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In the mid-summer heat, who want's to be in the kitchen?  Takin' it to the grill, 5280 Magazine’s Kasey Cordell guides us through “The Ultimate Backyard BBQ.” 

Keeping things cool on the plate is the Early Summer Picnic Salad from Z Cuisine's chef is Timothy Payne.  "This salad is almost too beautiful to eat in some ways, with a ton of ingredients," said Cordell.

In the interview, we also discussed how to manage the heat of your cooking surface, with the "Grill-O-Meter."

Best New Restaurants: 5280 Mag's Top 10

Feb 28, 2014

In a culinary hotspot like Denver, would one really want to risk it all on opening a new restaurant?  5280 Magazine's food editor Amanda Faison joined First Take to salute "Best New Restaurants - the 10 Hippest, Most Delicious Restaurants in Denver Right Now."  (LINK to cover story)

Metro Denver's "Top 20 public high schools" were selected by 5280 Magazine. Jessica Farmwald (and Chris Outcault) put together the wide coverage of issues facing Colorado's education.