Where to Brunch in Denver

Brunch never really goes out of season, but we think there’s no better time to belly up for this boozy midday meal than right now. After all, the weather is warming, patios are opening, and Mother’s Day and Memorial Day are right around the corner. Brunch is practically required! For this roundup, we’ve compiled a diverse list that caters to a variety of tastes—everything is on the menu, from dim sum and pizza to tacos and eggs Benedict. Whether you’re combating a hangover with eggs and a few rounds of mimosas or simply looking for a hearty meal to fuel your weekend adventures, you’ll find it here.

Written in collaboration for 5280.com. Find the full listicle here.

Cook Like A Pro: Oyster Shucking Classes at Blue Island Oyster Bar and Seafood

If you agree that there’s something intensely gratifying about removing a lobster’s shell, cracking crab legs, and snapping open a fresh clam to get to the succulent meat within, then Cherry Creek’s Blue Island Oyster Bar and Seafood has the class for you: Chef & Shucker, its new oyster- and clam-shucking series. Cory Egan, Blue Island’s oyster buyer and pro shucker, debuted the experience in March and now teaches the class at least twice a month.

Written for 5280.com. Learn more about oyster shucking classes here.

5280 Magazine’s Dining Intern

Hi everybody!

So mid-January, I accepted a position as the food intern at 5280 Magazine, Denver’s biggest magazine. I stuck it out for journalism, and in the end it worked out. Hooray for me.

I’ll give you all a brief overview of my job (and hopefully some insight into the world of journalism if you don’t know the flow of things; looking at you people who utter the words “fake news”)

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Five New Spots to Check Out for Denver Restaurant Week

Denver Restaurant Week is back! From February 24 to March 5, the 13th annual celebration of the local restaurant scene is offering deals at 256 (and counting) restaurant choices. This year, DRW organizer Visit Denver introduced a price-tiering option, with three-course meals at participating restaurants falling into three price ranges (per person): $25, $35, and $45. Not only does this give restaurant-goers more options for dinner, it also offers restaurateurs a bit more flexibility in creating their menus. Whether you’re looking for a casual bargain or a black-tie splurge, this year’s DRW lineup offers something for every taste and budget.

Written for 5280.com. Find the full article here.