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Just about now, home gardeners will start lamenting about overabundant summer squash. Whether they planted zucchini, pattypan, or yellow crookneck, the plants are going, well, bonkers. If you harvest in the morning, it seems like you’ll find more bounty by day’s end. Trust us, this is a good...
August 20 2015, 2:20 PM
Yellow Kite, Bristol Brewing Company, Colorado Springs
Style: European-Style Pilsner
Serving Type: 12-ounce bottle, available April through October
ABV: 4.8 percent
Malty? Hoppy? Slightly hoppy
Reviewed: July 2015
As a newcomer to Colorado, I learned...
July 31 2015, 11:20 AM
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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
Stand up paddleboarding on the Slate River near Crested Butte. —Photo courtesy of Irwin Guides
There are few things more American than a road trip, and lucky for us, Denver is a convenient starting point for many epic out-of-town adventures. Here, five quick escapes that are sure to take your remaining summer weekends up a notch—after all, it's only a matter of time before powder hounds back...
July 29 2015, 11:00 AM
Hoopla, Boulder Beer Company, Boulder
Style: Pale Ale
Serving Type: 12-ounce cans
ABV: 5.7 percent
Malty? Hoppy? Both, although neither dominates
Reviewed: July 2015
Two things inspired this beer review: the fact that festival season is currently in full...
July 24 2015, 10:30 AM
Photo of Dragon Tongue Bush Beans by Natasha Gardner
If beans remind you of too many overcooked casseroles, this season’s bounty will inspire you to rethink (and freshen up) this dinner staple. Visit 5280.com/freshpicks2015 every week for tips on which ingredient you should be growing, buying, cooking, and tasting—all season long...
July 23 2015, 10:30 AM
Make Vesta's recipe for caramelized mushrooms and pecorino with arugula, saba syrup, and grilled brioche. —Photo by Aaron Colussi
No more feeling overwhelmed at the thought of hosting your own dinner party. This one is simple enough to throw together at the last-minute—and memorable to the last bite.
Beet salad* (from Colterra, page 102)
Caramelized mushrooms and pecorino with arugula, saba syrup,...
July 21 2015, 10:30 AM
Annie Huston owns Birdsall & Co. with her husband, Scott. (All photos: Kiran Herbert)
Neighborhood: Platt Park (on South Broadway's Antique Row)
Go for: All sorts of fun pieces geared toward outdoor living (think Fornetto pizza ovens and cast stone fountains), although you’ll likely walk away with a few decorative items for inside your home as well. From gardening tools and...
July 20 2015, 11:15 AM