If it appears that salted caramel is everywhere, you're right. But the flavor's rise to popularity in this country began about seven years ago. Of course, pastry chefs the world around have long known that a dash of salt both heightens and balances sweetness. That technique went...
December 1 2015, 10:00 AM
—Photo by Raul Garcia
Anyone who’s ever ordered a piece of furniture online knows that clicking through pictures on a screen is a lot different than seeing and touching the items in person. Sometimes you just need to know what it feels like to flop onto a sofa before you buy it for your family room. That’s the idea...
One of Weiner's works hangs in a living room setting in Cherry Creek Shopping Center's recently opened Restoration Hardware.
—Photo courtesy of Mary Davis
Emerging artist Paul Weiner, 22, chose a tough subject for his most recent body of work: the 2012 Aurora theater shooting. As someone who grew up in Aurora, Weiner wanted to learn more about what had happened that night. But public information was scarce. The documents he did find were heavily...
October 29 2015, 10:36 AM
—Courtesy of Victoria Caffrey / Arc'teryx
You’ve heard of “Patagucci”? That’s outdoorsy jargon for Patagonia, maker of coveted, high-priced apparel and outerwear. That brand has long operated a retail store in LoDo, but an even more rarified competitor is moving into the Denver shopping scene: Arc’teryx.
The Canadian company (based in...
September 30 2015, 4:20 PM
—Image courtesy of Shannan Reese
Thanks to restaurants like Sushi Den, Jax Fish House, and Stoic & Genuine, Denver has been shedding its reputation as a seafood wasteland. Not only have these spots put their sourcing practices in the spotlight, they’ve also managed to challenge the “myth of coastal superiority...
September 23 2015, 10:30 AM
Customizable furniture, mustachioed throw pillows, and more await at Firefly Furnishings.
—All photos by Sarah Cahalan
Where: Cherry Creek North
Go For: Customizable furniture for your nursery or kids' rooms and unique gifts for both mom and baby.
5280 Pick: This 24-by-18-inch U.S. map pulls double duty as a cute decoration and a learning tool—plus, in a world of gender-stereotypical...
September 16 2015, 10:30 AM
Next time you're looking for the perfect home decor gift, make the Lark's charming shop your first stop.
Where: Country Club
Go For: Tasteful home decor and all manner of sophisticated gifts.
5280 Pick: The faux cowhide acrylic rug pictured below. At $382, it screams Colorado and the American frontier.
“I’m a very visual person,” says Jill Livran, owner of...
May 4 2015, 12:30 PM
When Arik Markus took over as executive brand chef of True Food Kitchen, a health-minded restaurant and mini empire based out of Arizona, he set about making his mark. Not unnecessarily so, but just enough to bring a small degree of unexplored flavor and texture to the stalwart menu...
March 13 2015, 10:30 AM