Laura Shunk was Westword's food critic from 2010-2012, and since returning to Denver in 2016, she's been a contributor covering food and news. A former food editor of the Village Voice and a former dining columnist in Beijing, the hardest assignment she's ever taken had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on caesar salads.
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18 hours ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
No. 6: Masa Dumplings at Arcana The inspiration for Arcana's masa dumplings, explains chef Kyle Mendenhall, comes partly from gnocchi, partly from tamales and partly from the fact that the kitchen can procure house-ground masa from neighboring res...
2 days ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
No. 7: Dry-aged New York steak at Colt & Gray No matter your personal preference on cut and cooking specs for steak, you should head to Colt & Gray to taste what dry-aging can do to beef. This is one of the few restaurants in Denver dry-ag...
3 days ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
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3 days ago | Best of Denver
Seoul, South Korea is one of the best eating cities in the world: Women hawk spicy rice cakes from teeming market stalls, tiny parlors put out tasty fried dumplings at breath-taking speed, and restaurants are often laser-focused on serving a perfe...
5 days ago | Chef and Tell
Brothers Jason and Kris Wallenta started talking about opening a restaurant together before they were of legal drinking age. For a long time, they imagined that their eatery would be a pizzeria, but they first went with a taco joint: Dos Santos. N...
7 days ago | Eating Adventures
Sae Jong Kwan was a mainstay of Korean barbecue in Aurora for more than a decade; when Jason Sheehan first reviewed it ten years ago, he remarked on its bright vibrancy and its crowds, and loved especially the restaurant's oxtail soup. By the time...