Ciabatta is marked by an irregular crumb and a mild, unsoured taste.
Every respectable bakery in town sells a ciabatta, an Italian style of bread with a wide, irregular crumb and a soft, lightly caramelized crust. But nobody does ciabatta better than Dolce Sicilia Italian Bakery, a modest bakery-cafe in a Wheat Ridge strip mall.
Dolce Sicilia’s ciabatta is...
October 14 2015, 11:00 AM
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1. City Park Jazz | Aug. 9
Why You Should Go: Grab a blanket, load up on picnic supplies, and head to the last show of the season, which features the Sam Mayfield Blues Revue.
2. Meet in the Street | Aug. 9
Why You Should Go: We love the commuting convenience of the 16th Street Free...
August 6 2015, 9:00 AM
When you walk in to Belfiore Italian Sausage, the first you thing you notice is the deeply comforting combination of well-worn and impeccably maintained. It’s a scene you don’t find often enough in Denver. The owner, Gino Scarafiotti, a clear-eyed, full-bearded former chef and a third-...
August 5 2015, 11:00 AM
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If turkey legs and cotton candy aren’t your thing, head to 38th Avenue, between Wadsworth Boulevard and Sheridan Avenue, for well-rounded eats.
Right Coast Pizza
By “Right Coast,” owners Mark Eskow and Justin Vogel mean East Coast—specifically, New Jersey, where Eskow was born. Right Coast’s...
—Illustration by Michael Mullan
In the 1960s, 32 carnation farms dotted Wheat Ridge, a few miles west of downtown Denver. Before growers moved their operations to South America—where it’s cheaper to grow the flowers—in the 1980s, Wheat Ridge produced roughly 40 million blooms a year. Today, all of the flower farms are gone, but...
—Photo by Carol W. Maybach
Vickie and Jeff Corder have spent years refining their grandmother’s recipes and peddling an array of baked goods at metro area festivals and farmers’ markets. Now, at Grammy’s Italian Goodies’ first brick-and-mortar location—a bright little spot across the lake from Lakeside...
April 22 2015, 10:30 AM
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When the first pioneers rolled into Colorado via covered wagon, they had no alternative to growing, raising, and hunting their own food. Today, it’s by choice that an increasing number of Denverites are planting veggies, raising chickens, and even milking goats in their backyards. You may be...
Pieorgies Factory's golabki plate with a side of green chile —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
“Smacznego” may not be in your current vernacular, but after visiting the brand-new Pierogies Factory in Wheat Ridge, that could change. The Polish phrase for “bon appétit” befits chef-owner Cezary Grosfeld’s pierogies and fast-casual Polish fare.
Grosfeld has been in the...
April 7 2015, 10:30 AM