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Where to Drink This Week: The Irish Snug

March 11th, 2014 Posted by Culinary Connectors, Denver, restaurants, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

With St. Patrick’s Day next Monday, start the celebrating in style this week at The Irish Snug.  Located on Colfax Ave. in the heart of Capitol Hill, the Irish Snug is one of Denver’s best Irish pubs, and it has won awards for best Irish pub from Westword and The Rocky Mountain News.  In 2010, USA Today named The Irish Snug as one of the top 10 places to spend St. Patrick’s Day in the US.


The Irish Snug has a long weekend of events for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day starting on Friday.  The Annual Capitol Hill Hooley features some of Colorado’s best Irish bands, step dancers and of course Irish pipe bands.  Saturday bring the kids for balloon twisting and a magic show.

Irish Snug offers happy hour 7 days a week from 3-7pm with 2 for 1 drink specials and discounted appetizers.  They also offer traditional Irish food for dinner, lunch and brunch on the weekends from 10am-3pm.

Irish Snug is located at 1201 E Colfax Ave #100, Denver, CO 80218.

Open 7 days a week 11am-2am

Saturday/Sunday brunch 10am-3pm

Happy Hour 3-7pm everyday

Troy Guard & Tyler Lewis

April 9th, 2013 Posted by Chefs, Denver, Radio Show, restaurants No Comment yet
Troy Guard

Troy Guard

Troy Guard of  TAG, TAG Raw and TAG Burger Bar and lead bartender Tyler Lewis join host Becky Creighton.  Listen in as they talk about food and cocktail flavors, and how they continue to innovate to keep the culinary experience creative and fun for their guests.  Troy talks about his background, his mentors and how he wound up here from Singapore.

Culinary Connectors LIVE! Matt Selby and James Iacino from Corner House

February 24th, 2013 Posted by Chefs, Denver, Radio Show No Comment yet

DownloadedFileMatt Selby and James Iacino from Corner House in Denver join Culinary Connectors LIVE! host Becky Creighton. Corner House is a neighborhood bistro-style restaurant with community table seating creating a warm and inviting environment. Matt and James discuss the small, but expanding menu, that features seasonally inspired sharable items. They also discuss their personal favorite dish, the mussels. Kelly Liken from Vail also calls in and her and Becky call about the upcoming Cochon555 competition visit Vail March 10th!

Culinary Connectors LIVE! Karin Lawler from The Truffle Cheese Shop

February 17th, 2013 Posted by Denver, Radio Show No Comment yet

The Truffle Cheese ShopKarin Lawler from The Truffle Cheese Shop joins Culinary Connectors LIVE! host Becky Creighton and gives us an education on cheeses from around the world. The Truffle Cheese Shop specializes in handmade, small batch cheeses, charcuterie, and other speciality items. Karin and Becky discuss how cheese pairs with beer and wines and how to experiment with flavors. Becky also gives away some awesome gift certificates and discusses the upcoming Denver Restaurant Week.

Where to Eat: Denver – Stoney’s Full Steam Tavern

February 8th, 2013 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

stoneysMeet Denver’s Eco-Friendly, Locally Oriented Sports Tavern

There are not many sports taverns like Stoney’s Full Steam Tavern who are on a mission to reduce their carbon footprint.  This environmental awareness has been applied to how they decorate their walls, the high-efficiency light bulbs and Energystar TV’s they use, and of course, the food they serve.  All of the food served at Stoney’s must meet high standards of quality, freshness, seasonality, and environmental ethics.

Stoney’s wants to be more than a sports tavern, like the well-known chain Old Chicago.  Stoney’s wants to live up to being a truly “local” place that celebrates what the state of Colorado may bring to the table.  They have a long list of local partners with whom they work with, which may be found at the website listed below.

Stoney’s will even use local ingredients to make many of their house made items such as their potato chips, nacho cheese, and their Lamb BLT made with house made lamb pancetta that melts in your mouth.

Get oriented with this unique sports tavern this Saturday to celebrate Mardi Gras at their Masquerade Ball.  Beginning at 8pm, all guests will arrive dressed in their finest, with masks at hand.  Their special menu includes black bean and alligator stew, and red beans and rice, all done in authentic Creole style.

Check out Stone’s local partners at <>

Stoney’s Full Steam Tavern is located in Denver’s LoDo at 1434 Blake Street, Denver CO 80202, Tel: 720-465-9830.

Culinary Connectors LIVE! Justin Bresler from Visit Denver and the Upcoming Restaurant Week

January 28th, 2013 Posted by Radio Show No Comment yet

Justin Bresler from Visit Denver joins Culinary Connectors LIVE! host Becky Creighton to discuss the upcoming Restaurant Week. Denver’s Restaurant Week, February 23-March 8, is the largest one in the United States and is in its 9th year. Restuarant week is a celebration of Denver’s culinary scene and happens all over the city! Justin and Becky give away gift certificates to participating restaurants!

Culinary Connectors LIVE! Scott Parker, Aaron Forman of Table 6 and Ian Kleinman from The Inventing Room

January 20th, 2013 Posted by Chefs, Culinary Connectors LIVE!, Denver, Radio Show, restaurants No Comment yet

Scott Parker and Aaron Forman of Table 6 and Ian Kleinman of The Inventing Room join Culinary Connectors LIVE! host Becky Creighton to discusses pork and donuts! Ian’s food philosophy is that food should be fun and creative and in this mindset he has created some truly unique donuts that are offered at donut “pop ups” with partnering Denver Restaurants. Ian and Scott attended culinary school together and discuss partnering up and winning a culinary competition. Finally Scott and Aaron discusses what makes Table 6 unique and some of the exciting changes happening in the restaurant!  Becky also discussed the upcoming Art of Winter event, January 25-February 10th and gives away tickets to one lucky caller!

Where To Eat This Weekend: Denver – Beatrice & Woodsley

January 18th, 2013 Posted by Chefs, Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet
Bringing An Old Love Story to Life for the Diner’s Delight
A story of love at first sight inspired restaurateur and designer Kevin Delk to create a dining venue that would bring this old story of love to life for the enjoyment of all who would one day dine amidst its whimsical interior.  The dining room is tucked away within an Aspen grove, with hanging lanterns scattered about that set the mood for a romantic, cozy evening.
Once you get settled in this fairytale land, feeling like you have been whisked away on a romanticized journey, you will be confronted with a menu as whimsical as the setting.  Start out with “Tip Toe Through the Tulips,” a fine cocktail made of Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka, Lavender, and Lime.  Then once your lips and mouth have been moistened to a point of satisfaction, sink your teeth into some crawfish beignets made with fresh corn batter and spicy red pepper aioli.
Next, for your main course cut into a juicy, tender Colorado-raised Bison Steak, rubbed with coffee and served with an espresso-herb gastrique.  Take a trip to their bathroom to see their sink that drips the water down from the ceiling, before spooning up some Caramel-Coffee Crème Brulee.  At last, request one more cocktail or espresso as you sit back and listen to the soft murmur of voices and laughs among the glimmering aspen trees.
Beatrice & Woodsley is located at 38 South Broadway Denver CO 80209, Tel: 303-777-3505.  Reservations are recommended.

Where To Eat This Weekend: Denver – SAME Cafe

January 6th, 2013 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet
Support SAME Cafe – So All May Eat

Organic Greens Salad

SAME Cafe located on East Colfax Ave is no ordinary cafe.  The cafe has an altruistic mission that has been integrated right into their name SAME, an acronym that stands for “SAll May Eat.”  Rooted in real philanthropySAME Cafe is the first nonprofit restaurant in Denver. SAME Cafe was opened by Brad and Libby Birky in 2006 in  a small store front on the not yet gentrified East Colfax.  Like it’s neighbors, SAME Cafe saw their business grow, just like the neighborhood around them that saw Tattered Cover, the Denver Film Society and Pinche Tacos grace the streets of the East Colfax neighborhood. The first year SAME Cafe opened they fed close to 7,000 people, all paid for on either financial donations or by the patrons working in the restaurant.  In 2011, they fed close to 20,000.  Brad and Libby have also helped other “pay what you can” restaurants around the country.

The cafe seeds local, organic meals made with health in mind.  Not wanting to exclude anyone from eating such wholesome, nutritious food, SAME allows people to pay as much as they can afford.  Furthermore, anyone may volunteer in the kitchen a little every week and get meals in return.
By supporting SAME Cafe, the Denver community may use their own hard-earned dollars to help feed others with healthy food.  This New Year, help ensure that all may eat, by buying one local, organic meal at a time from SAME Cafe.
SAME Cafe is located at 2023 East Colfax Ave Denver, CO  80236.  Tel:  720-530-6853.

Culinary Connectors LIVE! Lance Barto and Seth Murty from Central Bistro & Bar

December 29th, 2012 Posted by Chefs, Culinary Connectors LIVE!, Denver, Radio Show No Comment yet

Listen in as Culinary Connectors LIVE! host Becky Creighton interviews chef Lance Barto and Seth Murty from Central Bistro & Bar, located in the Highlands neighborhood. Central’s menu is rotated out ever 2-3 weeks, to provide a new flavor experience for their guest. Lance began is career in industrial design, but the “love of the food” inspired him to become a chef 6 years ago. Lance created Central Bistro & Bar to provide a slice of Americana, and create fine food without pretense. Seth discusses how he pairs wines with the dishes Lance creates and Central’s happy hour!