Friday, May 28, 2010

Eight foodie snapshots (Updated)

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 9:49 AM

So my mailbox of blog-worthy bits got a little full ...

Here's Eight food and drink related snapshots to take you into Memorial Day weekend:

From Chevy Lee Raw Foods' latest take-out menu: Chocolate-orange-Mayan cookie sandwich (2 cashew-vanilla-coconut cookies sandwiching a thick orange crème and drizzled with a chocolate-cayenne sauce, $7) — martinepurdy@yahoo.com for more.

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The Organic Consumers Association, who this week reports that genetically modified foods cause sterility in hamsters, this not-exactly-convincing video of a hamster largely choosing organic over conventional:

Update: Hammy Goes Organic filmmaker Ken Aversano got in touch to thank us for posting his movie. He asked if we could add a link to the original site, which is here.

Pueblo's Solar Roast Coffee featured in April edition of Food Network Magazine. Free coffee on weekends, the entire month of June, as a thank you to customers.

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City Green Team members and Pikes Peak Urban Gardens plant food for local charities in former flower gardens at City Hall:

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Chipotle recognized as largest restaurant buyer of locally grown produce; 895 N. Academy Blvd. and 3230 Elizabeth St. (Pueblo) locations become eighth and ninth Colorado locations to install solar panels out of some expected 75 locations. Chain plans to be largest direct producer of solar energy in the restaurant industry.

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Back in April (yeah, they got their press releases out late), Rocky Mountain Brewery , out of 86 entrants in the Fruit Beer or Field Beer category, won a gold medal at the Brewers Association World Beer Cup for its Da' Yoopers Cherry Ale. The beer is made from Montmorency cherries from the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, blended with a golden ale and Mexican cinnamon.

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Vote for Colorado restaurants for Zagat by June 6 and receive a free copy of 2011's American's Top Restaurants guide:

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Oskar Blues Brewery in Lyons, Colo. announces inaugural Burning Can: The Original Canned Craft Beer Evolution Festival of Colorado, June 26.

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