Photo by Natasha Gardner
Come August, when ripe peaches from the Western Slope roll into Denver, this juicy fruit becomes a staple in our diet. And by that we mean we gobble them up for breakfast, afternoon snacks, dessert—they even sneak into our evening cocktails. August is officially National Peach Month, so join in the...
August 6 2015, 1:30 PM
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Corn is a sure sign of mid-summer. Although best eaten right off the cob, those sweet kernels can also be cut off and used any number of ways. This week, we look at how to maximize that summery flavor. Visit 5280.com/freshpicks2015 every week for tips on which ingredient you should be...
July 30 2015, 2:00 PM
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We hope you’re hungry!
This summer, we’re highlighting a must-eat-right-now ingredient every week. This week? Japanese turnips. Turnips often get a bad rap, but these roots—especially the sweet Hakurei variety—deserve a chance in your kitchen.
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July 16 2015, 10:30 AM
Why does meat matter to you?
Alright, you've made your plans for Friday and Saturday nights, but what about Sunday? Tomorrow, the sleepiest day of the week gets jolted awake with Meat Matters. A host of terrific Denver chefs—Alex Figura from Lower48 Kitchen; Jennifer Jasinski and Jorel Pierce...
May 30 2015, 9:00 AM
Wild mushroom spring rolls at ChoLon.
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Recent years have seen a shift in dining trends. White tablecloths and fine stemware are no longer defining characteristics of a great restaurant. Some Denver eateries have also traded plain white plates for more creative, thoughtful serving pieces that add character to the dining experience. Here...
February 23 2015, 10:30 AM
When flowers and chocolate won’t cut it, maybe a sprawling multicourse feast will. Try one of these Valentine’s Day menus for a special night out.
Where: Bru, 5290 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 720-638-5193, bruboulder.com
What: An eco-friendly brewpub churning out unfiltered ales...
February 5 2015, 10:30 AM
Few things irk me more than a poorly-conceived dessert menu. Restaurants should realize the value in a strong sweets program. It is, after all, a customer’s last taste—and thus, last impression—of a dining experience. For those who get it right (Lower48 Kitchen, Spuntino, ChoLon), bravo. Another...
November 21 2014, 10:30 AM
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In Stacey Brugeman's October review of Lower48 Kitchen, she noted the lengthy qualifications of co-owner Mario Nocifera and chef and co-owner Alex Figura. The same finesse that landed the Ballpark eatery on our 2014 list of Denver-Boulder’s Best Restaurants is found behind...
November 14 2014, 10:30 AM