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Meet Your Merchant: Thor’s Grill

December 18, 2016 — How did your business start? Thor's Grill started as Moe's Southwest grill when we opened in 2005. Moe's was a franchise, and I was the franchise owner. The franchise agreement ended in February 2015. Instead of continuing as a franchise, we rebranded the restaurant in

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Riviera Supper Club

August 19, 2016 — The Riviera Supper Club has an historic yet cozy feel that welcomes you immediately. This landmark restaurant, in operation since 1947, features the absolute best in seasonal cuisine. Chef Travis and Chef de Cuisine Rebecca source locally, organically, and naturally whenever possible and are always

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Spice it Up: Sopas

May 5, 2016 — "Sope" translates to soup bowl in Spanish. Masa harina, which is the corn flour used to make tortillas, is the same flour you will be using to make sopes. Follow the instructions on the package, but remember to season your mixture with salt and add

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Local eats: Smoke Modern Barbeque

April 20, 2016 — Smoke Modern Barbeque is one of the favorite downtown restaurants in Glenwood Springs, and it's expanding. Third and fourth locations are in the works in North Carolina, so be sure to grab a meal here so you can say you knew about it before the

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Local eats: Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company

April 20, 2016 — Right beside the historic Hotel Denver on Seventh Street (Glenwood's "Restaurant Row") sits one of the best places to grab a beer — and some pretty delicious food, too. Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company offers a unique twist on beer in a warm, family-friendly setting. It's

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Local eats: Chang Thai Cuisine

April 20, 2016 — If you're looking for delicious, authentic Thai food in the valley, look no further than Chang Thai Cuisine, 1814 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. With affordable lunch specials and delicious dinner options every day, not to mention phenomenal customer service, the folks at Chang Thai

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Local eats: El Nopal

April 20, 2016 — One of the many places people know about in this valley is El Nopal. Let's face it — when they had a location in Basalt, they could barely keep up with orders because it's one of the most authentic Mexican restaurants in the valley. So

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Local eats: Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse

April 20, 2016 — Glenwood Springs' Seventh Street has become the city's "restaurant row," and one of the favorite stops is Juicy Lucy's Steakhouse, 308 Seventh St. Owner Cece Zumwinkle sat down with me to talk about the restaurant's most popular offerings, what kind of dining experience patrons can

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Local eats: The Grind

April 20, 2016 — If you're downtown looking for a famous Glenwood Springs burger, look no further than The Grind, at 701 Grand Ave. With a variety of stylings to choose from — including different kinds of meats, toppings and sides — and a warm, friendly atmosphere, it's a

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Local eats: Zheng Asian Bistro

April 20, 2016 — Zheng Asian Bistro, at 35 Market St. in Glenwood Springs, has a wide variety of food in a friendly atmosphere near the best shopping center outside Glenwood's downtown core. With catering, sushi, lunch, vegan, gluten-free and dinner menus, plus impressive wine pairings with every dish,

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Juicy Lucy’s

April 20, 2016 — When you walk in the front door of this Glenwood Springs restaurant you realize it is a special place. Our friendly staff will greet you immediately and welcome you into the historic comfortable atmosphere. Once seated you are given a menu offering the very best

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Local eats: True Nature Healing Arts

March 17, 2016 — As a chef, I truly believe in balance. The chef's world is like no other with so much stress, constant moving and juggling ingredients. Walking into True Nature Healing Arts, I knew this was the path I was going to go this summer. I interviewed

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Spice it Up: Hibiscus tea

March 17, 2016 — We all look forward to the Aspen Food and Wine Classic, where we can taste the best wines and the perfect bites by world-renowned chefs, but it's sold out. It's always sold out, but it also costs an arm and a leg to attend. I've

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Spice it Up: Slow cooked baby back ribs, avocado cabbage slaw

March 17, 2016 — I love spice, I love spice. Everyone who knows me knows that I love spicy food. So I'm going to share two recipes with you that go well together — slow cooked baby back ribs with an avocado cabbage slaw — and it might be

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Spice it Up: Watermelon tomato salad, blueberry watermelon sangria, watermelon salsa

March 17, 2016 — I wanted to share some refreshing bites for the sunny weather on our Independence weekend. I always like to tell people to remember that's it's not just about grilling and partying — we have to remember we have the most amazing freedom because of all

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Local eats: White House Pizza

March 17, 2016 — I met with White House Pizza's day manager, Brian Thomoff, as I helped him bring down chairs and set up for lunch. I have dined here so many times, and it was nice to see some changes in the menu. Susie Jimenez: What is a

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Spice it Up: Mixed seafood ceviche

March 17, 2016 — INGREDIENTS 1/4 pound medium size shrimp, peeled, deveined and halved 1/4 pound small bay scallops 12 clams, shucked 8 oysters, shucked 1/4 pound ahi tuna, diced 1 orange, segmented 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 cucumber, deseeded and sliced 1 serrano, sliced 1/2 cup cilantro,

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Spice it Up: My father’s carnitas

March 17, 2016 — Since it's May, and Cinco de Mayo is around the corner, I can't help but to think about my father's carnitas. Slow braised pork in pork fat — yeah, I said it; pork fat! Although I eat healthy all year round, there are a few

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Local eats: Miner’s Claim

March 17, 2016 — Western Garfield County is steadily growing, and Silt and Rifle are becoming stops that are just as mandatory as any towns in the Roaring Fork Valley. It was really nice to interview Christian Harra, owner of Miner's Claim, who used to work for celebrities in

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Quick Bites: Maud’s on Main

March 17, 2016 — Maud's on Main is getting ready to celebrate its second year on New Castle's main drag, but its roots go back much farther. In fact, it's the second eatery to be named after co-owner Molly Mogavero's grandmother Maud. The first was a cafe and deli

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