“Tasting Coffee Like a Pro” at Queen City Collective Coffee

According to Barista Institute, coffee cupping is “how coffee is tasted by producers and buyers … to check the quality of a batch of coffee. In cupping, coffees are scored for aspects such as cleanness, sweetness, acidity, mouthfeel and aftertaste.” Now, the Average Joe (get it?) might assume that to get a sense of what a particular coffee is all ... Read More »

Flavors of the Week: Feb. 28 and Beyond

A weekly gumbo of news bites and events from the Denver-Boulder dining scene. Avanti Boulder Introduces 3 Eateries A Jewish delicatessen, a New York-by-way-of-Naples pizzeria, and a classic American kitchen are the first restaurants announced for Avanti Food & Beverage’s Boulder location {1401 Pearl Street, Boulder}. Front Range diners may already be familiar with Rye Society through its Denver location, ... Read More »

Great Divide Shares Green Chili Recipe for National Chili Day

In celebration of National Chili Day—Thursday, Feb. 27—the soon-to-open Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse {215 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock} let DiningOut have a peek at the green chili recipe that will grace its brunch/lunch and dinner menus. This beanless recipe is loaded with pork, green chilis, and jalapeños, and it serves eight. Here’s how to make it at home (you ... Read More »

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Alex Seidel Wins the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest

The subject of the 2018 James Beard Foundation annual awards ceremony, which unfolded on May 7 at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago, was “RISE,” a theme dedicated to honoring the collective spirit of communities and the power of food. “Whether championing causes, committing to values, speaking up for those who can’t be heard, or cooking their hearts out, our ... Read More »

Kitchen Snapshot: Antonio Herrera-Ramirez of Fish N Beer

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It has been a whirlwind of a year of for Chef Antonio Herrera-Ramirez. Late last year, Chef Herrera-Ramirez braved two storms while living in the Virgin Islands—Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Within a matter of months, he moved to Denver, had his second child (congrats!), and started working at one the hippest restaurants in Denver, Fish N Beer {3510 Larimer Street, Denver; ... Read More »

Oysters 101 and Beyond with Shelia Lucero of Jax Fish House

In 1996, when Sheila Lucero joined the Jax Fish House community, she was a “wide-eyed Johnson & Wales culinary student,” recalls Dave Query, founder of Boulder-based Big Red F Restaurant Group, under which Jax is umbrellaed. Oh, what a difference two decades make. Lucero, now the executive chef of a collection of Jax Fish Houses—four in Colorado and one in ... Read More »

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Avanti F&B Takes Second Outpost to Boulder

Since 2015, Avanti Food & Beverage {3200 Pecos Street, Denver; 720.269.4778}, a collective eatery and restaurant incubator located in LoHi, has served not only as one of the hottest eateries in town, but also the launching pad for a number of Denver’s most favored restaurants. Take Chow Morso and Bamboo Sushi for instance, both of which are rooted in humble Avanti beginnings. This local hot ... Read More »

Japanese Done Differently at Osaka’s in Boulder

Japanese businessman Koji Tamura isn’t bringing just another Japanese restaurant to Boulder, he’s ushering in an entire slice of Japan that is woefully unexplored by the American palate. Hailing from the port city of Osaka, Japan, Tamura and his team introduce the healthfully delicious dishes of their homeland, but with an Americanized twist. At Osaka’s {2460 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder; 720.398.9115}, ... Read More »

Winner of The First Annual Savory Cup Chef Competition

Last Thursday brought the final round of the first annual Savory Cup chef competition sponsored by Savory Cuisines Catering to raise funds for Boulder’s Blue Sky Bridge family and child advocacy center. In a preliminary round earlier this month, four local chefs competed in a bracket-style cooking tournament during which two of the competitors were eliminated and two would move ... Read More »

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