Behold: Food porn from John Hickenlooper's Inauguration party

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Lori Midson
If it looks like a pig, talks like a pig and walks like a pig, then it must be Dan Maes.
Last night, John Hickenlooper, Denver's former mayor -- and now governor -- was surrounded by supporters hungry for change, which Hickenlooper vowed to deliver in a sixteen-minute speech earlier yesterday before the blow-out inauguration party at the Fillmore celebrating his rise to the top.

But Hick's proponents were hungry for something else, too -- namely barbecue (and all the requisite sides), which was provided in abundance by Occasions by Sandy, a local caterer that utilized a bumper crop of Colorado products to feed the mouths of the ravenous masses.

Herewith, what the new governor (and his adherents) feasted on at the Fillmore.

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Lori Midson
Rocky Mountain appetizer display: Black bean hummus, ginger butternut squash puree and Aztec salsa -- or Dick Lamm, Roy Romer and Bill Owens, all former Colorado governors who were in attendance at last night's party -- as was Bill Ritter.

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Lori Midson
Beef short rib empanadas that flew off the trays faster than John Hickenlooper talks -- which is fast, very fast.

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Lori Midson
Chipotle and Caramelized Onion barbecue sauces, made locally in Cripple Creek by John Lynch, the chef of Cripple Creek Barbecue, whose "little company with a big conscience" bottles all-natural sauces with no high-fructose corn syrup, the liquid that makes up the majority of Tom Tancredo's brain.

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Lori Midson
Maple-roasted sweet potato salad that was sweet, but not as sweet as Hick's speech.

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Great to see the picture and mention of Cripple Creek BBQ - we were so proud to be there. However, we are not located in Cripple Creek. We actually are a small company out of Superior, CO. :)


More than happy to see all the Colorado sourced products. Food looks great too.

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