When Yardbird restaurant debuted on the American dining scene in 2011, it did so in a big way, with nominations as the country’s best new restaurant from the James Beard Foundation and Bon Appétit . And when the company opens a Denver location later this year, it will somehow be even bigger – literally. According to an announcement this week, Yardbird is slated to open this fall in the River North Arts District — at 26th and Blake in the Lot Twenty-Eight development — in a space that’s a whopping 13,800 square feet inside with an additional 20,000 square feet of outdoor space. The outside – lauded in a statement as the area’s “largest urban patio” – will feature a stage for live entertainment, a full bar, and a smoker. The restaurant will be able to hold more than 500 patrons between its seats inside and out, the announcement said. “I instantly fell in love with Denver’s RiNo District and knew Yardbird, with its combination of locally-sourced food in a warm and inviting … [Read more...] about Buzzy Southern restaurant serving $36 chicken and waffles coming to Denver
A version of this story appeared in CNN's Pop Life Chronicles newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here . Tell us what you'd like to see more of in the newsletter at [email protected] . (CNN) Which decade is your favorite? I'm talking the 1980s, 1990s, early 2000s and the 2010s. You can vote for the 2020s if you want to, but so far I'll pass. First up in what to watch this week, check out some TV love from two different decades. Three things to watch Read More 'How I Met Your Father' Hilary Duff as Sophie (second from left) leads the ensemble cast of "How I Met Your Father." Remember "How I Met Your Mother"? That series, about a man telling his children about how he found their mom, ran from 2005 to 2014. Now, Hulu has flipped the script with a sitcom, starring Hilary Duff, in which she tells the story of how she met the father of her children . The cast … [Read more...] about ‘How I Met Your Father’ looks back but flips the script
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin There are a handful of names in the world of wine that instantly convey a sense of respect and accomplishment. The reds and whites crafted by these winemakers typically have the potential to age and evolve with grace, and reliably garner the praise of consumers and critics alike. Andy Erickson, Philippe Melka, and Thomas Rivers Brown are three that spring to mind when it comes to the topmost echelon of American wine. I’ll be focusing on Erickson in the coming weeks, so today, I’m featuring not one but two red Wines of the Week, one by Melka and the other by Brown. Considered side by side, they represent much of what makes the worlds of Sonoma and Napa Cabernet Sauvignon so incredibly exciting right now. (Next week, I’ll be back with our normally scheduled programming, a white and a red Wine of the Week.) The Crescere Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 ($200), from the Reynoso Estate in Sonoma’s Alexander Valley, is the product of … [Read more...] about Wines Of The Week: Cabernet Sauvignons From Crescere And Double Diamond, And A Phenomenal Bourbon From Stagg Jr.
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin If you’re a fan of fine scotch you ought to know Piers Adam . Although an Englishman by birth, his heart and soul belong to the Speyside of Scotland. Here, under the shadow of some of the world’s most storied single malt producers, this big city nightlife impresario is quietly operating the oldest whisky hotel in the entire country. The argument can easily be made that an overnight at The Craigellachie is every bit as essential to a proper scotch pilgrimage as tours of the distilleries themselves. And that’s all thanks to the vision of Adam, who purchased the property back in 2014. He refurbished it into a world class destination without sacrificing any of the well-worn charm it amassed over several centuries. Just off the lobby you’ll enter The Quaich Bar , which holds some 800 bottles of the native spirit—an inventory spanning all of Scotland and dating back decades. Downstairs is the rustic and cozy Copper Dog Pub … [Read more...] about Meet The Man Behind The Best Whisky Hotel In All Of Scotch Country
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Jim Bob Morris is a big fan of tequila. He’s not alone. US sales of the agave spirit topped $9 billion in 2020. Globally, it’s one of the fastest growing category of liquors in existence. And despite the density of product lining shelves today, Morris believes he can bring something new and exciting to the table. The former pro-athlete left the NFL in 1990 to start a successful food packaging business. He recently partnered up with his good friend—and hall of fame NHL defenseman— Chris Chelios to launch El Bandido Yankee . Billed as an “ultra premium handcrafted tequila,” their liquid is additive free, and seeks to separate itself by way of the maturity of the agave used as well as the expertise of master distiller Karina Rojo . At El Viejito Distillery, in the highlands of Jalisco, Rojo has built an impeccable reputation in a field that remains mainly dominated by men. El Bandido will be the first major brand to … [Read more...] about This Former NFL Star Is Making Moves In The World Of Craft Tequila
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin So your special valentine loves cocktails, but your mixology skills are - shall we say - lacking? Well, just like your Aunt Judy made her special lasagna by transferring Stoeffer’s into her own pans and getting rid of the evidence, you, too, can become a master mixologist by transferring these delicious ready-to-drink cocktails into your own shaker or glass. Here’s a roundup of canned and bottled cocktails that will up your mixology game for Valentine’s Day. Spa Girl Peach Vodka Cocktail, $14.99/4-pack If someone is the peaches to your cream, then make it a Peach Vodka Cocktail from Spa Girl. Pour it straight or get crafty and make your own Love Potion No. 9 . It’s peachy-keen, as it’s also vegan, low carb and low sugar, too. Plus, it makes a pretty picture to boot. Death & Co. X The Craft Spirits Collective Aurora Highball, $20/4-pack If your sweetie gets crafty with cocktails, then look no further than the … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Canned Cocktails To Impress Your Date