Flights & Bites: Bun in the Oven expands offerings across Summit |

Flights & Bites: Bun in the Oven expands offerings across Summit

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Bun in the Oven Scout Bars, a signature item. "They are about as close to a Girl Scout Samoa cookie as it gets, and I can actually eat them!" said customer Karyn Blanco. Bun in the Oven, a grain-free bakery based in Silverthorne, is now offering its baked goods and granola at many retail locations across Summit County
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Bun in the Oven, a grain-free bakery based in Silverthorne, now offers its baked goods and granola at many retail locations across Summit County, including Abbey’s Coffee in Frisco and The Crown, Yellow Arrow Coffee and Olive Fusion in Breckenridge. Bun in the Oven products also are available on a weekly or monthly subscription basis for regular pick-up at locations around the county.

Instead of processed ingredients such as white flour and sugar, Bun in the Oven chef Julia Landon uses nutrient-rich sweeteners such as raw Colorado honey and coconut palm sugar, blanched almond flour, soaked seeds and nuts, and local produce. She is committed to combining the highest quality organic and non-GMO ingredients in flavor combinations that taste phenomenal and support optimal health.

Bun in the Oven will expand its farmers market presence this summer in Breckenridge, Dillon, Minturn, Avon, Granby, Golden, Buena Vista and Salida. Visit the Bun in the Oven kitchen at 252 Warren Ave. in Silverthorne, or order online at

Dillon Dam Brewery hosts final Tap It Tuesday of season

The Dillon Dam Brewery will host its final Tap It Tuesday of the ski season on Tuesday, April 14, with a 5-gallon keg of the brewmaster’s special stash tapped at 5 p.m. This month’s brew is a Spicy Peach Chili Beer; half-pints will be available for $5 each while they last.

To learn more about this and other brews from the Dam, visit

Uncorked wine event is this weekend at Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum will host its premier event for wine lovers, the 15th annual Uncorked Wine Tasting, on Friday, April 10. The event is a unique opportunity to taste wines from all over the world while supporting the museum.

The Wine Tasting will feature more than 300 wines that will be accompanied by fare from Kevin Taylor Catering, as well as a silent auction. Funds raised through the annual Uncorked weekend will support the museum’s exhibitions and programming. Suggested attire is business casual.

Tickets are $90 for Denver Art Museum members, $125 for nonmembers or $45 for designated drivers. First Taste tickets (an additional $35 per person) provide early access starting at 5 p.m. Ticket prices increase $10 at the door. Wine Tasting tickets are nonrefundable and include general admission to the museum on Friday, April 10, during regular museum hours.

Wine tasting continues throughout the weekend on Saturday, April 11, with Uncorked Reserve, an exclusive fundraising event that pairs world-class art with fine wine, including a silent-auction cocktail reception and a live-auction four-course seated dinner. Guests can bid on rare bottles of wine, art tours with Denver Art Museum curators, unique travel packages and original artworks. Reservations are required for this event. For tables and individual tickets, contact Gravely Wilson at or by calling (720) 913-0034.

For information, visit or call (720) 913-0130.

Hot Tomato in Fruita joins forces with New Belgium

Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller, co-owners of Fruita’s Hot Tomato Pizzeria, love New Belgium Brewing Co. So when they were invited to participate in a collaboration brew in Fort Collins in early March, they jumped at the chance. Their 6.5 percent ABV beer is called Hot Tomato Perfect Day American Red.

“It’s a red ale with a crisp, clean flavor profile,” Keller said. “We based it off some beers we had from Pacific Northwest breweries.”

Ross Koenigs, New Belgium’s pilot brewer, described the beer as “an American-style red with big, old hops aroma” featuring citrus, grapefruit, apricot and peach flavors. The brew will debut at a Hot Tomato tasting party on Tuesday, April 21, starting at 11 a.m., with a raffle for prizes such as pizza for a year and a New Belgium cruiser bike at 4 p.m.

Two kegs of the red ale also will be tapped at the Fruita Fat Tire Festival, Thursday, April 23, through Sunday, April 26. For more information about Hot Tomato Pizzeria, visit For more information about New Belgium Brewing Co., visit

— Caitlin Row, Grand Junction Free Press

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