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Awards

  • 2010 - James Beard Journalism Awards/The James Beard Foundation, published February 19, 2009

    "Wonderland"

  • 2010 - James Beard Journalism Awards/The James Beard Foundation, published May 7, 2009

    "White on White"

  • 2010 - James Beard Journalism Awards/The James Beard Foundation, published October 22, 2009

    "Mourning"

  • 2008 - James Beard Journalism Awards/The James Beard Foundation, published June 2, 2005

    "Lost and Found"

  • 2008 - James Beard Journalism Awards/The James Beard Foundation, published September 13, 2007

    "Holiday"

  • 2008 - James Beard Journalism Awards/The James Beard Foundation, published December 13, 2007

    "After Dark"

  • 2007 - Bert Greene Award/International Association of Culinary Professionals, published January 5, 2006

    "Mama's House"

  • 2007 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published January 5, 2006

    "Mama's House"

  • 2007 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published April 6, 2006

    "Sum More, Please"

  • 2007 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published June 1, 2006

    "Wedded Bliss"

  • 2006 - James Beard Journalism Awards/The James Beard Foundation, published November 24, 2005

    "Kokoro Bebop"

  • 2006 - James Beard Journalism Awards/The James Beard Foundation, published November 10, 2005

    "Z Whiz"

  • 2006 - James Beard Journalism Awards/The James Beard Foundation, published February 17, 2005

    "Girl Trouble"

2005 Stories by Jason Sheehan

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  • Jar Head

    published October 27, 2005

    achlan Mackinnon-Patterson is a busy guy. He's chef/owner (along with partner Bobby Stuckey) of Frasca, the restaurant at... More >>

  • Mizuna

    published October 27, 2005

    While my meals at Milagro Taco Bar (see review, page 59) left me with mixed feelings, my opinion about another Frank Bonanno operation remains... More >>

  • Meat and Greet

    published October 20, 2005

    We argued right up to the front door about how I ought to dress for dinner. What shoes to wear. Jacket or no jacket. Tie or no tie. I'd climbed... More >>

  • Dog Days

    published October 20, 2005

    A round noon, my phone rings. "Is this Jason Sheehan?" "Yes." "You're the restaurant guy?" "That's me. What can I do for you?"... More >>

  • Mickey’s Top Sirloin

    published October 20, 2005

    When I stopped by the new, improved Mickey's Top Sirloin for lunch last week (a few months ago, it had moved from its decrepit, decades-old home... More >>

  • On a Roll

    published October 13, 2005

    Eels and tofu, sweet raw shrimp and tuna head and giant clam -- I eat it all. Flying-fish eggs, as alien to a suburban rust-belt brat as eating... More >>

  • Beyond Borders

    published October 13, 2005

    The Chen brothers didn't just take on an awkward strip-mall space when they made their break from the chain and opened the renegade... More >>

  • Fontana Sushi

    published October 13, 2005

    While the Chen brothers now have their own Fontana Sushi in Littleton (see review, page 57), former partner Kevin Lin continues to run the... More >>

  • Two for the Road

    published October 6, 2005

    We saw Hog Heaven Bar-B-Que coming from a distance. Laura and I had been out wandering -- ostensibly making a quick, up-and-back run over... More >>

  • Almost Famous

    published October 6, 2005

    I have always lived and worked under the precept that too much is never enough. Too much food, too much drink, too much fun. No one ever wants to... More >>

  • L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

    published October 6, 2005

    I had barbecue on the brain this week, and stopped by a spot that nearly killed me on my first visit just from the sheer volume of food a ten-spot... More >>

  • Come to Papas

    published September 29, 2005

    They asked if I spoke Spanish when I first walked into Los Cabos II, the beautiful Peruvian restaurant-slash-social club hidden behind the... More >>

  • Foreign Service

    published September 29, 2005

    Steakhouses, burger joints, places serving safe, recognizably Betty Crocker, ham-and-pineapple-slices American grub close all the time and for all... More >>

  • La Praviana

    published September 29, 2005

    Denver's ethnic eateries sneak up on you. La Praviana (first reviewed in Westword on May 20, 1999) is a stand-alone joint facing Broadway... More >>

  • Shine On

    published September 22, 2005

    "Lucky Star." "Shining Star!" "The Star Chamber." "Enough," I said. "Star Quality!" I held up a hand. "That just sucks.... More >>

  • To Market, To Market

    published September 22, 2005

    Normally I avoid opening events like the PR plague they are. Soft openings, hard openings, grand openings, invitation-only VIP openings -- all... More >>

  • Trattoria Stella

    published September 22, 2005

    Cafe Star (see review) was brought to us by the same people who opened Trattoria Stella six... More >>

  • The Next Big Thing

    published September 15, 2005

    When I reach Tom Bird, owner of Pho Fusion, the first thing he does is apologize. He's sorry that the place doesn't look the way he'd like... More >>

  • Bite Me

    published September 15, 2005

    We are a highly mobile people these days. Not many of us are now where we were yesterday (or yestermonth or yesteryear), and we feel this... More >>

  • Second Helping

    published September 15, 2005

    After eating pad thai everywhere from Noodles & Co. to Alameda Square, I thought that maybe I just didn't like pad thai. I suspected that... More >>

  • Fry It, You'll Like It

    published September 8, 2005

    I love expensive cheeses. The good ones -- cave-aged, smeared in ash, riddled with veins of carefully tended mold, rubbed down by nuns and Italian... More >>

  • Bite Me

    published September 8, 2005

    Last summer I stumbled across Mike Frislie at the Bugling Bull Trading Post, where he was working the drum grill and smoker out on... More >>

  • Second Helping

    published September 8, 2005

    No local discourse on comfort food would be complete without a few words regarding the humble breakfast burrito. And while there are many,... More >>

  • Heavy Metal

    published September 1, 2005

    I hate admitting that I'm wrong. Up to this point in my somewhat spotty career, I would have insisted that certain rules govern a... More >>

  • Taco the Town

    published September 1, 2005

    So how is it that Tin Star (see review, page 57), a Tex-Mex chain outfit from Dallas, and John Jourde, a first-time restaurateur... More >>

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