Posted in April 2014

Tamayo: Far beyond Tex-Mex

Two words: Tamale Festival. Richard Sandoval’s Modern Mexican restaurant Tamayo, in Denver’s Larimer Square, is hosting its 1st Annual Tamale Festival. The word “tamale” comes from the Mayan word meaning “wrapped.” Today tamales are a traditional Latin American dish made of corn husks or banana leaves wrapped around masa or corn dough and other ingredients. … Continue reading

DAM Uncorked: So many wines, so little time

It has become a rite of spring: the annual Denver Art Museum DAM Uncorked fundraiser. On April 11, 2014, hundreds of wine tasters — novices and cellar connoisseurs alike – gathered to sample wines from around the world. Patrons paired them with hors d’oeuvres from Kevin Taylor Catering and some of the best people watching … Continue reading

Colorado Wine Tasting: WTF

WTF or Wine That’s Fun is the new label for Michelle Cleveland, winemaker for Colorado’s Creekside Cellars. The Evergreen-based winery makes a number of wines under its Creekside Cellars label. WTF represents a departure from the traditional with a red blend that is food-friendly and fun. It invites the taster to “swirl, sniff, sip, relax, … Continue reading

Taste Around Town: Zink Kitchen + Bar

It can be easy to overlook hotel restaurants, thinking of them as a place to eat room service food in a dining room, where attire beyond hotel bathrobes is required and there is not a TV in sight. This is not the case with Zink Bar + Grill, which is located adjacent to the DoubleTree … Continue reading

Taste Around Town: 1515 Restaurant

Denver is getting spoiled. In recent years a number of shining stars have come to the restaurant scene, elevating Denver’s culinary options to increasingly higher levels. It seems with each new day area foodies bask in a diner’s paradise of excellent meals, with options across the state. Meanwhile, more established restaurants have been raising the … Continue reading