FOOD NEWS: May 17, 2012

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Aurora brewery to expand capacity by 430 percent

Aurora’s Dry Dock Brewing will open a second brewing facility later this year at 2801 Tower Road. The 30,000-square-foot space will be able to brew 12,000 barrels a year including the company’s first canned beers.

 

Mini Wal-Marts coming

In June, Wal-Mart is planning on opening two smaller — about 50,000-square-feet — “neighborhood market” stores at 1442 S. Parker Road and at 16746 E. Smoky Hill Road.

 

Red Robin chef’s library boasts 1,200 cookbooks

In  burgerbusiness.com,  the executive chef of Greenwood Village’s Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, David Woolley,  talked abut how he finds inspiration for new dishes:

“I read a lot, especially cookbooks. I’m a collector; I have pretty close to 1,200 cookbooks. I love looking at pretty food magazines, and there are a lot of good ideas out there. I don’t watch a ton of Food Network, but some. My background is in fine dining … and I draw on the gourmet cooking I know.  I just live food.”

 

Cool caffeination 

The iced coffee boom has moved into supermarkets. Broomfield’s White Wave Foods recently introduced International Delight Iced Coffee — made with milk, not soy milk — and available in half-gallon cartons.

 

Post-roller coaster brew

The metro area’s first brewpub, Wynkoop Brewing Company, has created two craft beers that will only be available at Elitch Gardens starting May 19: Elitch Gardens Orchard Wheat and Elitch Gardens Fire Roasted Amber. The latter is dosed with smoked Serrano peppers.