—Illustrations by Peter James Field
Toast 1 cup pecan pieces in the oven at 350° until lightly browned and fragrant.
Meanwhile, combine 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free baking flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, a pinch of salt, and 1 cup gluten-free oats in a mixing bowl. In a second bowl,...
Bar Fausto’s crudo changes regularly—here, it includes seared tuna, bottarga, cherry tomatoes, jalapeño, and basil aïoli.
—All photography by Aaron Colussi
Black Eye Coffee Cap Hill
THE DRAW: Handsome space, all-day service, very good brunch.
THE DRAWBACK: Too-complicated cocktails, hit-or-miss-service, weaker p.m. food.
THE DRAW: Expert cocktail innovation and a food menu that goes beyond bar...
Fill a shaker tin with ice and add 2 ounces 100 percent agave blanco tequila (Osaka Ramen uses Lunazul), 1 ounce fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit juice, and 1 teaspoon chopped Fresno peppers with seeds. Shake.
Pour through a strainer or colander into a chilled...
—Photo courtesy of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Cinco de Mayo is synonymous with margaritas and tacos, but this year you might want to consider eschewing the fiesta for author Elizabeth Gilbert’s appearance at the Paramount Theatre. Ten years have passed since she published the New York Times best-seller Eat Pray Love, and she’s...
—Stoic & Genuine dining room. —Photo by Aaron Colussi
Every Denverite has played tour guide at one time or another. How can you go from good host to great? This year, take your guests to a few of the city’s most iconic spots—and then show them how to eat like a local.
Fruition Restaurant's seasonal lamb dish
If Your Guests...
—Illustration by Eric Palma
I’d be lying if I claimed that hobnobbing in the hottest dining destinations isn’t an occasional perk, but I didn’t get into food writing 15 years ago for the glamour. On the contrary, my heart was set on, well, hearts—and brains and feet, and all the other nasty bits I might encounter at the...
Torchy's Tacos and the must-order queso
When Austin-based Torchy’s Tacos roared into the Mile High City, it brought a Texas-size reputation with it. I was eager to try these self-described “damn good” tacos for myself—but of course, by the time my boyfriend and I made our way to the Broadway eatery, the rest of Denver was already...
—Photography by Aaron Colussi
THE DRAW: A convivial, modern atmosphere; a wide range of inventive Italian dishes; an enlightened wine list
THE DRAWBACK: At times, the pasta is overcooked and needs more attention.
DON’T MISS: Chicken in lemon sauce, tricolore salad, spiedini, grilled octopus...