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.
5 days ago | Chef and Tell
When the Panzano executive-chef position opened up, Nic Lebas leaped at the opportunity to move to Denver and to draw from his French roots to refine the Italian menu of the Hotel Monaco restaurant.
6 days ago | Booze
Gird your loins and steel your livers; the most wonderful time of the year is upon us, bringing with it the attendant consumerism, family drama and, of course, drinking. No doubt you'll be making a few runs to your local liquor store for supplies,...
7 days ago | Open and Shut Cases
Fort Collins is long on community gathering spots; breweries fill with neighbors on nights and weekends and locals turn out in force to support a vibrant live music scene. But until this week, it was lacking an upscale hub for business meetings an...
12 days ago | Best of Denver
Did you hear? In-N-Out Burger is planning its first Colorado location, which means you'll soon have access to all the double-double burgers, hand-cut french fries, and secret menu items you can stomach — no flight to the West Coast required, or ev...
12 days ago | Chef and Tell
On Thursday, December 7, the next season of Top Chef will debut on Bravo, featuring a pair of Colorado-based chefs: Brother Luck and Carrie Baird, who took the reins at Bar Dough in July. Read our interview with Baird here.
14 days ago | Fast Food
News came down last week that Steve Ells is resigning from the CEO position at Chipotle, closing the door on a nearly 25-year chapter during which he grew the burrito company from a tiny shop on Evans Avenue — originally intended to be a cash cow ...