The Myth of the Perfect Mother

Happy Mother’s Day to those who celebrate! I say that because while I have a great mom and am blessed to be a mom, there are those who don’t have great associations with this day. I know many women whose relationship with their mothers is tenuous at best. Many women who have lost their...

Restaurant Report: Kokopelli Beer Company

Restaurant Report: Kokopelli Beer Company

When a new restaurant/brewery opened up this close to my house (under 5 miles!), you know I couldn’t wait to try it out. It’s in an unassuming little strip mall, but don’t let that put you off.  Friendly atmosphere, good beer and pretty good pizza make this a fun hangout.  I’ll definitely be back to...

Weekly Wrap-Up: the NYE edition

What I’ve been eating: • A sumptuous meal by the fireplace at Hideaway Steakhouse in Westminster. I enjoyed a perfect filet mignon and wedge salad with blue cheese—tres traditional—while my companion practically bathed in the garlic butter that accompanied her escargot. What I’ve been reading: • If you’re still looking for DIY foodie gifts,...

Reviews in Review

I never thought I’d hear myself say this, but I’m a little burned out on eating out. I’ve been working on putting together my list for Yellow Scene’s annual Top 25 Dishes feature, which comes out in February.  (You can see last year’s here.) I’ve eaten out every day for the last week and...

Recent Eats: June

We’re on something of a reduced eating out budget post-baby, but I’ve still managed to visit some tasty places:   Great self-serve frozen yogurt at Spooners in Boulder and at Smart Cow in Westminster. Yummy pad Thai from Spice China in Louisville. Out-of-this-world tomato soup from Colterra in Niwot. Decent chicken shwarma from Basil...

Authentic Albuquerque Fare at Jack N Grill

Being a New Mexico native, my husband is always skeptical when a restaurant outside the state’s square boarders claims to be “New Mexican cuisine,” so it was with a little trepidation that we visited the newest location of Jack-n-Grill in Westminster. We were, however, pleasantly surprised.  The menu states that the family is from...

Comfortable Coffee at Forza

Forza Coffee Company‘s only Colorado location (in fact, their only location outside of Washington) offers a good brew in a comfortable, Italian-esque setting near 104th and Federal in Westminster. They offer a quality brew, locally made baked treats, and free wi-fi.  Not to mention a cozy fireplace to take the chill off your bones....