Sunday, November 8, 2009

Denver Gourmet's Chocolate Tour.

TastePromoters Takes Chocolate Tour.

Denver Gourmet Tours owner Chelly Vitry, has a wonderful tasting experience concept; tasting and touring with chauffeured transportation is a very nice touch. With pre-planned exciting stops, Chelly Vitry has scoped out each one personally to ensure the greatest experience on could have on her tours.

Tour stops included a tasting, sampling, and presentation; what else could one ask for. On our tour we had a total of 5 local shops to visit. The time was close to 4 hours long, but time didn't drag or move to fast, it was at a nice pace. So come and follow along our tour and see what we had seen. Check out Denver Gourmet Tours and see what the next tour has instore for you!

My wife and I both recommend this for a fun time or date! @ChellyVitry on Twitter.
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First Stop: "Living The Sweet Life" 

Second Stop: "Little Man Ice Cream"

Third Stop: "Wystone World Teas"

Fourth Stop: "Wens Chocolates"

Fifth Stop: "Savory Spice Shop"

Saturday, October 3, 2009

RNR Coffee Cafe In Black Forest, CO.

RNR Coffee Cafe 11425 Black Forest Road, 5 mins. NE of Colorado Springs.       Only 20 mins. from Castle Rock.
Time For A Visit
To get there take I-25 South to exit #153 and turn East, only 7 miles from I-25 (map) This place is very easy to find and after you taste their food & drinks, you'll be glad you stopped in.

Denver Taste Promoters and TasteCasting, joined with Colorado Springs TasteCasting team today for some country style cooking. We began a little walking around tour of this cozy country kitchen and this is what we seen. Just inside the door this is the dinning area looking towards the front counter. On the left is looking back from the counter. Doesn't this look really nice!

*Picture by Ryan Wanner

"The RNR COffee Cafe Menu"
There menu is new each week and you can look ahead in the week to see what is upcoming on their website beging each Tuesday evening. They begin each Tuesday morning discussing the menu, and many request come from a many of there patrons that spend many hours of their time enjoying this relaxing atmosphere, here in the Black Forest. I really love fried chicken and I'm willing to come back again for this dinner of choice; let's see if it's on the menu for next Friday. Here is their menu.                            

Let The Tasting Begin
With our choice of drink, Candied Pumpkin Latte, Moose and Swirl: "a little chocolate, a little caramel, and a touch of macadamia nut", and my choice the Pumpkin Spice Latte, also pictureed below. We were very spoiled to get such fancy drinks here, and they were delicious for sure!

Tasting RNR Coffee Cafe
Now for the food: looking top-left about 11 o'clock, French Toast: available on Wednesday and Saturdays only as long as the loaf lasts -"homemade cinnamon walnut raisin bread sliced thick then dredged through an amaretto batter. It's then grilled to a perfect golden brown and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Served with fresh fruit".

Cinnamon Roll: "with cranberries & almonds inside", Southern Style Biscuits and Gravy: "Made with the chef's own grandmother recipe, huge pieces of sausage into a homemade white gravy, this has won praise from all the locals".

Chicken Quesadilla: "Our famous quesadillas with a twist! Choose Three Cheese (cheddar, swiss, and pepperjack) or Lime-grilled chicken and cheddar. We'll add tomato, green chilles, and jalapeƱo (if you like) and prepare it to the perfect "crisp on the outside, gooey on the in" that you've come to love. We then serve it with a black bean sauce and your choice of salsa or sour cream", and finally Roast Beef Special: "Thinly sliced roast beef with onion, tomato, and smoked provolone served on our herb focaccia with our Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise".

"Each one is highly recommended, but I liked the Roast Beef Special especially, as my number one favorite."

                     Now check out this tasty desert - Black Forrest Cake!

Denver TastePromoters would like to send out a Big- thank you to RnR Coffee Cafe staff and to owners: Ryan Wanner (Owner / Roast Master) & Robert Hudson.(Owner / Executive Chef). Also a special thank you, to Bill Flentje (Colorado Springs captain).

Denver TastePromoters interview Robert Hudson (Executive Chef).

Well, after this great tasting here in the Black Forest, I am very happy to have made the drive from Denver. You'll love the scenic drive and once your there you can relax country style. Come out for dinner or stop in for a hot coffee latte with a delicious pastry.
Mention this article you read about them on Denver TastePromoters!

Kyle J Soltesz
Denver Taste Promoters- founder
Denver TasteCasting - founding captain for Colorado

Monday, September 14, 2009

Denver TastePromoters at White Fence Farm

TastePromoters gives up!
Anxious to start this tasting, we had really high expectations from a previous visit here. This family style restaurant reminds me of an Amish-Country family restaurant. We pulled into the large parking lot at 6263 West Jewell Avenue, in Lakewood, CO. directions ->(map).

White Fence Farm serves dinner Tuesday thru Saturday, 4:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunday, 11:30 - 8:00 PM.

The Carry-Out opens at 4:00 Tuesday thru Saturday, and at 11:30 on Sunday. The Farm is closed Mondays and during the month of January. Seating done as quickly as possible on a walk-in basis. Reservations for 15-up.

Once in side we were greeted with such courtesy from moment we came inside. We had to hold back the desire to begin looking around, don't wonder far because they really do seat quickly. Be sure to look later, there is a lot to see on the farm.

There is so much dining space here; I thought to my self; as they took us down the hall to room 2. They even offer a special room for couples that needs a little quite time (sorry, no young-ones allowed in this room), so just sit back and relax around by the fire place.

Our personal waitress was Kaelee, and her service card states.
"Welcome! I'm Kaelee and Just Cluck if you need anything !!"

First you will get to begin with these tasty side dishes: The farm's famous hot corn fritters, pickled red beets, creamy coleslaw, scrumptious kidney bean salad, and special blend cottage cheese. All guests will also have a choice of baked, mashed or fried potato. We'll be happy to bring you more corn fritters and salads anytime you request.
Come on in and try these delicious treats

OK, now we get to dig into those great tasting bottom less corn fritters. These fritters are very balanced between sweetness and flavor with each bite. Trust me you'll just love'em! My wife's favorites were the pickled red beets and the kidney bean salad; brings back those home cooked memories.

Now for the main course, The White Fence Farm's own Specialty! Family Style Farm Chicken one-half Chicken (4 pieces) per person, which was more than enough for me. If you love chicken and want to try something else, we recommend the Broiled Fillet of White Fish.

We surely enjoyed this meal once again and hope to try their deserts on the next visit. One thing to note for next time, save room for desert! Such great service, attentive to our needs and that's important to us. After dinner we were invited to take the in-house tour from Manager/Co-Owner: Mike Wuestner. Mike took us through the kitchen operations and how this famous chicken is processed.

By the way, it is made fresh to order every time. We strolled through the kitchen, prep area, and off to the carryout side of the business. After this inside tour of how much room they can accommodate, from public rooms to private ones, they really can serve any size group so don't worry about being cramped here.

Let's go to the American barn area now where they have live music, check website for band schedules and times.

The White Fence Farm has everything, from a petting zoo to the kids tree house play ground. So take some time and let them play.

So the next time your wanting to take the family out for a home styled cooked meal, come on down to White Fence Farm. So many ways to relax and please your taste buds, and allowing the kids to play and have fun. You wont be disappointed. Please mention you've read about them on Denveratlast's Denver 'TasteCasting' news blog.

Thank you White Fence Farm!
Kyle J Soltesz (Denveratlast)
Denver 'TasteCasting' - founding captain for Colorado

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Denver Food Establishments: 'How To Increase Your Internet Traffic Now.'

"Let's Spread The Word On Your Establishment."
Want more Internet traffic coming to your website?
Want Denver Metro & Surrounding areas find your establishment?

This is Denver 'TasteCasting': We offer blog write ups, post photo's, slide shows, videos and links to your website using social media like: Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, UTube, Flickr and more!
This will constantly keep your advertising going and it never is deleted, and always connecting Internet 'word finders' (hash tags) to find your establishment.

This is a proven way to go about it - Denver 'TasteCasting. More information on how you can hold a TasteCasting event that will drive up your web traffic and allow others to know about what you offer! visit:
"An Inexpensive Way To Advertise."

Kyle J Soltesz email:
Denver 'TasteCasting' - founding captain for Colorado
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Taking on The Brothers BBQ Challenge!

Brothers BBQ vs Denver 'TasteCasting'

This Wednesday night began with a BBQ challenge from Brothers BBQ Co., located on 6Th & Washington. Now with eight locations to serve up BBQ flavor, they can also deliver right to your home or business. Catering is the way to go too, because these brothers can enhance your party with the best BBQ diners, that come complete with 6 tasty sides to choose from.

The Brothers BBQ began making us 'Beef' ribs, Beef/Pork/Chicken sandwiches, delicious 'Hot Sausage Links' and not to forget the large side dishes like; the 'Brothers BBQ Beans', 'Potato Salad', 'Creamy Coleslaw', 'Mashed Red Potatoes with Gravy', and Super Tasting 'French Fries'; which came in large quantities enough to serve 20 people. They served us outside on the open patio; the best looking dishes which had a nice complimenting smoked- flavored aromas, that filled the air.

So much delicious looking BBQ food, where does one begin! First on my list was to try these BBQ ribs. The beef ribs were dressed with the Brothers 'Original' BBQ sauce; I could not believe the flavor of this sauce on top of these beef ribs; all I can say is, "This is how BBQ ribs are supposed to taste... down right awesome!" Next in my site was super tasting 'Hot links'; I was not disappointed with these, which are by far my favorite. Now, no BBQ party could survive without having great BBQ: beef, pork or chicken sandwiches. The quantities were so large that everyone could of had 4 sandwiches each.

Now about the Brothers BBQ sides which complimented this outdoor party; sides like 'Potato Salad (plain, simple, mustard-based and delicious), 'Creamy Cole Slaw (Old Family recipe with creamy dressing), 'Brothers BBQ Beans (Award-winning, a little spicy with tender pork), 'Mashed Potatoes' (Mashed skin-on red potatoes topped with hearty gravy), and now for my favorite large sized 'French Fries' (1/4 in. cut, skin on, cooked to order).

When I thought we were finished with all this BBQ, they surprised us with large, mouth watering BBQ chicken wings, now that was a special BBQ treat for me! Everyone agreed that is is a wonderful place to really taste BBQ in any form. We cannot forget to mention the Brothers BBQ sauce comes in 4 delicious flavors: 'Hot, Sweet, Original, and Carolina Mustard'.

Buy The Brothers BBQ Sauce on-line

Denver 'TasteCasting' wanted to hear all about the story on these two brothers about how this venture started. The Brothers BBQ owners are Chris & Nick O'Sullivan (brothers), and Leo Amigoni (partner & friend)

*Nick O'Sullivan was not available for this interview.

Now is your mouth watering yet! Next time your in the mood for great BBQ and don't want to wait. Give Brothers BBQ a try, "Nice outdoor Patio with long picnic tables, great food with a sweet aroma of BBQ in the air". Even hold a football party inside with large eating area and watch the game on TV, and let Brothers do the rest all the rest.

So What Are You Waiting For!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Restaurants: Denver 'TasteCasting' Works!

Denver 'TasteCasting' utilizes social networking and social media by combining great people and good food to benefit the many food and drink establishments in our area. If your establishment is looking to spread the word about a grand opening, new product, new menu or special offer, TasteCasting can help increase awareness by driving traffic to your website and encouraging people to visit your establishment to experience it for them selves.

We currently have a team of 80 socially connected bloggers, twitters, flicker, and youtuber’s who share words, video, and photographs of things they enjoy. To host a TasteCasting your establishment could invite as many of the team members that you would like to a TasteCasting. You would provide a complimentary tasting/tour experience.

Simms Steakhouse Hosts Denver 'TasteCasting' Event. 'Play Video'

"Tastecasting' On Twitter Comes To Colorado" by CBS4 Denver News

In return, each TasteCasting member in attendance will broadcast the event at no cost to our Facebook friends, Linkedin Connections, and Twitter followers. Members will also post photos, comments about the establishment, the food and the event, as well as web links to our blogs, Flicker, Youtube and Viddler accounts. TasteCasters will also create a landing page for your establishment on our site – This is our central location for information on TasteCasting, as well as information on participating establishments. Each establishment receives their own landing page packed full of links, information, photos, and more.
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