Zagat 30 Under 30 – Denver Winners!

Zagat 30 Under 30

Nick Martinez and Graham Steinruck, Both 29

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30 Under 30For the past few years, Denver’s best restaurants have turned to this duo for hard-to-find specialty ingredients, especially wild mushrooms, an obsession of both men who met at a Colorado Mycological Society meeting. Martinez, a Texas native and former chef, says that the transition from cook to forager and food distributor went something like this: “Chefs loved the local wild mushrooms we picked, and once I realized that there was an actual demand for what we were doing, I had that ‘aha!’ moment.” Steinruck credits Martinez as the “push that I needed to turn this concept into a reality.” A Denver native, Steinruck also makes his own beer, tempeh and sauerkraut.

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