Pit Boss Ariel Chapel —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
As a barbecue veteran with decades of experience, septuagenarian Burt Levy is undoubtedly the inspiration behind the month-old Burt’s Smokehouse BBQ in Centennial. But his 19-year-old granddaughter, Ariel Chapel, is the star of the show. Learning the art of barbecue from her...
September 24 2014, 10:30 AM
Earlier this year, Matt Alexander and Nickolas Reckinger opened their second Georgia Boys BBQ location, the Smokehouse, as part of the revitalization of downtown Frederick. Once they settled into the new space, it didn’t take long for the pair to plan their...
July 17 2014, 11:00 AM
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1. Bun: City Bakery Denver
If the brioche buns from Michael Bortz’s seven-year-old Denver paean to crusty bread are good enough for True Food Kitchen and Marczyk’s Fine Foods' Burger Nights (plus the more than 50 other restaurants, cafes, and grocery stores where City Bakery delivers loaves...
July 7 2014, 10:30 AM
—Photography by Aaron Colussi
Early Summer Picnic Salad
Tony's Strawberry Cucumber Salad
Broccolini & Frisée Slaw
Grilled Stuffed Colorado Striped Bass
Grilled Top Round Steak
Blueberry-Lemon Icebox Trifle
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
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Sure, Smoke Modern Barbeque’s decor is sleek (concrete floors, abstract artwork) and its dishes are inspired. But make no mistake: The Basalt restaurant's menu is firmly rooted in traditional Southern recipes. Smoke’s bayou-style sides—oysters, cheesy grits, and fried okra—make excellent...
May 15 2013, 10:30 AM
Roll down the car window anywhere near 16400 S. Golden Road, and the sweet aroma of barbecue will lure you to Tin Star Smokehouse. The perfume of smoldering apple wood and mesquite mixed with smoky pork, beef, and chicken lingers in the air as you order from the shop’s simple chalkboard...
May 7 2013, 8:00 AM
Howie Drummond is more than an Alice 105.9 jabber mouth. He’s a trained cook, a former contestant on the Food Network Star, and the host of Grill vs. Grill on Altitude. The Colorado-based reality show (which just wrapped its second season) champions at-home grill masters from around the state. “It’...
July 25 2012, 8:23 AM
I've never had much reason to make the drive to Louisville, often passing the exit sign without a second thought as I headed for the brighter lights of Boulder. Then I had dinner at LuLu's BBQ. Situated on the town's quaint but cozy main drag—Louisville has twice been named the best small town to...
March 22 2012, 10:30 AM