Tag Archives: Colorado

What to Know About FoodMaven, a New Food-Waste Start-up Backed by the Grocery Industry’s Top Players

Source: Grub Street NY

Some of the grocery industry’s biggest names are throwing serious money and support at a new food-waste start-up. Colorado-based FoodMaven announced today that it’s pocketed $8.6 million of Series A funding from a handful of backers, most notably Walmart’s billionaire heirs the Waltons. This follows recent …

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Colorado Baker Who Wouldn’t Make Same-Sex Cake Gets Justice Department’s Support

Source: Grub Street NY

Trump-administration lawyers want Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips to know they’ve got his back. Few plain civilians will remember Phillips, who has run a small bakery in Denver’s suburbs for nearly 25 years, but there’s an excellent chance they remember the drama caused by his refusal to bake …

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Colorado Baker Who Wouldn’t Make Same-Sex Cake Gets Justice Department’s Support

Source: Grub Street NY

Trump-administration lawyers want Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips to know they’ve got his back. Few plain civilians will remember Phillips, who has run a small bakery in Denver’s suburbs for nearly 25 years, but there’s an excellent chance they remember the drama caused by his refusal to bake …

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Will Weed Cafés Stop the Pot Industry From Stealing Colorado’s Restaurant Workers?

Source: Grub Street NY

With marijuana now a billion-dollar enterprise, Colorado’s hospitality-industry workers are at a crossroads: Keep working in food, where the pay is low, the hours are long, and the kitchens are sweltering and full of harassment, or take a job in the state’s burgeoning weed business. Salaries could start …

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Even McDonald’s Is Capable of Making a Good Pot Joke

Source: Grub Street NY

Something suggests this ad wasn’t approved by the folks at corporate headquarters:

Like every food company not run by people named Ben & Jerry, McDonald’s leaves debate about recreational pot to the politicians, but a McDonald’s at the Colorado–New Mexico border is apparently trying to widen the chain’s …

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Top Chef Will Decamp to Colorado for Season 15

Source: Grub Street NY

Top Chef‘s next contestants will be packing their knives for the Centennial State. Bravo says Season 15 of the Emmy-winning series will take up residence in Colorado. In a statement about the new location, the channel’s VP Shari Levine says: “We are always on the hunt for the …

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Self-Driving Truck Makes 100-Mile Beer Run

Source: Grub Street NY

Today there is some exciting booze news: An autonomous truck has completed the world’s first driverless commercial beer delivery. The feat was completed by a self-driving 18-wheeler that navigated 120 miles of Colorado roadways next to, one would assume, absolutely terrified people in regular passenger cars. The truck …

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Colorado’s Pot Candies Get a Scary-Looking Symbol to Prevent ‘Accidental’ Ingestion

Source: Grub Street NY

Colorado’s edibles-makers have been trying to convince the state’s lawmakers that their products are self-evidently full of weed since it became legal. But as of tomorrow, it will be really clear. On October 1, all pot candy will require a “universal symbol” to cut down on people’s tendency …

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Terrible Restaurant Screws Disabled Veteran 3 Times by Changing Tip Amounts

Source: Grub Street NY

A disabled veteran and his wife in Colorado Springs say they will no longer dine at Texas Roadhouse after they ate at a location three times and staff secretly changed their tip amount every time. Doug Woodward explains that once the second receipt disparity occurred, he talked to …

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Terrible Customers Get Server Fired by Pretending She Changed Their Tip [Updated]

Source: Grub Street NY

A Texas Roadhouse in Colorado Springs says it got scammed by a couple who claimed servers secretly altered their credit-card tip not once but three separate times. Per the original telling of the story, Doug Woodward, a supposed disabled vet, called up management after noticing receipt disparities for …

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Worker Says Whole Foods Made Being Gay on the Job ‘Intolerable’

Source: Grub Street NY

Looks like Whole Foods’ attorneys will be fighting another LGBT discrimination case: This week, a former employee accused management at her Colorado store of creating a “hostile and abusive” work environment by basically turning her sexual orientation into a running office gag. Jennifer Johnston, then a …

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Coloradans Can Now Hire a Pot Sommelier for Their Next Catered Dinner

Source: Grub Street NY

Here’s a surefire way to have the all-time chillest rehearsal dinner: One of America’s first certified cannabis sommeliers has started a catering business that promises to add “a third layer onto your dinner experience” by pairing every dish with not only its own wine, but also a meticulously …

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Server Learns the Hard Way That It’s a Bad Idea to Tweet Racist Death Threats

Source: Grub Street NY

There’s no doubt that it’s infuriating as a server to get shafted on a tip, but tweeting about the mass murder of that table’s entire nationality is a very bad idea. Megan Olson, a server at Texas Roadhouse in Colorado until shortly after said tweet, waited on a table of…More »

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Parents Surprised to Learn Kids’ Day Camp Was Staffed by Hooters Waitresses

Source: Grub Street NY

This is what you get when you try to give back. A three-day day camp for Colorado Cub Scouts was staffed by volunteers that included — gasp — waitresses from a local Hooters. Parents of the young boys were surprised to discover this tepid controversy, which probably would have gone…More »

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Eater Reports: Does New York City Have a Secret ‘Colorado Connection’?

Source: Eater NY

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[Ryan Hardy and Grant Reynolds]

Right now, New York City is full of talented chefs and sommeliers that either grew up in Colorado or spent years working there. Two establishments in particular — the culinary program of The Little Nell resort in Aspen and Frasca Food & Wine in Boulder — have had numerous former employees go on to prominent positions in NYC restaurants. Among those are Dustin Wilson, the sommelier at Eleven Madison Park, Sabato Sagaria, chief restaurant officer for Union Square Hospitality Group and seemingly the entire staff of Charlie Bird, to name but ...

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