A heaping bowl of Tan Tan Ramen (spicy chicken) is just one of many dishes available for restauranteurs Jan. 30 at Katsu Ramen. Husband and wife Change Lee and Yumi Ogai, along with business partner Masumi Higo started serving traditional Japanese noodle bowls at Katsu Ramen, their new restaurant on Jan. 26 at the corner of South Havana Street and East Jewell Street in Aurora. The menu at Katsu (Japanese for victory) Ramen was designed by longtime Osaka, Japan ramen chef Shinsuke Hirao, who typically spends between 12 and 15 hours a day perfecting the restaurant’s signature noodle broth. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

“It’s not for everybody, that’s what I thought,” he said. “But somehow a lot of customers are coming to try Tonkatsu, maybe because Colorado is growing so there are a lot of people from the East Coast and West Coast, where a lot of people know the dish.”


A 4-ounce glass of white wine or session ale loads about 130 calories or so onto your day. But a sumptuous imperial stout? Tipping over 300 calories there

The poll was conducted a little more than a week after the Food and Drug Administration announced new rules that will require restaurants and other establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food “clearly and conspicuously” on their menus, menu boards and displays.

In this Nov. 20, 2014 photo made with a fisheye lens, Megh Villareal holds up a Marijuana-infused pecan pie at a holiday get-together for recreational marijuana vendors in east Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

“There’s so much potential here, and the interest is unbelievable. But right now, everybody’s kind of scared to be doing it,” says Lanter, owner and executive chef at Aspen’s tony Cache Cache restaurant.

This 2014 photo provided by Russ & Daughters shows the exterior of Russ & Daughters Cafe on the Lower East Side of New York City. Russ & Daughters’ take-out business, founded in 1914, sells traditional Jewish foods to go like smoked fish and chopped liver from a shop nearby. The family’s fourth generation opened the cafe earlier this year with a sit-down menu. (AP Photo/Russ & Daughters, Jen Snow and Kelli Anderson)

Fortunately for tourists who don’t have a kitchen to take these goodies home to — and anyone else who’d prefer their chopped liver sitting down rather than to go — Russ & Daughters opened a cafe earlier this year three blocks from the store.


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