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Butternut Squash and Risotto Revelation

(post, Cristin Couzens)

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In need of a night out, the husband and I went exploring.  A new neighborhood sprung out of nowhere since we last lived in Denver, called ‘River North’ or RiNo for short.  So clever.  Blocks of industrial warehouses are becoming spaces for creative folk.  It was first Friday and the galleries were open.

We started early and got to Fuel Café in time to claim the last table without a reservation.  Described as “garage-chic,” it’s located in the recently repurposed old Yellow Cab Taxi Headquarters building.  We had butternut squash two ways.  First, in the Winter Vegetable Salad in which it was shaved and raw.  It smells like pumpkin.  And here’s where I was going to say “but it doesn’t taste like pumpkin,” except that I’ve never actually tasted raw pumpkin.  So maybe they do taste the same.  Who knows.

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