a place of his own: dan kluger's ode to new york city

"...After years of tallying what he didn’t like about other restaurants, Kluger is a man who simply knows what he wants. No melodrama; no pointless flourishes. In a city where so many people strive and struggle to be the center of attention, it’s refreshing to meet a chef so utterly himself."

Photo by Sam Ortiz

Photo by Sam Ortiz

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a mile-high oasis: cultivating food access and community empowerment

"Colorado is often lauded for its incredibly healthy residents, credited to the abundance of outdoor recreation available to locals and tourists alike. Yet according to a recent real estate study, the nation’s most polluted zip code – 80216 – can also be found in the centennial state’s capital city...

...Steps from I-70, a massive highway that physically disenfranchises this already disadvantaged community from the rest of downtown, sits The GrowHaus. This former cut flower processing plant and greenhouse sat empty for years until local restaurateur Paul Tamburello and activist Ashara Ekundayo reimagined its future. “At the beginning, all we had was a vacant building, an interesting idea and a team of three white guys who didn’t speak Spanish,” remembers Executive Director Coby Gould. That idea was to transform the abandoned greenhouse into a resource to combat the community’s food access struggles. "

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santa fe: city of color

"There is a reason that artists—Georgia O’Keefe for one—have long flocked to Santa Fe. With its organic adobe architecture and laidback, open-minded vibe, this colorful city seduces without ever trying too hard. The cuisine isn’t fussy or fancy, yet hits all the right tastebuds. The shopping is surprisingly diverse and eclectic. And if ever you cease to be sufficiently persuaded, a sunset drive into the hills of Chimayo will secure the enthusiasm of even the toughest converts."

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