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Bites with Blondie: Denver’s Love Affair with Cheese

February 15th, 2019

Real talk. I think it’s safe to say we all were a little bummed when Whole Foods Market announced they were discontinuing their Mac & Cheese bar at their Colorado locations. But why, Whole Foods? The classic dish, which started in Italy, quickly became an essential meal for every young American, and still remains a popular menu staple at restaurants across the country. But this isn’t your average Mac & Cheese anymore. Denver chefs have said goodbye to processed cheeses like Velveeta and introduced diners to a new and improved hand-crafted dish, filled with more than just fresh cheese.... Read More

Bites with Blondie: Denver’s Slice of Hawaiian Paradise

January 26th, 2019
poke concept

I have a confession to make. I hope you will still love me after this revelation. I hate snow. I hate winter. That’s right, HATE. But it doesn’t end there. I’ve only skied once in my lifetime, when I was eight, only to fly down the hill and run straight into the shed holding the man who operated the ski lift. To say I’m NOT a snow bunny is the most accurate statement to date, and quite obvious if you meet me in person. After living in Florida (as a kid and again in college), I am more of a palm tree-obsessing, sandy-beach-laying, sunshine-chasing kind of girl. So the snow currently falling... Read More

Let Me Eat Cake!

January 15th, 2019
Genna Rae's

A while ago, I indulged myself in a bit of distance from writing about cool things to do in Denver and wrote about things to eat the morning after. I beg your indulgence as I continue this trend of writing-about-things-I-want-to-eat-when-I-bike-home-from-venues-in-the-wee-hours, which is exactly how I discovered Genna Rae’s Wings & Mo. After eating there, my only wish for improvement in the experience is that they were open at 2am, when I could nosh on some deep-fried foods on my way home and not have to drag myself back out again in the glaring light of day. I live in the Clayton neighborhood... Read More

Bites with Blondie: Running into 2019

January 11th, 2019
the brunch run

Cheers to 2019! I know what you’re thinking. Katie, it’s been 10 days since New Year’s Eve. Stop popping champagne bottles. But let’s face it—I CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP. When one gets paid to do a job one loves, one must take it, and pop those bottles until they are gone! Which is exactly what I’ve done for the entire holiday season, long past the ball dropping in Times Square. But now it’s time to face reality. Like 99.9% of Americans, one of my resolutions for the New Year was to lose weight. Actually, my resolution is to lose weight, but still be able to indulge in my favorite... Read More

Bites with Blondie: …And to all a Goodnight.

December 21st, 2018
Katie Friedel

Did you miss me? I know it’s only been two weeks, but I figured it was time to reach back out to my loyal readers. After serving as a food columnist intern for the past three months, I can safely say that I have found my calling. Anyone will tell you, I love food and telling people about it. I love helping to promote local businesses that I think everyone would enjoy. I love that my talent for writing is being put to good use, and that my late grandmother would be so proud of me for pursuing it. But what I love most about having this slice of internet paradise, is having the total creative freedom... Read More

Cookbooks, What Should You Look For?

December 14th, 2018
Kitchen ingredients

While proper knowledge on which knives to buy is essential as there are so many choices in today’s society, knowledge of the food you are making whether it is at home or in the restaurant is easily of the utmost importance. A good portion of the list provided below is based on books I use at home and at work, and I have included a few suggestions by Chef Dylan Montanio and Jeremiah Gray; to make the list easier to follow I have broken it up into the following categories: Essential References- 4 books Alternative Cuisines- 2 books For The Advanced Cook- 3 books Others Worth Noting- 7 books The... Read More

Bites with Blondie: A Sexy Side of Downtown Denver

December 8th, 2018
Gaetanos

Back in the early 2000’s, anyone who was anyone got their mob family fix from The Sopranos. Let’s face it; despite Tony Soprano’s outward image as the garbage man king, he was a badass, who was always taken seriously. He made a mean cocktail while counting money at the Bada Bing club, and spent each Sunday at the famed Italian joint – Bamonte’s. He always drank a glass of his favorite red wine while dunking the perfectly toasted bread into delicious pools of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. In fact, he was always eating. Not only did it make us viewers crave all the Italian classics, but... Read More

Chef Knives Part Two: High Carbon Stainless Steel vs Straight Carbon

December 7th, 2018
culinary chef's knives

Notes: This is a continued topic from my article last week “Chef Knives: What Do The Professionals Use?” So, if you have any questions about the content or persons mentioned, please refer to my previous article. Thank you! So, now that we know what some of our beloved local professionals use in their kitchens, you have enough knowledge to go out and find your own knives, right? Well, yes, but there are other factors to consider, like the pros and cons of a specific metal over another. While it is a given to go and buy a really nice stainless steel Chef knife, there are also carbon Chef knives... Read More

Bites with Blondie: The Sweet Tooth In All of Us

November 30th, 2018
Rocket Fizz Candy Store

Hello. My name is Katie…. And I am a candy-a-holic. (Hiiiiiii Katie) It’s true. I’m a sucker for it. Fully addicted. Gummy bears, jelly beans, sour patch kids, york peppermint patties, fun dips, pixie sticks, sweet tarts, taffy, Swedish fish, Cat tails – even those yucky little hard candies every grandmother has sitting in a old dish – You name it. I like it. I know what you’re thinking. Katie – you need help. Seriously girl, get your self together. The truth might be in the pudding – mmmm pudding – but the reality is much more straightforward; here is no real rehab for... Read More

Chef Knives: What Do The Professionals Use?

November 29th, 2018
Chef Knives

            This article is to not serve as a promotion for any businesses mentioned below   We have all been there, watching the food channels on the television, and the thought occurs to you: What are these professionals using? Which knife brands should I be looking at? While we all love a celebrity chef, let’s consider the local professionals that work hard to bring quality to your plate, whether you used a delivery method to eat at home, or you are dining in, you matter. In the same breath, the quality of their tools matter, it is easy to understand that a sharp knife... Read More