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Culinary Connectors LIVE! Leah & Drew Watson, owners of Hops & Pie

November 18th, 2012 Posted by Radio Show No Comment yet

Listen in as Culinary Connectors LIVE! host Becky Creighton interviews Leah & Drew Watson, owners of Hops & Pie. Leah & Drew discuss their love of beer and pizza and why they chose to open their restaurant in Denver after living all around the country. Hops & Pie features 22 handles that are on constant rotation ensuring no beer is featured back-to-back. Currently on tap: Hops & I.P.A Strange Brewing, Imperial IPA Green Flash, 120 Minute Dogfish Head, Mountain Standard Odell, and many more. Be sure to check their website for the most up-to-date list and Beers on Deck!

Where To Drink This Week: Denver – Lucky Pie Pizza

June 19th, 2012 Posted by Denver, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

This week, if you’re looking to add a little variety to your libation repertoire, head over to Lucky Pie Pizza and experience a true beer drinker’s delight.  One of the newer tap houses in downtown Denver offers 27 unique tap handles to those seeking samplings of brews from around the world.

Even the most adventurous of beer guzzlers may find some selections at Lucky Pie that they have yet to encounter. Riddled among a few of the local staples such as Mama’s Little Yella Pils (Oskar Blues), Left Handed Milk Stout (Left Handed), Avery IPA (Avery) and 90 Shilling (Odells), lie brewskies from Belgium, California, Oregon, Sri Lanka, New York, Idaho and Delaware.  Brews typically unheard of as draft selections flow freely from the taps at Lucky Pie.

If you have a hankering for an IPA, they’ve got you covered with Firestone Double Jack, Dogfish Head 60 Minute, Green Flash West Coast, Ska Modus Hoperandi, Odell Myrcenary or Stone Cali-Begique.  If your palate desires Belgian yeast, choose from Ommegang Rare Vos, Lucifer Strong Pale Ale, Delirium Tremens or Russian River Damnation.  If you want to dwell outside of the box, shoot for Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barley Wine, Ceylon La Lion Stout or Verhaeghe Duchesse DeBourgogne Flemish Red.

The beer selection at Lucky Pie is definitely the main attraction, but what drinking establishment is complete without a signature cocktail list?  Several of their libations are twists on classic cocktails such as the Lucky Gimlet, made from Leoplod’s Gin, St. Germain and Fresh Lime, or the Ward Cleaver, a spin on the classic Old Fashioned.   For something different, try The Duchess, a unique combo of Duchess de Bourgogne Flemish Red Ale, St. Germaine and Prosecco.

Lucky hosts Happy Hour from 4-6 daily and is located at 1610 16th Street in LoDo with the original location still residing at 637 Front Street in Old Town Louisville.

Where To Eat This Weekend: Denver – Lucky Pie Pizza

May 31st, 2012 Posted by Culinary Connectors, Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

What pairs better with a Friday evening than beer and pizza?  In my book, nothing comes close.  However, don’t spend this Friday ordering in with a sixer of Budweiser.  Instead, head to the old Dixon’s space at 16th and Wazee for a sophisticated sampler of 27 drafts, fresh cheeses, meats and “grown-up” style pies.

Lucky Pie Pizza opened in LoDo for the city dwellers on February 29th and offers similar cuisine to northern suburbanites at its original location in Old Town Louisville.  The downtown location offers a sidewalk patio for our sunny summer days and, for those who are sheltering sunburns or a lack of sunglasses, a warm, yet industrial, environment indoors.  With exposed brick, vaulted ceilings and red lighting above the booths, Lucky Pie Pizza in LoDo feels like anything but your average pizza joint.

And, speaking of average, their pizza is anything but.  Colorado flour brings the Neapolitan style crust to perfection and a sauce made simply of San Marzano tomatoes, grown on the side of Mount Vesuvius, tops the pies nicely.  If you are a pizza purest, just go for the Cheech; a simple 14 incher topped with smoked mozzarella, tomato sauce and oregano.  For those who have a bit more adventure under their belt, try the Alvin; a crispy crust adorned with acorn squash puree, fig gastrique, maple walnuts and goat cheese.  Or, go for the Bruges with shaved brussel sprouts, apples, fontina, mozzarella, pistachios and olive oil.  With all pies priced at under 16 bucks, you can have a great meal for two or three.

Oh, did I mention the mozzarella bar and Charcuterie plates?  For $12, guests can sample each of the four, freshly processed cheeses such as smoked mozzarella and ricotta.  For $17, a medley of intriguing meats will adorn your palate.  These selections can be paired with several jams, jellies and aiolis for an additional $1.50 per accoutrement.

In addition to an amazing and diverse selection of stomach sustainability, a liquid lunch, or dinner, is also an option.  Lucky offers a vast selection of wines, 27 beers on tap and half dozen delicious specialty cocktails freckled with rye whiskey, St. Germaine and Leopolds Peach.

Go early, go often, but just make sure you go. – Hillary Bonner

Lucky Pie Pizza is located at 1610 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 825-1021