NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

DIY: Making Mozzarella with Paul C. Reilly

Coperta

  We love the mozzarella at Coperta, and how could you not? They make daily in-house, fresh from scratch. But just how hard is it to make your own at home? We wanted to try to make it ourselves, so we recently caught up with Chef/Owner Paul C. Reilly in the kitchen. The results? DIY mozz is way easier than ... Read More »

American Grind Brings the Beef to Avanti Food & Beverage

In 2014, Jared Schwartz, along with cohort Kade Gianinetti, hit the ground running when they unleashed American Grind, a yellow trailer on wheels that fed burgers to the hungry masses. Schwartz and Gianinetti, who have since retired the trailer, went on to open The Way Back, a cocktail bar and restaurant in West Highland. The duo, in conjunction with Chad ... Read More »

Arugula Revamps Menu

arugula

It was less than a year ago that we profiled the updated Arugula in Boulder—a “renovation” that saw Chef Sven Hedenas take the reins in the kitchen, while Owner/Executive Chef Alec Schuler switched out seasonal menus for weekly ones. To complement the culinary updates, Schuler touched up the elegant dining room with murals and a fresh color scheme. Since that relaunch in April 2015, ... Read More »

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CULINARY PERSONALITIES

Behind the Bar with Brandon Wise of Departure

In this week’s bartender corner, we stopped by one of Cherry Creek hottest restaurants, Departure. The aviation-themed restaurant has kept us intrigued with its take on modern Asian cuisine offering soul-warming bowls of ramen, fresh slices of sashimi and sushi, and dim sum favorites. The cocktail program truly brings the concept together, as the bar itself serves as a centerpiece ... Read More »

A Look Back with Frank Bonanno

Frank Bonanno

It’s May of 2002 and Doug Fleishman and I are opening a tiny restaurant with 18 items on the menu. We have put everything into this endeavor—exhausted threadbare savings, overextended credit cards, and the imposed upon the talents of friends and family, and when it is complete, Mizuna is a lovely, buttery yellow gem of a spot that we are ... Read More »

12 Chefs Reveal Their New Year’s Resolutions

Denver New Years Eve

2016 was a huge year for the restaurant dining scene. Over 220 restaurants exploded onto the Denver/Boulder scene (Denver Central Market, Fish N Beer, and River & Woods to name a few) while a few of our hometown staples (including Z Cuisine, Patsy’s, The Inventing Room, and Jezebel’s) sadly shuttered their doors. We personally cannot wait to see what our ... Read More »

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BOULDER AND BEYOND

Arugula Revamps Menu

arugula

It was less than a year ago that we profiled the updated Arugula in Boulder—a “renovation” that saw Chef Sven Hedenas take the reins in the kitchen, while Owner/Executive Chef Alec Schuler switched out seasonal menus for weekly ones. To complement the culinary updates, Schuler touched up the elegant dining room with murals and a fresh color scheme. Since that relaunch in April 2015, ... Read More »

Fresh Thymes Opens Demo Kitchen and Market

Fresh Thymes Counter

Boulder’s Fresh Thymes Eatery {2500 30th Street, Boulder; 303.955.7988} has been offering Boulderites gluten-free, allergy-conscious, gourmet eats in Boulder for three years, but Owner Christine Ruch lately saw an opportunity to expand her mission—by opening a marketplace and demo kitchen just a hop away from the restaurant at 2690 28th Street, across from Rally Sports. Ruch, an accomplished chef and ... Read More »

Where to Eat Now: Scott’s on Alpine

scott's on alpine

Step off Pearl street and head to Scott’s on Alpine {1265 Alpine Avenue, Boulder; 303.442.6100} for some of the best bites that Boulder has to offer. Here you’ll find fresh, seasonal finds taken to another level, with an ever-rotating menu that changes at least four times per year. And as a bonus, you’ll also enjoy one of the best Flatiron ... Read More »

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