Cocktail Class

Raising the Bartender

How Chefs Club trains a barkeep, in four not-so-easy lessons

07/01/2015 By Tom Passavant

On Tap

Tour de Beer: 5 Stops for Local Suds

It may not be Portland (a.k.a. Beervana), but the Roaring Fork Valley’s brewing culture is hopping—and mashing and lagering.

05/01/2015 By Alison Berkley Margo

High Spirits

Woody Creek Distillers' Handcrafted Gin Is Dram Good

Distilling starts from the ground up, literally: with potatoes grown in volcanic Rocky Mountain soil at co-founder Pat Scanlan’s thirty-acre Scanlan Family Farm in Woody Creek.

05/01/2015 By Amanda Rae

Cocktail Artist

Bar-Kept Secrets

Justice Snow’s liquid chef engages customers in a cocktail conversation.

05/01/2015 By Amanda Rae

Ride and Dine Series

Wheels, Then Meals

The Little Nell has added an unusual pairing to its dining offerings this summer: road bikes.

05/01/2015 By Michael Miracle

Gluten, Freed

Aspen's 6 Best Baked Breads

The paleo crowd doesn’t know what it’s missing.

02/01/2015 By Amanda Rae

Haute Tamales

Time to Make the Masa

Deconstructing an ancient dish at Zocalito.

02/01/2015 By Amanda Rae

Cocktail Conundrum

Copper Kibosh

Not to kill your buzz, but the good ol’ copper mug may soon become extinct—from serving Moscow mules, at least.

02/01/2015 By Amanda Rae

Remembering the Past

Signed at the Time

Many drawers hold history, but several at the J-Bar truly are history.

02/01/2015 By Rob St. Mary

Hot Spot

Drink Here Now: 39 Degrees at the Sky Hotel

A sexy, stylish lounge, yet down-to-earth friendly.

02/01/2015 By Michael Miracle

Cold Remedies

Cozy Up with Aspen’s Best Hot Chocolate

We round up our four favorite spots to sip on the quintessential winter treat.

11/01/2014 By Erik Hesselman

Food Finds

25 Things No One Else Will Tell You About Aspen Dining

Who has the best steak in town? What about the most authentic pasta dishes? We’ve turned Aspen and Snowmass upside down to uncover the most useful dining advice ever.

11/01/2014 By Tom Passavant

PERFECT PARTY

Community Table: Holiday Issue 2014

The mixed bag of the community table was once an Aspen hallmark. Here’s our fantasy guest list to restart the trend.

11/01/2014 By Michael Miracle

Meet Your Makers

5 Roaring Fork Valley Farmers to Know

The farm-to-table movement gets down to earth.

07/01/2014 By Tom Passavant

Welcome Back

Bringing It All Back Home

Chatting and chewing with a pair of high-profile chefs who’ve recently returned to Aspen.

07/01/2014 By Tom Passavant

Summer Sippin'

The Wine of the Moment

A local expert tells us what to drink right now.

07/01/2014 By Michael Miracle

Classic Aspen Dining

Hot Spots on the Double

Days before June’s Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, two pieces of prime real estate on the Mill Street pedestrian mall emerged from darkness, sending sighs of relief through the dining community.

07/01/2014 By Amanda Rae

Grill Scouting

6 Succulent Burgers to Sink Your Teeth into Right Now

Excluding Ajax Tavern and the J-Bar as perennial top picks, of course.

05/01/2014 By Amanda Rae

Brew Fest

Where the Beer Flows Like Beer

A new bar on the Hyman Mall serves up dozens of options for suds lovers.

05/01/2014 By Amanda Rae

Fresh Fare

Farmers’ Market to Fork

Shop the Saturday market with a St. Regis chef, then eat the bounty.

05/01/2014 By Tom Passavant