Deep-freeze cuisine, Chipotle's new menu & Cassie Taylor's blues legacy
April 16, 2009
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Wine - Food - Travel - A&E

Butler's choice: Beer Wars, D.L. Hughley and Chris Isaak
This weekend, check out "Beer Wars," a new documentary about the politics of beer, king of comedy D.L. Hughley at Comedy Works or retro rocker Chris Isaac and other live music and entertainment at the annual Spring Back to Vail event. By Mary Butler

'Nitrogen chef' puts cuisine in the deep freeze
Ian Kleinman, chef and general manager of O's Steak & Seafood at the Westin hotel in Westminster, likes to cook with the same substance your doctor uses to freeze warts off your fingers. And if the vapors swirling around his work table look more like a science fair experiment than a cooking demonstration, the proof is in the taste. By Mike Cote

Daughter of a bluesman finds her place in the spotlight
Boulder musician Cassie Taylor, who has spent the past couple years touring with her father's band, The Otis Taylor Band, has started to venture out on her own, performing short sets at the Boulder Outlook Hotel's Blues & Greens restaurant. By Mike Cote

Chipotle's new menu: Too much of a good thing?
Despite a 22.7 percent revenue increase in a year that clobbered other restaurant chains, Chipotle Mexican Grill has started a trial run of a new menu in its Denver-area restaurants. Fans of Chipotle's giant burritos can be excused for wondering if chain is messing with a good thing. By Mike Taylor

 


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Ian Kleinman, aka the 'Nitrogen Chef', demonstrates how to cook with cold
Ian Kleinman, chef and general manager of O's Steak & Seafood at the Westin hotel in Westminster, demonstrates "molecular cooking" using nitrogen.

 

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Tax tea party at the Capitol
A crowd estimated from 2,000 to 5,000 gathered at the Capitol steps for a tax-day protest of government spending.

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Tasting top-shelf tequilas
ColoradoBiz publisher Bart Taylor learns about tequilas at La Sandia Park Meadows with Park Avenue Wine and Spirits' owner Bryan Criswell.

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