Food Tours: Chow Down in the Springs

For visitors or locals with an appetite for great fare and a fun adventure, downtown Colorado Springs has just the right order for empty stomachs and eager taste buds – the Colorado Springs Food Tours. Going strong since May, the food tours offer a variety of main dishes, drinks and desserts, along with interesting facts … Read more Food Tours: Chow Down in the Springs

Denver-Area Dining: 5 on the Restaurant Front

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Here are the latest front five on the Denver-area restaurant scene: Bargain Beat Pho 95 1002 S. Federal Blvd. Denver, Colorado 80219 303-936-3322 Credit Aaron Le for creating the best pho in town. At his invariably packed noodle shop on South Federal Boulevard, he glides from table to table, sometimes even sliding into one of … Read more Denver-Area Dining: 5 on the Restaurant Front

Taste of Vail: Wine and Dine

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Snow? What snow? Foodies focusing on Enzo Fargione preparing a signature dish indoors at the Vail Marriott seemed oblivious to the huge white flakes piling up on the slopes at one of the best ski resorts in the world. Skiing would happen later; now we were all ears and eyes as the celebrated Italian chef … Read more Taste of Vail: Wine and Dine

Tasty Brews: Denver International Beer Competition Winners

Denver has an ongoing love affair with beer. We like to drink it, we like to make it and, heck, we even like to celebrate it in all its hoppy goodness So it was with great fanfare that the winners of the 2011 Denver International Beer Competition were announced on May 2, 2011. Some 19 … Read more Tasty Brews: Denver International Beer Competition Winners

Boulder’s Frasca: Fascinating Friuli-Inspired Fare

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The moment chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey opened their new Italian food temple, Frasca, in August of 2004, it became one of the most sought-after reservations in restaurantdom. As word spread of the duo’s pedigree – they both worked under chef extraordinaire Thomas Keller at Napa Valley’s French Laundry – citified Denver … Read more Boulder’s Frasca: Fascinating Friuli-Inspired Fare

Denver Restaurant Week: Delicious Deals

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Oh, such an exciting time of year for foodies and wannabes! Denver Restaurant Week Feb. 20-March 5, extended this year to two weeks by popular demand, promises delicious deals in Denver’s most exciting restaurants. More than 250 Denver-area restaurants are offering three-course meals for two for $52.80, or $26.40 for one, not including tax or … Read more Denver Restaurant Week: Delicious Deals

Aspen, Colorado: Culinary Dream Come True

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The international “who’s who” in food and wine gather in Aspen, Colorado, every year for the Aspen Food & Wine Classic sponsored by Food & Wine magazine. It’s a culinary dream come true to be able to taste and sip some of the best food and wine in the country. The culinary superstars of this … Read more Aspen, Colorado: Culinary Dream Come True

Culinary Kingdom: Restaurant Revolution in Boulder

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Four years ago, when Frasca Food and Wine opened its doors in Boulder — an eclectic college town better known for its hippy philosophies than its epicurean prowess — gastronaughts rejoiced. This, they insisted, was the start of a restaurant revolution. If two wunderkinds gave up their coveted French Laundry gigs at Thomas Keller’s Napa … Read more Culinary Kingdom: Restaurant Revolution in Boulder

Great Meals for Fervent Foodies

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In a year sodden with eye-rolling, head-shaking, hair-pulling economic news, it’s no wonder restaurants worried about weathering the financial storm. Sadly, several metro area food temples succumbed to the agony of defeat, but for every restaurant that closed, a new one opened. Some of Denver’s best chefs – Duo’s John Broening, for example – expanded … Read more Great Meals for Fervent Foodies