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Try a small salad to begin a meal

By The AP

For Eric Ripert, a salad can be an anything goes experience… So long as it’s small. “I don’t generally eat a salad as my only course,” Ripert, chef and owner of the famed three Michelin star Le Bernardin ...

‘May’ the barbecue season begin

By Dixie Burmeister

May is National Barbecue Month. Can’t you just smell the aroma of a good steak or burger on the grill? While on an evening walk, have you found yourself salivating and trying to detect just where that aroma is coming from? Have you ...

Pollo Azado all about the bird (and beans and rice, too)

By Tess Furey

The options are chicken, rice and beans. Or, rice, beans and chicken. Not a lot of choices await you at the newly opened Pollo Azado. Except, whether you want a quarter, half or whole bird, and what kind of pop you want to drink. The simple ...

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Tips to a better salad from Jacques Pepin

By The AP

Want to build a better salad? Lose the chill, ditch some of the fruit and get the proportions of the vinaigrette right. That’s the advice of Jacques Pepin, one of the nation’s premier culinary voices, star of a new public ...

Jalapeño eating contest at Cinco de Mayo festival comes with $100 prize

By Tess Furey

Think you could consume more than 20 jalapeños in a single sitting? That’s about what you’d have to down to win the jalapeño-eating contest at this year’s Cinco de Mayo festival in downtown Grand Junction. There ...

Take a food, wine tour for Mother’s Day

By Dave Buchanan

Every day is Mother’s Day although the calendar insists it’s Sunday. Take the day to do something special. Enjoy Colorado wine, handmade chocolate and some large but friendly beasts during the annual Mother’s Day Wine, ...

It’s a confusing, but tasty, spring

By Staff

Easter was later this year. Now, Mother’s Day seems too early. We have a family college graduation on May 13 at Colorado State University and we were planning to celebrate Mother’s Day the same weekend. It’s a good thing ...

From surf and turf to happy hour, Garfield’s offers solid dining experience

By Tess Furey

My parents would love a restaurant like Garfield’s. I like it, too. Think of a place that serves steak and seafood in dark-lit and comfortable surroundings. Servers wear white tuxedo shirts and black slacks. Add an old-fashioned, or a ...

Occasions to cut loose plentiful in Grand Valley

By Tess Furey

Mark your calendar for these occasions to eat, drink and cut loose. April 28 to May 1: You can earn your beers by riding in the New Belgium Brewing Fruita Fat Tire Festival, or skip the ride and just enjoy a New Belgium brew and carnival food ...

Traditional family foods perfect for Easter dinner

By Dixie Burmeister

Traditional family dishes have and always will be important to family holiday dinners. Ham, raisin sauce, scalloped potatoes, asparagus and a spring salad are the current favorites at my family’s Easter dinner table. Many families ...

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