Cocktail Creators: Fresh Twists on the Margarita

National Margarita Day 2020 was officially Feb. 22, but when you’re as popular as the margarita, isn’t every day really your day? The margarita is so beloved that many establishments have expanded Margarita Day and corresponding drink specials to Margarita Week and even Margarita Month. In celebration of the margarita, a few of the Front Range’s top margarita makers were ... Read More »

Flavors of the Week: Feb. 21 and Beyond

A weekly smorgasbord of news bites and events from the Denver-Boulder dining scene. Whisky Magazine Honors Dairy Block’s Seven Grand Seven Grand {1855 Blake Street, Denver; 720.863.8975}, a Dairy Block tenant that offers nearly 700 whiskeys, was named Whisky Magazine’s Whisky Bar Group of the Year as part of the magazine’s 2020 Icons of Whisky America awards. Winners from the ... Read More »

Lovely Margarita: Front Range Bar Pros Toast Beloved Cocktail

BY STEVE LYSAKER The margarita’s history is shrouded in controversy, and opinions differ on how far the drink’s ingredients can be stretched and still be called a margarita, but its popularity is without question. The margarita regularly polls as Americans’ favorite cocktail, and a 2017 Nielsen survey found the drink gaining favor among men (44 percent of males surveyed listed ... Read More »

Flavors of the Week: Feb. 7 and Beyond

A weekly assortment of news bites and events from the Denver-Boulder dining scene. Denver Sushi Legends Bring Temaki Den to The Source Temaki Den, a hand-roll sushi venture led by Sushi Den Co-Owner and Chef Toshihiro Kizaki and Ototo Executive Chef Kenta Kamo, will join the lineup at The Source Hotel + Market Hall {3330 Brighton Boulevard, Denver; 720.409.1200} this ... Read More »

Cocktail Creators: Jeneva Seidl of Aspen’s Bad Harriet

Jeneva Seidl, bartender at Bad Harriet in the Hotel Jerome {330 East Main Street, Aspen; 970.429.5028}, talks cocktail creation and shares her recipe for the Candle in the Window. DiningOut: What do you enjoy most about bartending? Seidl: I love talking to people. I love getting to know their stories and how the plot brought them to a seat at ... Read More »

Cocktail the Vote: Denver Barkeeps Vie for Garnish Games Crown

BY STEVE LYSAKER PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRENT ANDECK The football season is over, basketball and hockey are laboring through their winter doldrums, pitchers and catchers have yet to report for spring training, and the Summer Olympics are nearly a half-year away. But if you’re aching for some serious competition in the interim between big sporting events, the 2020 Denver Garnish Games ... Read More »

Flavors of the Week: Jan. 31 and Beyond | DiningOut Denver

A weekly mélange of news bites and events from the Denver-Boulder dining scene. Fine Print: DiningOut Magazine Winter/Spring 2020 Now Available The winter/spring 2020 issue of DiningOut Magazine is hot off the press and freshly available in all its glossy glory at fine restaurants and bookstores across the greater Denver-Boulder area. Experience Avery Brewing Company’s chase for perfection (and a ... Read More »

29 Things We Love About Dining Out in Denver & Boulder

From hot soups to spicy margaritas to warm desserts, here are 29 things we love about dining out in Denver and Boulder (winter/spring 2020 edition). In no particular order… 1. SOUPED UP TOM KHA AT TASTY THAI Winter is soup season, and Tasty Thai’s Tom Kha Soup is here to warm both your body and your soul. A traditional Thai ... Read More »

Cocktail Creators: Chris Dunsmoor of Denver’s Jovanina’s Broken Italian

Chris Dunsmoor, bar manager at Jovanina’s Broken Italian {1520 Blake Street, Denver; 720.541.7721}, talks cocktail creation and shares his recipe for Matteo’s Vendetta, a custom cocktail crafted around Luxardo Bitter Bianco. DiningOut: What do you enjoy most about bartending? Dunsmoor: What I love about bartending is that it’s an outlet for my creativity. I take the time to learn about ... Read More »

Cocktail Creators: Scott Ruggiero of Boulder’s Oak at Fourteenth

Scott Ruggiero, bar manager at Oak at Fourteenth {1400 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.444.3622}, discusses cocktail creation and shares his recipe for the Midnight Marauder. DiningOut: What do you enjoy most about bartending? Ruggiero: I enjoy taking care of the guests and meeting new people. Each day is different, each interaction is different, and I enjoy creating a unique experience with ... Read More »