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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...


Local eats: El Nopal
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...


Local eats: Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse
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...


Local eats: The Grind
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...


Local eats: Zheng Asian Bistro
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...


Local eats: True Nature Healing Arts
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...


Spice it Up: Hibiscus tea
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...




Local eats: White House Pizza
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...


Spice it Up: Mixed seafood ceviche
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...


Spice it Up: My father’s carnitas
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...