Food and Dining

Catching up with ‘The Stinky Cheese Man’ of Denver

Catching up with ‘The Stinky Cheese Man’ of Denver

The smell is a friendly assault: pungent cured meats and that slightly stale funk of aged cheese. “That’s what a cheese shop is supposed to smell like,” said Robert Lawler, who bought The Truffle Cheese Shop on 6th and Fillmore in Cherry Creek with his wife in 2001. Though not as strong as in Europe […]

Bacon and beer for a cause

Bacon and beer for a cause

The sinful smell of fresh-cooked pork wafted over the underpass near Denver’s Glitter Dome Event Center, Nov. 8, during the fourth annual Denver Bacon and Beer Festival. 50 local restaurants and breweries came out to serve bacon inspired dishes and hand-crafted microbrews to ticket buyers. Two local organizations, Metro Caring and Project Angel Heart, who […]

MetCooks: Fluffernutter

MetCooks: Fluffernutter

Most of us have had the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich at some point: The gooey, sticky, yummy mess of a sandwich that most everyone ate during childhood. Well folks, I’m here to up the ante. I’m here to please your palates, to titillate your tastebuds. I’m here to introduce you to the Fluffernutter. […]

Your guide to the weekend — Oct. 3–4

Your guide to the weekend — Oct. 3–4

  Looking for something to do this weekend? From cider tasting to horror flicks, The Met’s got you covered. MSU Denver Women’s Volleyball vs. Black Hills State — Oct. 3, 4 p.m. at Auraria Event Center. Jeff Jenkins and the Organization — Oct. 3, 7–11 p.m. at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club, Denver. The Big Wonderful Night Bazaar – […]

Great American Beer Festival returns to Denver

Great American Beer Festival returns to Denver

Seasoned patrons stood on the edges of the rowdy crowds sipping from their iconic sampling glasses watching the action unfold. With giant pretzel necklaces, crazy hats and animal costumes galore, attendees of the annual Great American Beer Festival conquered the Colorado Convention Center. Thousands of brewers gathered at Denver’s unique craft beer festival, Sept. 24-26, […]

Your guide to the weekend — Sept. 11–13

Your guide to the weekend — Sept. 11–13

  BuCu West Chile Fest 2015 – Saturday, Sept. 12 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Includes live music, freshly roasted chiles and a vintage car show. Admission is free.   Bennett Days 2015 — Sept. 11–13, Bennett, Colorado Big fun in small town Colorado at Bennett Days 2015. Events include a parade, arts and crafts fair, car […]

Titillating Tivoli munchies prove worth the half-century wait

Titillating Tivoli munchies prove worth the half-century wait

The Tivoli Brewing Co. Taphouse, which closed in 1969, reopened at the Tivoli Student Union in grand fashion Aug. 22. Hundreds of VIP guests gathered and a full restaurant serving delicious, salty food and smooth beers. For appetizers was a breaded baby portobello mushroom topped with Parmesan cheese and truffle oil. It was served hot […]

50-year revival

50-year revival

Stephanie Rayman, manager of the Tivoli Brewing Co. taphouse expected at least the 800 guests who RSVP’d to show up for the reopening on August 22. Over a thousand people, hungry for the traditional salty indulgence of pub food and thirsty for the kind of craft beer that gets natives of the brewery hotspot of Denver excited, […]