Colorado Expression - March/April 2022

Spring Cleaning

IF YOU THINK the idea of spring cleaning is just for your home, think again. Yes, spiffing up one’s abode from top-to-bottom is a springtime ritual, but that same idea can be applied to face, body and mind. Whether you’ve spent most…

Defying the Odds

TRADITION WITH A TWIST is on the menu at YumCha Dumpling & Noodle Bar, the newest downtown Denver eatery from Chef Lon Symensma and ChoLon Restaurant Concepts (CRC). Symensma spent time early in his career traveling around China and Southeast…

Art on the Edge

WHEN ARTIST REBECCA RICH looks at a blank canvas, she sees anything but empty space. “I spend a lot of time writing and thinking, and my art evolves from an umbrella idea. The canvas is a continuum of those thoughts,”…

Welcome Back, Zaidy's

JOEL APPEL, the new co-owner of the reincarnated Zaidy’s Bakery & Deli, says his restaurant is a “two-stop shop,” meaning diners stop by two tables to schmooze on their way in, and at least two more on the way out.…

Sip Back & Relax

ONE OF THE SECRETS of turning Colorado grapes into good wine is to let the fruit be. “You have to listen to what the grape is saying,” says Carboy Winery’s CEO, Kevin Webber. With a shorter growing season and loamy,…

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver

THE NEXT TIME you’re grabbing a bite at McDonald’s, go ahead and say “yes” when the order-taker asks if you’d like fries with your burger—and not just because McDonald’s French fries are delicious. For every pound of French fries that the…

Sopranos, Contraltos, Bass Baritones -- Oh My!

MORE THAN 400 YEARS after Jacopo Peri composed “Dafne,” believed to be the world’s first true opera, the art form commonly described as “drama set to music” continues to delight audiences worldwide—including right here in Colorado. For 90 years, Central…