About Jensen Cummings

Jensen Cummings (@JensenDCummings) is the Executive Chef at Row 14 in downtown Denver. He calls his food "Pangean Cuisine" and his teaching style "Fortune Cookie Philosophy" so you know he's a little off his rocker! His side passion project is to collaborate with brewers on chef/food inspired beers meant to be paired with high end cuisine. Jensen is an avid beer collector, student of spirits, soon to be Certified Cicerone and a sommelier in training. Basically, he is just really into adult beverages and super geeky!

The Liquid Diet: California Saga, Part II

This Week in THE LIQUID DIET: California Saga, Part II. I’m from San Diego and quick to make fun of Los Angeles, but when I’m home and want to splurge on a serious foodie meal, I drive up to L.A. every time. San Diego is all about the amazing hole in the wall spots, but […]

The Liquid Diet – A trip to Lost Abbey

This week is the first of a two part series regaling my epic adventures last week in a far off mystical land known as California. I made a long overdue trip home to San Diego and, of course, I ate and drank myself into my happy place. I am splitting this piece into two because […]

The Liquid Diet

This week I introduced my mouth to a new beer from a familiar brewery that is a must try if you know a great beer from…(insert superlative). I also stumble upon a hidden gem, like really hidden, like in a strip mall in Greenwood Village hidden. Sunday January 8, 2011 at 7:23 PM MST: If […]

The Liquid Diet

This Week in THE LIQUID DIET….. Despite a trip up to Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines, this week was really all about the juice.  A cellar dweller finally saw the light of day and very quickly was put down for the count.  It was a special treat for me so I am going to write […]

The Liquid Diet

This Week in THE LIQUID DIET: like most of you, I was enchanted by the spell of the Holiday Season!  Which, like most of you, means that I was in the mood for booze.  There is something about this time of year that evokes a passionate drive to drink (responsibly of course).  Is it the […]

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This week a Tuesday jumped up and bit me! All of the sudden I realized I was a few drinks deep and thirsty for more. It was one of those, “I’ll just go have one” nights, and those usually end up in the most fun. Tuesday December 13, 2011 at 6:54 PM MST: I apologize […]

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This Week in The Liquid Diet: I feel like I am writing a restaurant review because the only other real boozy adventure I had this week was the Denver Off The Wagon trip to Oskar Blues.  That, and my Sunday Funday dinner. The true details of that trip have been locked in a vault never to be heard […]

The Liquid Diet

This Week in The Liquid Diet: We dive into a couple side-by-side tastings that do not and could not disappoint! Much like vertical tastings (sequential year to year tastings) you get a varied perspective when taking like beers and exploring their similarities and differences.  You get an inside view into how their style or brewer or […]

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This Week in The Liquid Diet: We celebrate an honored American holiday rich in heritage and history.  The final Thursday of every November we pay homage to our past and get together with family and friends.  This day has a different meaning to all of us and unique traditions that play out from one household to the […]

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This Week in The Liquid Diet, it was all about the Old World!  Two wines that give you a glimpse into a simpler time where peoples’ immense passion and dedication yielded some of the best Juice your lips have experienced.   The roots of these wines run so deep I always feel like I am drinking a […]

The Liquid Diet

This week it is all about the juice – grape juice that is – that has been fermented so it has booze in it! Thursday November 3, 2011 at 6:14 PM MST: I was invited to compete in the Taste of Elegance wine competition, which I did not win.  I just wanted to get that […]

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This Week in The Liquid Diet: We book-ended two Sunday Fundays of epic proportions, to say the least.  The list of beers consumed by the “Knights” this week was out of this world.  The following Sunday was a bit of tried and true along with some new.  Brunch and dinner and lots of it…booze and food, […]

This Week in the Liquid Diet

After the beat down my crew and I took at the restaurant this week I was in need a chill day of good food and libations. The discovery of a new spot for brunch and a long overdue return to a Denver gem were in order.  Naturally, a beer is on the docket, but this […]

The Liquid Diet

GABF… LIQUIFIED! This week The Liquid Diet takes a detour from its usual uninformative, unimaginative and underwhelming un-ness to take a look at the mystique that becomes a reality when we step foot into the Colorado Convention Center for GABF.  What is it about this gargantuan event that gets us into a fevered frenzy?  Most […]

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Note: This was meant to be published last Monday, but we were.. well it was GABF. This Week in The Liquid Diet:  Yet another week where I crammed a week’s worth of drinking into one day! This is a glimpse into the world of a few really geeky beer drinkers called the Knights of the Round […]

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Beer and food

This Week in The Liquid Diet: the “super secret stoner food not-on-the-menu” menu aka Fair Fare unleashed itself upon Denver (so don’t tell anyone because, well, it’s a secret).  A beer that had been waiting patiently since the year of movies like Wedding Crashers and Pride & Prejudice as well as songs like “Holla Back Girl” […]

The Liquid Diet

This Week in THE LIQUID DIET….. This week it is all about the Denver Food and Wine. I am going to be a bit self-promoting and regale you with the conquests of Row 14. Saturday September 10, 2011 at 11:57 AM MST: We are set and ready to rock when the first few guests start […]

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This Week in THE LIQUID DIET….. This week brought us a couple of killer beers at a couple great spots, but somehow they were out shined by some incredible juice! No, not juice box juice, even though those are pretty awesome!  The goodness created by the great science and art of fermenting grapes.  Come on, […]

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This Week in The Liquid Diet: This week I find myself knee-deep in cocktails and miraculously drink my way out of it! It begins with an evening filled with a first glimpse of the million dollar view atop Linger on their rooftop patio and a cocktail at Justin’s OG spot Root Down with the one and […]

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This Week in The Liquid Diet: We take a complete 180 from the hustle and bustle of last week’s misadventures in drinking responsibly.  I attempted a much more elegant and serene approach this week. Our journey of discovery is of the Oenophilian variety, which always makes me feel like a bonified gentleman!  A small, tapas-style […]