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“Top Chef” Colorado headed to Telluride for episode 11 (spoiler alert!)

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This week's episode had the contestants cooking at North America's highest restaurant at 12,000 feet.

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White Fence Farm closes carry-out locations

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The fowl just wasn't flying off the shelves as quickly as they hoped at the smaller outposts.

Openings: Tony Roma’s comes downtown, plus Bertha’s Baja and more

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Were you aware that we've been living in a Tony Roma's-less state?

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You can score a $1 pint of Little Man Ice Cream tonight (even Salted Oreo) — if you’re willing to freeze for it

Little Man is putting customer loyalty to the test by offering $1 pints at its 2620 16th Street location between 9 and 10 p.m. tonight. All you have to do is wait for it outside.

Tuesday, Feb 20

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National Margarita Day: Where to find drink specials around the Front Range Feb. 22

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Whether you like slushies, salt or sugar, we can all agree that we like margaritas best when they're cheap.

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KFC restaurants in the U.K. have a problem. They don’t have chicken.

So said an announcement Saturday that tried to find humor in KFC's chicken shortage, which has prompted the fast-food chain to temporarily close hundreds of its restaurants in the United Kingdom.

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Jefferson County is temporarily closing a few public spaces — including parts of trails and climbing routes — to protect several animal species

Nesting raptors and calving elk are a few of the animals protected by annual Jeffco Open Space closures that affect trails, climbing areas.

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One-pot (sheet pan, casserole dish, pressure cooker and dutch oven) main meals

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But, wow, one-pot cooking is a story so old that the term hasn’t changed at all in thousands of years. Various words will describe the pot itself -- skillet, casserole, roaster, Dutch oven, sheet pan, even -- and, in modern times, gewgaws…

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January was slow, but as the mountains fill with snow, ski town hotels fill with visitors

The Denver Post

Colorado's lodging revenue is mirroring the bleak snowpack in the high country, according to a report by Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association. It just makes sense -- when snow is slow to fill the ski slopes, fewer people occupy the hotel…

Monday, Feb 19

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A Denver-area district where you could walk around with to-go adult beverages takes big step toward reality

The Denver Post

An effort to bring a 150,000-square-foot entertainment and dining complex to Glendale -- a plan that has been repeatedly sidetracked in recent years -- this month took its most significant step forward yet when city leaders approved a…

Sunday, Feb 18

09

5 winter adventures in Colorado you can’t have until the sun goes down

Snowshoe to a full-moon dinner, head out for a starlit trek or howl with wolves.

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Can a Happy Meal ever really be “healthy”? McDonald’s is trying its best

McDonald's Happy Meal is about to get a makeover. On Thursday, the fast-food chain announced new nutrition standards for its kids' meals and a series of upcoming menu swaps designed to make options for children healthier.

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4 ways Taco Bell’s CEO could improve Chipotle

It's been a rough few years for Chipotle. The chain's woes, which began in 2015 with a widespread E. coli outbreak, have led to multiple health scares and plummeting sales.

Saturday, Feb 17

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Working out more? Here are some ways to get the protein your body needs — without the meat

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How do you fuel a workout? What's good for post-run recovery? Just tell me what to eat!

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Munchies, meet Thin Mints: Girl Scouts will now allow cookie sales outside Colorado pot shops

The Denver Post

It's a pairing as natural as milk and cookies, or beer and pretzels. The Girls Scouts have decided it's now cool to peddle their baked goods outside marijuana dispensaries. Munchies, meet Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Samoas.

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New app will allow you to text the chef a question while you try one of her recipes

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This is how much Hsiao-Ching Chou believes in the recipes in her new cookbook: She's going to let you text her if you have any problems.

Friday, Feb 16

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Free and cheap Oscar-nominated film screenings and other deals around Denver, Feb. 15-22

Plus, cheap tickets to the movies, visiting Denver's U.S. Mint and free rides on the new R Line.

Five Olympic sports you can try around Colorado without spending a lot of dough

These activities are sure to put you in the Olympic spirit -- even if you only try them once

Thursday, Feb 15

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Colorado native Paige Spiranac talks Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, using her recognition to squash cyber-bullying

The 24-year-old golfer has battled criticism for appearing in the famous edition, out Feb. 13

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L.L. Bean sued for ditching its beloved return policy

L.L. Bean Inc. is facing a breach of warranty lawsuit after changing its decades-old lifetime warranty, in what may be the first of many claims over the now-dead policy.

Wednesday, Feb 14

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Applebee’s admits Missouri customers were racially profiled

The two women, at first, weren't sure why a police officer had approached their table at Applebee's in Independence, Missouri. They had decided to eat at the restaurant on Friday after a day of shopping at the Independence mall, and their…

06

Some fries, valentine? Fast food chains aim for sweethearts

Is that love in the air or french fries? White Castle, KFC and other fast-food restaurants are trying to lure sweethearts for Valentine's Day.

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These Denver restaurateur couples find a way to keep the flame, and business, alive

In an industry that's notoriously tough on relationships, these couples have found a way to keep the flame alive.

Tuesday, Feb 13

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Denver-based Smashburger now majority owned by Philippines’ Jollibee Foods Corp.

The Denver Post

A Filipino company with a smiling bee for a mascot now owns a majority stake in Denver-based fast casual burger chain Smashburger. The Denver-based burger chain is casting the sale as a means to further expand the company's "better burger"…

Sunday, Feb 11

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The Girl Scouts have changed their business philosophy this cookie season

For many, entrepreneurism starts at an early age and there's no better organization that teaches these principles than the Girls Scouts.

Essentials in Macy’s new fashion line aimed at Muslim women

Macy's is launching a "modest" fashion line this month geared toward Muslim women that will feature maxi dresses, ankle-length cardigans and hand-dyed hijabs.

Saturday, Feb 10

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Japan public grade school under fire over Armani uniform

A Tokyo public school has adopted Giorgio Armani uniforms for students, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school fees are already burdening young parents.

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Get Cooking: Mom’s chocolate sauce

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When I was growing up, I disliked my mother’s homemade chocolate sauce, even when she made it for special days or meals such as Valentine’s Day or one of us kids’ birthday dinners.

Have curling fever from the Olympics? Denver Curling Club has your remedy

The Denver Post

So, you’ve been watching the Olympics on TV or online and now you’ve got “curling fever” and want to try to “throw a rock at a house,” eh?

Seven chocolate shops in Colorado creating small-batch, handmade treats

You have to check out these operations run by tinkering scientists and the chocolate-obsessed.