Sentinel Blogs

John Lehndorff

• You can already hear the applause in Boulder and the howls of protest coming from Colorado’s cattlemen (and women) as the news leaks out that tofu has been approved as part of the federal school lunch program. “School lunches can now offer tofu as a “meat alternate,” writes Philip Bump at, “thanks to […]

It’s been a bad month for fans of classic Italian-American eateries, the ones with the reed-wrapped chianti bottles and checkered tablecloths.  Chains and “authentic” Italian trattorias have pushed them out of the picture. First, Pagliacci’s Italian Restaurant closed in August after 66 years of famous minestrone soup. Then Gaetano’s – famed for its association with […]

The Aurora Sentinel’s inaugural Grade A Awards were published Aug. 30 honoring the things we love best about Aurora. It includes the results of our readers’ poll as well as staff picks. You can still pick up a free copy through Sept. 5 where the Aurora Sentinel, Buckley Guardian and Life Science newspapers are available, […]

Today’s Colorado Table menu features a splendid repast of local food features. • Colorado Table editor John Lehndorff profile Flava, a year-old Aurora strip-mall cafe where a fresher take on traditional Southern comfort food is attracting fans: • Try this recipe for Pasta Caprese Salad using fresh Colorado heirloom tomatoes: • Colorado Food […]

  (Julia Child would have celebrated her 100th birthday this week. The fallowing appeared in a Nibbles column originally published in Yellow Scene magazine in 2009) It was my father, the Austrian-born anesthesiologist, who turned me on to Julia Child, and not Mom, who did all the cooking. I would hear him laughing in the TV room and […]

Beer and pie. Both include some of the same basic ingredients, many homebrewers are also pie lovers, and Colorado has played a significant role in the history of craft brewing as well as American pie. In fact, Boulder’s Charlie Papazian, who founded the annual Great American Beer Festival, also declared Jan 23 (his birthday) National […]

Plan ahead for a big weekend of food and beverage fun in Colorado. Here’s an amuse bouche to whet your appetite: • Arapahoe County Fair, July 25-July 29, Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora. Information: Details: Activities include Baked Pie Contest (July 26), Pie Eating Contest (July 27), and Chocolate Cake Contest […]