Colorado Food Blog: Have a taste of coconut custard pie, ripe tomato salad and fried chicken

Fresh slices of pie lay on display Friday afternoon, Aug. 17 near North Chambers Road and East 6th Avenue. Open almost a year in Aurora, Flava serves all-American fare including soul food as well as espresso drinks. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

Today’s Colorado Table menu features a splendid repast of local food features.

• Colorado Table editor John Lehndorff profile Flava, a year-old Aurora strip-mall cafe where a fresher take on traditional Southern comfort food is attracting fans:

• Try this recipe for Pasta Caprese Salad using fresh Colorado heirloom tomatoes:

• Colorado Food News includes the Don’t Give, Ask policy on drinking straws:


• The Colorado Food Calendar: Taste of Colorado Fried Chicken Contest; Mushroom Fest in Eagle; Taste of the Nation and more:


John Lehndorff is the editor of Colorado Table in the Aurora Sentinel, Buckley Guardian and Life Science publications and sites. He writes the Nibbles column.

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