5 days ago | Second Helpings
The gardens at Solitaire – which I review this week — are stunning, with winding pathways, a fountain and blossoms of every color providing an unparalleled backdrop to chef-owner Mark Ferguson’s artistic, seasonally-inspired cuisine...
6 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
Too much noise in a restaurant isn’t good, unless you don’t like your date and are glad for the excuse not to talk. But what about the opposite: too much quiet? That’s what I considered one night at Solitaire, which opened this spring in the lovin...
12 days ago | Second Helpings
The best barbecue comes at the hands of pit masters, right? Not necessarily. Long before Coy Webb opened Roaming Buffalo Bar-B-Que with his wife, Rachael, he cut his chops as a chef, graduating from the Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale and working in pro...
13 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
This isn’t a barbecue town. But while we may not have a nationally recognized style, Denver diners have strong opinions about the ’cue they do find here. Carolina transplants grumble about ketchupy sauces. Uprooted Texans mutter about any kind of ...
19 days ago | Second Helpings
When chef-owner Lon Symensma traveled throughout Southeast Asia prior to opening Cho77, which I review this week, he was gathering more than inspiration for the street foods that would distinguish this restaurant from its sister restaurant, ChoLon...
20 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
If you’ve ever read a series in real time, eager for the next book to be written, you’ll understand how I’ve felt the past few years, waiting for the sequel to ChoLon. It’s not that chef-owner Lon Symensma hasn’t been involved in other projects si...