03 9 / 2013

The Source — a large cluster of local brewers, bakers, butchers, specialty grocers and more, all sharing space in an old 19th-century steel foundry on Brighton Boulevard — seeks to offer Denver foodies a one-stop destination for soup-to-nuts comestibles. The Source officially opened its doors to the public last week when Comida, an upscale Mexican restaurant, began serving tacos and margaritas. During the next few weeks, the remaining tenants in the soaring, brick-walled space will follow. With The Source, developer Zeppelin Places assembles an array of Colorado’s most buzzed-about artisanal food and beverage producers: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (a brewery), Boxcar Roasters (coffee), Babette’s Artisan Breads (a French bakery), CapRock Farm Bar (all of the booze in the bar is distilled in Hotchkiss ), MeatHead (a whole-animal butcher), a liquor store, florist, produce department, cheese and spice shops, an art gallery and design store, and two restaurants, Comida and Acorn, the sister restaurant to Boulder’s popular Oak at Fourteenth.

(Source: The Denver Post)

10 11 / 2012

California’s bill restricts what types of foods are allowed to be produced and sold from home. Entrepreneurs are also required to attend trainings and adhere to label requirements, but the bill’s primary accomplishment—from the perspective of food entrepreneurs—is that renting costly commercial kitchens is no longer required: It’s now legal to sell food you make in your own kitchen.

(Source: fastcoexist.com)