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A night of wine, food, the pink jersey & supporting young riders…

    A lot of people forget that was has become one of the world’s top professional cycling teams began as a youth development team about9 years ago with a couple of rackety cars and jerseys that matched. It was a team that offered young riders an opportunity to get into the European circuit by … Continue reading

Just another Sunday afternoon?

Sometimes it isn’t a matter of waking up on the wrong side. At times, a day will flop on its side several hours in, as my did a couple nights ago. This was without a doubt such a remarkable afternoon, it can’t live in my mediocre memory for long. It must see print and longevity. … Continue reading

DU Vin Festival this weekend!

Show your support for the upcoming 2nd annual DuVin, put on by students at the University of Denver. This is a wonderful opportunity to sample over 150 wines from around the world on Saturday, Nov 5th from Noon-4. Here are a few more details taken from their website: “The Grand Tasting will be on Saturday, … Continue reading

casting for deliciousness: a new eatery for Denver locavores

Positive energy penetrates the newborn Wild Catch in Uptown on 17th and Ogden. Faces materialize from past restaurants, as servers and chefs from Frasca, Z Cuisine, Masterpiece Deli, Tag, Squeaky Bean and others come together with a new vision. Not only have they been bit by the epicurean bug that is buzzing through Denver and … Continue reading

coercing cool weather with chinato.

Ah, it has started…the subtle shift of the sun’s intensity. The almost imperceptible drop in degrees in the early morning hours. The beginning of Fall. I was born for Autumn. I savor it from these first few sips all the way past Christmas, when I am told to put away the earth-toned apparel and welcome … Continue reading

seeking perfection in pairing: a night with frasca and kermit lynch.

White knuckled up 36 north to Boulder, I wonder sometimes what provoked me to be a stagiere at Frasca Food & Wine. I didn’t have much intention to ever work the floor as a practicing sommelier, but what I knew was that this restaurant would be the best place to improve my skills regardless. To … Continue reading

Beyond the Beautiful Bite: Satchel’s on 6th

I used to live in Park Hill, when I heard of this little hole-in-the-wall foodie locale I had to go to: Satchel’s. I would peer in from time to time, but it was usually closed when I thought to give it a shot. Before I knew it, Satchel’s closed down completely, and I was left … Continue reading

Pairing up Cho-Lon’s Asian-inspired cuisine with…Italian wine?

Took a time out from work Thursday to join a few others in the industry for a killer lunch at Cho-Lon on Blake and 15th, featuring 3 wines from the incredibly respected Master Sommelier and Restaurateur Bobby Stuckey and his partner (and Frasca’s Lead Chef), Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson, who together own Scarpetta wines. On my drive … Continue reading

To feed a cold: Eating (and sneezing) my way through Denver this Spring.

Spring. A time of rebirth, regrowth…and allergies. I apologize to all two (is it 3 yet?) of you who religiously follow my blog. I have been beaten down, dragged by the heels and left for vultures with this year’s bloom. Suddenly the fuzzy little buds on the trees don’t have the same fuzzy-ing effect inside…unless … Continue reading

5280 Week: Picking a Restaurant by the Wine List.

5280 Restaurant week. Foodies and food novices alike love it. Servers dread it (tip well folks!). So many restaurants, so little time. How do you decide where to go during 5280 week, a fourteen day foodie fair that makes a 3-course dining experience at even Denver’s most expensive restaurants accessible to anyone with $26.40 in … Continue reading

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