During a recent daytrip to Boulder, I found myself sitting at Blackbelly Market’s bar for a quick bite before hitting the road back to Denver. A new item on the menu seemed to have been made just for me: house cured salmon atop a sweet potato blini with salmon caviar, capers, and Meyer lemon...
January 25 2017, 11:00 AM
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
Although it’s not a Chinese tradition, ending a meal of sesame chicken or lo mein with a fortune-filled cookie is a rite of passage at Chinese-American restaurants across the country. Leave it to pastry wiz Nadine Donovan of Secret Sauce Food & Beverage to give those plastic-wrapped, mass-...
—Photo by Lois Ellen Frank
For Coloradans, severe weather events are nothing unusual. Whether it’s three feet of snow, a summer-long drought, or—everyone’s favorite—a destructive downpour of hail, you could say that we tend to take forces of nature in stride. That’s especially true when we’re talking about Hailstorm cocktail...
August 9 2016, 10:00 AM
—Photo by Sara Ford
Now that summer is officially upon us, I plan on spending the warm weekend evenings hosting casual cookouts for family and friends. But while most barbecues involve burgers, steaks, and hot dogs, my typical spread looks a little different. My husband and I are gluten-free and many of our friends...
June 25 2016, 8:53 AM
—Photograph by Jeff Nelson
What do families on picnic blankets, two herds of bison, and volleyball-playing millennials have in common? On any given day, you can spot them all in Denver’s impressive portfolio of city and mountain parks, seeking—and finding—respite from the view-blocking skyscrapers and traffic soundtrack that...
—Photo by Aaron Colussi
When you order the ancho chile banana daiquiri at the Way Back, your summer staycation will immediately be transformed into a beach vacation. This tropical libation is inspired by Polynesian Tiki culture and the Way Back’s bartending pledge to “re-embrace the frozen drink,” says co-owner...
—Illustrations by Peter James Field
Toast 1 cup pecan pieces in the oven at 350° until lightly browned and fragrant.
Meanwhile, combine 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free baking flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, a pinch of salt, and 1 cup gluten-free oats in a mixing bowl. In a second bowl,...
Fill a shaker tin with ice and add 2 ounces 100 percent agave blanco tequila (Osaka Ramen uses Lunazul), 1 ounce fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit juice, and 1 teaspoon chopped Fresno peppers with seeds. Shake.
Pour through a strainer or colander into a chilled...