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Nibbles: The best restaurant in Aurora? It depends on who’s asking

“It’s a neat kind of barbaric feeling to get a hundred pounds of meat and have it for a whole family for a season.” - Holly Williams, songwriter, granddaughter of Hank Williams, hunter

Nibbles: Stellar beer gardening at Lowry, beer history in Boulder, pozole in Aurora

Nibbles: Stellar beer gardening at Lowry, beer history in Boulder, pozole in Aurora

Tim Murphy suggests “over 110 recipes that guys will cook and eat” in camp such as Rasta Mon Squirrel.

Nibbles: The joy of discovering hidden ethnic eateries in Aurora

Nibbles: The joy of discovering hidden ethnic eateries in Aurora

Aurora is once again home to one of the metro area’s only Afghani restaurants, Ariana Kabob Cafe at 2767 S. Parker Road. I can’t wait to sample the halal restaurant’s Afghan bread, mantoo (dumplings) and kabobs with green chutney and tea.

Nibbles: A big bouquet of fresh cauliflower teaches an old cook a new trick

AURORA – A head of cauliflower I bought a week ago was glowering at me from the vegetable bin. It looked like a brain inside a shower cap. I knew it needed to be cooked so it wouldn’t get forgotten …

Nibbles: The food inside scoop; A new Russian deli; and the NRA Wine Club

Nibbles: The food inside scoop; A new Russian deli; and the NRA Wine Club

"Tip that waitress, she’s been waiting on you/ Skip the small change slap down a dollar or two”

Nibbles: World is waiting for Colorado's next great fast casual concept

Nibbles: World is waiting for Colorado’s next great fast casual concept

Hot on their heels as hot concepts are Udi’s Bread Cafe, Boulder-based sandwich shop Snarf’s, and the green-oriented Larkburger from Edwards.

Nibbles: When one piroshki source closes, another pelmeni maker provides

Nibbles: When one piroshki source closes, another pelmeni maker provides

At Arvada’s Royal Bakery I can find paczki - Polish doughnuts - and other Euro-centric pastries and breads.

Nibbles: Colorado cheese, chocolate, rum take home Good Food Awards

Nibbles: Colorado cheese, chocolate, rum take home Good Food Awards

DRAFT also named Denver’s Falling House Tap House as one of the 100 Best Beer Bars in America noting: “it’s a serious mind-trip contemplating the gems that have poured through the 75 taps.”

NIBBLES: Spam's unbiquity raises question: Who's eating all that pink meat?

NIBBLES: Spam’s unbiquity raises question: Who’s eating all that pink meat?

Either that or there is an Spam-centric alternative universe that intersects with our own but only in the canned meat aisle. Maybe I’ve watched too many “Twilight Zone” re-runs.

Nibbles: Peyton Manning's Mom's Chicken Spaghetti is a trip back in time

Nibbles: Peyton Manning’s Mom’s Chicken Spaghetti is a trip back in time

AURORA – I own hundreds of cool old cookbooks that tell me what people cooked. My favorite volumes – the ones that tell me how people lived – are the spiral-bound recipe collections that raised money for congregations, women’s organizations …