—Photo by Paul Miller
If you’re still buying pre-shredded cheese from the supermarket, stop. Please. (This is especially true after an FDA investigation revealed that much of that “cheese” may very well be wood pulp.) Thanks to a multitude of specialty cheese shops—some new, some old—Front Rangers have more places to...
—Photo by Jon Rose
If the light is just right in the Colorado Springs warehouse that hosts Distillery 291’s tasting room, distillery, bottling facility, and barrel room, you might be able to see the clouds—that is, the billowing shapes that are etched into the side of Michael Myers’ 45-gallon copper still. There are...
—Photo by Paul Miller
Cakes are for birthdays. Ice cream sandwiches are for picnics. Pumpkin pie is for Thanksgiving. But not all desserts need special occasions, and indeed, that’s the best thing about a galette, says Jayne Yelich of Sweet Jayne’s. “They’re kind of rustic; you can eat them anywhere, at any time,” she...
Ordering from the omakase menu promises the most inspired of plates.
—All photography by Lauren DeFilippo
THE DRAW: Beautifully prepared omakase dinners at the sushi bar
THE DRAWBACK: À la carte menu can be hit-or-miss; deep-frying is a weak point
DON'T MISS: Omakase menu, chef’s nigiri picks, broiled hamachi collar, agedashi tofu
Men pose with Rocky Ford melons in the early 1900s
—Photo: Denver Public Library/Western History Collection
Late in the summer, Rocky Ford cantaloupes arrive en masse at farmers’ markets and grocery stores’ produce departments across the state. It’s a common misconception that these plump and juicy cucurbits are a specific variety of melon; instead, the name “Rocky Ford” is a designation of origin for...
—Illustration by Gary Venn
In what may rank as one of the coolest work trips ever, Mike Johnston, owner of Savory Spice, embarked on a barbecue pilgrimage last summer. His goal: to do hands-on research on regional differences in barbecue. After 43 days of driving, logging 7,000 miles across 14 states, and visiting 88...
—Photo courtesy of Peach Street Distillers
Late one night in 2009, Davy Lindig, a distiller at Peach Street Distillers in Palisade, was feverishly working on several batches of gin. In his haste, Lindig made what could have been a $70,000 mistake. The distillery’s Jack and Jenny Pear Eau De Vie and Jackelope Gin were in their...
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
Brider, the casual offshoot of Acorn and Oak at Fourteenth, has joined our regular rotation of favorite spots. We’re crazy about the Thai-inspired roasted sweet potato and avocado salad (add rotisserie lamb) and the kimchi-studded porchetta sandwich, but there are times when you just...