Drink local, eat local: Celebrating Tap Traders, new neighborhood taproom!

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To welcome a new craft beer-cocktail-and-eating experience to the Fillmore business corridor, Ranch Foods Direct will grill Callicrate Wagyu sliders on Saturday afternoon at Tap Traders, a unique taproom and eatery located directly north of the K-Mart store at Fillmore and Nevada, starting at 2 p.m. (Access is available at the northwest corner of the K-Mart parking lot as well … Read More

Coming soon: Slow Food Nations festival in Denver

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Ranch Foods Direct owner Mike Callicrate will serve as a delegate It’s a mash-up of flavorful fun and serious aims at the mid-July food fest hosted by the International Slow Food organization. Two full days of educational activities are free and open to the public. On July 15 and 16 head over to the Taste Marketplace at Larimer Square (below) … Read More

BONUS RECIPE: Maple Bacon Beer Burger

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1 pound ground beef 1/4 cup beer 2 tablespoons SMOK whiskey glaze or hot sauce 4 good quality hamburger buns, split 4 slices Cheddar cheese 4 slices Maplewood smoked bacon, cut in half and cooked crisp Combine ground beef, beer and whiskey glaze or hot sauce (or substitute equal amount Worcestershire sauce) in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape … Read More

RFD Food Truck Saturdays

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Enjoy “Food Truck Saturdays” all summer long at Ranch Foods Direct… featuring Luis and Paola Guerra’s Mexican-style food stand (Look for it at the southwest corner of the main parking lot.) The casual menu of fresh-grilled items is built around high-quality Callicrate meats! Good for a snack or a filling meal, prices start at $2.99 for tacos and go up … Read More

Meet the couple behind award-winning local whiskey glaze and sauces…

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While living in Germany, this fun couple found a way to add some extra spice to their life: by making their own hot sauce at home! THE BACKSTORY: Patrick Tolbert (left) and his wife Tanja were both fans of Louisiana-style hot sauce, but while they lived in Germany (where he was employed as a naval technician) it was very difficult … Read More

Meet our partner store offering wonderful grilling supplies

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The Colorado Springs Grill Store shares the art of outdoor living There’s no better place for someone who enjoys outdoor cooking than Southern Colorado, according to enthusiast Seth Campbell, manager of the Colorado Springs Grill Store and a local culinary student. He and store owner Kevin Dessureault are partnering with Ranch Foods Direct on a series of meat prep classes … Read More