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Callie Sumlin


Callie Sumlin is a writer currently living in Westminster. A Colorado native, she formerly served as 5280‘s associate food editor and has been covering food and sustainability in the Centennial State for more than five years.

Articles By Callie Sumlin

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25 of Denver’s Best Coffeeshops

Our destination-worthy picks for great beans, well-made drinks, friendly baristas, and cozy vibes in Denver and its surrounding ’burbs.

How to Create a Tinned Fish Board, According to Local Experts

Let high-quality conservas shine next to local accoutrements for an easy, crowd-pleasing spread.

Where to Find Denver’s Best Italian Food

Pasta, pizza, and parm, oh my! These are our 25 favorite Italian restaurants in (and around) the Mile High City.

3 Colorado Honey Brands to Buy Now

With pollinators in peril, it’s never been more important to support our local bees and beekeepers. Thanks to these makers, it’s also deliciously easy.

5 Shops and Restaurants That Prove Westminster Is More Than You Think It Is

Long derided as a boring suburb, Westminster is gaining traction as a destination for family-friendly, art-focused fun.

The 983 Big Cheesy at Cherry Cricket.

The Best Burgers in Denver and Beyond

Check out our updated list of favorite restaurants serving crave-worthy renditions of the bun-and-protein combo, including 15 new additions.

5280’s Spring Planting Guide

Our favorite local resources for buying seeds and seedlings, plus tips for Colorado gardening success.

The Definitive Guide to Brunching in Denver and Beyond

Give your Saturday or Sunday funday the delicious start it deserves.

Enjoy International Brunch at These 7 Local Restaurants and Bakeries

Tired of American-style eats? Explore a more global side of breakfast and brunch at these Denver area spots serving fare from China, Armenia, and other countries.

Happy Lemon

Where to Get Bubble Tea in Denver and Beyond

The Front Range is awash with spots to drink sweet, creamy, chewy Taiwanese boba. Here are a few of our favorites.

Valente’s Deli

9 Best Locally Owned Food Markets for International Groceries

Whether you’re searching for a taste of home or a new ingredient to inspire your next cooking project, you’ll find it—and more—at these Denver area food markets.

The 5280 Guide to Plant-Based Eating

Veggie lovers, rejoice.

18 of the Best Colorado-Made Plant-Based Products

A locavore’s guide to the state’s tastiest animal-free proteins, dairy-less cheeses, and vegan-friendly desserts.

La Diabla

The Ultimate List of Denver’s Top Tacos

We’ve got what you want: 54 of the city’s best tacos.

Want Healthier, More Sustainable Cheese? Here’s How You Can Get Some

A partnership between Origin Dairy, Colorado Cow, and Haystack Mountain Cheese yields local chile jack, brie, camembert, and more from regeneratively raised cows.


Where to Find Colorado’s Best Chocolate

Our guide to the very best locally made bars, bonbons, and more to buy for your sweetie (or yourself).

Master the Art of Whole Animal Butchery at Denver’s First Meat Collective

This local meat school connects home cooks to butchers, chefs, and farmers via hands-on classes and farm dinners.

Gift Guide 2019: 14 Local Gifts Your Foodie Friends Actually Want

From a natural wine club membership to cult decal glasses to artisan goat milk caramel sauce, we found tasteful options to fit every budget.

Can Altius Farms Convince Denverites to Pay More for Ultra-Local, Aeroponic Produce?

Sally Herbert’s urban farm in Curtis Park uses less water and land to produce lettuce, arugula, and other greens for Denver’s booming restaurant scene—and for your kitchen table.

The Home Delivery Service Making Eating Ethical Meat Easier

With Pasture Provisions’ subscription model, you can get regeneratively raised, 100-percent pastured Colorado meat, eggs, and more delivered right to your doorstep.

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