About Us

Welcome to In Good Taste Denver. We provide entertaining entertainment review blogs covering restaurants, theater, About usmovies and travel and generally fun happenings going on around town. We’re a team of Colorado Natives who are passionate about our state and want to help spread the word about why it’s so wonderful!

In Good Taste Denver started out as a column for the University of Denver’s newspaper, written by our award-winning editor, Courtney Drake-McDonough as a way to encourage all of the out-of-town students to go explore the city they were now living in. It then became a column in two area newspapers, winning a 1st place award in Arts & Entertainment Reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2014. Five years ago, it became this website, enabling Courtney and the team to write about more things that were In Good Taste, in a more timely manner.

Here’s what you’re in for with this blog:

  • Reviews of local restaurants written by Edan Goode, who, by the way, writes a family food blog for Colorado Parent magazine.
  • Reviews of travel destinations both near and far by T. Ravlin Lyte.
  • Reviews of local theater productions from Thea Tagower .
  • The latest on movies by Ms. Lotta Budduh and Phil Noir.
  • News from the art world by Art Lavah.
  • Information about the world of craft beer, wine, spirits, coffee and all manner of drinks by Bev Rahj and Thom Collyns.
  • An occasional guest post on whatever moved our guest.
  • News bits on each of these. If we hear of something you might want to know about, we’ll let you know here as well as on our Facebook and Twitter sites.
A word about what it is to be a reviewer:
  • We are the first to admit that we are no experts on anything but we know what we like and don’t like.
  • We feel we are just typical enough to have our finger-on-the-pulse of what the general public might like or not.
  • The role of a reviewer is to be honest, from their point of view. We will not rake anyone over the coals in a condescending, cruel way nor will we kiss anyone’s behind just to make them happy. What you can count on from us is that we will tell it like it is.
  • Please know, because we certainly do, that our opinions are our own and should be taken into consideration (and nothing more) before you plunk down your hard-earned money on a meal, theater production, movie or travel spot. Soon enough, if you are a loyal reader (and we hope you will be), you’ll know whether or not we agree on things or whether we couldn’t be more opposite, yet you find our blogs so charming, you just have to keep reading.  (We’re hoping for a little of both).
  • Also, regarding restaurant reviews, we’re on a budget but occasionally want to go out for something a little fancy. So you’ll find a mix of cheapie neighborhood joints and some upscale places too, as well as places in between. Above all, we want to tell you about places that are earnest and serve really good food without pretension.  Real restaurants serving real food to real people. Now, that’s In Good Taste, Denver!
So there you have it.  Reach out to us in a variety of ways: “Like” In Good Taste Denver on Facebook. “Follow” In Good Taste Denver on Twitter. Pin it on Pinterest.  InGoodTasteDenver on Instagram. Give us a tumble on Tumblr. Follow along with us on the Field Trip app too. You can also write to us at ingoodtastedenver@gmail.com. 
Thanks for reading!
Courtney Drake-McDonough
Editor and Founder

In Good Taste Denver 

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