Eats & Beats

Eats & Beats
2:39 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Ruperts at the Edge; still serving breakfast

Credit Susan Gatschet Reese

From their cozy location right across Sheridan from Sloan's Lake, the new Rupert's At The Edge restaurant is balancing the innovations of new ownership with the solid breakfast fare so many people are used to.  

Owners Susan Olsen and Tim Nevadomski offered a radio tour to KUVO's "First Take with Lando and Chavis" audience.   They owned a food truck in South Dakota before they found the opportunity to buy a successful, working restaurant.  

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Eats & Beats
12:28 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Five Points Farmers Mkt opens at Juneteenth in new locataion

The Five Points Farmers Market opens this Saturday during the Juneteenth Music Festival.  Beverly Grant from MoBetta Green Marketplace visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to announce the 2014 location for the market, Sonny Lawson Plaza, at 24th and Welton.

When Grant says it features fresh, organic produce,  she means really fresh.  "It will be picked the day before," said Grant.  "We've got an abundance of flavor and nutrient value.  My goal is to work with a handful of local farms to bring our neighborhood the best food I can find."

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Eats & Beats
11:34 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Dining Al Fresco at Larimer Square

One of the signature warm weather events on the upscale Larimer Square is Dining Al Fresco, where 15 restaurants extend their patios out into the streets.   In the case of The Capitol Grille, they usually don't offer patio service.  Executive chef Larry Bergstein joined Steve Chavis and Mike Wulfsohn on "First Take" to describe the evening under the stars. 

"It's one of the most romantic places to be in the city of Denver," said Bergstein.  "I'm offering my full menu outside.  We're doing what we do on an everyday basis."

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Eats & Beats
9:54 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Eats & Beats: Plants in your Pizza

Pizza Colorado-style is LOADED.  So a great way to get our youngest residents started on the load-it-up pizza may be to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens "Seedling" early childhood education sessions.  Director of Education Matthew Cole visited with  Carlos and Steve on "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe how they use the love of pizza to motivate young gardeners.

Classes are held throughout the summer at Denver Botanic Gardens.

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Eats & Beats
3:33 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

From Cuba to Panama to Denver: Yolo Rum

"Don Pancho" Fernandez makes his rum in Panama for the Denver-based Yolo label.

A love story.  A passion story.  How could a story about premium sipping rum be about anything else?  Phillip Guerin, president of the Denver distributing company that sells Yolo Rum in the U.S., tells that story.

The idea, the philosophy came first, says Guerin.   The brand's name is the acronym for the popular credo  "you only live once."  Next, he and his wife went on a search for a fine rum and discovered Francisco "Don Pancho" Fernandez, a Cuban master rum blender (ronero), who lives in Panama and now distributes two of his formulas exclusively through Yolo .

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