Category: Restaurants

Phoenician Kabob: East Colfax Avenue Oasis 1

Phoenician Kabob: East Colfax Avenue Oasis

Dodgy characters and a hodgepodge of storefronts have long characterized East Colfax Avenue in Denver. But we love the busy street for all her charms. Nearly hidden among these haunts at East Colfax Avenue and Ivanhoe Street, Phoenician Kabob is a cozy Lebanese restaurant that brings a breath of fresh air on this side of town. We don’t know what…

Pete’s Kitchen: A Denver Diner That Never Sleeps 2

Pete’s Kitchen: A Denver Diner That Never Sleeps

Denver’s East Colfax Avenue is a thoroughfare that never sleeps. During the day, business people, artists, commuters, students, families and wanderers fill Colfax’s buses, sidewalks and streets. When night falls, the neon kicks on and everyone from graveyard-shift workers and concertgoers to ravers and insomniacs come out. Pete’s Kitchen, East Colfax Avenue and Race Street, sees it all. This Denver…

Small Town: Big Dining 3

Small Town: Big Dining

Most towns of 800 people are lucky to have a diner or two, let alone a full-service restaurant. But Ouray has bucked the trend of boring small-town fare. This tiny mountain town, often called Colorado’s Little Switzerland, has 19 food and drink establishments. The restaurants and bars range in size and specialty, but most of them would do well in…

Evergreen Eateries: A Full Range of Dining Options 7

Evergreen Eateries: A Full Range of Dining Options

Less than 30 miles west of Denver, Evergreen, Colorado, is perfectly located between the metropolis and the mountains. The area is home to hiking trails, bike paths, scenic views — and more than a few restaurants to tempt your taste buds. So if you’re in town to stay or just passing through, set your sights on one of these fine…

Grab Breakfast Before Exploring Gunnison 9

Grab Breakfast Before Exploring Gunnison

There are few things that draw people to Gunnison on their Colorado vacation.  The first draw is skiing and snowboarding at Crested Butte in the winter months.  In the summer, it is the fishing on the Gunnison River and Blue Mesa Reservoir.  Others might find themselves there checking out the college, Western State. One thing that it isn’t really known…

Take Advantage of the Variety of Englewood Restaurants 10

Take Advantage of the Variety of Englewood Restaurants

If your Colorado travel plans are bringing you to Englewood, you are in for a treat. This community sits within the Denver Metropolitan area just to the south of Denver, making an ideal place to base a trip to the Denver region, without the higher costs of the big city. The quiet community has just 30,000 residents, giving it a…

Cima: A Culinary Foray into the Unexpected in Beaver Creek 11

Cima: A Culinary Foray into the Unexpected in Beaver Creek

Start with the smoked swordfish dip with Fresno chiles and root vegetable chips. Move on to grilled Berkshire pork tenderloin carnitas with squash puree, Brussels sprouts and chipotle almonds, pickled onion and blood orange mojo, doused in veal jus. Finish off with lemongrass panna cotta with grilled pineapple sorbet and yuzu pinenut tart. Oh, and don’t forget a refreshing, zingy…

Casa Bonita Restaurant: 8 Questions for a Diver 12

Casa Bonita Restaurant: 8 Questions for a Diver

Casa Bonita, a Mexican restaurant in Lakewood, Colorado, has been offering live entertainment, Acapulco-style divers and a performing gorilla (don’t worry, it’s a guy in a suit) since the 1970s. Dubbed the second-largest indoor restaurant in the world back in the ‘90s, it can seat up to 1,100 people within its various rooms. A former department store, Casa Bonita is…

Pre-Ski Fuel-Ups: Where to Chow Down 13

Pre-Ski Fuel-Ups: Where to Chow Down

If you want to tuck into a hearty breakfast to fuel a full day of skiing, look for the lines outside local restaurants in your favorite ski towns. They’re usually a good barometer of the food inside.Or ask a ski instructor – who also needs a good breakfast under his or her belt before beginning the day. Or hit up…

Visit Local Eateries in Grand Lake 16

Visit Local Eateries in Grand Lake

Grand Lake is situated near one of the main entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park, making this mountain community an excellent base from which to explore Colorado’s national treasure. It also has its own attractions, such as a western downtown boardwalk riddled with quaint shops, and the Beach at Grand Lake, which offers water-based activities during the warm months. A…