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The 2020 Garnish Games Champion Has Been Crowned

Another year, another Garnish Games come and gone. Cocktail enthusiasts from around Denver and Boulder arrived in droves for the biggest cocktail competition of the year—and the stakes were high. From glass shards made of sugar to extravagant balloon-popping displays, this year’s creativity was top-notch, and the contestants did not fail to impress. Securing the People’s Choice vote was The ... Read More »

ROOT Marketing Teams Up with Rio Grande for Food, Photos, and Fun

Kuvy Ax, Founder of ROOT Marketing, is not new to food photography. But when she started to feel like her pic-snapping skills were plateauing, she thought, why not host a class that she could also take? So, along with writer and photographer Ron Stern of the Global Gumshoe, the Daily Meal, and more, Ax set up shop at the Rio ... Read More »

Getting the Goods on Garnish Games Gambits

With the 2020 Garnish Games coming up full-speed (be there March 9 at Improper City or be square), it’s time to get to know some of your contestants. From seasoned veterans to aspiring newcomers, each and every bartender has a strategy to (hopefully) win it all. We chatted with a few competitors to talk strategy, advantages, and all things garnish. ... Read More »

Our Favorite Culinary Books of 2019

A Talk with the Writers Behind the Books “The Edible Beat Vol 1”By Justin Cucci Led by Denver’s own culinary visionary Justin Cucci, the Edible Beats team operates five core Denver restaurants—Linger, Ophelia’s, Vital Root, El Five, and Root Down. Recently joining the legacy is the Edible Beat’s own cookbook … make that a “middle finger to cookbooks,” says Owner ... Read More »

Behind the Bar with Andrew Tyler, Founder of there…

Meet Andrew and learn how to make his signature cocktail: The Hustler It’s no secret that Denver is bursting at the seams with culinary talent. But too often in the shadows are equally talented mixologists—spirit sages who are redefining the cocktail and reimagining our bar experience. And while other cities showcase esoteric craft bitters, artisan ice, and reincarnations of spirits ... Read More »

Behind the Bar with Michelle Lynne Glancey, Bartender at Seven Grand

Meet Michelle and learn how to make her signature cocktail: The King’s to Blame It’s no secret that Denver is bursting at the seams with culinary talent. But too often in the shadows are equally talented mixologists—spirit sages who are redefining the cocktail and reimagining our bar experience. And while other cities showcase esoteric craft bitters, artisan ice, and reincarnations ... Read More »

Behind the Bar with Saydee Hopkins, Bar Manager of Williams & Graham

Meet Saydee and learn how to make her signature cocktail: Melon Boi It’s no secret that Denver is bursting at the seams with culinary talent. But too often in the shadows are equally talented mixologists—spirit sages who are redefining the cocktail and reimagining our bar experience. And while other cities showcase esoteric craft bitters, artisan ice, and reincarnations of spirits ... Read More »

Behind the Bar with Chris Dunsmoor, Bar Manager of Jovanina’s Broken Italian

Meet Chris and learn how to make his signature cocktail: La Flor de Fresa It’s no secret that Denver is bursting at the seams with culinary talent. But too often in the shadows are equally talented mixologists—spirit sages who are redefining the cocktail and reimagining our bar experience. And while other cities showcase esoteric craft bitters, artisan ice, and reincarnations ... Read More »

Behind the Bar with Erin Rosa, Bar Manager of The Crimson Room

Meet Erin and learn how to make her signature cocktail: The Eight Count It’s no secret that Denver is bursting at the seams with culinary talent. But too often in the shadows are equally talented mixologists—spirit sages who are redefining the cocktail and reimagining our bar experience. And while other cities showcase esoteric craft bitters, artisan ice, and reincarnations of ... Read More »

Behind the Bar with Jeff Volkman, Tequila Ambassador at Rio Grande

Meet Jeff and learn how to make his signature cocktail: The Silver Coin Margarita It’s no secret that Denver is bursting at the seams with culinary talent. But too often in the shadows are equally talented mixologists­—spirit sages who are redefining the cocktail and reimagining our bar experience. And while other cities showcase esoteric craft bitters, artisan ice, and reincarnations ... Read More »