If it appears that salted caramel is everywhere, you're right. But the flavor's rise to popularity in this country began about seven years ago. Of course, pastry chefs the world around have long known that a dash of salt both heightens and balances sweetness. That technique went...
December 1 2015, 10:00 AM
Drink up. —Courtesy of Shutterstock
Winter is hard. Drinking shouldn’t be. Fortunately, the Winter Warmer is here to guide you to the coziest spots for cold-weather drinking.
From the makers of the ever-popular Denver Passport, the Winter Warmer is a passport-sized book offering imbibers two-for-one drink deals at 20 local venues...
November 30 2015, 12:23 PM
Chiporro Sauce Company's holiday package of 4 different flavors is sure to please spice-lovers
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
Searching for a gift fit for a food lover? Look no further. We've rounded up a local option for every taste and budget, from artisanal teas to a brand new cookbook.
Chiporro Sauce Company's Hot-Sauce Gift Box
$25, pictured above
Founded by Peruvian-born professional chef Carlos...
November 30 2015, 9:30 AM
—Image courtesy of Juan Padro
It’s been a good year for Juan Padro, the president of Tap and Burger Concepts. With five-and-a-half-year-old Highland Tap and Burger going strong, the buzzy new Bar Dough, and the second location of Tap and Burger at Sloan’s Lake (Sloan's Lake Tap and Burger) in the works...
November 25 2015, 11:30 AM
Bottles of Apple Blossom (left) and American Riesling wine on display in the tasting room.
—Photo by Terri Cook
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
The People: In 2000, Father Paul Montoya, a monk of the Benedictine Order from Cañon City’s Holy Cross Abbey, visited Colorado’s Western Slope and learned about the region’s up-and-coming wine industry. When he returned home, Father Montoya...
November 25 2015, 11:28 AM
The relatively discreet five-and-a-half pound ramen challenge at Tokio.
I was surprised to walk into Tokio the other night for a bowl of tonkatsu ramen—very good, it was—and see a small purple sign for the restaurant’s five-and-a-half pound ramen challenge: Eat the equivalent of four servings in 22 minutes for free, or pay the restaurant 22 bucks.
A bit of Googling...
November 25 2015, 10:30 AM
To complement the chemistry classroom aesthetic, Cerebral serves beer tasters in beakers.
When physical therapist Sean Buchan and microbiologist Chris Washenberger took up home-brewing as a hobby, they didn’t intend to start new careers—but that’s exactly what happened.
Just last week, Cerebral Brewing, the brainchild of their collaboration with Chicago-based...
November 25 2015, 10:00 AM
Salati's Piadina —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
No one does flatbread quite like the Italians, and the piadinas at the newly opened Salati Italian Street Food in Northfield are no exception. Piadinas, which means “savory” in Italian, are softer, chewier cousins of pita and they work beautifully as bookends to a satisfying sandwich....
November 23 2015, 10:30 AM