The interior of Marble Distilling Company, located in Carbondale.
—Image courtesy of Elevated Libations
We all know by now that the mountains aren’t just for skiing. Now, a new program called Elevated Libations aims to further broaden the horizons of slope junkies and tourists alike by showcasing the unique experiences offered at mountain-town bars.
Elevated Libations, a program much like...
May 30 2016, 9:09 AM
As spring brings us to longer, warmer days, bar menus and liquor store shelves are making way for summertime drinking. An increasingly visible new option among warm weather favorites like shandies, spritzers, and rosés is gose-style beer.
Light and dry with a low alcohol content and an inviting...
May 27 2016, 9:03 AM
The back patio of Dram's bread bar.
—Photo by Josie Sexton
It was the last hour on the very last night at Dram Apothecary’s bread bar in Silver Plume, and I had been kicked out. It wasn’t because I was rowdy; the owners finally asked me to leave because, as a relative stranger and a journalist, I had overstayed my welcome. And, for far too long, they had...
May 26 2016, 8:38 AM
Photo courtesy of Stem Ciders
The alcohol world is teeming with trends, from craft beer to micro-distilleries. Here in Colorado, we’ve been at the forefront of most of them, with the exception of one: cider.
Now (thank goodness) the Centennial state is catching on. The first-annual Pressed Conference, a cider-centric...
May 25 2016, 10:45 AM
TAG Burger Bar's Colorado Proud burger
—Photo by Lucy Beaugard
While it's unknown exactly where—or how—the burger originated (although some say that the cheeseburger got its start right here in Denver), one thing is for certain: It's a food that seems to define America. In honor of National Hamburger Day, we rounded up five local versions worth trying. From...
May 24 2016, 4:09 PM
Manning the grill with a beer in hand is a Memorial Day weekend custom for many Americans. But the folks behind Rebel Restaurant and Trve Brewing Company have joined forces for a barbecue bash (dubbed “the Slaughter”) that takes the tradition to the next level.
May 24 2016, 9:04 AM
Bamboo's okonomiyaki —Photo courtesy of Bamboo Sushi
When I heard that Bamboo Sushi was opening in Avanti Food & Beverage, I was both pleased and confused. Pleased because the restaurant is the world’s first Marine Stewardship Council–certified sustainable sushi restaurant. That means you can feel good about every single roll and piece...
May 23 2016, 10:38 AM
Paradise Biryani Pointe's cut mirchi
—Photo by Ruth Tobias
Stuffed peppers come pickled, baked, or fried. They function as hors d’oeuvres, sides, even entrées. In short, they’re a versatile staple the world round, from the peperoni ripieni of Italy to the gochujeon of Korea. But there are two versions in particular that don’t, in my opinion, get their due...
May 23 2016, 10:30 AM