Culinary Connectors

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Where to Eat This Weekend: Whatever Pops Up

Where to Eat This Weekend: Whatever Pops Up When you stroll through Larimer Square, make sure you stop at Whatever Pops Up, a gourmet popcorn store because the tastes you find here are unlike anywhere else.  You will find unique flavors like dill pickle, buffalo and blue cheese, pizza, cherry cordial, peanut butter and jelly or maple bacon- just to name a few! Owner Elizabeth Zimmermann is the master mind behind Whatever Pops Up, and she creates all the unique flavors on the spot in the store.  There are always new flavors coming in and out, so each time you come in you are bound to see something read more >

Culinary Connectors’New Saturday Denver Craft Beer Tours

Culinary Connectors’New Saturday Denver Craft Beer Tours Culinary Connectors now offers Denver craft beer tours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  These tours are the best way to tour and taste some of Denver’s best breweries.  Denver has one of the nation’s most diverse and top notch breweries in the nation.  Culinary Connector’s Denver craft beer tours will give you an inside look into how the craft beer is made and an opportunity to taste different samples of craft beer around the city. All the Denver craft beer tours have 3 stops- 2 different tap rooms and 1 local brewery and 3-4 beer tastings at each stop.  Thursday’s read more >

Culinary Connectors Restaurant Tours: EVOO

Culinary Connectors Restaurant Tours: EVOO Culinary Connectors offers walking and top restaurant tours around various neighborhoods in Denver.  One of the stops on the Savor the Flavors tour with Culinary Connectors is EVOO in LoDo.  Culinary Connectors usually stops at restaurants, cafes to show case the tastes and skill of Denver neighborhood chefs, but we also highlight unique food pairings as in the case of EVOO.  EVOO was founded in 2008 by Mick and Carolyn Major when they moved to Denver from Appleton, WI to open EVOO.  They pride themselves on show casing genuine, fresh quality products and encouraging customers to sample the products before read more >

A Chef and Bartender Competition: Toques and Tails

A Chef and Bartender Competition: Toques and Tails Where can you taste some of the best food and cocktails from Denver’s top restaurants all in one place?  It’s not too good to be true- it’s possible at the chef and bar tender competition Toques and Tails on May 22.  Toques & ‘Tails was created to showcase the chef and bartender talent of Denver in a fun, interactive and fun competition.  Guests will be able to walk around the venue trying the food and drinks from these eight participating restaurants: -Central Bistro and Bar -Lower 48 -Old Major -Session Kitchen -The Squeaky Bean -TAG -The Corner Office -ACE Eat read more >

Culinary Connectors Restaurant Tours Denver: Aiko Pops

Culinary Connectors Restaurant Tours Denver: Aiko Pops Forget the artificially flavored, colored and super sweet popsicles you remember from childhood.  Aiko Pops is a modern day popsicle shop serving artisinal, fresh, homemade, preservative free popsicles along with hand crafted sandiwches, soups and fruit de pate.  The flavor combinations are constantly changing, as Aiko strives for quality products and unparalleled creativity.  Where else can you find a cucumber sesame, avocado orange, peach chamomile or goat cheese/honey/date popsicle? Aiko Pops was started in 2011 by owner, Christopher who started peddling a bike around Denver farmers markets with unique flavored popsicles.  Aiko continued to grow with more and more bikes, read more >

Where to Drink this week: The Corner Office

Where to Drink this week: The Corner Office The Corner Office and Martini Bar is located in downtown Denver next to the Denver Center for Performing Arts and offers an outstanding drink menu and delicious global food pairings.  The Corner Office has won numerous awards for their cuisine and drinks, including Open Table’s 2014 Diner’s Choice Award. The cocktails are hand crafted with house made ingredients, and happy hour includes $5-6 cocktails, $3 Colorado brewed beers and $5 wine glasses.  The cocktails delicately pair unique flavor combinations together like basil, lemon and raw sugar in the Rye me a River or blood orange liqueur, pomegranate, vanilla and lime read more >

Where to Drink this Week: Crave Dessert Bar and Lounge

Where to Drink this Week: Crave Dessert Bar and Lounge According to Denver Westword, “Crave makes getting buzzed on caffeine and liquored up at the same time seem downright classy.”  Westword gave Crave “Best Hot Booze” for Denver 2014.  Located downtown by the Colorado Convention Center, crave offers a unique blend of savory, bitter, hand crafted, sweet and everything in between. Crave offers brunch/lunch options and is also vibrant at night to pair homemade sweets with hand crafted cocktails.  Crave offers anything you crave with sweets from alcohol to coffee, and sometimes the two mixed together like the Irish coffee. On the savory side, dinner and snack options like meat/cheese read more >

Where to Eat this Weekend: Row 14

Where to Eat this Weekend: Row 14 If you’re looking to go somewhere this weekend with a unique, refreshing menu, pleasant out door patio and extensive wine list, head on over to Row 14 Bistro and Wine Bar.  Row 14 offers light lunch and dinner options perfect for spring weather including grilled fish tacos, steelhead tartare, charred tomato bruschetta or grilled avocado salad. Last weekend on the Culinary Connectors Top Restaurant Tour, guests tasted a first glimpse of a cucumber gazpacho newly offered at Row 14.  It had a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and shavings of red pepper to match the refreshing cleanse of cucumber; a delicious, read more >

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