—Courtesy of Piece, Love & Chocolate
1. Heat 1 cup avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry 1 pound eggplant (½-inch cubes in batches until browned); transfer to paper towels and set aside. Discard all but 2 tablespoons oil from the skillet. Turn heat to medium.
2. Add half of a small onion...
—Photography by Aaron Colussi
The Draw: Charcuterie, locally sourced cocktails, a deft mix of meat and vegetable cookery, and a winning lunch.
The Drawback: Inconsistency: Meals rarely shine throughout every course.
Don't Miss: House-made potted fish and meats; the whole...
Even if you’ve never heard of gianduja (pronounced john-DOO-yah), you’ve probably tasted it. Gianduja is the Italian term for the soft, smooth combination of chocolate and hazelnuts. Or, as Adam Knickerbocker, general manager of the Plimoth puts it, “the original Nutella before there was Nutella.”...
—Courtesy of Hayley Mason and Bill Staley
If your life is defined by the paleo diet (gluten- and grain-free, heavy on lean meats, fruits and veggies, and healthy fats), then you’re likely already familiar with Golden native Juli Bauer. The 27-year-old is the smart, plucky voice behind paleomg.com, a recipe, fitness, and fashion blog that...
Outside the Colorado Plaza Towers at 17th and California streets, a sizeable lunch-hour line extends from a small blue cart. Unlike the typical inhabitants of queues, however, these downtowners appear patient, even cheerful. This marvel is the handiwork of Britt Bisk, the owner and culinary...
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
When the Infinite Monkey Theorem started its brunch series this past spring, the urban winery knew it would need a great a.m. drink. Enter the frozen peach Bellini, a sprightly blend of Palisade peach juice and the winery’s Riesling. The icy concoction pours thick and rosy and is only...
—Photography by Sarah Boyum
Denver native Beverly Grant is part activist, part community leader, and part food fanatic. Grant, who has had a string of careers in computer science and radio, loves the community-building that can come from sharing food. So, when she became aware that her neighborhood north of City Park and...
Any parent knows that hungry children and long car rides don’t mix. When I was growing up, my family often piled into the Volvo for the three-hour drive to our cabin in Goldfield, southwest of Colorado Springs. We stopped at Sonic Drive-In in the Springs, even though we knew chili dogs and...