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Huge servings and carb overload at Aztec Family Restaurant

Let me start out by saying this: there is nothing fancy about Aztec Family Restaurant in – you guessed it – Aztec, New Mexico.

Not that that’s a bad thing, mind you. It’s just a fact. This little family restaurant, right off Aztec Boulevard, is the epitome of what I’d call “down home.” It’s quaint, kinda kitschy in...

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Your guide to a last-minute Thanksgiving for less than $25

It’s the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the fridge is empty, the pantry is bare, the slopes are calling. No worries. We got some advice from a pro on a quick, delicious Thanksgiving without breaking the bank or interfering with fun time. Aaron Seitz, owner of College Drive Café, former owner/kitchen manager at Carvers and...

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The Ska aesthetic: The history of the brew’s design and marketing motif

The story of Ska might best be told by its unofficial slogan: “It takes characters to brew beer with character.” When Dave Thibodeau and Bill Graham turned their home-brew operation into a legit beer company in 1995 (and when Matt Vincent bought in a year later), craft beer was all but a novelty still, save for your Sam...

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First Draughts: This holiday wish list is, let’s be honest, mostly about booze

As much as I hate to admit it, it’s shopping season, and I think I’m pretty good at picking out gifts for other people, but I’m not the easiest person to shop for. Actually, most people know that I’m really picky about what I wear, what I listen to, what TV and movies I watch and what kind of gear I use. This really...

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High ass recipe: Broccoli mac and cheese

The main ingredients here are two things that should be in every kitchen at all times: A box of macaroni and cheese for those times you need a quick, go-to comfort food, and a package of frozen broccoli, something that'll keep forever that you can toss into pretty much any dish to make it instantaneously healthy (or...

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First Draughts: Beer on Thanksgiving!? Here’s how to do it

If your family is anything like mine, Thanksgiving isn’t typically a beer holiday. Thanksgiving is about tradition and (attempted) civility and family. And beer, well, beer doesn’t really fit.

Beer is too often associated with low-brow, hyper-masculine activities like NASCAR, hunting, football and fishing. But any beer...

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Review: Get your ridiculously-seasonal coffee drink on

By Sara Knight

Special to DGO

It’s that time of year again. Order up a latte, spiced with pumpkin, laced with cinnamon, topped with cream, garnished with mint and shot through with a hundred million calories of syrupy, sugary goodness. Grab a grandé and get your fix. But where should the good caffeine-craving...

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High-ass recipes: Cereal Killer

In this week’s High-Ass Recipe, I’ve chosen the divine power of sugary cereal – snack blessing of the gods – to satisfy your primordial hunger of highness.

Not long ago, I sought a fix from my friendly neighborhood Albertsons. Swaying before the rainbow wall of Trix, Lucky Charms, Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, Frosted...

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Ska’s new beer is Colorado in a can

If you’re the type to get all buzzed by things like local ingredients, Ska is meeting you halfway with its newest beer, Hop Ivy.

They’re calling it “the first craft beer sourced entirely with Colorado ingredients available for year-round, statewide distribution.” To celebrate the release, they’re throwing a party from 5...

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Beer as an intellectual, creative pursuit: The one that changed everything

Anyone who does something creative has had a moment that changed their life, a moment of extreme epiphany, a flash of light, a buzz in their gut, a flurry of ideas, images and words. It’s one of those moments when you can confidently say, “I want to do this, I have the ability to do this, I’m going to try and do this for the...

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High-Ass Recipes: Baked to perfection

To make this high-ass recipe, you’ll need some basic ingredients and opposable, lighter-flickin’ thumbs. These bakey cinnamon, apple and oats are wholesome, wintry vitlins that’ll satisfy your anytime-snacking needs, a serious dessert fix whilst giving you a perfectly delicious and moderately healthy breakfast...

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First Draught: How about we Netflix and chill ... with beer

I hate Halloween, but I had one of the best weekends of my life last week. First, the party to start DGO, then on to candles, wine and spooky things in the cemetery, walking around in my underwear and calling it a costume, throwing water balloons at “zombies,” and to wrap it up, brunch that lasted till 2 p.m., then skinny...

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Elvis oatmeal: You don’t have to be high to enjoy this ... but it sure doesn’t hurt

When it comes to Elvis, Chef High Guy thinks we should all admire how he could take control of an audience with nothing more than a white jumpsuit and a quivering upper lip. He could also take control of some food, The King being in the pantheon of junky overeating, ahead of his time when it came to high-ass eating. One of...

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