Cuisine

A family malt and a farm brew

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There is a sort of alchemy that goes into brewing and distilling—grain, water, yeast and time yield something beautiful and delicious. Down in Alamosa, brothers...

The Roost’s sizzling shishitos and bangin’ cauliflower make happy hour even...

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I might be in a better mood if I went out for happy hour more often. That’s my big finding from some recent research...

The generic gourmet returns

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It was during yet another depressing recession. I was a broke fry cook and writer when I pitched an odd food-focused radio variety show...

A Square Peg for a Spare Keg

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It’s pretty common these days for Colorado breweries to tout Colorado grains and malts in their offerings. Even Coors built its back on Colorado-grown...

Lafayette’s growing bakery neighborhood, a John’s fish recipe and a plant-based...

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In a quiet way, the area where South Boulder Road meets South Public Road has slowly become Boulder County’s oasis of baked goods. The...

Breakfast chorizo burrito with a view, a Denver pizza find, and...

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Santo may boast Boulder’s shortest breakfast menu, yet a steady parade of folks rush in and out of Hosea Rosenberg’s New Mexican eatery on...

Tiki time

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Yes, I like piña coladas. Really. I’m also a fan of poke—the raw fish salad—as well as SPAM musubi (that’s seaweed-wrapped teriyaki-seared canned meat and...

Pouring a perfect Pilsner

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Much ink has been spilled on Colorado beer, discussing at length hop varietals, yeast strains and an industry that continues to grow. When I...

Dining and the dogs

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Glancing at a labradoodle companion being fed expensive Italian food a couple of tables away at a Boulder eatery, a curious thought crossed my...

Espresso exceptionalism

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You can make a barista-quality cup of coffee at home—with a little practice

Perfect pita pillows creamy hummus, a salsa recipe from Janos Wilder,...

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Hummus and pita bread.  We eat that once uncommon Middle Eastern fare all the time and that duo is available in many local restaurants and...

Corn do’s and don’ts

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For true believers, corn comes slathered with anxiety and an expiration date.  On the way back from swimming at the pond with us kids, my...