It’s all in the Grind

I’m talking about the secrets to grilling the perfect hamburger, of course. There are many steps in the creation of a juicy, flavorful, and tender grilled burger. Labor Day weekend is coming up so here’s your l...

Happy Hour Watch: ChoLon Bistro

I'll admit, I get a bit leery whenever I'm faced with a restaurant describing itself as Asian fusion. I envision things like wasabi-topped fruit, or perhaps an entirely sincere interpretation of sushi made wi...

Cured: Where happy cheese lives

The store windows were taped with paper to keep out the lookie-loos. Mark and I had an appointment so we let ourselves in, despite the ‘do not enter’ sign. We walked into a homey but voluminous retail space ...
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Fork It: The Über Sausage

While Denver isn't new to gourmet hot dogs, the recently opened spot The Über Sausage is bringing a new perspective to the table. Brad Arguello, Henry Dematteis and Alex Gschwend hatched the restaurant in an e...
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Strawberry Fields Forever

One of my favorite memories is walking the streets of Paris for the first time. (Four days of bliss.) The streets were narrow and the cobblestone alleys heavily rutted. The buildings were ancient and ornate wit...
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Artists in the Kitchen (video)

Chefs are artists who wield knives of all sizes to transform flesh and vegetable into plated sculpture. I had the pleasure of spending a day with Chef Rodney Herwerth of the Inverness Hotel in Englewood, Colo...
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Happy Hour Watch: The 9th Door

Enter The 9th Door’s darkened lounge, complete with flickering candles, lush red sofas, and sultry music in the background, and even the most stoic won’t be able to help but feel a tingle. Still, this LoDo res...
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Drink in a Colorado Sunset

WATCH THE VIDEO ON THE BIG SCREEN AT YOUTUBE or....   Colorado sunsets are a gorgeous phenomenon. And now we have a sweet martini to help celebrate them, thanks to the Inverness Hotel in Englewood, Colo...
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Fork It: Super Fast Slow Food in Boulder

The folks at The Kitchen were kind enough to invite me to the opening of The Kitchen , their new (and adjacent) location. The Kitchen serves only "slow food," a movement which promotes sustainable and local foo...
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Sip On This: Local Joe

I started drinking coffee when I was about eight years old.  Before you start picturing a pint-sized Megan knocking back a venti triple shot latte, understand that what my mom was giving me was about 95% milk ...
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The Scoop: Blue Bell Ice Cream

Last week I was in the freezer aisle at my local grocery store replenishing my ever-present stock of Blue Bell ice cream. A fellow shopper next to me was also purchasing an ice cream novelty, but - get this - i...