A decorated king cake from No No's Cafe with the baby figurine, representing a baby Jesus. Traditionally, the baby Jesus is baked inside the cake and whoever receives the piece with the figurine either has to buy the next cake or host the next Mardi Gras celebration.
Mardi Gras, fondly known as Fat Tuesday, marks the ritual last day of pigging out before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season. Besides dressing up in various hues of yellow, green, and purple, many indulge in Cajun cuisine and desserts, such as king cake. This circular cake is usually...
February 19 2015, 9:00 AM
Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale, New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins
Style: Brown Ale
Serving Type: 12-ounce bottle
ABV: 6.5 percent
Malty? Hoppy? Lots of malts with subtle chocolate notes
Reviewed: December 2014
During this time of year, I spend a lot...
December 26 2014, 1:50 PM
—Image courtesy of Pharmaca
The season of charitable giving has begun. But despite all the do-gooding and gift giving taking place around the holidays, it’s important to remember that Colorado’s business, philanthropic organizations, and nonprofits work tirelessly all year to positively impact the community and help improve...
December 3 2014, 12:15 PM
If the thought of preparing one turkey on Thanksgiving is intimidating, consider facing a freezer full of 15,000 birds. That’s the task that the Denver Rescue Mission hopes to face come Turkey Day.
Each year, the nonprofit puts out a call for frozen poultry—and each time, the Denver...
November 13 2014, 10:30 AM
—Photo by Aaron Colussi
FOR THE GARDENER
Clockwise from left:
• Coiled Rope Cachepot, $77 for set of three, Areo Home, 1-888-814-7988, areohome.com
• Medium Boxwood Round Wreath, $29, West Elm, 2955 East First Avenue, 303-320-1001, westelm.com
Hoping to earn the title of coolest aunt or uncle this season? Check out ATOMS: The come-to-life building blocks launched by Boulder startup Seamless Toy Company. ATOMS help kids narrow the gap between what they can dream up and what they can build. The colorful matchbox-sized blocks...
December 9 2013, 9:19 AM
Didn't feel like battling the Black Friday hordes just to max out your credit card on generic, mass-produced products at (probably fake) discounts? Us either. Instead, mark your calendars for these Denver holiday markets; you'll score unique, locally made gifts and might actually have fun in the...
November 30 2013, 10:05 AM
Holiday entertaining is rarely easy. In addition to all of the shopping, cleaning, and cooking that needs to be done, there’s also that whole bit about making your home look like you haven’t been running around. That’s why holiday decoration plans are usually the first thing to go when time is...
November 22 2013, 12:20 PM