Food and Drink
Valentine's Day is just two weeks away. Yeah, it snuck up on us too. 😬
What's happening: If you want to kindle the romance without burning dinner, we rounded up 14 Denver restaurants (see what we did there?) featuring special offerings to celebrate with your sweetheart.
- Pro tip: Make your reservations ASAP.
Thirteen Colorado chefs and restaurants were named Wednesday among the nation's best as semifinalists for a James Beard award.
Why it matters: Taking home a James Beard award, which is like an Oscar in the food industry, can put a restaurant on the map.
Details: Here are the local semifinalists:
The cultural cornucopia that is Aurora makes the city a great place for dining, drinking and socializing.
Where to go: Here are our favorite places to visit.
Chef Kelly Whitaker doesn't do predictable. In fact, to access his new restaurant — arguably one of Denver's hippest yet — you'll need to take an elevator.
Details: Hey Kiddo, which debuted on Tennyson Street last Thursday, puts complexity and innovation at the forefront with elegant dishes that draw inspiration from around the world.
The map of breweries in Colorado is crowded, as Melanie and Matt Miller learned when they set out to start their own.
- "We spent a lot of time looking at all the pins of the breweries," Melanie Miller explained, "and we said, 'There's nothing [in Englewood]. Why is there nothing?'"
Say farewell to the beer that put Colorado on the map.
What's happening: Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewing announced Tuesday a new recipe and fresh look for its iconic Fat Tire.
👋 Esteban here.
The National Western Stock Show is home to traditional carnival fare and some delicious barbecue and western fare.
What happened: I went to Sunday's Wild West Show and needed fuel before, during and after.
- This trendy spot specializes in creative cocktails and plates that pop, with dishes including crispy duck rolls, noodles with braised beef cheek, lobster fried rice and udon soup.
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