—Photo by Sarah Boyum
As you head to the mountains from central Denver, you’re almost destined to drive past Jamaican Grill. The eatery sits at the busy intersection of West Eighth Avenue and Galapago Street. If you were to walk by, the aroma of curry and spice would draw you in, but when you cruise by in a car, there’s...
Wayne's Texas-Style Savory Beef Brisket —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
Line out the door every day? Check. Open only until sell-out? That’s right. Quirky location? You got it. Barbecue lovers: Make the pilgrimage to Wayne’s Smoke Shack in Superior where fall-off-the-fork beef with thick, crispy bark is the main attraction. Add to that a line-up of equally delicious...
October 1 2015, 10:00 AM
Jeff Cornelius and Betty, the smoker.
The best way to get to know Globe Hall, Jeff Cornelius' pending Texas-style barbecue and live-music hall, is to meet Betty. She's the 6,000-pound smoker that sits out back. "The universe wanted this to happen. I've been very lucky," Cornelius says. He found Betty, a brand-...
August 31 2015, 11:00 AM
Founded in 1859 by gold-mining prospectors, Idaho Springs is now Clear Creek County’s most populous community with around 1,700 residents. The city’s rich mining history is still present today, but Denverites probably best know the town as a quick food or gas pit stop on their way to the Rockies....
December 17 2014, 10:00 AM
Pit Boss Ariel Chapel —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
As a barbecue veteran with decades of experience, septuagenarian Burt Levy is undoubtedly the inspiration behind the month-old Burt’s Smokehouse BBQ in Centennial. But his 19-year-old granddaughter, Ariel Chapel, is the star of the show. Learning the art of barbecue from her...
September 24 2014, 10:30 AM
—Photography by Aaron Colussi
Early Summer Picnic Salad
Tony's Strawberry Cucumber Salad
Broccolini & Frisée Slaw
Grilled Stuffed Colorado Striped Bass
Grilled Top Round Steak
Blueberry-Lemon Icebox Trifle
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
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Downtown real estate is expensive, so it’s no surprise that some of the best local breweries are outside the city of Denver’s borders. Kevin DeLange, who bought The Brew Hut (www.thebrewhut.com), a homebrewing equipment and supplies shop, in an Aurora strip mall 10 years ago...