Food Review: Pig & a Jelly Jar

Food Review: Pig & a Jelly Jar
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The newest venture by Meditrina Small Plates & Wine Bar founders Amy Britt and Jen Gilroy, Pig & A Jelly Jar is a fresh eatery serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week, and a three-course dinner on Sundays in the west Liberty Park neighborhood.  Fare here includes Monday-through-Friday blue-plate specials, the usual salad suspects, and a variety of Frittatas and sandwiches, crafted in the increasingly popular farm-to-plate model of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. … read more

Food Review: Mazza

Food Review: Mazza
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A Utah staple since 2000, Mazza is arguably the best Lebanese and Middle Eastern restaurant in town. Mazza started as a family eatery, serving their food on paper plates out of the small 15th and 15th location. By 2007, demand was high enough for owner Ali Sabbah to open a second restaurant—an upscale, fine-dining establishment at 9th and 9th. … read more

The Wheels on the Cart Go ’Round… Sometimes

The Wheels on the Cart Go ’Round… Sometimes
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In the mid-2000s, the food cart hit America’s streets in earnest. UrbanSpoon lists 22 local trucks and carts as of this writing, serving everything from discount ramen or horchata to gourmet Asian sliders for a fraction of the cost of sit-down restaurants.   I tried to hit four carts, but it wasn’t easy. Finally, with only a few excuses, I was able to make it to three: World Dog, The Curryer and Union Street Eats. … read more

Food Review: Plum Alley

Food Review: Plum Alley
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After the rockin’ success of The Copper Onion, it came as no surprise when chef/owner Ryan Lowder and his superb staff branched out and around the corner with another restaurant. Plum Alley serves Southeast-Asian Fusion based on the same locally sourced, seasonal, simple and homey (yet excellent) cooking ethics. The restaurant has experienced a little upheaval in personnel and menu shifting as they found their stride, but it’s only gotten better at each turn. … read more

Rebel Rouser: David Eugene Edwards of Wovenhand

Rebel Rouser: David Eugene Edwards of Wovenhand
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The latest album by Denver’s Wovenhand, Refractory Obdurate, is full of both surprising and expected elements as another fascinating chapter from singer/songwriter and visionary David Eugene Edwards. … read more