Tag: lunch

Denver’s Lucile’s: Food From the Bayou 1

Denver’s Lucile’s: Food From the Bayou

It’s mid-morning on a Tuesday when I find myself succumbing to another Lucile’s lure. A buttermilk biscuit, to be precise, coupled with an oversized mug of foamy house made Chai. I’ve been a fixture at the Creole joint for three days running, plunking myself down at the bar and making myself fat on butter, beignets, grits, cornbread and buttermilk biscuits….

Four Seasons Hotel Denver: Finally!

When you stay at a Four Seasons hotel, you know you’re going to get luxury, quality and personal service. Well, Denver finally has one. The contemporary 45-story Four Seasons Hotel Denver opened Nov. 6, 2010, and is a prominent addition to the Denver skyline. Across from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on 14th Street, the Four Seasons Hotel…

Centennial’s Volcano Restaurant: Your Tastebuds Will Explode 4

Centennial’s Volcano Restaurant: Your Tastebuds Will Explode

The upscale Volcano restaurant in Centennial, Colorado, is not just another Asian restaurant. It’s really three fine restaurants all beautifully combined under one roof at 10440 E. Arapahoe Road and Havana Street. Its name comes from the restaurant’s signature Volcano drink, a powerful flaming libation containing several kinds of liquor and served in a large ceramic dish. With its Hibachi…

La Fromagerie: Longmont’s Big Cheese

The Cheese Importers warehouse in Longmont is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Before Wild Oats, before Whole Foods Market or Sam’s Club, the warehouse’s retail store, La Fromagerie, was offering numerous free samples of European flavors throughout the store. The unusual cheeses, herbed dips and sauces are still served in colorful, quality French stoneware or on English water biscuits. La Fromagerie…

Morrison Eateries: From Upscale to Down-Home Dining 7

Morrison Eateries: From Upscale to Down-Home Dining

The spotlight in Morrison shines most often on two restaurants: the Fort, an award-winning steak and game icon just south of town, and the Morrison Inn, a popular Mexican eatery known for its huge margaritas and fun outdoor patio. But these famous bookends are only part of the story. Whether you’re in town for a concert at Red Rocks, celebrating…

Da Kind Soups: Hot Spot in Evergreen 9

Da Kind Soups: Hot Spot in Evergreen

Soups warm us up after a long day playing in the snow and refresh us after exploring one of Colorado’s hundreds of beautiful trails. Soups are one of our favorite ways to sample the delicious flavors of the region, whether it’s a hot and chunky stew made with local roasted green chilies, or a rich bisque full of farmers market…

Dining in Telluride: Seven Don’t-Miss Restaurants 10

Dining in Telluride: Seven Don’t-Miss Restaurants

Just being in Telluride can work up your appetite. Whether exploring the San Juan Mountains in the summer or riding the snow when winter hits, good food is a must-have. And the secluded burg in southwestern Colorado doesn’t disappoint when it comes to satisfying your culinary cravings. For such a little town – population 2,500 – it offers a large…

A Taste of Colorado 12

A Taste of Colorado

This Labor Day weekend, celebrate food, visual and performance arts, music, crafts and Colorado’s Western heritage during the 27th annual A Taste of Colorado, the state’s largest free-admission outdoor event. The festival will be held in Civic Center Park and showcases Colorado’s best food, with more than 50 restaurants in attendance, numerous culinary presentations and marketplace goodies. Visit the Fine…

Dolce Sicilia: A Slice of Italy in Wheat Ridge 14

Dolce Sicilia: A Slice of Italy in Wheat Ridge

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 aroma of yeasty ciabatta and…

Dining on High: Mountain-Area Culinary Hot-Spots Sizzle 16

Dining on High: Mountain-Area Culinary Hot-Spots Sizzle

Small plates central, a slam-dunk burger joint, a Spanish marvel, an altitude-high bistro, an Edwards sensation — the Colorado Rocky Mountains are chock-block with a serious bumper crop of magnificent culinary highs. Good thing you’ve got your guide! Lulu Wilson, 316 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, (970) 920-1893; www.luluwilsonaspen.com Cover Story: Aspen’s freshest newcomer, a cozy historic house rejiggered with stunning…