Phoenician Kabob: East Colfax Avenue Oasis

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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 … Read more Phoenician Kabob: East Colfax Avenue Oasis

International Tastes Pervade Dining in Colorado Springs

International Tastes Pervade Dining in Colorado Springs 4

It has been said that variety is the spice of life; it keeps things interesting and prevents repetition and routine from taking over.  Colorado Springs takes this seriously and, as such, is a city that offers a number of different styles of cuisine. Should you find yourself passing through on your Colorado vacation, there are … Read more International Tastes Pervade Dining in Colorado Springs

Start in Granby for Fun and Food

Start in Granby for Fun and Food 5

Granby, Colorado is located directly between Grand Lake and Winter Park.  Located on Highway 40 about 85 miles west of Denver, Granby itself provides year-round activities as well as numerous options nearby.  As it’s situated between two well-known tourist destinations, it’s a perfect home base for local activities. Winter Park is home to Winter Park … Read more Start in Granby for Fun and Food

Fill Up in Frisco Colorado

Fill Up in Frisco Colorado 6

Whether you’re getting ready for a day of kayaking on the river or making your way from one of the many nearby ski resorts, you’ll need to keep yourself charged on your Colorado vacation.  It has been said that the brisk mountain air stimulates the appetite, and as such you should always know your options … Read more Fill Up in Frisco Colorado

Pull Up A Chair at Palisade Restaurants

Pull Up A Chair at Palisade Restaurants 9

Known as the Peach Capital of Colorado as well as for their local wine vineyards, Palisade is a town that prides itself on locally grown produce and their ideology of making everything from scratch.  With this unique combination of traits, Palisade makes a name for itself in the food world.  While the town itself only … Read more Pull Up A Chair at Palisade Restaurants

Buffalo Doughboy: Small Denver Bakery Big on Taste

Buffalo Doughboy: Small Denver Bakery Big on Taste 10

The smell of morning coffee and croissants can adjust your attitude for the entire day. And Buffalo Doughboy in Denver’s West Washington Park neighborhood is just such a place to start your day off on the right foot. Clark Eaton started this small bakery seven years ago. He and his staff of “dough girls” come … Read more Buffalo Doughboy: Small Denver Bakery Big on Taste

Up and At ‘Em! Best for Breakfasts in Winter Park

Up and At ‘Em! Best for Breakfasts in Winter Park 12

What’s better than a day on the slopes or trails of Winter Park? The breakfast beforehand, of course. Get your morning going with a meal at one of these in-town eateries. The Mountain Rose Café 78542 U.S. Highway 40 Winter Park, Colorado 80482 970-726-1374 www.mountainrosecafe.com The restaurant equivalent of the one-room schoolhouse, The Mountain Rose … Read more Up and At ‘Em! Best for Breakfasts in Winter Park

Taste of Denmark: Oh So Sweet

Taste of Denmark: Oh So Sweet 14

I come from a Swedish-American family. We eat limpa bread at Christmas, have Swedish pancakes with lingonnberries for breakfast and love Scandinavian sweets. So I was thrilled when my sister introduced me to Taste of Denmark, a thriving bakery in Lakewood. It’s not often you find authentic European-style bakeries in Colorado. I know of only … Read more Taste of Denmark: Oh So Sweet

Boulder’s Folsom Slam: Taking Poetic License

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Taylor Hutchison, a tall 22-year-old in blue jeans and a flannel shirt, is reciting one of his original compositions at the microphone on a raised stage in the corner of The Folsom Street Coffee Co. in Boulder. “Maybe if I wrote in bold my ideas would be bigger.” The crowd nods, laughs or applauds as … Read more Boulder’s Folsom Slam: Taking Poetic License

Azucar Bakery: Sweet Secrets

Azucar Bakery: Sweet Secrets 18

It’s so easy to tell the difference between pastries made in a small bakery and a big chain bakery. The melt-in-your-mouth texture of a cookie made with real butter or the light smoothness and faintly crisp edge of butter cream frosting whipped up using all-natural ingredients mark the difference between lovingly crafted confections from a … Read more Azucar Bakery: Sweet Secrets

Vail Valley: It’s Affordable

Vail Valley is synonymous with multi-million-dollar mansions, exclusive alpine clubs and elegant hotels. But don’t cross it off your list as an affordable vacation spot. This area, with beautiful mountain vistas, comfortable summer and fall temperatures, world-class skiing and a wide variety of shopping, art galleries and restaurants, is a destination that really shouldn’t be … Read more Vail Valley: It’s Affordable

Dolce Sicilia: A Slice of Italy in Wheat Ridge

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Sighs are common when customers encounter the contents of the long glass cases at Dolce Sicilia, an Italian bakery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. First they see the trays of cookies: soft amaretti pignoli, chewy chocolate-dipped Florentines, and raspberry-topped farfalletta. Their eyes widen at real cannoli, tiramisu and especially the flaky sfogliatelle. Then they smell the … Read more Dolce Sicilia: A Slice of Italy in Wheat Ridge

For Foodies: Colorado Springs Can Hold Its Own

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Visitors to Colorado Springs don’t have to go far for a sumptuous meal. The city has many fine restaurants, including four in the north end of town. Check them out next time you’re in the area to visit the U.S. Air Force Academy or hike in Garden of the Gods. Another newcomer to the dining … Read more For Foodies: Colorado Springs Can Hold Its Own