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Allyson Reedy

Allyson Reedy is a freelance writer and ice cream fanatic living in Broomfield.

Articles By Allyson Reedy

Eat at These 10 Denver Restaurants for Under $10

You won’t need to check your bank account before enjoying these bang-for-your-buck meals.

Forget Me Not's green machine cocktail. Photo courtesy of Forget Me Not

5280’s Guide to Dry January

Starting the year off sober? Follow 5280’s guide for staying on the wagon all month long with local free spirited bars, cocktails, and home recipes.

Forget Me Not's green machine cocktail. Photo courtesy of Forget Me Not

5 Ways to Make Nonalcoholic Drinks at Home (That Go Beyond Club Soda)

Forget Me Not’s beverage director Nicole Lebedevitch shares how to improve your at-home, free-spirit game.

How to Excel at Dry January in 2023

Thirty-five percent of Americans took a month off from drinking at the start of 2022, and more are expected to participate in 2023. Here’s how to join the movement.

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A New Colorado Cookbook Features Stories and Recipes by Local Immigrant and Refugee Women

Culture Dish is a project from Picture Me Here, a 10-year-old program that connects local community members via creative workshops in photography, videography, and writing.

Brasserie Brixton Is a Hot Spot for Refreshed Bistro Fare

Smart, French-ish specialties are the draw at the two-year-old Cole restaurant.

5 Presents That Will Create Much Needed Space Between You and Your S.O.

Feeling a little smothered by your loved ones after two-plus years of close quarters? These five gifts will encourage them to leave you alone for a little while.

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15 New Restaurants and Bars Heating Up the Denver Dining Scene, Fall 2022

From a Costa Rican food stall to a vegan sushi restaurant, here’s what’s new and noteworthy in the Front Range dining scene right now.

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The 16 Best Colorado Gifts for Foodies

From local teas to a beer advent calendar, here are our picks for the best eats-inspired gifts of 2022.

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The 7 Best Colorado Gifts for CBD Lovers

From gummies to cookies and brownies, here are some delicious (and relaxing) gifts to give this season.

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5280’s Guide to Christmas Bars in Denver and Beyond

From Miracle Bars to a Krampus takeover, these 16 holly, jolly spots will melt the heart of any Grinch.

An Impressive Beverage Program Outshines the Plant-Based Cuisine at Fellow Traveler

After a more than two-year hiatus, 5280‘s restaurant review program returns. Here, our critic offers insight on a vegan hot spot in Englewood.

Why Restaurant Reviews are Important, According to a Veteran Denver Food Writer

Allyson Reedy hopes 5280’s reviews—which are returning this month after more than two years—educate diners about what’s good and what’s not so good to eat.

How Two Denver Restaurants are Fighting Inflation

Raising prices and shifting to vegetable-centric menus are among the ways Santiago’s Mexican Restaurants and Sullivan Scrap Kitchen are managing skyrocketing ingredient costs.

15 Out-of-State Specialties That Taste Just as Good in Colorado

There’s no need to fly out for iconic regional foods such as Italian beef sandwiches, Texas-style brisket, and lobster rolls when these Front Range restaurants are slinging them.

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3 New Bakeries in Denver and Boulder Worth Visiting Now

Whether you’re craving a chocolate shortbread sandwich cookie, croissant, or morning bun, these pastry havens have you covered.

How Well Do You Know Your Reigning Stanley Cup Champions?

A look at the Colorado Avalanche’s summer with Lord Stanley—plus, Avs players’ favorite Denver restaurants.

What Makes Spanish-Style Churros at Churreria de Madrid So Special

Jose Manuel Marquez is bringing the treats to Stanley Marketplace—and giving you permission to eat them any time you like.

ViewHouse Centennial brunch buffet

The Cheapest All-You-Can-Eat Buffets in Denver and Beyond

Put on your stretchy pants to enjoy these smorgasbords, which feature everything from Indian to Italian fare.

A photo of Jägerschnitzel, red cabbage, sauerkraut, and potatoes from Schnitzelwirt

What to Eat During Oktoberfest in Denver

From familiar staples to harder-to-find traditional fare, German food truck owner Mario Milkovics breaks down the season’s must-try dishes and where to get them.

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