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Anieca Ayler

Articles By Anieca Ayler

Summer Menu: Fancy Night at Home

Come on, you deserve it. Treat yourself and your friends to this five-star meal straight from your own kitchen.

Summer Menu: Easiest Dinner Party

Let’s stop pretending dinner parties are all fun. Save time with this simple menu.

Summer Menu: All-Out Veg Harvest

Delight your veggie friends and surprise your more carnivorous ones with this vegetarian menu that’s way more than just salad.

New Summer Recipe: Tomato-Pepper Gazpacho

This versatile chilled soup from the Kitchen is ripe with the season’s best flavors. 

Summer Menu: Seafood Soirée

Colorado won’t feel so landlocked when you serve up this big blue feast to your guests.

Summer Menu: Fourth of July Feast

Potato salad, homemade ketchup, grilled pork chop, and…trifles for dessert? Try something new for dinner this Fourth of July.

Summer Menu: Grill Fest

Fire up the grill for root vegetables with ricotta salata, three kinds of burgers, and a fruity dessert.

New Summer Recipe: Smoky Fennel Chicken

Put a fennel flare on your grilled chicken, à la Beast & Bottle. 

Summer Menu: DIY Pizza Party

Follow the lead of punk rock musicians and wannabe interior designers and try this DIY pizza party—with some help from your friends, of course.

New Summer Recipe: Grilled Seasonal Root Veggies

Root veggies aren’t just for winter, you know. Throw them on the grill Beast & Bottle-style, and let those underground babies see the light of summer. 

Sips: Umbrella Drinks

Is this the year of the tiki? 5280 talks to Denver’s trend-sniffing bartenders to find out. Plus, some do-it-at-home cocktail recipes. 

Mix It: Cafe Brazil’s Trader Vic’s Mai Tai

Here, step-by-step instructions to bring a taste of the Caribbean home to Denver. 

The Bighorn Brigade

This is part of a weekly series published fresh on Thursday mornings.

What to Expect at Denver Flea, From Veteran Vendors

One warehouse, 103 vendors, 10,000 attendees, hundreds of locally made products, craft beer, cocktails, live music—the Denver Flea is back.

Sips: Linger’s New Saigon

This LoHi restaurant’s new status as the nation’s Best Restaurant Bar called for an investigative sip.

Colorado Bookshelf: “Tragedy & Triumph in Mountain Climbing”

There are some things couples go through that can either ruin a relationship, or make it stronger than ever. Surviving a blizzard (and frostbite) while stranded in mountains is one of them.

The Bartender’s Secret Handshake

Turns out the dark horse spirit of Mercantile’s twist on a Moscow Mule is the same liquor that started a nationwide bartenders-only drinking game.

The Airbnb of Cars Can Save (or Make) You Money

Make some cash off that car you barely drive—or find a better way to get to the mountains—with RelayRides.

Our Top Charitable Picks for February 2–8

Get Involved is a weekly series pointing readers toward community-oriented events, volunteer opportunities, and good causes in Colorado.  

Our Top Charitable Picks for January 26-February 1

Get Involved is a weekly series pointing readers toward community-oriented events, volunteer opportunities, and good causes in Colorado.

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