Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Top Caterers In Denver

A. Denver Catering by The Food Guy
www.thefoodguy.net- (303) 727-9200

B. Udi's Bread Cafe at Stapleton
www.udisfood.com- (303) 329-8888

C. Catering By Design
www.cateringbd.com- (303) 781-5335

D. Epicurean Catering
www.epicureancatering.com- (720) 488-2145

E. Footers Catering
www.footerscatering.com- (303) 762-1410

F. Three Tomatoes Catering
www.threetomatoes.com- (303) 433-3332

G.Whirled Peas Catering
www.whirledpeascatering.com- (303) 292-1364

H. Gourmet Fine Catering
www.gourmetfinecatering.com- (303) 825-4545

I. Fancy-Fantasy Catered Affairs
-www.fancytofantasy.com- (303) 863-1970

J. Hyatt-Grand Denver
- granddenver.hyatt.com- (303) 295-1234

Sake Tasting on Wine Library TV

Sake Tasting on Wine Library TV

Murphy's Irish Stout Tasting

Murphys has a very gentle, soft, watery mouthfeel and a creaminess not found in many beers. Its one of the few beers could honestly described as velvety smooth.

Glenfiddich 12 Single Malt Scotch Tasting

Nosing and tasting 12yr popular single malt whiskey.

Jack Daniels 90 proof from 1979

Tasting review if a 30-year-old bottle of Jack Daniel's 90 proof Tennessee whiskey.

Denver's Top 10 American Style Restaurants

1515 Market Grill
Address: 1515 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

1515 entices diners with low lighting, a romantic atmosphere, and tantalizing grilled meat and fresh seafood dishes. Maryland crab cakes or duck leg confit make terrific starters. Follow them with sizzling beef tenderloin accompanied by vegetable gratin and leek frites, or maybe smoked venison, duck breast, Kobe sirloin, or lamb shank. The unique...

240 Union
Address: 240 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228

Located in the west metro area, this fine dining establishment welcomes guests with an array of good things – sizzling shrimp and tuna tartare appetizers and pistachio-crusted pork chops and grilled duck breast entrees, to name but a few. White linen-topped tables, an open kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows, and brightly colored artwork make for an...

Broker Restaurant
Address: 821 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

A Denver tradition, The Broker is a must-visit. The highly-acclaimed restaurant occupies the old Denver National Bank building and incorporates its antique vault into the decor. Patrons dine amid exquisite cherrywood detailing too, and each guest is presented a complimentary portion of peel-and-eat shrimp. Experienced chefs prepare succulent roast...

Highlands Garden Cafe
Address: 3927 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80212

Seemingly extracted from a 19th-century novella, this remodeled Victorian home serves as an elegant restaurant and is regarded by many as Denver's grande dame of fine dining. Dishes are fashioned from the freshest ingredients – bouillabaisse and herb-crusted halibut lead the way. The ambience promises relaxed, enjoyable meals, and outdoor dining...

Mizuna
Address: 225 E 7th Ave, Denver, CO 80203

Neighborhood folks place laurels at the feet of this New American eatery, which is known almost as much for ambience as for its innovative menu. A handful of conservatively appointed tables dot the intimate dining room; soft lighting and professional, unobtrusive service complete the elegant scene. Featured dishes twist traditional American...

Palace Arms
Address: 321 17th St, Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, CO 80202

Favored as a "good impression" spot with the downtown business crowd, the Brown Palace Hotel's elegant dining room recaptures the romance and glamour of a forgotten age. The European-styled setting features Napoleonic French antiques, white onyx walls, impeccably appointed tables, and a professional waitstaff dressed to the nines. Featured dishes...

Potager
Address: 1109 Ogden St, Denver, CO 80218

Set among the Victorian houses that lend Cap Hill so much charm, Potager ("kitchen garden" in French) has developed a reputation for delicious creations that employ locally-grown and often organic ingredients. Dishes change frequently depending on what's fresh and available; try to sample the foie gras flan, a rich custard with dried fruit...

Restaurant Kevin Taylor
Address: 1106 14th St, Hotel Teatro, Denver, CO 80202

James Beard-award-winner Kevin Taylor's eponymous eatery is a favorite with local romantics and critics, who heap high praise on the innovative New American fare and cozy confines of the elegant Art Deco-style dining area. Starters like black truffle-and-roasted garlic ravioli or French foie gras serve to whet the appetite, setting the stage for...

Strings
Address: 1700 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80218

Enjoyed by Denver's suave uptowners, this fine dining restaurant sports a bit of a Kubrick design scheme with stark white walls, chrome chairs, contemporary artwork, and an industrial loft area. While duck salad or a cup of homemade soup serve as ideal appetizers for some, Strings' Dungeness crab cakes and carpaccio with mustard aioli add a touch...

Vesta Dipping Grill
Address: 1822 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

Contemporary and upscale, Vesta Dipping Grill offers great food that finds much favor with the business set. Young professionals looking for a twist on American cuisine flock to this LoDo eatery, enjoying dishes that bear global culinary influences. The open kitchen, for example, crafts savory plates of grilled chicken, duck breast with mango...

Monday, March 30, 2009

Denver's Top BBQ Joints

Brickyard BBQ
4243 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80212
303-561-4875

Hickory House Ribs
10335 S Parker Rd
Parker, CO 80134
303-805-9742

Sam Taylor's Bar-B-Que
435 S Cherry St
Denver, CO 80246
303-388-9300

Famous Dave's Legendary
Pit Bar-B-Que
7557 E 36th Ave
Denver, CO 80238
303-399-3100

Trail Dust Steakhouse
9101 Benton St
Westminster, CO 80031
303-427-1446

Herbs BBQ Shack
201 S Main St
Brighton, CO 80601
303-654-0360

Claim Jumper
7407 Park Meadows Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124
303-790-7015

Hickory House Ribs
10335 S Parker Rd
Parker, CO 80134
303-805-9742

Brothers BBQ
565 Us Highway 287
Broomfield, CO 80020
303-635-2424

Caddy Shack BBQ
550 W South Boulder Rd
Lafayette, CO 80026
303-665-8207

BBQ Roast Lamb

The Weber Chef (Carwyn) makes meltingly good roast lamb on the kettle, so easy and soooo nice, enjoy!

Roasting Meat On BBQ

How to prepare, cook and serve Roast Beef on the BBQ.

Macallan Scotch Tasting - 50 Year Old

At the 24th Annual Aspen Food & Wine Festival, Macallan unveils its extraordinary 50 year-old scotch with a special tasting.

Santa Marie Valley Wine Tasting

Wine tasting at Rancho Sisquoc. Checek out this rustic wine tasting destination in the Santa Maria Valley.

Sonoma County Wine Tasting Room

Alexander Valley Vineyards - Sonoma County Wine Tasting Room

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Make your own Honey Wine

Make your own Honey Wine

How to make Homemade Wine

Learn how to make your own wine from the comfort of your own garage!

How to Make Cheese

Making your own cheese is not only fun, but the quality of the results will amaze you!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Pinot Noir Wine Tasting

Pinot Noir Wine Tasting

Denver's Best Late Night Eateries

Pete Kitchen's

Unsure of what you want? Visit Pete's Kitchen (1962 E Colfax Avenue, (303) 321-3139) and you'll be able to surf their extensive and very affordable menu. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, bar-crawlers head here for a range of comfort food from chili to patty melts, Reubens to chicken fingers, but there's quite a few Greek specialities like gyros and souvlaki. There's also (most fried) seafood options like a shrimp basket and fish sandwiches. They also serve breakfast all day. Try the Gyros Breakfast Sandwich, which comes with scrambled eggs & gyro meat in pita with hash browns.Check out their website which is listed in "Resources."

Mario's Pizza

Pining for Pizza? Head to Two-Fisted Mario's Pizza (1626 Market Street, (303) 623-3523) for thin-crust, New York style pies with a generous amount of your choice of toppings. Open until 2 AM Sunday through Wed and 3 AM through Thursday through Saturday, this pizza parlor is a mix of college-town charm and a trendy vibe. They also have salads for the health conscious, calzones for those who aren't and beer if you want to imbibe.

Mezcal

Craving Mexican? Named after a highly potent alcohol, Mezcal (3230 E Colfax Avenue, (303) 322-5219) stays open every night until 2 AM. Though the decor is (a bit overdone) Mexican, the crowd ranges from the hipster to neighborhood local seeking late night fare and the mood is casual and relaxed for conversation. Start with Rajas Con Queso (roasted green chilies with onions, tomatoes, and cheese), and then move onto dishes like Steak Fajitas, Carnitas Norteñas (boiled pork with rice and beans on 2 corn tortillas, and a side of guacamole), or Salmon Reposado, which is marinated in Tequila and served with black beans, queso and Jalapeño salsa. They have a Myspace page posted under "Resources."

Jerusalem Resta

Hankering for hummus and Middle Eastern cuisine? Snag a seat on the enclosed patio of Jerusalem Restaurant (1890 E Evans Avenue, (303) 777-8828) which is open 24 hours on the weekends and 4 AM during the week. Perfect for vegetarians, there's more than just hummus; try the Fouel (a fava bean dip), salads like Tabbouleh and Fatoush, and Stuffed Grape Leaves. There's plenty of meat options as well, including Cornish hen stuffed with rice and onions, kabobs, lamb shanks and a steak dish called Kallayah, which is sirloin beef tips cooked with onions, tomatoes and peppers. Save room for their delicious phyllo dough pastries like Bird's Nest, which is filled with walnuts, drizzled with sweet syrup and topped with pistachios. They have a website posted below in "Resources."

9th door

Prefer small plates? Choose the 9th Door (1808 Blake Street, (303) 292-2229) which is open every day until 2 AM, except Sunday when it is closed. Have a glass of wine from South America or Spain while you dine on Spanish tapas in a warm, elegant ambiance. Choose from cold plates like Callo de Hacha, which are sea scallops with ham, lemon aioli, and arugula, Ensalada de Camarones y Aguacate, which comes with chilled shrimp and an avocado salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions, tossed in a light aioli dressing. For a warm plate, try Albondigas, which are classic Spanish meatballs served in a light tomato sauce. There's chocolate cake for dessert, but go for the more creative Frutas Sevillana, which a pear poached in white sangria, served with fresh strawberries, strawberry sorbet, and a red sangria honey drizzle. Their website is in "Resources."

Denver's best happy hours

A. Bacaro Venetian Taverna

An inviting bar and restaurant on Boulder's historic Pearl Street that boasts homemade pasta dishes and a thoughtfully-crafted wine list. Happy hour and late-night bar menus offered daily.

Open until 10 p.m.

B. College Inn

The kitchen stays open late and the daily happy hour includes a hearty spread of pizza, pasta and chicken wings at this easygoing neighborhood pub catering to students from nearby University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Open until 2 a.m.

C. Govnr's Park

This long-time favorite of the after work crowd located in the shadow of the Colorado Governor's Mansion has daily drink specials and free happy hour munchies from 2:30 to 6:30 and 9PM to close.

Open until 2 a.m.

D. Mezcal

Tequila connoisseurs head to this hip cantina-style bar and restaurant among the galleries and indie boutiques on bustling East Colfax for $1 tacos and Mexican beers during the afternoon and late-night happy hours.

Open until 1 a.m.

E. nine75

Happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday at this hip, eclectic restaurant and lounge serving comfort food with a rock 'n' roll twist.

Open until 1 a.m.

F. Redfish New Orleans Brewhouse

This Louisiana-style fish house and brewery boasts a tasteful beer selection, live music, and daily happy hour from 4 to 7pm and all day on Sunday.

G. Union - An American Bistro

Happy Hour is Monday thru Friday from 2 to 6 PM and includes $2.50 well drinks, house wines and select beers. But the real reason to show up to this tasteful bistro is the fresh-squeezed margaritas and progressive martini menu.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Breckenridge Avalanche & Bristol Red Rocket Tasting

Amber Ale from Breckenridge brewery and a Pale Ale from Bristol.


Breckenridge Brewery Oatmeal Stout Tasting

Tasting, Breckenridge Brewery Oatmeal Stout,
Rich smooth and satisfying.

Denver's Best Karaoke Bars

Ogden Street South
103 S Ogden St, Denver, CO
Neighborhood: Speer

Charlie's Denver
900 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

Putt N' Pub
7785 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO
Neighborhood: Morse Park

JR's Bar and Grill
777 E 17th St, Denver, CO
Neighborhood: North Capitol Hilll

Bender's Tavern
314 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

MORRISON HOLIDAY BAR
MORRISON HOLIDAY BAR "THE LOCAL CURE"
403 BEAR CREEK AVE, MORRISON, CO
Neighborhood: Starbuck Heights And Morrison Area

Life Of The Party Karaoke
Karaoke
2697 S Kline Cir, Lakewood, CO
Neighborhood: Fox Haven

Moxies Bar and Grill
10890 E Dartmouth Ave, Denver, CO
Neighborhood: Kennedy

Greenfields Pool & Sports Bar
3355 S Yarrow St, Lakewood, CO
Neighborhood: Bear Creek

Club 44
12100 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO (Map)
Neighborhood: Fruitdale

How to Make a Hot Toddy Cocktail

how to make a Hot Toddy cocktail.

Thai-style Beef Stew

Red curry beef stew with potatoes and peanuts. Check site for details and recipe!

Beef Stew For a Snowy Day

Most stew recipes are complicated, but this beef stew is simple: cut everything up, throw it in a pot, and put it in the oven.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How to Make Steamed Chicken with Vegetables

This steamed chicken recipe is delicious, healthy, and quite easy to make.

How to Make Egg Foo Young

Learn how to make delicious egg foo young.

Hot and sour soup chinese food recipe

Hot and sour soup chinese food recipe with thinly sliced pork, water chestnuts, sauces and spices.

Easy Breakfast Quesadilla

Show you the versatility of tortillas by making an easy breakfast quesadilla.

Mexican shrimp enchiladas and scallops with corn recipe

Easy to make Mexican food recipe for the grill is funny, delicious, shocking, but yummy.

Authentic Mexican Food

Here are some authentic Mexican recipes.

Denver's Best Budget Hotels

Best Western Denver Southwest
Address: 3440 S Vance St, Lakewood, CO 80227

Located in a quiet neighborhood, this Best Western is an ideal home base for exploring Denver and its surroundings. Guest rooms are equipped with microwave, mini-fridge, dual-line phone with voice mail and dataport, cable television, and coffeemaker. A complimentary continental breakfast, served each morning, features make-your-own waffles,...

Boston Commons Corporate Apartments
Address: 6380 S Boston St, Englewood, CO 80111

Especially nice for extended stays, this property offers spacious, comfortable rooms and suites. All guest rooms include dataport, refrigerator, cable TV, on-demand movies, and coffeemaker; suites have a fully equipped kitchen and gas fireplace. Services include a complimentary breakfast buffet and evening reception with open bar and hors...

Comfort Inn & Suites Northeast
Address: 4685 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80216

Situated about 15 minutes from downtown Denver, this comfortable hotel is convenient for business travelers, especially since several national companies have offices in the area. Guest rooms feature telephone with voice mail and dataport, cable television, and coffeemaker. A number of restaurants are nearby, and the hotel offers a complimentary...

Comfort Inn Downtown Denver
Address: 401 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

Ideally situated, this Comfort Inn is one block from 16th Street Mall and Denver Pavilion, and a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options is within walking distance. Guest rooms feature dual-line telephone with dataport and voice mail, high-speed Internet access, cable television, and Nintendo. The hotel offers a business center,...

Drury Inn Denver East
Address: 4380 E Peoria St, Denver, CO 80239

It's not unusual these days for a hotel to offer a complimentary breakfast, and the good ones usually feature prepackaged muffins and cereal, maybe some fruit, and coffee. Drury, however, has taken the idea a notch above, with scrambled eggs, sausage, Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, and more. Now that's breakfast! Clean, comfortable rooms are...

Fairfield Inn Denver Cherry Creek
Address: 1680 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222

Fairfield Inns are known to provide comfortable, reliable lodging at affordable rates, and this property near Colorado Boulevard and I-25 is no exception. You'll find cozy guest rooms with free WiFi access, cable TV with pay-per-view movies, refrigerator, and voice mail. A tasty continental breakfast is served each morning, and plenty of...

Holiday Inn Express Aurora
Address: 1500 S Abilene St, Aurora, CO 80012

Business travelers relish this property, whose recreational facilities include an outdoor pool and fitness room (guests may also obtain a free pass to a nearby health club). A complimentary continental breakfast is available each morning, and guest rooms are equipped with voice mail and dataport, cable television, and coffeemaker. Refrigerator and...

La Quinta Inn & Suites Denver Airport DIA
Address: 6801 Tower Rd, Denver, CO 80249

This conveniently located hotel is ideal for times when you have an early-morning or late-night flight. Tastefully furnished rooms feature free high-speed Internet access, coffeemaker, and phone with dataport and voice mail. King rooms and suites are also equipped with refrigerator and microwave. A complimentary continental breakfast is offered...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How to Prepare Fish for Sushi

Get seafood ready to be served as sushi.

Cooking some authentic Japanese cuisine

Asian food recipes, from Burma to Thailand.

How to Make Sushi

You may think sushi is just raw fish, but you'd only be half right. It's actually the combination of fish and rice -- and how it's combined is an art form in itself.

Top Japanese Restaurants in Denver

Banzai
Address: 6655 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80224

This Japanese restaurant knows how to prepare sushi, and with over 100 options available, the menu offers plenty of choices. Select rolls prepared with either fish, seaweed, eel, or avocado on the outside; try whole fried rolls; or opt for a low-carb selection, made without rice. If you prefer a cooked meal, a tempting array of traditional dishes...

Domo
Address: 1365 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204-3422

Highlighting foods from rural Japan, Domo caters to trendy urban Denverites. The interior is set with a collection of Japanese artifacts, and tables and chairs are crafted to look like tree logs. A Japanese garden completes the tranquil, country-influenced atmosphere. The cuisine mimics the dining room's rustic nature and features fresh selections...

J'shabu
Address: 2680 S Havana, Aurora, CO 80014

Don't expect to sit back and relax at this eatery – patrons play an instrumental part in cooking their own food. Seated at a horseshoe-shaped counter that surrounds an open kitchen, diners are given a steaming bowl of broth in which to cook meats, seafood, and veggies brought by servers (always on hand to provide guidance). Leave the ingredients...

Japon
Address: 1028 S Gaylord St, Denver, CO 80209

This sushi authority appears small and unassuming from the outside, especially given its strip mall location, but once you're inside and sample a sushi roll or a serving of perfectly marinated teriyaki chicken, you'll realize that Japon does indeed have bragging rights. Tasty cuisine and a sure hand in the kitchen as well as on the floor add up to...

Osaka Sushi
Address: 3940 E Exposition Ave, Denver, CO 80209

Tucked away from the hustle of Colorado Boulevard, Osaka Sushi is a real find for those who love authentic Japanese cuisine. Expertly prepared by veteran chefs, flavorful dishes come proudly presented by attentive servers. Try a Denver roll, delicately filled with yellowtail tuna, crab, cucumber, and radish sprouts, or sample a vegetarian dish of...

Oshima Ramen
Address: 7800 E Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80231

Oshima Ramen is on a mission to ensure that you get tasty noodle dishes delivered to your table swiftly and with a smile. With sister restaurants in Japan, it's not surprising that this ramen shop is as authentic as they come. From spicy chicken soup to steaming vegetable soup, all bowls feature Oshima's flavorful, signature broth and a host of...

Sonoda's
Address: 1620 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

Consistent quality and fresh ingredients are hallmarks of this Japanese eatery. Plus, prices won't make you grimace. It's such a good buy, Sonoda keeps locals returning time after time. For folks who don't relish sushi, the menu offers a selection of cooked and vegetarian offerings. For starters, try yakitori, a tender chicken kabob cooked in...

Sushi Den
Address: 1487 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210

Sushi Den has received numerous awards and accolades for its exceptional sushi. Wonderful, high-quality dishes are sure to please, and fresh fish is flown in daily – a practice that makes for a slightly pricier, but more than worthy, menu. The modern decor encourages trendy crowds to visit over sake, sushi, and sashimi. Other notable dishes...

Sushi Uokura
Address: 815 Nile Ct, Golden, CO 80401

Juxtaposing homespun charm and modern pizzazz, Sushi Uokura breaks out of the mold of typical sushi places. The restaurant is housed in a refurbished cottage and provides a comforting, if somewhat odd, backdrop to stellar sushi. Feast on noodle dishes, sukiyaki, and even steak, but don't forget the sushi. Yellowfin tuna, red snapper, salmon, and...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

2005 San Luigi Chianti Classico Wine Tasting

This video wine tasting is brought to you by the "Blog Wine Cellar". In this episode Thomas takes you through a wine tasting of this Chianti and talks about the flavors and aromas that encompasses.

Beer Review: Buster Nut Brown Ale

Beer Review: Buster Nut Brown Ale

How to cook Thai Stir Fried Chicken with Chilies and Basil

Stir Fried Chicken with Chilies and Holy Basil, "Phad Ga-Praw Gai" is a favorite for lunch time meal for the Thai people.

How To Make Wine: Typical Ingredients Explained

Ever wonder what the purpose of each of the wine making ingredients included in a typical wine kit or fruit wine recipe was?

Denver's Best Coffee Houses

Bistro Vendome
Address: 1420 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202

Aspiring to the friendly bustle of a Parisian neighborhood bistro, this establishment in hip Larimer Square is quickly becoming a local favorite. For brunch, try citrus honey-drizzled French toast or a croque-monsieur (ham and cheese sandwich) with pomme frites along with a petit press of coffee; then, return for a dinner of bucatini pasta with...

Common Grounds
Address: 3484 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Local artwork adorns exposed brick walls in this Highland Park area coffee shop. Regulars know it as a good place to order a fragrant coffee drink and a pastry and spend time catching up with old friends. Live music and poetry readings are often scheduled in the evenings, and books abound so you can peruse one of your favorites while sipping a...

Devil's Food
Address: 1020-1024 S Gaylord St, Denver, CO 80209

Forget about counting calories when you step into this bake shop. Savor a divine pastry, cake, or tart from the double cream vanilla bean custard puffs, white chocolate and grapefruit tarts, and flourless hazelnut chocolate cakes that beckon from the spotless display case. Breakfast, brunch, or lunch (think egg dishes, salads, sandwiches, and...

Duo
Address: 2413 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Wherever she goes, Peruvian pastry chef Yasmin Lozada-Hissom earns kudos for her unique and artful approach to dessert. Chocolate cake gets a lift from crunchy toffee bits and a sweet finish with crème frâiche gelato; the lowly strawberry shortcake gets a lovely twist with a brown sugar biscuit and a scoop of lime buttermilk-gelato. Dinner and...

Hooked on Colfax
Address: 3215 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206

This artsy coffee shop does all the things that hip patrons love: They exhibit local art, offer free WiFi, let folks linger over their laptops and journals, and showcase area bands and performers. Plus, the owners are widely reputed to be incredibly friendly and neighborhood-focused, which always provokes a good measure of loyalty. As if that's...

Rheinlander Bakery
Address: 5721 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Olde Town Arvada, Arvada, CO 80002

This bakery believes in doing things the old-fashioned way – from scratch. You won't find anything pre-packaged or processed, just sinfully delicious homemade goodies. Seven-layer tortes, hand-decorated cookies, and traditional layer cakes line the shelves, and German and European recipes are the specialty. (The kitchen has been perfecting them...

St. Mark's Coffeehouse
Address: 2019 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80206

For breakfast, lunch or a simple coffee stop, St. Mark's fits the bill. The trendy, artistic interior contributes to an atmosphere of casual cheer, and a large garage door opens to balmy breezes on warm days. Coffee drinks, especially mochas and cappuccinos, are fabulous, and guests add in cookies, pastries, desserts, soups, and panini sandwiches...

Stella's Coffeehouse
Address: 1476 S Pearl St, Old South Pearl Street District, Denver, CO 80210

Stella's draws coffee-lovers but also proves popular with folks who appreciate live music. Guests are often regaled by the tunes of area performers, who play for tips and recognition. Soothing sounds range from jazz to classical, and the warm, comforting interior features obligatory bookshelf-lined walls. Enjoy your favorite hot drink while...

The Market
Address: 1445 Larimer St, Larimer Square, Denver, CO 80202

Stop by The Market for a wide assortment of salads, sandwiches, and sweets. The casual café draws a diverse crowd (it's great for people-watching!), and there's something for everyone. The drink menu boasts an extensive list of coffees and teas, perfect for sipping at one of the small tables or taking along with you. Pair it with a pastry or a...

Village Roaster
Address: 9255 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood City Commons, Lakewood, CO 80226

Consistent, high-quality coffee and tea products – that's the name of the game at Village Roaster. Gourmet coffee lovers find themselves returning again and again to peruse the selections of this Lakewood store. A selection of candies and brewing accessories is also available, and a great gift shop offers products sure to bring a smile to the...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Disney's California Food & Wine Festival 2009

From April 24 to June 7, 2009, a World Celebration comes to Disneyland® Resort. This six-week festival showcases California's rich fusion of flavors.

Denver's Best Wine Bars

1. Vines Wine Bar & Tapas
19501 E Main St, Parker, CO
Owned by two certified sommeliers, this wine bar serves tapas and carries over 85 bottles of wine.

Tips: Check out the online calendar of weekly events going on. Keep in mind that there is an open-mic night every Thursday and live music, Wednesdays through Saturdays.


2. The Village Cork
1300 S Pearl St, Denver, CO
Charming, romantic Washington Park wine bar woos connoisseurs with fine vintages.
Tips: Can’t decide on one wine in particular? Go for the flights ($10 for three) to sample a variety of selections.

3. Paris Wine Bar
1549 Platte St, Denver, CO
Dimly lit, relaxing wine bar done up in light woods and burgundy hues serves dozens of wines, plus cheeses and other light appetizers.
Tips: The bar holds wine tastings the third Monday of every month, plus occasional live music performances.

4. Trios Enoteca
1730 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO
A wine bar with all the elements for a romantic evening in the city.
Tips: Trios is a cigar bar, so be prepared for smoke in the air. Also, reservations are not accepted.

5. Bistro Al Vino
15352 E Ida Dr Unit E, Centennial, CO
Savor elegant wines and martinis with sophisticated small plates in this laid-back Centennial bar.
Tips: Ladies night is every Tuesday, featuring French bubbly from $3 a glass and 8-ounce cosmos for $5.

6. Solera Restaurant & Bar
5410 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
Virtually every plate is a mouth-melter of lush flavor, artful presentation and wonder.
Tips: The sprawling wine list has the most outrageously priced bottles in Colorado ($5,999 frees the ’24 Rothschild from the safe).

7. Water 2 Wine
8130 S University Blvd, Centennial, CO
Wine shop in Centennial sells wine by the bottle, the batch or by the glass.
Tips: The shop can create a personalized label to put on a bottle for you.

Denver's Best Brunches

A. Lola
Boisterous and booming, this glitzy Mexican attracts some of Denver's most caliente people.

Open until 10 p.m.
B. AIX
This uptown winner features an excellent wine list, and an even more excellent lamb hash dish for breakfast. Come with a date; you'll be inspired to romance.

Open until 10 p.m.
C. Rioja
Who knew that Spanish cuisine went so well with a mimosa? Hit this Larimer Square favorite to verify.

Open until 10 p.m.
D. Strings Restaurant
Like a quantum leap back to the 80s (in a good way) Strings serves crowdpleasing fare in a boisterous room.

Open until 10:30 p.m.
E. Racines Restaurant
A favorite go-to place for groups of folks with disparate tastes; Racines makes everyone happy without gouging their wallets.

Open until 12 a.m.
F. Cafe Bisque
The lemon poppyseed pancakes at Cafe Bisque is one of Denver's very best day-starters, especially when washed down with a glass of champagne.

Open until
G. Mona's
New Orleans cuisine with the coffee to match, this spot serves rib-sticking brunch fare to hipsters and their fans.

Open until
H. Lucile's Creole Cafe
Eggs Pontchartrain anyone? Fill up on a rib-sticking Louisiana breakfast at this Front Range institution. Come early, or expect to wait.

 Open until

The following item is a pick of the Denver Post's.
I. Toast
Solid breakfast plates, plus one of the area's best BLTs, this south suburbs cafeteria is a hit with families.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Duckhorn's Goldeneye Pinot Noir Tasting

Goldeneye Pinot Noir winery. Join us as sample the new vintages and talk with winemaker Zach Rasmuson about the challenges and rewards of making Pinot Noir.

Tasting Cabernet and Talking Biodynamics

Gary Fisch of Gary's Wine & Marketplace in NJ tastes Cabernet and talks Biodynamics with Violet Grgrich of Grgich Winery.

Beer Tasting: Pilsner Urquell

Pilsner Urquell (Original Pilsner) has got to be the Emperor of all beers!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Home brew beer, the basics of beer brewing

The step by step process used to brew malt extract recipe beer. This is a great video to watch if you're brewing for the first time, or want to know more about how to home brew.

Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Denver

Brown Palace Hotel
Address: 321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

The historic Brown Palace regularly wins raves from both travel professionals and guests. In fact, "Travel and Leisure" named it the "World's Best Business Hotel," "Bon Appetit" has praised the hotel's restaurants, and the local press consistently names it to their "best of..." lists. Luxury and service are hallmarks of the Palace, which has...

Grand Hyatt Denver
Address: 1750 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202

In keeping with its location, this attractive Hyatt features decor inspired by the American West, namely a 20-foot stone fireplace and lots of wood and granite. Stylishly furnished guest rooms continue the theme and are equipped with extras like a mini-bar, high-speed Internet access, voice mail, and elegant marble bathroom. The rooftop health...

Hyatt Regency Tech Center – Denver
Address: 7800 E Tufts Ave, Denver, CO 80237

Located in the Denver Tech Center complex, this Hyatt is a favorite of business travelers. On-site you'll find a full business center, state-of-the-art health club, indoor lap pool, hot tub, two restaurants, and a sports bar. In-room amenities include wireless Internet access, two-line speakerphone with voice mail and dataport, cable television,...

JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek
Address: 150 Clayton Ln, Denver, CO 80206

This tastefully appointed hotel is convenient to lots of upscale shopping and dining. In spite of the hotel's unassuming exterior, the lobby and guest rooms are full of elegant touches, including a grand staircase in the entry that leads to meeting facilities and the spa. Rooms and suites include flat-screen cable TV, pay-per-view movies, hair...

Loews Denver Hotel
Address: 4150 E Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80246

Elegant Italian styling extends from the lobby's marble floors and hand-painted murals to the guest rooms' marble-topped desks. Standard room features include mini-bar, dual-line phone with voice mail and dataport, high-speed Internet access, and cable TV with on-demand movies. Services include local area shuttle, access to a health club, and...

Omni Interlocken Resort
Address: 500 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021

An attractive atrium lobby greets guests at this relaxed golf resort, situated on the grounds of Interlocken Technology Park. Leisure facilities include 27 holes of golf, a full-service spa and fitness center, complimentary bike rentals, restaurants, and a pub with pool tables and games. Stylish rooms and suites feature fully stocked refreshment...

Renaissance Denver Hotel
Address: 3801 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80207

Graced by a lovely 12-story atrium, this modern hotel is located about 20 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from downtown Denver. Tastefully furnished rooms and suites feature high-speed Internet access, private balcony, cable TV with pay-per-view movies, and voice mail. In addition to complimentary airport transportation, the hotel has...

Sheraton Denver Hotel
Address: 1550 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202

Situated on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver, the Sheraton is a top choice, especially for business travelers. On-site facilities include three restaurants, a nightclub, a year-round outdoor pool, sauna, and fitness center. The hotel offers 24-hour room service and full concierge services, plus a business center and gift shop. Rooms and...

Westin Tabor Center
Address: 1672 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80202

Adjacent to 16th Street Mall, Westin Tabor Center provides easy access to a plethora of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Guest rooms feature dual-line phone with dataport and voice mail, high-speed Internet access, mini-bar, and cable TV with on-demand movies. The hotel offers a number of recreational opportunities, including indoor...

Westin Westminster
Address: 10600 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO 80020

Part of Westminster Promenade, an attractive complex of shops and restaurants in a Denver suburb, this Westin boasts inviting ambience, highlighted by a two-story stone fireplace in the lobby and stunning mountain views. Rooms and suites are suitably equipped and comfortably furnished. An indoor pool and fitness center are available, and the hotel...

The 10 Best Denver Dessert & Coffee Restaurants

Bistro Vendome
Address: 1420 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202

Aspiring to the friendly bustle of a Parisian neighborhood bistro, this establishment in hip Larimer Square is quickly becoming a local favorite. For brunch, try citrus honey-drizzled French toast or a croque-monsieur (ham and cheese sandwich) with pomme frites along with a petit press of coffee; then, return for a dinner of bucatini pasta with...

Common Grounds
Address: 3484 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Local artwork adorns exposed brick walls in this Highland Park area coffee shop. Regulars know it as a good place to order a fragrant coffee drink and a pastry and spend time catching up with old friends. Live music and poetry readings are often scheduled in the evenings, and books abound so you can peruse one of your favorites while sipping a...

Devil's Food
Address: 1020-1024 S Gaylord St, Denver, CO 80209

Forget about counting calories when you step into this bake shop. Savor a divine pastry, cake, or tart from the double cream vanilla bean custard puffs, white chocolate and grapefruit tarts, and flourless hazelnut chocolate cakes that beckon from the spotless display case. Breakfast, brunch, or lunch (think egg dishes, salads, sandwiches, and...

Duo
Address: 2413 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Wherever she goes, Peruvian pastry chef Yasmin Lozada-Hissom earns kudos for her unique and artful approach to dessert. Chocolate cake gets a lift from crunchy toffee bits and a sweet finish with crème frâiche gelato; the lowly strawberry shortcake gets a lovely twist with a brown sugar biscuit and a scoop of lime buttermilk-gelato. Dinner and...

Hooked on Colfax
Address: 3215 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206

This artsy coffee shop does all the things that hip patrons love: They exhibit local art, offer free WiFi, let folks linger over their laptops and journals, and showcase area bands and performers. Plus, the owners are widely reputed to be incredibly friendly and neighborhood-focused, which always provokes a good measure of loyalty. As if that's...

Rheinlander Bakery
Address: 5721 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Olde Town Arvada, Arvada, CO 80002

This bakery believes in doing things the old-fashioned way – from scratch. You won't find anything pre-packaged or processed, just sinfully delicious homemade goodies. Seven-layer tortes, hand-decorated cookies, and traditional layer cakes line the shelves, and German and European recipes are the specialty. (The kitchen has been perfecting them...

St. Mark's Coffeehouse
Address: 2019 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80206

For breakfast, lunch or a simple coffee stop, St. Mark's fits the bill. The trendy, artistic interior contributes to an atmosphere of casual cheer, and a large garage door opens to balmy breezes on warm days. Coffee drinks, especially mochas and cappuccinos, are fabulous, and guests add in cookies, pastries, desserts, soups, and panini sandwiches...

Stella's Coffeehouse
Address: 1476 S Pearl St, Old South Pearl Street District, Denver, CO 80210

Stella's draws coffee-lovers but also proves popular with folks who appreciate live music. Guests are often regaled by the tunes of area performers, who play for tips and recognition. Soothing sounds range from jazz to classical, and the warm, comforting interior features obligatory bookshelf-lined walls. Enjoy your favorite hot drink while...

The Market
Address: 1445 Larimer St, Larimer Square, Denver, CO 80202

Stop by The Market for a wide assortment of salads, sandwiches, and sweets. The casual café draws a diverse crowd (it's great for people-watching!), and there's something for everyone. The drink menu boasts an extensive list of coffees and teas, perfect for sipping at one of the small tables or taking along with you. Pair it with a pastry or a...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

CMN Video: Great Beer and Food Pairings

Jennifer speaks with Chef Brent Wertz of the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia about his innovative pairings of beer with food.

Free Wine Class: How to pair wine and cheese

Tips for pairing red, white and sparkling wine with cheese at a party, dinner or special occassion from Kathleen Lisson, CSW.

Wine and Cheese Pairings

Today Gary tastes 4 wines and tastes 4 cheeses and then talks about how they work together. This is a very interesting episode.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Denver's Best Micro Brewpubs

Breckenridge Brewery & Pub - Brewpub 
471 Kalamath St.
Denver CO 80204
Phone 303.623.2739
www.breckenridgebrewery.com
Brewmeisters - Micro 
4101 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80222
Ph 303.691.2739

Broadway Pub
2441 Broadway
Phone 303.292.5027

Bull & Bush - Brewpub 
4700 Cherry Creek Drive S.
Phone 303.759.0333
www.bullandbushpub.com

Denver Chop House - Brewpub 
1735 19th St., #100
Denver CO 80202
Phone 303.296.0800

Flying Dog Brewery - Brewpub  
2401 Blake Street
Denver CO 80205
Ph 303.292.5027
www.flyingdogales.com
Gnash Brewing Company - Micro 
8071 Greenwood Court
Denver CO 80221
Ph 303.426.8251

Hops Grill & Bar - Brewpub 
149 Steele St.
Phone 303.377.0909
www.hopsonline.com

Pint's Pub - Brewpub  
221 West 13th Ave.
Denver CO 80204
Phone 303.534.7543
www.pintspub.com

Rock Bottom Brewery - Brewpub 
1001 16th St.
Denver CO 80202
Phone 303.534.7616

SandLot Brewery
Coors Field, 2145 Blake St.
Phone 303.0298.1587

Wynkoop Brewing Company - Brewpub
1634 18th St.
Denver CO 80202
Phone 303.297.2700
www.wynkoop.com

Denver's Best Hang Out Bars

Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery
Address: 4700 Cherry Creek Dr S, Denver, CO 80246

Denver's Bull & Bush mirrors Britain's best pubs, down to its cozy furnishings and characteristic memorabilia. Guests revel in the comfortable, dim interior as well as in the microwbrews, which flow freely and are apt complements to authentic plates of fish and chips. Multiple televisions keep visitors abreast of the latest happenings in the...

Pint's Pub
Address: 221 W 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80204-2711

Pint's is a traditional British pub – with a twist. Although it boasts British memorabilia, gone are dim, wood-heavy interiors characteristic of England's finest establishments. Instead, you'll find bright colors, a vibrant mural, and photos of pubs in the UK. Home-brewed pale and light ales can be sampled from the drinks menu, which also offers a...

The Church
Address: 1160 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203

Housed (not unexpectedly) in a former church, this nightspot takes adaptive reuse to a new level. Locals, in particular, love to dance the night away amid the gorgeous architecture of the striking building. Upbeat music reverberates throughout the large space, and young, single professionals capitalize on its reputation as one of Denver's best...

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge
Address: 930 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203

Not just a fancy sobriquet, Dazzle more than lives up to its name. The popular restaurant and bar is known for its funky interior and stylish clientele. You're sure to find something just right for your tastes, whether it's cocktails in the lounge or a full meal in the dining room. In fact, Dazzle's New American cuisine is nothing to overlook, and...

Gabor's
Address: 1223 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

Perfect for a relaxed night out with a great group of friends, Gabor's provides stiff drinks (well specials are fantastic), tasty food, comfy red booths, and an outstanding jukebox. A bit of old Hollywood glamour can be found in black-and-white movie stills and memorabilia covering the walls. Pool tables and video poker machines in the back room...

Wynkoop Brewing Company
Address: 1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202-1212

Occupying one of Denver's oldest buildings, multi-level Wynkoop Brewing Company was the town's first genuine brewpub and remains its favorite. The ground floor is a family-friendly dining room with a menu of traditional pub grub and American regional favorites. Upstairs is a classy, often crowded pool hall with 22 tables. If all of them are...

Funky Buddha
Address: 776 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203

Atmospheric, dimly lit, and frequented by a contingent of Denver's most practiced nightlifers, Funky Buddha is a favorite destination. Patrons dress to the nines and take seriously their mission of drinking and socializing. Various DJs spin throughout the week, and music tracks include house, salsa, trance, and hip-hop. An addictive tapas menu and...

El Chapultepec
Address: 1962 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

El Chapultepec has been hosting jazz and blues notables since 1951, including the likes of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. The place is small and usually crowded, but it's known throughout Denver as the city's best venue for live blues and jazz. A limited menu of drinks and Mexican food is offered, and you'll want to try the burritos.

Denver's Best Live Music Bars

Cactus Jack's Saloon
Address: 4651 S Hwy 73, Evergreen, CO 80439

There are few better places to hear live music west of Denver than Cactus Jack's year-round, creekside heated deck. Local and regional bluegrass, jam, and cover bands take the stage every Friday and Saturday, much to regulars' delight. When the snow starts falling, the party moves inside to a warm, wood-paneled space strung with Christmas lights...

El Chapultepec
Address: 1962 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

El Chapultepec has been hosting jazz and blues notables since 1951, including the likes of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. The place is small and usually crowded, but it's known throughout Denver as the city's best venue for live blues and jazz. A limited menu of drinks and Mexican food is offered, and you'll want to try the burritos, which are...

Fadó Irish Pub
Address: 1735 19th St, Denver, CO 80202

Fadó offers authentic Irish pub atmosphere with food, drink, and entertainment to match. Inside, the place features a quintessential dark-wood bar and plenty of "pub" ambiance, which is especially accommodating after the sun goes down and the place gets packed. Fadó frequently features live music – dancing is always encouraged! – as well as...

Grizzly Rose
Address: 5450 N Valley Hwy, Denver, CO 80216

Country music fan? You've got to visit Grizzly Rose. In fact, it's won the Country Music Association's "Best Country Music Club" award. Old-time favorites like Willie Nelson and more recent names like LeAnn Rimes appear on the roster of previous performers. Pool tables, a mechanical bull, and a video game room round out the entertainment options....

Herman's Hideaway
Address: 1578 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

Get ready for loud, funky music at Herman's Hideaway. You'll enjoy the likes of Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Opie Gone Bad, who know how to get crowds rocking and on their feet. Performers with diverse musical styles have graced Herman's stage; as a result, you're likely to hear pop, reggae, Latin, jazz, hip-hop, rap, and blues. The crowd...

Mead Street Station Pub & Grill
Address: 3625 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Mead Street Station is widely considered one of Denver's best British pubs. The large food menu includes pub fare as well as more innovative offerings, although it's hard to compete with a pint of Guinness and a serving of requisite fish and chips. The drink menu is sure to please as well, thanks to a diverse supply of beers (on tap and bottled),...

Sing Sing
Address: 1735 19th St, Denver, CO 80202

The name says it all! Visitors to this good-natured venue are invited to join dueling piano players and belt out their favorite melodies. As many as four pianists tickle the ivories at one time, all pounding out rock and roll tunes, both classic and contemporary. In addition to rollicking entertainment, you'll find American-style eats, microbrews,...

Soiled Dove Underground
Address: 7401 E 1st Ave, Lowry Town Center, Denver, CO 80230

This one-time LoDo venue has migrated east to Lowry, the quickly growing residential and commericial area on the outskirts of the city. A warm color scheme with wood accents makes the spot below the Tavern Lowry an intimate, cozy space in which to hear live music, be it blues, jazz, or even big band. First-rate acoustics and free parking are...

The Little Bear
Address: 28075 Hwy 74, Evergreen, CO 80439

Both well-known artists and little-known local dynamos play at The Little Bear, drawing plenty of regulars. You never know who will be playing – it could be anyone from blues great John Lee Hooker to a Beatles cover band or a young alt-rock upstart. Perhaps best described as a rustic Western saloon and restaurant, The Little Bear also offers...

Trios Enoteca
Address: 1730 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

Trios Enoteca boasts a cigar bar and a wine bar, both of which are elegant and upscale. Trendy up-and-comers nurse cocktails while listening to live jazz or R&B, and cigar lovers puff on favorite stogies, relaxing in overstuffed chairs in the comfortable lounge. A welcome selection of appetizers and desserts complements the large drink menu, and a...

Denver's Best Attractions

Denver Art Museum
Address: 100 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Denver Art Museum is highly regarded for its collection of Native American art, which includes over 16,000 pieces from more than 100 tribes across the US. The seven-story contemporary building also houses impressive displays of Pre-Columbian and Central American art and textiles, a fascinating Asian collection, and a fine assortment of modern...

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Address: 2605 Red Rocks Park Rd, Morrison, CO 80465

Truly unique to the area, Red Rocks combines natural geological wonders with a stellar concert and event schedule. Come during the day for the best view of the red sandstone formations, over 250 million years old and 300 feet high. A moderate 1.4-mile trail loops around the area for the best views. Return in the evening to experience acoustic...

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Address: 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

This museum has the largest draw of any cultural exhibit in the region. Denver Museum of Natural History offers an exhilarating look at the history of life on planet earth and also provides an overview of the universe. Exhibits topics include insects, gems and minerals, wildlife of Colorado and the world, and North American Indian cultures.

Denver Botanic Gardens
Address: 1005 York St, Denver, CO 80206

These city gardens issue a call to all green thumbs (and those in training) to come see Denver's horticultural treasures! The gardens spread across 23 acres and feature intriguing specimens from all corners of the globe. In fact, 15,000 species of plants and 20,680 of fungi are represented. Two sister properties, Chatfield Nature Preserve in...

Colorado History Museum
Address: 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Clever use of photographs and artifacts brings the past to life at this museum. Fascinating exhibits like "Ancient Voices" and "Soldiers on Skis" detail, respectively, the lives of the region's Paleo-Indians and the experiences of the 10th Mountain Division. The museum's most unique feature is "Colorado TimeScape," a multi-media display that takes...

Coors Field
Address: 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

If you've got baseball in your blood, you have to make a pilgrimage to Coors Field. The baseball-only stadium came at a price tag of $215 million dollars, but locals say the cost was well worth it. The facility seats more than 50,000 fans and occupies 76 acres. Thanks to loyal fans, the famous ballpark sees a lot of in-season action. By the way,...

Colorado State Capitol Building
Address: 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203
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Even if you're not politically minded, you'll enjoy visiting Colorado's capitol building, which was designed to resemble Washington, DC's. Notable architectural elements include a gold-plated dome that rises 180 feet, carved statues that grace the west entrance, and vibrant stained glass windows. Be sure to search out the hand-painted renderings...

United States Mint
Address: 320 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204

If you've never visited a US Mint, be sure to pencil in time for Denver's, where coins are produced and gold and silver bullion stored. You'll find the process of money-making enlightening, especially when informative tour guides point out intriguing, little-known facts. The Mint Gift Shop offers fun, educational items, including books and...

Molly Brown House Museum
Address: 1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203

This structure was home to the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, who gained her nickname by surviving the sinking of the Titanic. The home is fully restored and furnished with period pieces. Known for her flamboyance, Molly Brown was a formidable woman in Denver society. Special events such as teas and readings are offered at the home these days.

Denver Zoo
Address: 2300 Steele St, City Park, Denver, CO 80205

The Denver Zoo, as it currently exists, arose from humble beginnings – the gift, in 1896, of a young black bear to the mayor. From this small start, the zoo has mushroomed into an 80-acre refuge housing approximately 4000 animals. Habitats that mimic in-the-wild conditions shelter animal residents, who include great cats, primates, reptiles,...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Top Dance Clubs in Denver


Address: 1475 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80202

Trendy beyond words, 5° offers stylish patrons a cool-retro place to cool their heels, sip a designer martini, and nosh from a small plates menu designed by Eric Roeder, Bistro Vendome's executive chef. Choose from 48 different martinis and sample tasty little morsels like Idiazabel with piquillo pepper confit/

La Rumba
Address: 99 W 9th St, Denver, CO 80204

Sleek, vibrant La Rumba issues a call to all serious salsa dancers! Moves are intense at the club, considered one of Denver's most popular Latin dance venues. A large dance floor beckons patrons to show off the intricacy of their salsa steps, and the bar makes available a variety of martinis and microbrews. Novices are pleased to discover that...

Stampede
Address: 2430 S Havana, Aurora, CO 80014

Break out your cowboy boots! Stampede is the best for line dancing and Western swing, with a huge dance floor and great music. If fancy footwork isn't your thing, lessons are available (check their website for the schedule), but it's fun to sit and watch, too, because Stampede draws the area's most talented dancers around. And when the munchies...

The Church
Address: 1160 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203

Housed (not unexpectedly) in a former church, this nightspot takes adaptive reuse to a new level. Locals, in particular, love to dance the night away amid the gorgeous architecture of the striking building. Upbeat music reverberates throughout the large space, and young, single professionals capitalize on its reputation as one of Denver's best...

Tracks
Address: 3500 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205

Through various incarnations and locations, Tracks has managed to stay popular and always packed. Although originally catering to the gay community, the club now draws a crowd that's extremely diverse. Everyone's here for a good time, so relax, down a couple of drinks and let your inner dance diva have free rein. Music spans a range of genres...

Vinyl
Address: 1082 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

User rating: ( Rate It! )    |    Add to a Suitcasemajor fire and severe blizzard damage in past years and having lived to tell the tale. The diversity of experience the club offers has much to do with its success; the larger dance floor provides a more mainstream event for the casual clubber, and downstairs, intimate rooms are a haven for...

Top 10 White Wines Under $10

10. Veramonte Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Chile ($9)
Grown in Chile’s Casablanca Valley—the premier south of the equator location to grow Sauvignon Blanc—this wine is vibrant and refreshing with floral and citrus characteristics. The rich fruit flavors are complemented by a lively acidity.

9. Huber Gruner Veltliner Hugo 2006, Austria ($10)
This Down Under offering is apple-y and fresh with citrus and a touch of the exotic. It has a pale straw color and a distinctly earthy character. The flavor is consistent with the nose, with the crisp citrus coming through nicely. Tart and bone dry.

8. Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2007, California ($9)
Crisp, make that, very crisp. A tropical-style Sauvignon Blanc that has the breezy flavors of pear, melon, lime and sweet pea. No oak flavor, just a clean, tart wine with a refreshing finish.

7. Banrock Station Riesling 2006, Australia ($6.50)
This is the wine you bring to the neighborhood barbecue. A hint of sweetness and minerals to go along with its tropical notes and a bit of acidity. And for the asking price, it is well worth stocking up on for any summer occasion.

6. Danzante Pinot Grigio 2006, Italy ($10)
This wine is a light straw yellow with lovely notes of apple and pear and a crisp floral bouquet. It’s fresh and lively but also has a full-bodied quality rare in the price range.

5. Eola Hills Chardonnay 2006, Oregon ($10)
A remarkable price/value ratio on this Oregon Chardonnay: Wine & Spirits magazine calls it “simple and fresh,” and praises the “lightly-oaked Chardonnay” with “plenty of ripe apple flavor and sufficient acidity.” For those who prefer a little more body and complexity than found in the average Sauvignon Blanc.

4. Luis Felipe Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2007, Chile ($9)
Don’t let the screw top fool you. Wine guru Gary Vaynerchuk included it in his book, 101 Wines. Made in Chile’s Central Valley, this wine is crisp and bold with hints of lemon and minerals.

3. Quinta da Aveleda Vinho Verde 2006, Portugal ($8)
The editors at Wine & Spirits magazine thought enough of this bright, crisp white with a hint of spritz to rate above several far pricier wines at a recent tasting. MainStreet agrees: The perfect companion to those long, languorous summer days.

2. Santa Barbara Crossing Chardonnay 2005, California ($10)
Another top-rated pick by Wine & Spirits, this wine is a different experience altogether. It is rich, and well-ripened, with aromas of apple, pear and peach. (It’s refreshing and complex making it one of those whites you can drink year-round.)

1. La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Luberon 2007, France ($9)
A lovely Rhone Valley choice, this label blends four white-wine grapes. The result is a flavorful and crisp wine with citrus and peach accents balanced by a nice mineral undertone. Enjoy!

Top 10 Beers

1. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
In no particular order, I begin with Pale Ale. Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale is a great example of the American interpretation of this classic English brew. It is amber colored and has a nice balanced flavor. It is hopped with distinctive Cascade hops.

2. Fuller's ESB - Bitter
Fuller’s ESB is my selection for the huge family of bitters. The name might stand for Extra Special Bitter though no one really agrees on what ESB means. This beer is dark with rich malt flavoring. Light hops and low alcohol makes this a good session beer.

3. Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter - Porter
Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter might be as close to the original porter that you can get in the beer world. Taddy has a rich dark color and a medium body.

4. Pilsner Urquell - Bohemian Pilsner
Bohemian Pilsner can only really be represented by the one beer – Pilsner Urquel, the original. Despite changes in brewing and lagering methods over the years, this is more or less the same beer that came out of the Plzen casks on October 5, 1842 and harkened a new era in brewing.

5. Guiness - Dry Stout
Guinness is my choice for dry stout. This famous beer is perhaps one of the best known beers in the world. With a small dose of beer soured by lactic acid bacteria in each batch, Guinness might not be the prototypical dry stout but it is so ubiquitous it is hard to deny it a spot on my list. Other perhaps more correct choices for this style would be Murphy’s or Beamish Stout.

6. German Pils
With pronounced hops and a lighter malt profile than even Bohemian Pilsner, German pils will be the most familiar beer on this list to those that normally drink megabrewery beers like Coors or Bud.

7. Paulaner Hefe-Weizen
Hefe-Weizen - the best representation of this style, Paulaner, is easily found almost anywhere. Chill a bottle and pour it in a glass making sure to get all of that yeast out of the bottom of the bottle. Many fans of this style like to squeeze a lemon into their glass. That’s fine but save that for the second one. For the first, just enjoy this hallmark of Bavarian brewmasters’ craft all on its own.

8. Thunderhead IPA - India Pale Ale
India Pale Ale is a brew whose history is as interesting as the beer itself. Recently it has become a favorite of that odd breed - the American hop-head. Brewed by Pyramid, Thunderhead is an excellent version of the American interpretation of this style.

9. Hoegaarden - Belguim White
Hoegaarden is at the fore of a revival of the Belgium white, an unusual wheat beer. This is one of the best examples of the mix of spicy yeast and cloudy white that marks a Belgium white.

10. Chimay Trappist Ales
The entry for the Trappist ales, a rich malty style noted for being crafted by monks, is Chimay. You will find that there are a few different varieties available from the Chimay brewery but any of them will do nicely.

Top 10 Wine Happy Hours in Denver

1. Zink Kitchen & Bar
7801 E Orchard Road
Englewood, CO 80111
(303) 779-1559

2. Caveau Wine Bar
450 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 861-3747
Category: Wine Bars
Neighborhoods: Northwest, Uptown

3. Dazzle
930 Lincoln St
Denver, CO 80238
(303) 839-5100
Categories: Jazz & Blues, American (New), Performing Arts
Neighborhoods: Southwest, Capitol Hill

4. Jonesy's EatBar
400 E. 20th Ave.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 863-7473
Categories: American (New), Pubs
Neighborhoods: Northwest, Curtis Park

5. Kona Grill
3000 E 1st Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 974-1300
Category: American (New)
Neighborhoods: Southeast, Cherry Creek

6. Broker Restaurant
821 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 292-5065
Category: Steakhouses
Neighborhoods: Northwest, CBD

7. Forest Room 5
2532 15th St
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-7001
Categories: Tapas Bars, Lounges
Neighborhoods: Northwest, Highland

8. Delite
32 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80238
(303) 722-1278
Categories: Bars, Tapas Bars
Neighborhoods: Southwest, Speer


9. The Oceanaire Seafood Room
1400 Arapahoe St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 991-2277
Category: Seafood
Neighborhoods: Northwest, CBD



10. Vita
1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-4600
Category: American (New)
Neighborhoods: Northwest, Highland

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Denver's Best Brewpubs

A. Southern Sun
Old-school Boulder: Tie-dye banners, jam-band music, a happy=scruffy crowd, and some of the best beer along the Front Range. Try the "Kind Beer."

Open until 1 a.m.


B. Boulder Beer Company
You'll want to visit this, the first brewpub in the state. It will be host outside - try the Sweaty Betty Blonde, a wheat beer.

Open until 9 p.m.


C. Wynkoop Brewing Company
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper doesn't own it anymore, but this is where it all started. The 'hood was rundown when Hick opened this pub, in 1988. Now it's booming. If they have it, try the Patty's Chile Beer.

Open until 2 a.m.


D. Breckenridge Blake Street Pub
Liky Wynkoop, this pub is near Coors Field (yes, our ballpark is named after a brewery). But some of the beer made here is also available in six-packs around the state, and these folks take their beer seriously. Try one of their "small batch" series.

Open until 2 a.m.


E. Falling Rock Tap House
Want beer selection? You sure? Head to this LoDo place and you might find yourself a bit overwhelmed. You could go with a Corona, but please. Just don't

Open until 2 a.m.


F. Pint's Pub
You will visit the Denver Art Museum (you had better), and when you're finished, have a home-brewed beer and some fish 'n' chips.

Open until 2 a.m.


G. Oskar Blues Cajun Grill and Brewery
When you head to Rocky Mountain National Park (like the art museum, you'd better), you'll pass through Lyons. Stop here for some excellent microbrews, and take home a six-pack of the good stuff - in cans.

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Denver's Best Irish Pubs For St. Patty's Day!

Nallen's Irish Pub


Neighborhood: Larimer Square

1429 Market St.
Denver, CO 80202

303-572-0667

Looking for love in all the wrong places? And by wrong places we mean the Internet and high schools. Try Nallen’s – they boast loads of happy marriages that began when the couple met in their bar. What’s their secret? The Irish and English beers on tap? The large Scotch selection? Who knows, but alcohol seemed to work for half of Hollywood. Just don’t come here for frou-frou drinks; it’s not the place to order a strawbana mojito.

Fado Irish Pub


Neighborhood: Lodo

1735 19th St.
Denver, CO 80202

303-297-0066

The craic flows freely at Fado Irish Pub, along with the drafts and whiskey, especially during the reasonably priced weekday happy hours. You may find a new team to support as rugby and soccer fans gather regularly to cheer on their clubs, sometimes as early as 5:30 a.m. depending on the game. The cobblestone floors and panoramas of idyllic Irish scenes give the place a genuine Eire atmosphere. With traditional Irish pub grub, a roaring fire, live music and dancing, Fado is an animated spot to grab the perfect pour of Guinness.

The Irish Hound


575 Saint Paul St.
Denver, CO 80206

303-996-0709

Another of Denver’s midscale Irish public houses, the 'Hound' sets itself apart with the quality of its design. Dark wood offset by brass accoutrements surrounds a gigantic bar with comfortable wooden chairs on loan from County Cork. As befits an Irish pub, they offer an excellent array of whiskeys, and they pour them correctly—in tumblers, not shot glasses. As for food, all is above par, especially the burgers, which are thick and juicy. The wait staff rocks; very friendly and quick with their attention.

Irish Snug


Neighborhood: 17th Avenue / Up Town

1201 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

303-839-1394
The Irish Snug is a Denver authentic Irish Pub, located on Capitol Hill. Rumor has it that Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady hung out here, and when you visit on the weekends you will definitely feel that vibe. This little snug is stacked with great people, food and real Irish energy.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Denver's Top Steak Houses

1515 Market Grill
Address: 1515 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

1515 entices diners with low lighting, a romantic atmosphere, and tantalizing grilled meat and fresh seafood dishes. Maryland crab cakes or duck leg confit make terrific starters. Follow them with sizzling beef tenderloin accompanied by vegetable gratin and leek frites, or maybe smoked venison, duck breast, Kobe sirloin, or lamb shank. The unique...

Brook's Steak House & Cellar
Address: 6538 S Yosemite Cir, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Deservedly famous for prime beef, Brook's has won numerous accolades from local food critics and from DiRoNa and Wine Spectator. The restaurant draws a high-powered professional crowd, not to mention a strong contingency of steak aficionados. Guests delve into massive porterhouses, double-cut lamb chops, perfect filet mignons, and succulent...

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Address: 8100 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111-5013

It may be frequented by high-powered businesspeople and local celebrities, but this steakhouse makes an ideal choice for anyone, especially for special occasions. If big steaks are your passion, Del Frisco's is the right place. On the other hand, if lobster is your thing, Del Frisco's is also the right place. And if you'd prefer veal, Del Frisco's...

Denver ChopHouse & Brewery
Address: 1735 19th St, Denver, CO 80202

Located in a building once used by the Union Pacific Railroad, this athlete-frequented steakhouse provides tasty eats and plenty of people-watching opportunities. An upscale clientele orders large portions of hearty favorites, including prime rib and porterhouse steaks. Seafood selections offer an alternative; salads and burgers are available in...

Elway's
Address: 2500 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206

After opening a string of successful car dealerships, a steakhouse was the next natural step for Broncos legend John Elway. Blending perfectly with other upscale establishments in the area, Elway's offers juicy, well-cooked steaks (the 20 oz. porterhouse draws rave reviews) and comforting side dishes like creamy Yukon mashed potatoes. Seafood...

Emil-Lene's Sirloin House
Address: 16000 E Smith Rd, Aurora, CO 80011

Open for more than 44 years, this steakhouse features cowhand decor and keeps diners returning again and again with its sizzling steaks and tasty sides. Take in the eclectic surroundings while awaiting the unpretentious arrival of a 12-ounce sirloin strip, a filet, or a 24-ounce T-bone. Massive burgers are popular too.

Morton's, The Steakhouse
Address: 1710 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

Morton's offers a lot more than just American Angus. The decor is masculine; the atmosphere, classy. Expect more-than-competent service from the knowledgeable waitstaff, who can converse confidently not only about food but about the lengthy wine list as well. Along with a legendary 24-ounce porterhouse, favorite entrees include whole baked Maine...

Ruth's Chris Steak House
Address: 1445 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

This beloved chain of steakhouses bills itself as the "Home of Serious Steaks," and one visit will tell you that those words are more than just a marketing slogan. Steaks are known for their sizzle, achieved by a dollop of butter dropped on hot-from-the-broiler cuts; your choice will still be sputtering when it's placed in front of you. Ruth's...

Sullivan's Steakhouse
Address: 1745-61 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202

One of Denver's top choices for wining and dining important clients, Sullivan's boasts a classic '40s-era steakhouse look and style – from dark wood furniture and accents to white tablecloths and a smooth-playing jazz ensemble. Expectedly, beef is the specialty, and Sullivan's chefs most assuredly know their cuts. Premiere selections include a New...

The Palm
Address: 1672 Lawrence St, Westin Tabor Center, Denver, CO 80202-2010

The legendary NYC restaurant transitions well out west. The Denver outpost of the family-run Italian steakhouse prepares generous portions of USDA Prime aged steak, Nova Scotia lobster, and traditional Italian fare. Menu items like veal marsala, New York strip, and prime rib of beef are all worthy options. Favored by business executives and...

Beer Tasting with Cherry & Jay: English Brown Ale

Me and me wife taste a bit o' the ol' English ale, brown style yo! Credit must go to the Original Tessa Messa, who gave me the idea to do this video.

Beer Tasting Steinlager from New Zealand

What do people associate New Zealand with? I immediately think of their mighty rugby team (and their Maouri dance). What do people associate New Zealand with when it comes to a good drink?

Lambic Beer Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk sits down with Alec from Wine Library again to go over Lambics.

Wine Tasting with Gary Vaynerchuk & Kevin Rose

Gary Vaynerchuk along with his wine web show Winelibrary.tv has been sweeping the wine world with his no-nonsense attitude to a good glass of red wine.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Top Ten Rieslings Under $10

1. Fetzer Valley Oaks German Riesling 2005 (Germany) $9
The Fetzer Valley Oaks German Riesling is an off-dry, low-alcohol Riesling sourced from the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer and the Rheinhessen, two of Germany's prominent grape growing regions. The flavor profile boasts abundant apple, pear and peach combinations with an enticing semi-sweet finish. Fetzer's Valley Oaks offers an authentic German Riesling, that is easy on the palate, easy on the wallet and is versatile enough to be featured with many a meal.

2. Jacob's Creek Riesling 2004 (Australia) $9
A shining example of an Australian Riesling. Jacob's Creek has captured the essence of dry Rieslings and made them available for all at a very reasonable price. The refreshing flavors of lemon and melon greet your palate, followed by an explosion of grapefruit, all settling in to a tangy, clean finish with moderate minerality. This wine is made for a summertime salad or grilled fish.

3. Firestone Vineyard's Select Riesling 2004 (California) $8
Firestone has produced a classic off-dry Riesling that combines fruit-forward flavors of apricot, pear and apple with a crisp minerality that kicks in to offer substantial support to this full-bodied wine. A terrific partner for Mahi Mahi with pineapple salsa or other seafood delight.

4. Beringer's 2003 Johannisberg Riesling (California) $7
A value wine from Beringer. This particular Riesling lies on the sweeter side and is a perfect introductory Riesling that pairs well with everything from simple appetizers to pasta dishes. It is the recipient of several gold medal honors including "Best of Class" at the 2004 California State Fair and 2004 Taster's Guild International Wine Competition. A bargain at only $7 a bottle.

5. Kendall Jackson's Vintner's Reserve Riesling 2004 (California) $9
This gold medal winning wine is an easy to find Riesling that is sure to suit a wide variety of palates. Ripe fruit flavors of peaches and pear are accentuated by subtle notes of cinnamon and spice. This light, white wine will parnter well with Asian fare or salty fish entrees.

6. Fetzer Vineyards Valley Oaks Riesling 2004 (California) $9
This pale yellow wine is a delicate blend of fruit and floral flavors that are sure to please a variety of palate preferences. A great pick for a plate full of chicken or fish.

7. Wynns Coonawarra Estate Riesling 2002(Australia) $9
If you are itching to see the new screw cap tops, then this may be your lucky pick! Wynns Coonawarra Estate has opted to forego cork and ensure a delightful taste in this vintage of Riesling for their consumers. After you are done peering at the screw cap, buckle up for a terrific wine - full of apple, lemon and lime with an amazing finish.

8. Hogue Cellars Johannisberg Riesling 2004 (Washington) $9
This Riesling from Washington's Columbia Valley has juicy flavors of tangerine, lemon and ripe apricot with a subtle pumpkin spice nuance sprinkled in. A perfect picnic wine, will pair nicely with sandwiches or spicy fare. Hogue Cellars has also been on the cutting edge of utilizing screw cap closures for their wines
9. Felton Road Riesling 2004 (New Zealand) $10
This is a low alcohol (9.5%) wine with higher levels of residual sugar, making for an off-dry Riesling that would complement spicy ethnic dishes as well as blackened fish. Flavors consist of tropical fruits, specifically mandarin oranges and lemon with a nice finish.

10. Rosemount Estate Diamond Traminer Riesling (Australia) $10
This is a beautiful Gewurztraminer and Riesling blend that truly combines the best of both grapes. The Gewurztraminer offers up fresh tropical fruit flavors while the Riesling provides the balance and the acidity for the finish. A zesty wine with a myriad of food matching options - think fish, chicken, Mexican or Asian fare.

The Ultimate Roast Chicken

The secret is a lemon, garlic and herb compound butter UNDER the skin.



Monday, March 9, 2009

Denver Top 10 Mexican Restaurants

Benny's Restaurante y Tequila Bar
Address: 301 E 7th Ave, Denver, CO 80203

As twilight falls over the gently sloped streets of Capitol Hill, it's not unusual to see a crowd lingering at Seventh and Logan. Put your name in for a table at this ever-lively Mexican eatery and you'll soon be part of the throng. Happily, food and drink are worth the wait – well-stuffed enchiladas, crispy sopapillas with honey, and delicious...

El Taco de Mexico
Address: 714 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204

Tiny and brightly painted, this corner eatery is home to traditional Mexican eats offered at very affordable prices. The menu is expansive and in Spanish, but even first-timers can order a delicious meal without too much trouble. Favorites include tacos filled with your choice of cabeza (beef cheeks), carnitas, and even brains. Cilantro, lime,...

El Tejado
Address: 2651 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

Enjoy live mariachi music at El Tejado, and indulge in authentic Mexican goodies with friends. The place isn't exotic, but it does promise consistent food, affordable prices, and fun atmosphere. Seafood dishes are the specialty, especially huachinango (garlic-marinated fried red snapper) and campechana (shrimp, oysters, and octopus in a cool,...

Lola
Address: 1575 Boulder St, Denver, CO 80211

Garnering high praise in its early years, Lola quickly emerged as a force to be reckoned with. Innovative Mexican and Latin American fare, an emphasis on seafood, and a near-comprehensive selection of tequilas ensure a quality experience. Try fresh guacamole prepared tableside, sample seafood enchiladas, or choose from a wide variety of fish,...

Mezcal
Address: 3230 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Yet another of the pleasant surprises Colfax Avenue has to offer, Mezcal is known for top-shelf margaritas and reasonably priced portions of no-frills, south-of-the-border cuisine. Two types of lime combined with high-quality triple sec and tequila make for a perfectly crafted 'rita that's topped several local "best-of" lists. Soft tacos, gigantic...

Patzcuaro's
Address: 2616 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Within its simply-adorned space, Taqueria Patzcuaro offers delicious eats for a bargain. Whet your appetite with one of their signature fruit drinks, and munch on complimentary chips and salsa. Then, peruse the menu and try to come to a decision, faced with the selection of tacos, chiles rellenos, burritos, and enchiladas. Although it may be tough...

Sabor Latino
Address: 4340 W 35th Ave, Denver, CO 80212

Patrons are happy to know that Sabor Latino delivers exceptional Mexican and South American fare at reasonable prices. One bite of a homemade empanada and you'll know you've made the right choice. Burritos, tamales, and enchiladas also line the menu, but the paella on Fridays and Saturdays, and the Bistec a lo Pobre (a ribeye topped with a fried...

Tamayo
Address: 1400 Larimer St, Larimer Square, Denver, CO 80202
A rooftop deck that affords gorgeous views of the Front Range makes Tamayo a natural after-work gathering spot. Nationally-renowned chef Richard Sandoval's offering in Denver, this sleek, contemporary Mexican restaurant is appreciated equally for its to-die-for margaritas and tequilas and its unexpected, delicious takes on old standards. Here, the...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

How to Cook the Perfect Steak

Perfect steak, better than a steakhouse, every time. I show you how.

Promoting my book, Eat What You Want and Die Like a Man - The World's Unhealthiest Cookbook.