Jessica Schimpf stands in front of a 2,000-degree furnace. Her body is tense, poised, as she dips a long metal pole—called a blowpipe—into a smoldering furnace. She’s dressed in knee-length shorts and a T-shirt, but the heat in the workshop is still cloying. Her dark brown hair is pulled back in a...
April 8 2014, 10:40 AM
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Colorado Cocktail Challenge: Alexandra Parks' "Central Slope Sour" from 5280 on Vimeo.
Colorado Cocktail Challenge: Sean Kenyon's "The Centennial Smash" from 5280 on Vimeo.
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January 30 2014, 8:06 PM
Hosea Rosenberg may have been born and raised in Taos, New Mexico, but Colorado has embraced him as one of its own. And it’s not just because he was the Season 5 winner of Bravo TV’s Top Chef cooking competition in 2009. Rosenberg moved to Boulder in 1992 to pursue an engineering physics degree...
November 1 2013, 10:59 AM
Since the United States lifted its ban on absinthe—a green-colored spirit once thought to induce hallucinations—six years ago, the “green fairy” has trickled onto local menus. But it recently showed up in an unlikely spot: the Wazee Supper Club. General manager Shannon Baker hails from New Orleans...
August 23 2013, 4:40 PM
1) In a saucepan, combine 1 ½ cups each water and distilled white vinegar with 2 tablespoons
of salt and 1 tablespoon of spices such as dill seed or coriander. Add sugar to taste. Stir and bring to a boil.
2) Pack prepped veggies in a jar; add complementary ingredients such as fresh garlic,...
August 23 2013, 4:34 PM
Alex “AJ” Johnson
Professional Rock Climber
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 135 pounds
Average weekly training hours in season: 40
Hometown in Colorado: Boulder
Training with Professional Rock Climber, Alex “AJ” Johnson from 5280 magazine on Vimeo.
Finger strength. Alex “AJ”...
Gin, once the uppity drink of English high society, is making a comeback. Whether it will beat out whiskey as Colorado’s darling, only time will tell. But Sean Kenyon, proprietor of Denver’s Williams & Graham, says, “I’ve been bartending for 28 years, and I’ve never seen a spirit surge in...
Summer is all about relaxing, and what better place to do so than on a patio. In the June issue, we picked out eight places to do just that, including Wash Park's CafeBar. But we didn't stop there: We checked in with the restaurant to learn the secret behind its addictive Mint Lemonade and the...
June 10 2013, 12:12 PM