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Food column: When life gives you lemons, make lemon bars!
Food column: When life gives you lemons, make lemon bars!

May 10, 2019

Lemons are everything. They have so many uses and are very affordable. While the origin of lemons is a bit murky, their worldwide appeal is undeniable. Citrus fruits, including lemons, are the highest-value crop in...





Tips to get your grill ready for summer
Tips to get your grill ready for summer

April 22, 2019

There are die-hard grillers who don’t see why a little cold or sleet should stand between them and a juicy grilled steak. The rest of us in colder climes throw a cover over our grills...



Short ribs in beer and cider vinegar make great tacos
Short ribs in beer and cider vinegar make great tacos

April 5, 2019

Carne deshebrada, literally meaning “shredded beef,” is a common offering at Mexican taco stands. It’s made by braising a large cut of beef until ultra-tender and then shredding the meat and tossing it with a...


New Basalt eatery offers The Whole Empanada
New Basalt eatery offers The Whole Empanada

April 1, 2019

When Yanina Dobarro sought a small kitchen where she could make traditional Argentine empanadas earlier this year, she initially planned on just selling them wholesale to other outlets. But when she found the right location...



Food column: Pizza, pizza
Food column: Pizza, pizza

March 15, 2019

Pizza may have originated in Italy, but it has become an American favorite. According to PMQ Pizza Magazine, the United States pizza market grew to $45.1 billion in 2018, and there were 75,243 pizzerias in...




Food column: Vegan mac and cheese
Food column: Vegan mac and cheese

February 1, 2019

(Editor’s note: The Post Independent introduces a new bi-weekly food column and recipe today from local contributor Jordan Callier, to be included as part of our new Saturday Food section. Enjoy!) — Eating vegan is...



Native Son soars back after prolonged closure
Native Son soars back after prolonged closure

August 27, 2018

With the help of search and rescue, both figuratively and literally speaking, Glenwood Springs’ Native Son has risen again. The tapas bar, owned by Glenwood native Ricky Rodriguez, originally opened its doors in April. But...


Slope & Hatch serves big plates without big prices
Slope & Hatch serves big plates without big prices

August 17, 2018

Thank God for elastic waistbands, which I find myself wearing upon entering one of this years Locals’ Choice winners for best cheap meal. Welcome to Slope & Hatch. Located in the heart of downtown along...


Meet Your Merchant: Thor’s Grill
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...


Riviera Supper Club
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...


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,...


Local eats: Chang Thai Cuisine
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...