Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment 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.
20 hours ago | Happy Hour
When we look back at 2017 a few years from now, it’s possible — even probable — that we’ll remember it as the year Denver really came into its own as a nationally acclaimed dining scene. Top Chef helped, of course, with putting the city in a new s...
2 days ago | Eating Adventures
We spoke to Dave Hadley last August, just as the Chopped winner and former Preservery sous-chef was preparing to embark upon a trip abroad to Thailand. There, he planned to spend two months in the kitchen at two-Michelin-starred Indian restaurant ...
3 days ago | Food News
Kristen Heeres’s fourth-grade class at Valdez Elementary School, a DPS Dual Language school, is learning what it means to review restaurants.
5 days ago | Food News
When the Way Back first opened on West 38th Avenue in the spring of 2016, it quickly captured an enthusiastic audience, who applauded its localavore ethos, ambitious bar and inventive menu, which was even more remarkable for the fact that all dish...
8 days ago | Happy Hour
One of the unfortunate consequences of continued rising real estate prices in this town is that our beloved neighborhood dives are under threat: Unable to compete with the trendier cocktail lairs and breweries going in around them, many are simply...
12 days ago | Best of Denver
Let's get one thing straight before we proceed with this list of the ten best Chinese restaurants in Denver: "Chinese food" is a bit of a misnomer. China is a massive country with distinct regions, each of which has its own ingrained culinary trad...