Pica’s Mexican Taqueria

Photo Credit: Ruben Karel

“Why Boulder, why Louisville?” This was the first question I asked Trent Davol, Partner and General Manager of the newly-opened Louisville location of Pica’s Mexican Taqueria, the third of the Pica’s family which now joins the ranks alongside its Boulder and Jackson, Wyoming locations. As a longtime resident of the …

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Protect Your Employees with Tucker Safety Products


Since 1986, Tucker Safety Products has offered smart, effective personal protective equipment for the food service industry. Working in a professional kitchen presents unique hazards and injuries like cuts, burns, and exposure to harmful chemicals happen every day.  When Vincent Tucker founded Tucker Safety Products, he had been working in …

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Why You Should Consider Small Plates for Your Menu


Small plates have always been some of my favorite dining options. Part of the appeal is the opportunity to try a variety of dishes and flavors I wouldn’t otherwise be able to. “Family-style” dining isn’t new, but small plates menus are a modern take on the practice. Not to mention …

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Beware of the Open Kitchen

Open kitchens are beautiful, but you are on display 24/7.

I recently had the pleasure of dining at a popular new restaurant in town that recently opened. I’d estimate the restaurant was at least a multi-million buildout given the well-equipped kitchen and beautiful interior design. The restaurant features an open kitchen that faces the main dining room (which works well …

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[Buying Guide] Cold Beverage Dispensers


Cold beverage dispensers are used everywhere, from gas stations to catered events. When it comes to offering your guests the best in beverage selections, cold beverage dispensers help keep your drinks cold and easy to serve up en masse. And don’t think that beverage dispensers are just for juice or …

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10 Kitchen Hacks from Tablecraft

tablecraft classic diner

Tablecraft has been offering professional kitchen supplies since 1946 when Adolf Davis and his son Dalton created the company in Chicago, IL. They started with a small selection of kitchen necessities including griddle supplies and ashtrays. Some years later, when they started using injection molding, Tablecraft began making baskets and bus …

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When Bad Reviews Happen to Good People


Word-of-mouth marketing has always been the most effective forms of advertising a business can have due to its source due to its credibility. People who make these kinds of word-of-mouth recommendations have nothing to gain and puts their own reputation on the line, making it a trusted source for those …

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Resources for those in the Cold Springs Fire


The Cold Springs Fire near Nederland, Colorado has already claimed 566 acres, eight homes and 7 outbuildings. During this challenging time, local restaurants and businesses are coming together to help those victims displaced by the fire. Check back as we’ll be updating this list as we hear more: Airbnb – …

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Denver’s Food System: Part Two

Field of cows before a large mountain in morning with bare winter trees

Not sure if you’ve heard, but Denver is the fastest-growing large city in the country. Blame the green stuff, or blame our beautiful mountains, 300 days of sunshine, or just great work-life balance—word is getting out about how awesome we are, and we’re getting bigger. More people means more people …

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Enter the Win, Win, Winco Sweepstakes!


This month we’re helping stock your kitchen with all of the tools you wish you had but never bought! This exclusive prize package of commercial-grade cooking supplies from Winco includes one 7-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set, one Mandoline, two Half-Size Sheet Pans, and one Chinois Strainer. As a trusted name among those …

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