Edible Beats

 5 Denver Restaurant Concepts | 6 Restaurants   Owned by Chef Justin Cucci   4,000 sq. foot gardens within Denver's city limits 

Experience Emmerson

Black and antique gold trinkets line the tall black 
cabinets welcoming you to Emmerson. In juxtaposition to the familiar “label maker” branding, you’re at once made to feel at home but also, exceptionally important.

Where Old Meets New

The Roadhouse Boulder Depot is an American-casual restaurant that mixes old and classic with trendy and modern for a truly unique dining experience. The building was constructed in 1890 as the local train station and moved around the area before finding its final home off of Pearl Street behind the Hyatt Place and the bike path in 2015. 
While the…

Eureka!

Archimedes had his Eureka! moment in his bathtub. I had mine on Pearl Street. A steady crowd runs left and right of Pearl and 10th streets as I walk in from the East. My first thought is how uniquely modern and inviting the facade and patio look, even from a block away. The full-length glass windows coupled with the sizable…

All American

River & Woods restaurant, the relatively new occupant of the iconic John’s cottage on East Pearl, should come with a warning: you will not want to leave. Not that this is a bad thing, but this is a neighborhood eatery that does just about everything right – the food, the drinks, the service, and the cozy atmosphere that John’s Restaurant…

Cooking up Community

It was one of those nights: snowy and cold (the weather); tired and hungry (my husband and I). The babysitter canceled, but we were still desperate to get out of the house and let someone else cook and do the dishes. With two young (read: rowdy) kids, there aren’t a whole lot of choices of where we can drop in…

La Dolce Vita

Pearl Street is bustling with life on a Thursday evening as I make my way to Boulder’s new Italian hotspot, Via Perla. Bordered by both 9th and Pearl streets in the heart of the West End, Via Perla is flanked by an outdoor patio perfect for Pearl Street people-watching over artfully crafted Italian fare.

Smokin’ BBQ

Barbecue can be synonymous with outdoor, carefree parties in the heat of an Indian summer. It can be comfort food, gooey and warm straight from the oven (or smoker). It can be spicy, loaded with sauces handcrafted by a master chef. At The Ghost BBQ & Spirits, it's all of these. This nook of flavor needs no opening act, though…

The Greenbriar Inn

Choosing the perfect restaurant for Valentine’s Day can be stressful. You don’t want to take a chance on an untested new eatery, old standbys don’t seem special enough and anything too out there could throw your stomach for a loop – not so sexy. You’re looking for something classic yet stimulating, comfortable yet upscale. You’re looking for the Greenbriar Inn.…

On the Streets

Now that the holidays have passed, we can breathe a sigh of relief at not having to taste another snowman shaped sugar cookie or stomach Aunt Martha’s famous fruitcake for another 12 months. In celebration of a new year, we surveyed our staff for some local hotspots that we haven’t previously profiled. Coming out on top were Il Pastaio, Zo…

ALL SPRUCED UP

Hotel restaurants typically get overlooked by a city’s residents. For one, locals may not know about the eateries because they retire to their own homes rather than to a hotel room. And for another, hotel food doesn’t exactly have a sparkling, must-try reputation. For those reasons, you may not have heard of Spruce Farm & Fish, housed in the historic…

Choose Your Own (Food) Adventure

The dining out experience is in need of a shakeup. You choose a restaurant, read a menu, eat what you order, and go home. Sure, you (hopefully) get something better than what would have come out of your home kitchen and you save yourself the dishes, but the concept is the same whether you go to an Italian or modern…

Zeal Food

Zeal - Food for Enthusiasts, located in the heart of iconic Pearl Street, is “something special,” as described by owner Wayde Jester. Zeal is loaded with paleo, organic, local and delicious fare for enthusiasts and non alike. We visited the bright, modern bistro and were met with smiling chefs and baristas whose commitment to “real” food shone through at every…

Sandwichs in the City

Boulder is a great city, but we already knew that. Mountain views, miles of bike trails, craft beer worth bragging about and ... Sandwiches. That's right. Here in our comfortable foothills paradise lie sandwich shops galore. Each one is packed full of local charm and, well, delicious eats. We sampled four of Boulder's premiere sandwiches to see how each one stacked…