Colorado food / Dining and Restaurants / Food trends

Nibbles: Where to find great Colorado Chinese broccoli and goat’s milk fudge

Th best thing I tasted in the past week was wok-fried Chinese broccoli with ginger and green onions at JJ Chines Restaurant in Denver. (Photo for Nibbles by Kim Long/American Forecaster, Denver)

Th best thing I tasted in the past week was wok-fried Chinese broccoli with ginger and green onions at JJ Chinese Restaurant in Denver. (Photo for Nibbles by Kim Long/American Forecaster, Denver)

By JOHN LEHNDORFF

As one of the nation’s few Americana music and food critics, my two specialties rarely coincide. Researching a story I’ll be writing about Mumford & Sons when they play in Telluride in June, I discovered a very entertaining food travel blog by Mumford keyboardist Ben Lovett (no relation to Lyle):

http://www.mumfordandsons.com/blog/tag/bens-food-on-the-road

HAPPY SPRING EATING

The Boulder County Farmers Market opens for the season on April 6. http://www.boulderfarmers.org/

 

FUDGE IT!

The best fudge I’ve tasted in years, the chocolate goat milk fudge from the Ugly Goat Milk Co. in Parker, is now available at Masterpiece Deli in Denver. One taste and you’re doomed. Read more about this fabulous farm at: http://theauroramagazine.com/colorado-table/back-to-the-farm/

 

LOOKING BACK AT FRASCA

The wine guys at Boulder’s Frasca Food & Wine are finalists in the 2013 James Beard Awards in the Outstanding Wine Program category. Way back when Frasca was young and starting to make it’s mark I stopped by to review it for the Rocky Mountain News:

http://m.rockymountainnews.com/news/2005/mar/26/frascas-fare-service-profoundly-inspired/

“One of the “best” reasons for visiting Frasca is to talk to master sommelier Bobby Stuckey about wine. His boyish enthusiasm for sharing his deep knowledge of wine makes sipping here a joy. Tell him what you like and let him find an unforgettable treat for you.”

UPCOMING COLORADO TASTE EVENTS

Taste of Vail, April 4-6, 2013. Information: tasteofvail.com. Details: Taste of Vail Lamb Cook-Off, Mountain-top Picnic, Grand Tasting and wine seminars

Colorado Urban Winefest, June 8, 2013, Denver. Information: winecolorado.org

31st Annual Aspen Food & Wine Classic, June 14-16, 2013 Information: foodandwine.com/classic.

20th Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge, June 13-15, 2013, Frisco. Information: townoffrisco.com

 

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John Lehndorff is Colorado’s most experienced food writer and editor. He is the former food editor and columnist for the Daily Camera and Aurora Sentinel, dining critic at the Rocky Mountain News and author of the “Denver Dines” restaurant guidebook. His Nibbles column has been distributed nationally by Knight-Ridder. He is a former restaurant cook, cooking class teacher, and one of America’s foremost pie experts.

* Complaints, tirades, comments, critiques? lehndorffj@aol.com.

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* John Lehndorff hosts “Radio Nibbles” 8:25 a.m. Thursdays on KGNU-FM and streaming at kgnu.org.

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