Entries by L.R.

New Year’s Day tradition: Hoppin’ John

Even though I love it, it’s not a dish I make and eat every single New Year’s Day. But probably more often than not there’s a pot of hoppin’ John on my stove the first day of the year. Said to be a step in the direction of starting your year off right, there are many theories […]

5 reasons why you should attend a pop-up

What is a pop-up café? Our Blank Plate Boulder pop-up cafés are one-off events that take place in different locations, each with a unique theme and personnel. One month we’re in a lush South Boulder backyard eating brisket tacos, the next we’re on a rooftop deck in Nederland talking about chanterelles. Better question: why should […]

Corn Town

Although I’ll eat it if it’s in front of me, corn on the cob isn’t my favorite way to eat this super sweet summer treat. I like to shear the corn off the cob, squeeze out the “milk,” and use the cobs for stock (or even better, for dessert). We hosted our first pop-up on […]

Chef Katy Anne: Brisket-pursed green goddess

Sous chef Kat, chef groupie Ian, and Chef Katy Anne At the end of our June pop-up I was letting our diners know that I would be sending out the recipe I used for the homemade tonic we served that night. My pushy friend Laura was among the attendees and called out “Forget the tonic, […]