—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 24 2016, 9:00 AM
Kyle Mendenhall in the fields at Toohey & Sons Organic Farm in Hygiene, Colorado. —Photo by Laurie Smith
When it was announced in March that executive chef Kyle Mendenhall was no longer with the Kitchen, it was big news. Mendenhall had been there for eight years and had seen the company through its expansion from Boulder to Denver, Fort Collins, and Chicago. And then suddenly, he...
June 23 2016, 10:35 AM
Cured deer rice crispy, a dish by Best New Chef Iliana Regan of Elizabeth restaurant in Chicago, is demoed during the Grand Tasting. —Photography by Nick Tininenko/ Getty Images for FOOD &WINE
The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen isn't just an opportunity to rub elbows with big-name chefs, master sommeliers, and restaurateurs, it's also a wealth of information. Here, my favorite tidbits from the three action-packed days of seminars, the American Express Restaurant Trade Program...
June 22 2016, 11:29 AM
The Stanley Hotel's chef de cuisine Vince Vigil addresses Table diners. —Photo by Christopher Pascual
In the minds of most Denverites, Estes Park is synonymous with Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes as a dining destination? Not so much.
But what most flat landers don’t know is that every weekend, the Stanley Hotel’s more intimate neighbor, the Lodge at the Stanley, hosts a different guest...
June 20 2016, 10:06 AM
—Photo courtesy of Big Red F Restaurant Group
For Greg Anderson, the executive chef and pit master at the West End Tavern in Boulder, good food is synonymous with simplicity. And while there’s a time and place for fancy garnishes, trendy techniques, and elegant plating, he prefers to stick to his roots. A native of Tyler, Texas...
June 20 2016, 9:11 AM
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
Tacos capture our imagination and inspire endless culinary riffs (ever had a bahn mi taco?). But just what is it that makes them so darn addictive? As Alex Stupak, a New York City chef and co-author of the James Beard-nominated cookbook Tacos, says, “the journey starts with...
June 17 2016, 9:34 AM
Vital Root's plantain kabobs are served with Cotija cheese, pepitas, coconut-mint chutney and pickled Fresno chiles
As any dieter knows, cooking wholesome-yet-craveable food is no easy feat. And with a slew of health-centric restaurants (Lyfe Kitchen, Native Foods, and Protein Bar) closing locations around Denver, it seems that creating a successful, health-focused restaurant is no easy task.
But if anyone...
June 15 2016, 11:41 AM
Avocado snow with mango boba and dragon eyes (a lychee-esque fruit).
The heat has arrived and with it, ice cream season.
One spot worth adding to your cool-down list is Snowlab. This shop, which is located on East Evans just off Colorado Boulevard, bends the dessert’s normal equation by selling Taiwanese-style shaved snow. If snow cones—with their crunchy,...
June 11 2016, 9:44 AM