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Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest

In the midst of fabulous food and dozens of delectable desserts, there was one thing everyone agreed on Saturday night at the Sixth Annual Culinary Arts, Wine & Brewfest: There were more people at the event than ever before.More than 350 came to the Hotel Colorado to feast on dishes from 13 local restaurants as well as samples from international vintners and microbreweries. It was proof of the changing landscape of the Glenwood Springs dining experience.I think Glenwood has really come into its own, Michele Diamond said.Marty Martinez brought a five-piece ensemble that played Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, befitting the 1930s Autumn in New York theme that encouraged a few to dress in in 1930s vintage clothing.The evening is also a boon for restauranteuars. Its the only advertising we do, said Riviera chef Kyle Sharp.We do it because we want people to know we have a good quality product, Mi Casita owner Grace Edgar said.And there was no question about that for Ron Ristoph.Im from Cabo San Lucas, and Im here eating Mexican food, he said.For dinner guests, the $40 ticket is a cheap way to sample a variety of new foods, wines and beer which is why this years large crowd did not surprise organizers.The reputation has been building, Sharon Beattie said.All the profits from the evening go to the programs at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.

From left, Anji Timmons, of Glenwood, is a massage therapist at the Vapor Caves; Rob Tramazzo, of Carbondale, manages an office; and Sarah Ruvesz, of Basalt, is a massage therapist at the Snowmass Club.

Martha Robinson, left, of Carbondale, owns Roaring Fork Liquors, and Raquel Koch, of Glenwood, owns Bliss.



From left, Lou Iglesias, of Glenwood, is a graphic designer; Peggy Hughes, of Snowmass Village, owns Budacup Catering; and Rachael Murphy Sharp, of Glenwood, is a server at the Riviera.

From left, Judy Davis, of Glenwood, a pottery teacher at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts; Teresa Jennings, of Glenwood, works in the Information Technology department at Valley View Hospital; and Susan McEvoy, of Redstone, curator at the Redstone Castle.



From left, Ann Hoban, of Glenwood, a massage therapist; Kathryn Blake, of Glenwood, a small business owner; and Karla Richards, of Glenwood, a hairdresser at Rocky Mountain Image.

Cindy Lucas, of Glenwood, left, teaches at CMC, and Lisa Moreau, of Glenwood, works at the Glenwood Springs Community Centers Parks and Recreation Department.

From left, Barb Embry, of Glenwood, works at WestStar Bank; Kay Young, of Glenwood, is retired; and Michele Diamond, of Carbondale, works at WestStar Bank and is vice-president of the board of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.

From left, Sharon Rather, of Glenwood, an administrative assistant at Crown Mountain Park District; Ross Stepp, of Glenwood, director at Crown Mountain Park District; and Deborah Barta, of Basalt, controller at Berger Realty.


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