Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant's beautifully presented chips-and-dip caviar will surprise you—as will the rest of the menu.
When I envision a distillery, I rarely think of food. But that’s just the territory Breckenridge Distillery entered five weeks ago when it opened an adjoining restaurant. The space—warehouse-y with a RiNo-urban vibe rarely found in Breckenridge—feels evolved and inviting.
The menu is...
January 23 2017, 2:45 PM
Irresistible "cream pork kimchee" at Mizu Izakaya. —Photo by Rachel Adams
Several things struck me as my friend and I walked into Mizu Izakaya: the varied, stylish seating options (we headed straight for pillow-backed benches at a corner window table), the modern izakaya aesthetic, very friendly servers, and most of all, the plethora of menus there are to read. We were...
January 23 2017, 1:56 PM
Moontime Crepes' fare pairs wonderfully with a flight (or two) from Stem Ciders. —Photo courtesy of Moontime Crepes
When it comes to crêpes, what's on the outside matters just as much as what's on the inside. At Moontime Crepes, an eight-month-old Denver food truck, you know you're getting the best of both.
Mike Kitchen (yes, that's really his last name) launched the mobile crêpery at farmers...
January 19 2017, 1:38 PM
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It can be intimidating to commit to sipping a single spirit. The flavors of straight booze can be big and brash, and the price tag can be much higher than a glass of wine or a cocktail.
Until recently, I’ve always opted for an IPA or a Moscow mule rather than a neat nip. But after a lifetime of...
January 17 2017, 10:00 AM
American Grind's veggie burger (left) and cheeseburger (right). —Photo by Rachel Adams
Since it opened in 2015, LoHi’s Avanti Food & Beverage has been home to a great variety of food concepts, everything from Mediterranean tapas to sushi to tortas to wood-fired pizza. One item that’s been missing? Burgers. That was until this week, when American Grind opened in the former MiJo...
January 17 2017, 9:06 AM
Brother Luck will open a Four Corners-inspired restaurant in April. —Photo by Will Rutledge
For a long while, there has been an emerging trend of exploring America’s native cuisine. In the Denver area, there’s the Fort (which, having opened in 1963, predates the trend), Kachina Southwestern Grill, and Tocabe. Nationally, there’s Washington, D.C.’s Mitsitam Cafe at the...
January 16 2017, 10:14 AM
The God's Eye wild porter is a roasty brew with notes of chocolate and blackberries. —Photo by Tyra Sutak
Cellar West Artisan Ales, Boulder’s latest beer producer, isn’t your typical craft brewery. Owner and head brewer Zach Nichols—whose resume includes a stint at Redstone Meadery and credit as a co-founder of Sanitas Brewing Company—was ready for something different. “I really wanted to focus on...
January 16 2017, 10:00 AM
Casey Brewing & Blending's dry-hopped nectarine farmhouse ale was a standout at this year's Big Beers festival. —Photo by Tyra Sutak
On the cold and snowy afternoon of January 5, the 16th annual Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines festival kicked off slope-side at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge. While the well-respected Summit County event (formerly held in Vail) may not have the notoriety of the Great American...
January 13 2017, 11:15 AM