Denver’s Coffee Shops Reviewed

Being a coffee writer, a freelance journalist and “new” to Denver, I often find myself looking for a local coffee shop to work at and/or acquire some much-needed energy. Though Starbucks generally has the most reliable WiFi and a menu I’ve become extremely comfortable with, I more often opt for indie cafés with character andContinue reading “Denver’s Coffee Shops Reviewed”

Slocums Grill & Bar’s Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese

I’m going to start this mac ‘n’ cheese review with a disclaimer that Slocums Grill & Bar’s Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese is definitely not for anyone with even the slightest lactose intolerance. And for different reasons than Bar | Kitchen’s dish, this is not for the faint of heart. It is probably the cheesiestContinue reading “Slocums Grill & Bar’s Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese”

Bar | Kitchen’s Mac & Cheese

This mac and cheese is not for the faint of heart. I dipped my spoon in for the first bite, but stopped short when I realized I hadn’t taken a picture yet (nerd alert!). I quickly licked the spoon off before I set it aside and immediately found my mouth burning from the roasted jalapeños,Continue reading “Bar | Kitchen’s Mac & Cheese”

The Ore House’s Jalapeño Bacon Mac & Cheese

A black sign with “Jalapeño Bacon Mac & Cheese” written in chalk drew my friend and me into The Ore House in Vail Village on a Sunday night. It was pretty late, so we were surprised to find a place serving food, let alone food that seemed far from standard bar fare. What’s more, theContinue reading “The Ore House’s Jalapeño Bacon Mac & Cheese”

West 4th and Jane’s Spaetzle Mac and Cheese

I can’t emphasize enough how important the actual dish is to a good macaroni and cheese. Some restaurants, like West 4th and Jane and a few others I’ve reviewed, take this into consideration and do the nostalgic, now-gourmet dish right. The Spaetzle Mac and Cheese is listed under the “Share Plates” section of the gastro pub’sContinue reading “West 4th and Jane’s Spaetzle Mac and Cheese”

I choose forks over knives

Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m always watching my weight or attempting some sort of diet. Whether it’s the latest fad diet, like South Beach or the Master Cleanse, or eliminating certain foods, mainly sweets and candy, eating – or trying not to – is always a focus. Soooo, it should come asContinue reading “I choose forks over knives”

Tantalum’s Truffle Mac n’ Cheez

When we ended up at Tantalum in Long Beach, it wasn’t with plans to eat at the “exotic dining” waterfront restaurant. And even more so, it wasn’t with intentions of eating macaroni and cheese. When I visited the marina-side restaurant’s website earlier in the day, it was in search of a venue with music and dancingContinue reading “Tantalum’s Truffle Mac n’ Cheez”

The Penthouse’s Macaroni & Cheese

The idea for this blog came about from the trend toward comfort foods, just with a gourmet twist. So most of the mac ‘n’ cheese dishes I reviewed were either gourmet plates or the main offering of a pasta-focused restaurant (like at Mac & Cheeza). But the Macaroni & Cheese I’ve heard so much aboutContinue reading “The Penthouse’s Macaroni & Cheese”