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The Scoop: April 7, 2018

Here’s the Scoop for the Saturday,  April 7th, 2017 show on 630 KHOW and on iHeartRadio.com (website and app!)

Listen to the entire show at this link: [http://www.spreaker.com/show/gabby-gourmet]

Steve Miller [www.IdeaSource.com] was filling in as Gabby was off on a bucket-list trip of southern Asia – tune in next Saturday for notes from the trail! Steve will be hosting again with guest Natascha Hess of the Ginger Pig Food Truck (www.The GingerPigTruck.com) who was just named Best Food Truck in Denver for 2018!!!

Guests:  Dan Hayward, aka “Spicy Dan”, owner of Savory Spice Shop Boulder and his girlfriend and traveling partner, Brie “like-the-cheese” Thumm.

Savory Spice Shop Boulder is at 2041 Broadway in Boulder, just north of the Pearl Street mall, adjacent to the Spruce Street parking garage (where parking is free on Saturdays – and Savory validates the rest of the week).

We sampled one of Savory’s new “Spice ’n Easy” dishes, “Saffron & Chanterelle Risotto” – there are now more than a dozen of these ready-to-cook dishes with mot ingredients included, at all the Savory Spice Shop locations as well as through their website www.SavorySpiceShop.com. This one was delicious and, for less than $12, it served four of us with plenty left-over! The saffron spurred conversations about this amazing seasoning and Dan and Brie’s travels to the La Mancha Region of Spain where the spice came from!

I urge everyone who loves to cook – or wants to start cooking – to go in to their nearest Savory Spice Shop and chat with the staff. They are wonderfully knowledgable and eager to share – they have many recipe cards for the taking throughout the stores.

Today’s Question:

Dan asked, “How many grams of saffron did the Savory Spice Shops sell at all their locations and online last year?” The correct answer was 4480 grams.

Closest guess without going over was Dana who guessed 800 (not even close but the best answer we received)…and with that guess Dana will get two highly coveted tickets to the Boulder Craft Beer Festival in August. Yay, Dana!

Dan also offered anyone who called in to receive a packet of Savory Spice Shop’s Southern Spain Pinchito Seasoning! Eight listeners took advantage and will see this sample of a great seasoning showing up in their mailboxes very soon. Great for them, better for their families and friends who will enjoy the results!!!

Calls and conversations:

Dana called in to praise Spuntino, where new owners have added to the menu and continue the wonderful cuisine – at 32nd off Federal (2639 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211http://www.spuntinodenver.com)

And Zepplin Station downtown where 8 restaurants that include Korean/Vietnamese and more offer delicious choices. (3501 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80216zeppelinstation.com)

Pat called to offer Avalenia’s doentown as a great place to dine – especially before or after theater – and praised the octopus (which Gabby loves) and the crab stuffed cucumber on the new Spring menu! (1550 17th St, Denver, CO 80202avelinadenver.com)

We talked about Bryan Dayton of Oak at 14th and Acorn (love them) and Chef Amos Watts opening a new joint on the rooftop of the old Daily Camera building in Boulder, called Correda with Cuisine from the Iberian Peninsula! (1023 Walnut St., Boulder, Colorado 80302, https://www.corridaboulder.com)

Mary called in to rave about the surprisingly good food at the Perry Park Country Club in Larkspur…who’d have thunk? Another listener said they’d be joining based on that! Must be hard to find good food at a country club!? Mary said it was pretty inexpensive to join too. (7047 Perry Park Blvd., Larkspur, CO 80118http://www.perryparkcc.com)

Linda called to glow about 240 Union Restaurant – which has been spectacular for a long, long time! (240 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228240union.com) It’s hard to go to that neighborhood and NOT stop in there.

The other Lakewood stop that everyone needs to make is Frijoles Colorado Cuban (12095 W Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80228) for the truest Cuban Sandwich you can find.

Julia called to confirm earlier calls on Correda and Zepplin Station

AND THEN we ran out of time!!!

NEW GABBY DINNER at Gaetano’s

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 6:30 PM, 38th & Tejon – 3760 Tejon

Call 303-455-9852 to reserve – but do it fast as these sell out quickly!

Gaetano’s wants to host us again-with a fabulous dinner with exciting new dishes for spring! As always it will be delicious-and fun here too. The price is $50 inclusive of tax, tip and wine.

(http://gaetanositalian.com)

For those as of yet unfamiliar with Gabby Dinners, these are arranged by the Gabby Gourmet as opportunities to more fully experience a restaurant in the area. Restaurateur’s put together tasting menus that show off the scope of their concepts, usually three courses plus desserts, wine, tax and tip, all at a lower-than-usual price for the evening. These do book out VERY quickly but are a foodie’s dream experiences. Do try to attend one of these in the future or you will be missing out!

Thanks so much for listening, thanks even more for calling in and sharing…you all are the most important part of the show so, keep calling!

Steve and Gabby

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