Emily Kemme, GreeleyTribune

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Ice cream (and frozen yogurt) define summer’s lazy days

Summer started up with its always-charming intent. Right on schedule on the first of June, I detected the plaintive notes of the ice cream wagon, its carnival tune battling for dominance over the drone of my neighbor’s lawn mower. The lawn machinery was bested, overcome by repetition of the familiar bells, broadcast by loudspeaker, tagged by the gilded light of sunset. → Read More

Jess’ Drive Inn, formerly JB’s, is open: 85 years of transition, adaptation and hard work

JB’s Drive-In on the corner of 8th Avenue and 25th Street, with its iconic red-and-white roof and neon sign glowing red advertising “Root Beer,” closed on November 19, 2020 after a nearly 85-year run. → Read More

Relax — and let them cook your catch at Ted’s Sweetwater Grill & Trout Pond in Windsor

The family neighborhood restaurant on the corner of Crossroads and Covered Bridge Parkway sports its own bait shop next to the restaurant patio. Ted’s Trout Pond is stocked with rainbow trout from a Nebraska fish farm and receives about 500 stock weekly. At any given time there are approximately 1,000 fish waiting for a hook. → Read More

Celebrating the delectable doughnut’s diversity on its annual day

National Donut Day has been celebrated on the first Friday in June ever since the day was set aside by The Salvation Army in 1938. It commemorates the “Doughnut Dollies,” about 250 women members of… → Read More

One patty or two? 8 places to find your best burger around Greeley

Burgers are a very personal food. From debates over the meat-to-fat ratio, what beef cut (or blend of meat cuts) promises the most umami flavor and mouthfeel, to what are the best burger toppers, i… → Read More

Woman earns Golden Plains District’s first female Eagle Scout rank

During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding herself at home with nothing to do when all her other clubs and activities were canceled, she decided to join her brother’s scout troop. → Read More

Rev your appetite for Mash Lab’s craft beer, cool hot rods and homestyle eats

Eric “Pinkee” Peratt told his wife, Cristin opened Mash Lab Brewing in December 2016 and saw steady growth. When land next door to Pinkee’s and Mash Lab became available, the couple, along with partners Jason and Heather Boockholdt, brought the dream of a separate facility solely dedicated to brewing into reality in June 2020. → Read More

Celebrate mom by giving her a rejuvenating time out

Mother’s Day, the commercial spectacle celebrated on the second Sunday in May, a day seemingly structured around lavishing gifts, cards, meals and flowers on moms, — the day on the calendar when cell phone calls increased 13% and texts zoomed up 25% on Mother’s Day 2020, according to Verizon data — turns out to have much simpler, altruistic beginnings. → Read More

Voulez-Vous Bonbon in Greeley pairs unique ingredients to create enticingly edible art

Chocolatier Anna Martinez isn’t shy about asking people what they’d like to eat, particularly if it gets people interested in the delectable edible art she creates in her Greeley kitchen. In fact, … → Read More

Amber Myers started Cakeable because everyone deserves good cake

When Amber Myers and her husband moved with their two kids, ages 5 and 9, from central Illinois in 2017, the stay-at-home mom started baking what she called “extreme” cakes for her kids’ birthdays … → Read More

Georgia Boys BBQ brings its signature Southern barbecue to Greeley

What do you get when you take two Georgia frat brothers who like to ski and snowboard out of Georgia and transplant them to the Colorado foothills in 2009 — just when the economy started to go down… → Read More

The winner of the Oscar-watching food pairing is spaghetti and meat sauce

Until my kids reached their teen years, watching the Academy Awards show — the Oscars — ranked right up there with Thanksgiving and the 4th of July. → Read More

Out Of The Blue’s multi-purpose space offers brunch and After Hours cocktails

If you thought that Art and Karla Long’s new Greeley brunch spot, Out of the Blue, is a clever double-entendre, you’re right — the couple also owns the three Blue Mug Coffee & Roastery shops in Greeley. → Read More

Two years later: Taking the restaurant industry’s temperature as Colorado eases into normal

It’s been nearly two years since March 16, 2020, the day Gov. Jared Polis ordered Colorado restaurant doors to close the next morning in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Reading the news … → Read More

WeldWerks’s long-anticipated in-house eatery, The Annex, is not your average bar food

Stationed in The Annex, a new kitchen built inside WeldWerks Brewing Co., patrons can enjoy Meador’s seasonally inspired, crafted cuisine drawn from his years spent roaming the nation while he honed his culinary skills in kitchens across the United States. → Read More

As Betta Gumbo readies for Windsor opening, Chef Clay Caldwell talks Southern food: the loving, the respect, the fun

As a classically trained chef, Clay Caldwell spent over 25 years of his culinary career working in five-star hotels, resorts and high-end steak houses. He moved to Colorado in 2013 after investigating the state for a year, landing in downtown Loveland on Fourth St. for his first iteration of Mo’ Betta Gumbo, a restaurant that channels New Orleans and the foods of the South. → Read More

Beeritas: Putting fizz into the beloved margarita on National Margarita Day, February 22

Margaritas are probably the most adaptable cocktail on the planet. What began around 1939 as a refreshing concoction shaken up with lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur and served over ice in a salt-rimmed coupe has grown into a crayon box full of colorful sippers. → Read More

Robin Autorino’s chocolates are works of art, but she wants you to eat them

Robin Autorino admits right off the bat that the 14 years she spent in the Navy made her something of a perfectionist.Autorino and her company, Robin Chocolates, were named one of the top ten chocolate makers in North America in 2013 by Dessert Professional. → Read More

The best Super Bowl 56 matchups mean best apps, right?

Over the next few weeks, football fans are betting on the outcome of which teams will face off at Super Bowl 56 when it airs live from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on February 13. But we all know th… → Read More

We just want to eat breakfast: Deciphering the breakfast restaurant name game

If you’ve ever been confused by the name of a restaurant whose menu is heavily weighted towards breakfast items, know that you’re not alone. The profusion of descriptive titles for places where you can eat breakfast might be frustrating, but as it turns out, it’s just decoding the at-times difficult English language. → Read More