Soaked CheddarThis mild cheddar spends three weeks steeped in a dark ruby wine. The results are hints of...
November 25 2013, 11:47 AM
I recall making and decorating gingerbread houses—the graham cracker kind—years ago when I was a young girl. The structures, made of four cookie walls and a cookie roof, were held together with sticky white icing. These concoctions were more akin to shanties than fairy-tale abodes, but that was OK...
November 25 2013, 11:32 AM
At Gaetano’s, the Bolognese is old-school and traditional, and that’s what we like about it. Chef Daniel Ramirez relies upon a classic blend of ground beef and pork for a mixture that’s both hearty and rich. He adds fresh, peeled tomatoes and red wine from Montepulciano only after the...
November 25 2013, 11:05 AM
Combine 10 lemon peels (peeled from the fruit in a single spiral, without any pith) and 1 gallon unflavored vodka in a lidded glass jar. Let sit at room temperature for 45 days.
Make a simple syrup: Combine 3/4 cup water with 1/3 cup sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir...
For the uninitiated, pho (a traditional Vietnamese soup pronounced “fuh”) can be daunting, something that’s exacerbated by poorly translated menus and indifferent servers. Not so at Pho Real, a four-month-old spot in Littleton. On a recent visit, a friend and I—not pho virgins, but not experts,...
November 25 2013, 10:03 AM
Run, don’t walk to Harman’s Eat & Drink, and order the house-made chips with warm “blue chz” dip. This is no ordinary snack: Chef-owner Mark Fischer slices russets, Yukon Golds, and sweet potatoes with a mandoline before dropping the rounds into the deep fryer. When they emerge, crispy and...
November 25 2013, 9:53 AM
135,000:Nutty cheese salads served since the dish landed on Racines’ menu 17 years ago. The restaurant turns 30 on December 27.racinesrestaurant.com
November 25 2013, 9:44 AM
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Beast & Bottle
719 E. 17th Ave.
A warm, New England–style farmhouse dining room; a knowledgeable...
November 22 2013, 5:05 PM