A Closer Look Inside Union Station’s Newest Hotel

Among the many structures surrounding Denver’s Union Station is a recently-erected building that stands out from the rest. Pitch black, with windows that appear almost randomly placed, four gold letters are all that inform guests they’ve arrived at Born—the newest Kimpton Hotels property in the area. Having opened this past summer, the 200-room hotel accurately … Continued

Salati Italian Street Food

As they head toward their second anniversary, Salati Italian Street Food, in the Stapleton neighborhood, is unveiling their fall menu. Salati is one of those little treasures of a restaurant found in unlikely places. Nestled in and among boutiques, big box stores, a comedy club and a movie theater in the Shops at Northfield off … Continued

How to Ace Denver’s New Ice Cream Bike Tour

The Mile High City has a new audio tour in town. The tour is a collaboration with VoiceMap, a GPS-activated app that connects travelers to locals through immersive audio storytelling. It’s like having a local friend inside your ear, guiding you and riffing about the surroundings as you wander on foot or by bicycle.   When … Continued

How I played Iron Chef at the Colorado Beef Council

The Deconstructed Steak Taco on Curried Cauliflower Steak recipe merges the flavors of street tacos with Asian cuisine and the traditional steak house: Latin fusion that’s healthy, gluten free, grain free and dairy free. Cook, Serve and Enjoy! I always wanted to be on Iron Chef, yet as soon as I saw the overflowing bowls … Continued

Mmm… Coffee! Paleo Bistro

There are some amazing paleo restaurants in nearly every state and I love discovering the hidden healthy gems near us, so was very eager to try Mmm… Coffee! after reading some very promising reviews. Their menu had many delicious paleo options so my Husband and I decided to make a trip downtown to try it … Continued

Just BE Kitchen

My Father was in town for a week recently and we had such an amazing time. My Dad is an old fashioned cowboy from Texas. He’s ALWAYS loved Colorado and was excited to venture out with me to all it had to offer. Again, my Dad is old fashioned so he LOVES meat, potatoes, and … Continued

Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace

There are a number of Colorado specific traditions that long-time Coloradans love to share with people new to the state. Some of those traditions include: watching the cattle parade during the National Western Stock Show, taking your kids to Casa Bonita for cliff diving and sopapillas (not for the food), and driving through Rocky Mountain … Continued

Bhakti Chai Green Smoothie w/ Cherries (+ Brewery Tour)

What do legendary rock bands like Jimmy Buffet, Blues Travelers, Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd have in common? They all have a cult following.  A cult following is a group of dedicated and incredibly passionate fans. Well, here’s a little more trivia. Did you know there is a cult following for a certain chai tea? Yep, … Continued

The Secret Life of Chocolate at Chocolate Lab

Scientist, artist and chocolatier, Phil Simonson can read lips. So when menu looki-loos peruse the menu at Chocolate Lab and whisper to each other that mixing chocolate with savory couldn’t possibly work, he “sees” it. Those times make for excellent teachable moments for the former teacher to explain that chocolate does magical things in the world of savory … Continued