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My Colorado Barbecue Guide!

May 10th, 2018 by

Looking for great barbecue in Denver?  Thanks to Kevin Kelly of Kevin’s BBQ Joints, here’s a video giving you my recommendations for Denver and beyond! Restaurants mentioned: Top Choices in the Denver area Boney’s Smokehouse Burnt End BBQ TRU Colotexmex …

Chef Alex Seidel Makes Me and Colorado Proud at 2018 James Beard Awards

May 7th, 2018 by

WINNER: #jbfa Best Chef: Southwest is Denver’s Alex Seidel of Mercantile Dining & Provision https://t.co/4jMrUHcAKj pic.twitter.com/FycPoLOdjd — Eater (@Eater) May 8, 2018 I’m sooooo happy for Chef Alex Seidel! He’s been nominated several times, but tonight he won his first …

Accolades Galore for African Americans at 2018 James Beard Awards

May 7th, 2018 by

  2018 is a banner year for African Americans at the James Beard Awards. Here’s the roll call: Chef and Restaurant Awards Top Chef alum Nina Compton of Compère Lapin in New Orleans wins “Best Chef: South.”   “I never dreamed …

Let’s Diversify the Barbecue Hall of Fame!

April 4th, 2018 by

Did you know that there is a “Barbecue Hall of Fame” (BHOF)? It’s been around since 2012, and they’ve had several inductee classes. Unfortunately, people of color and women are woefully underrepresented. This year, for the first time I believe, …

Still Have Some Holiday Cheer? Here are 5 Ways to Celebrate Vallery Lomas, the First African American to Win the “Great American Baking Show”!

December 27th, 2017 by

If you don’t have time for the backstory, please do these things:  Subscribe to Vallery Lomas’s blog, www.foodieinnewyork.com  Follow Lomas on social media.  Suggest Lomas for a speaker (or presenter) at an upcoming event.  Write about Lomas in food media outlets. …

Colorado’s Chef Brother Luck Quickfire Challenge Win on Top Chef! 

December 22nd, 2017 by

I’m way behind on posting about the current season of Top Chef: Colorado, but I’m giving a quick shout out to Chef Brother Luck! Chef Luck, who runs Four by Brother Luck in Colorado Springs, is a one of the “cheftestants.” He …