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Tots Without the Tater

June 9th, 2019

Rollin Greens food truck based out of Boulder, Colorado, is bringing something new to the freezer aisle. Healthier than a tater tot, Rollin Greens decided to make millet tots, a superfood based tot that is just as delicious as their unhealthy tater sibling. Millet is a grain that is easily grown in Colorado. It requires very little water to grow, and is so sustainable that it has been around for more than 4,000 years. Millet is easily digestible and has a low rate of allergens, plus it’s packed with nutrients that potatoes do not have, including: Magnesium Calcium Maganese Tryptophan Phosphorus Fiber B... Read More

The Best Sandwich Shop in Boulder

June 3rd, 2019

  Snarf: eat or drink quickly or greedily What does an obscure name, wacky logo, and bright pinks and blues bring to mind? Snarf’s, of course! The sandwich shop based out of Boulder, Colorado has made a name for itself and spread to locations across the country because of its high quality ingredients and fresh baked bread. The high points of any trip have to be their made-in-house spicy pepper blend (which you can buy jarred–something I only recently learned that has changed my life) and their crispy-on-the-outside chewy-on-the-inside bread. The bread is sourced from Bluepoint... Read More

Where Art Thou, Date Night?

March 29th, 2019

Date nights are hard to come by when you work full time and have been married for what seems like forever. Throw a small child into the mix and you may as well forget about it. Although childless, my husband and I frequently plan date nights together. Oftentimes date night in our house consists of trip to Qdoba for take-out, followed by 30 minutes deciding on what to watch on Netflix. I swear, for a platform that has everything, it’s impossible to agree on one show to watch. Our usual plans were thrown out the window when my husband came home with tickets to see a show at the Ellie Caulkins Opera... Read More

An appetizing new way to see Denver

February 28th, 2019
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There are many ways to experience one of the preeminent cities in the world, Denver, Colorado. A young, active, and diverse community has built a culture like no other, and the payoffs come in many different forms. If you’re like me, one of your favorite new aspects of living in Denver is the world-class food. While not historically known as a culinary mecca, Denver is showing that an old city can learn new tricks! Actually, in 2017, Zagat rated Denver the 4th most exciting food city in the Nation! That said, what better way to see the city then by a food tour? Enter Delicious Denver Food Tours;... Read More

Bites with Blondie: The Neon Lights Shine Bright at Broadway Market

February 22nd, 2019

It’s not every day that you’re invited to attend a private preview of Denver’s newest food hall, three days before they officially open for business. That. Just. Happened. Well, technically that happened earlier this week, and I’m still ecstatic. I have to admit, I’m still getting used to possessing a press pass, so when I am cordially invited to anything that is food-related, I am elated…and apparently I rhyme when I’m thrilled. Oh, boy. When Denver’s first food hall, The Source, opened its doors and introduced locals to the “food hall” concept, I thought, “What is this?... Read More

Cookbooks, What Should You Look For?

December 14th, 2018

While proper knowledge on which knives to buy is essential as there are so many choices in today’s society, knowledge of the food you are making whether it is at home or in the restaurant is easily of the utmost importance. A good portion of the list provided below is based on books I use at home and at work, and I have included a few suggestions by Chef Dylan Montanio and Jeremiah Gray; to make the list easier to follow I have broken it up into the following categories: Essential References- 4 books Alternative Cuisines- 2 books For The Advanced Cook- 3 books Others Worth Noting- 7 books The... Read More

Chef Knives Part Two: High Carbon Stainless Steel vs Straight Carbon

December 7th, 2018

Notes: This is a continued topic from my article last week “Chef Knives: What Do The Professionals Use?” So, if you have any questions about the content or persons mentioned, please refer to my previous article. Thank you! So, now that we know what some of our beloved local professionals use in their kitchens, you have enough knowledge to go out and find your own knives, right? Well, yes, but there are other factors to consider, like the pros and cons of a specific metal over another. While it is a given to go and buy a really nice stainless steel Chef knife, there are also carbon Chef knives... Read More

Chef Knives: What Do The Professionals Use?

November 29th, 2018

            This article is to not serve as a promotion for any businesses mentioned below   We have all been there, watching the food channels on the television, and the thought occurs to you: What are these professionals using? Which knife brands should I be looking at? While we all love a celebrity chef, let’s consider the local professionals that work hard to bring quality to your plate, whether you used a delivery method to eat at home, or you are dining in, you matter. In the same breath, the quality of their tools matter, it is easy to understand that a sharp knife... Read More

Hello and Welcome – Meet Cailean: A Local to Take You Behind the Scenes of Restaurants Across the State

November 9th, 2018

Let’s paint a picture; when we sit and think about the culinary industry it is almost natural to imagine a man with a thick British accent screaming at the cooks about everything they are doing wrong, tearing everyone down piece by piece. Is that what really happens though? In some cases, yes, but not in every single kitchen around the world, let alone just here in Colorado. Most of the Chefs I have met here in Colorado are, honestly, downright mellow; sure, it is natural to have a bad day here and there where you lash out at everyone and everything around you, but it’s not a constant occurrence.... Read More

Bites with Blondie – Weekend Adventure: Fall Leaf Peepin’ and Eatin’

October 5th, 2018

Colorado is known for more than just skiing, craft breweries and sports teams. After gold was first discovered in 1859, Colorado became home to the Gold Rush, bringing thousands of people west hoping to strike it rich. Mining proved to be profitable, as over 8 million ounces of gold was found throughout the state, which allowed Colorado to establish its statehood and gain a colorful reputation for success. Although the gold rush ended in the early 1860’s, each September the Colorado mountains showcase their most famous gold assets – Aspen leaves. While the arrival of fall colors came early... Read More

How To Shrub Like a Denver Mixologist

July 6th, 2018

Shrub cocktails are all the rage in hipster cocktail bars and underground secret door speakeasies all around Denver.  A shrub is a concentrated syrup that combines fruit, sugar, and vinegar and results in a sweet, acidic mixer that can be enjoyed on its own or used in a variety of mixed drinks. Herbs and spices are also used to created interesting flavor combinations that tantalize the tongue.  Why not impress guests at your next dinner party with a homemade shrub that’s as easy and thrilling to prepare as it is to drink! I will never forget the complex flavors that I untangled with my tongue... Read More

The Denver Milk Market in the Dairy Block

July 1st, 2018

It’s my first look at Milk Market, a huge food hall with seating for 350 or more.  I can hear the alluring buzz even before the modernized liquor-friendly school yard comes into view. It’s a weeknight around 7pm and the place has a good buzz.  I am alone, without a friend, and it’s a bit like a school yard without a friend…but I quickly become enamored with the attractive and stimulating sights and tastes. What is the Denver Milk Market? The Denver Milk Market is a food hall by Denver Chef Frank Bonnano featuring 16 restaurants and bars.  It is part of the Dairy Block…a micro-district... Read More

Blake Street Tavern Hosts 2018 Denver Spring Tequila Tasting Festival

May 15th, 2018

DENVER, COLORADO — Tequila enthusiasts embark on a journey with various brands in the 2018 Denver Spring Tequila Tasting Festival on May 19th. Get ready for a fun filled event for tequila fanatics and for those not yet a fan, get ready to be converted.   Blake Street Tavern will be the official venue for the tasting festival. is the center of every live action as one of the best sports bars in Denver. Enthusiastic food and drink lovers alike visit this award-winning bar and restaurant for an interactive experience where it is perfectly alright to scream for your favorite sports team... Read More

The Laughing Goat

May 8th, 2018

The Laughing Goat coffee shop is on 1709 Pearl St. Honestly, the name was all I needed to draw me in. On the wall is a sign that says “Be Nice or Leave.” All of the customers seem to abide by this policy very nicely. Every single person is quiet in the cafe, except the staff, as they are discussing crazy Uber ride stories. I look around to notice there are gold little goats on the glass of the cafe, they look like they are dancing as opposed to laughing, but they still look happy just the same. They certainly add their own unique character. I notice that every single person here is alone; the... Read More

Find Home at Lucile’s Creole Café -A little café, with a big heart

May 1st, 2018

  Lucile’s Creole Café has held its popularity as a breakfast and lunch spot in Boulder, Longmont, Denver and Fort Collins. Passing by, you may mistake it for a small house. It has a bright yellow exterior, a fenced in yard, and a homey feel. With the restaurant being both small and busy, a wait is always to be expected on the weekends. An average wait time at Lucile’s, that I have grown to accept, is around 30-45 minutes. The food is worth the wait. With limited space inside the restaurant, I would suggest dressing weather appropriate in case you need to wait outside. Lucile’s menu... Read More

The Walnut Cafe in April

May 1st, 2018

The Walnut Cafe is a known wonderful breakfast spot. Of course, you can find the Walnut Cafe on 3073 Walnut St. in Boulder. It’s a perfect place to go for a breakfast bite. You will find the older look and feel of the place charming and reminiscent; but the energy, art, and culture proves to be fresh and modern. Walking in everything about the Walnut Cafe threatens, “Safe Space.” Brunch spots need more than just good food to keep people coming back for more. It’s obvious by the rainbows, “safe space” stickers, and “love wins” art on the walls that whatever you identify as, the cafe... Read More

Alpine Modern in Spring

April 24th, 2018

Alpine Modern on 904 College Avenue in Boulder, sits a little cafe so beautifully tucked into the landscape. Among its patrons sits trust fund babies on laptops and bar stools, waving to their campus crushes. Yet, there are also older couples from surrounding areas also pour in with their dogs and sit on the porch in the spring. Alpine Modern is a restored cabin up on the old college hill. There’s wifi and pastries. If I were still in school, I could see myself sitting amongst the hills and coffee, feeding upon the morning energy. This fine Saturday the sun was just out to play, and the patio... Read More

Butter Candles and the Bru

April 17th, 2018

I walked in on a spring evening when warm weather had just begun to pop it’s head out. The music was live. A shy young man stood hiding behind his equipment. He shyly glanced towards the audience, hopeful they would listen to him sing. His voice was loud, and his music accompanied his sound filling the speakers. The ambience of the restaurant felt busy and trendy with the live music, and yet the man behind the mic style remained a bit shy with his talent, as his head did little nods to see if anyone was listening. The awning of the restaurant will not lull you in. But shy talented musicians,... Read More

Heifer and the Hen

April 10th, 2018

Let’s avoid all the parking hassle on Pearl St. and still find great ice cream. Heifer and the Hen on 5290 Arapahoe Ave, in Boulder is the place to find just that. Nestled in view of the mountains and perfectly placed for an after dinner options, sits the creamery. A nice young gentleman asked what we wanted and after serving the ice cream proceeded to tell us all the restaurants he was involved in, he worked next door at the Bru, at the ice cream parlor, and was even opening up his own food truck. He was obviously a food connoisseur with great taste, and a strong appetite for food and the culture... Read More

Begging for Boulder Baked

April 3rd, 2018

All I wanted was a warm, melt in your mouth, fresh outta the oven, homemade cookie. It was some twist of fate that I happened to walk into Boulder Baked 1911 Broadway in Boulder. Their cookies were the only thing I came for, and they were well worth every bite. I had been craving a warm cookie for months, but I am far too lazy to make any from scratch. Boulder Baked makes the cookies for you and finding this out was as if the cookie god had heard my prayers. I ordered a double chocolate chip and a peanut butter cookie. I noticed on their menu they had gluten free and vegan cookies, and they also... Read More