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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! 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!

Culinary Connectors LIVE! Tammy Cunningham

November 25th, 2012 Posted by Chefs, Culinary Connectors LIVE!, Denver, Radio Show, restaurants No Comment yet

Tammy Cunningham, owner of Strings

Listen in as host Becky Creighton interviews owner Tammy Cunningham of Strings Restaurant.  Strings has been in business for 26 years and still going strong.  Learn about Noel Cunningham’s philanthropic legacy, how the restaurant has changed to stay with the times, how the neighborhood has evolved long after the restaurant was started.

Culinary Connectors LIVE! Samir Mohammad

November 10th, 2012 Posted by Radio Show No Comment yet

Listen in as host Becky Creighton interviews up and coming chef Sami Mohammad of LaLa’s Wine Bar.  He takes us through his career, what he loves to cook on a cold, winter day and his secret to good pork green chili.

Where To Eat This Weekend: Cafe Bar – “Commit To Brunch Therapy”

November 2nd, 2012 Posted by Chefs, Culinary Connectors, Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

When I awake on a Saturday or Sunday morning and peer out the window at the layer of looming gray, I can think of nothing more therapeutic to my mood and my senses than enjoying brunch in Wash Park at a place called “Cafe Bar.”

In their modern, comfortable dining room, I will linger over a plate of their oatmeal bourbon pancakes, their chestnut poppy seed bread topped with orange whipped butter, or for a real treat, the Nutella banana doughnuts that make my knees a little weak even thinking about them.  For something more savory, Cafe Bar offers hearty dishes such as biscuits and gravy with housemaid cheddar and chive biscuits that will surely make you smile with guilty pleasure every time.  No matter your plans this weekend or next, treat yourself to a little brunch therapy at Cafe Bar.  It does wonders.

Cafe Bar is located at 295 S Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO and can be reached at (303) 362-0227.

Where To Eat This Weekend: Red Star Deli

October 5th, 2012 Posted by Chefs, Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

Not every deli is run by an award-winning chef that was named “Best New Chef” by Food & Wine magazine in 1999.  Of course, the Red Star Deli is not any old deli.  Chef James Mazzio has always had a passion for sandwich making, and despite his immense success in the gourmet restaurant business, he knew that his ultimate dream would be to open a deli.

He succeeded, and opened a deli that serves the classics such as the BLT, Tuna Melt, and Cubano.  With attention and scrutiny over every ingredient used in the building of his sandwiches, he is able to achieve perfection.  Butter lettuce, smoked chicken, and five pepper bacon make the cut.  For tomatoes, only beefsteak will do, holding their own distinctive texture and shape in his layered wonders.

Beat the rush and order your sandwiches in the morning.  Red Star Deli is open at 7 am.  You might want to taste test their breakfast sandwiches when you go.

Red Star Deli is located at 1801 Wynkoop Ste. 175, Denver, CO and can be reached at (303) 226-9460.

Where To Eat This Weekend: Denver – Zydeco’s

September 14th, 2012 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

As the weather gets cooler, Southern comfort food may sound more and more appetizing.  The warm, heartiness of the dishes served at  Zydeco’s make them well-suited for those cooler, fall days.

Zydeco’s has taken pride in offering authentic Southern foods.  Zydeco does not cut any corners in order to offer dishes of real Southern authenticity.  They ensure the quality of their smoked foods by smoking them in-house.  So your shrimp and grits will be with smoked-shrimp in the traditional Southern fashion.

Award-winning gumbo, fried chicken and waffles, and Calabash style frog legs with buttermilk-soaked Calabash breading are just some of the Southern dishes you would not be able to find anywhere else in Denver.

If the thought of warm, wholesome Southern cuisine entices your appetite, you have no choice but to head down to Zydeco’s!

Zydeco’s is located at 1730 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO, and can be reached at (303) 293-2887.

Where To Drink This Week: Le Grand Bistro

August 7th, 2012 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

It’s a Tuesday, it’s after five and you are needing a drink, wait, not need, want, need implies too much future therapy.  Le Grand Bistro will deliver on your need I mean desire for an after work drink or after walk drink or pre-theater drink.  To start, you have to try Segura Viudas Brut Rose (non vintage), dry, refreshing, ummm, delicious.

Then, because, we know that Cava is just the beginning, Anika Zappe, bar manager at Le Grand, will make you a craft cocktail like no other.  Ask for the PX Sparkler with Pedro Ximenez sherry, Domaine Canton, lemon, bitters and sparkling wine – YES PLEASE! What a great cocktail on a hot summer day.  Enjoy it in the air conditioned dining room or the intimate patio for amazing people watching.

Wine, cocktails, not your style? Try one of their ten draft beers, a few to try, Paulaner, Fischer Amber, Angry Orchard Hard Cider , Steamworks Colorado Kolsh or Dale’s Pale Ale.  There are more other stellar selections so the beer drinker in you won’t be disappointed.

Try some tasty bites while sitting at the bar for their happy hour, from 3 pm – 6 pm everyday that ends in “y”.  Mmmm, mussels, cheese, charcuterie with wine. So good and a great stop before you head home, to the theater or to the other great restaurants in the theater district.

Want an even better incentive to come to Le Grand, try our Happy Hour pass where you can get two small bites and two drinks for $15.

Le Grand Bistro is located at 1512 Curtis St. Denver, CO 303-534-1155


Where To Eat This Weekend: Denver – The Village Cork

June 29th, 2012 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

The Village Cork, a hidden gem located on Old South Pearl in Denver, offers an exquisite, yet comfortable atmosphere for dates, happy hour or catching up with an old friend.  With a focus on ENJOYING a meal, rather than just eating a meal, the Village Cork encourages you to come in, relax and sample foods from local farms paired with wines from around the world.

If you fancy a good glass of wine, or several of them, with dinner, The Village Cork has you covered whether you lean heavily towards wines of the New World, the Old World, or a combination of both.  On the wine list here, you will find a simple selection of wines from France, Italy, South America and California of the red, the white and the bubbly varietals.  Choose from wines by the glass, which are offered at half price during happy hour, by the bottle or by the half bottle to accompany your dinner or simply help you to settle into your evening.  If you are feeling a little risqué, delve into one of the exclusive selections on the reserve list.

For dinner, either jump into an entrée of Boulder-raised roasted chicken breast, pan seared, Colorado-raised striped bass or a Salmon Creek Farms Pork Porterhouse.  If you would like to take the advice of the owners and spend the evening exploring different tastes and wine pairings, start small on the appetizer list.  Begin with the cheese or antipasto plate with a recommended glass of wine before moving into the pate trio.  Next, extend your exploration into the PEI Mussels in white wine garlic broth and also inquire as to the chef’s selection of soup and salad for the day.  For one last warm up before the entrée, try the vegetarian trio; a cambozola and roasted leek soufflé, purple pommes frites and spinach salad with quinoa.

If you find yourself drawn to the Village Cork on a Monday, bring a donation of dog food, treats, kitty litter or the like and receive 15% off your total bill!

Stop in for dinner Monday through Saturday or for Sunday brunch at The Village Cork at 1300 South Pearl Street.