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

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

Palettes: Popular Art Museum Restaurant Reopens

The debut of the Denver Art Museum’s Daniel Libeskind-designed Frederic C. Hamilton Building has made coast-to-coast headlines and elevated Colorado in both the art and architecture realms. Art lovers rejoiced. At the same time, foodies cheered the reopening of Palettes Contemporary Cuisine, Kevin Taylor’s restaurant in the museum, closed since 2004 while the Hamilton Building … Read more

Colorado Wine Country: Location, Location, Location

Colorado’s Grand Valley lies at the topographical junction of heaven and earth. On one side tower the Colorado Rockies, whose lofty summits reach steeple-like into the empyreal sky. In the opposite direction stretches the Colorado Plateau, a weather-sculpted fantasia of soaring cliffs, striated buttes and sinuous canyons. At this scenic merger of landforms lies Grand … Read more

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

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

Patio Dining: Cooling Off in Cortez

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Bright sunlight peeks through the latticework and casts checkerboard patterns across large patio umbrellas. Spring has brought brilliant greens to the trees, and the small patio at the Shiloh Steakhouse is a welcome refuge from Cortez’s sweltering desert climate. In the far reaches of southwestern Colorado, Cortez is known for its proximity to Mesa Verde … Read more