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Filling your plate with cattlewomen’s fixings helps charities

By Staff

Ring that dinner bell. If you’ve got a hankering for some chin-dripping farm food, you might want to head to the Mesa County Fair on Saturday. Steer past the cotton candy and turkey legs and head for the livestock area. The Mesa County ...

Prepare for Olathe sweet corn bounty

By Dixie Burmeister

We haven’t had our first ear of local sweet corn yet, because like a variety of local produce our fabulous sweet corn is delayed due to the same reason I didn’t get to enter tomatoes in the fair this year, the weather. Look at it ...

Bin 707 owner opts to leave Horizon Drive for downtown with different items on menu

By Tess Furey

The name Bin 707 might be fresh in the mind because I wrote about their cocktails last week. And I promised I would continue this week with a rundown of their food. The bistro is, quite frankly, worth a second mention. Owner Josh Niernberg, ...

Winners of county fair wine competition undoubtedly are ‘drinkable’

By Dave Buchanan

Can’t say that I’ve seen all the results of the wine judging for the Mesa County Fair. As I write this, it’s still a Big Secret, since no one outside of the judges is supposed to know the results until the fair begins on ...

Thirsty? Try a specialty mixed drink from Bin 707

By Tess Furey

I did a stint as a bartender. The fluidity of motions and the mental dexterity used to remember dozens of orders and ingredients made the job quite interesting. I was just out of college, in a bad economy and couldn’t get a newspaper ...

Slaw: Best of summer

By Dixie Burmeister

Potato salad lovers may claim potato salad is “the No. 1 outdoor summer salad,” but is there any salad that seems to complement barbecues, picnics and any form of outdoor eating better than the good ole’ coleslaw?  And, ...

When only a patio will do

By Tess Furey

I think we’ve all suffered a dive or two to get that perfect burrito or breakfast with the to-die-for biscuits. Lord knows, I’ve been in some dicey places to get authentic soul food. It’s called hole-in-the-wall dining. You ...

Hot dogs and wine, a perfect pairing for the Fourth of July

By Dave Buchanan

ASPEN — In case you were wondering: A hint the economy is on an (ever-so-slight) upswing is the latest version of the Food & Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen, which sold out this year for the first time in three years. However, ...

Hospice eatery keeps doors open for dinner

By Tess Furey

Spoons Bistro & Bakery has decided to give it a whirl with new evening hours. The non-profit restaurant, which operates on the campus of Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, has grown its hours until 8 p.m., said executive ...

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2011: A vibrant edition of Aspen Food & Wine Classic

By Dave Buchanan

ASPEN — The reporter’s notebook runneth over after the 29th annual Food & Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen. And for good reason, because this year’s classic was much more exuberant than the 2010 version. Nothing wrong ...

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