Colorado Table

This September 2016 photo shows fresh citrus, cranberry and arugula salad in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Lucy Beni via AP)

This salad is simply gorgeous, and a great way to bring color, flavor and oomph to a holiday meal. The combination of tartness from the citrus, sweetness from the pomegranate seeds, sharpness from the onion, and a bit of herby bitterness from the arugula — plus a bright vinaigrette — makes this a salad that isn’t just a placeholder on a plate. And the colors are amazing.

This Oct. 20, 2016 photo shows a natural, lower calorie whipped cream substitute in Coronado, Calif. It's made with the liquid leftover from the slow cooking of beans and legumes called "aquafaba" which can be whipped up into a pillowy fluff in minutes. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Whipped aquafaba has gazillion uses, particularly in the vegan world, where it’s used as an egg substitute in baked goods and meringues. In fact, if you are vegan, you probably consider this to be old news. My personal favorite way to use aquafaba is as a low-cal whipped topping, which can dress up a dessert, or serve as a base for a fluffy mousse (think pumpkin mousse for the holidays).

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, file photo, a customer enjoys lunch at a Chipotle restaurant in Portland, Ore. Chipotle reports financial results Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

The burrito chain said Tuesday that sales fell 21.9 percent at established restaurants during the third quarter, worse than the 18.3 percent drop Wall Street analysts expected, according to FactSet. It’s the fourth straight quarter of sales declines for the company after an E. coli outbreak last year sickened some customers.

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, one of Otto's self-driving, big-rig trucks leaves the garage for a test drive during a demonstration at the Otto headquarters in San Francisco. Anheuser-Busch announced on Oct. 25, 2016, that it teamed up with Otto for a 120-plus mile beer delivery that marked the world's first by a self-driving truck. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

The company says it teamed with self-driving truck maker, Otto, and the state of Colorado for the feat. The trailer, loaded with Budweiser beer, began the self-driving trip at a weigh station in Fort Collins, Colorado, and ran along Interstate 25 through Denver before wrapping up in Colorado Springs.

Angel's Envy Kentucky straight bourbon on Monday July 18, 2016..
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But rye deserves better. With it’s floral notes, spicy first pass across the palette and perfumed aroma, rye’s complexities mean it’s never dull.

In a whiskey scene increasingly populated with dorm-room dreck filled with cinnamon or honey or apples, rye stands out as a truly different sort of whiskey. That built-in complexity has rye not only gaining in popularity among cocktail aficionados, but among distillers who realize that those layers of flavor offer them a chance to get a little weird.