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  • 100 Favorite Dishes: Pineapple upside-down pancakes from Snooze
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    100 Favorite Dishes: Pineapple upside-down pancakes from Snooze

    published Dec 31, 2009

    As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to cafe@westword.com.Number 68: Pineapple up... More >>

  • Cooking with Pete: winter solstice salad

    published Dec 30, 2009

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of thei... More >>

  • 100 Favorite Dishes: Panang curry from US Thai Cafe
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    100 Favorite Dishes: Panang curry from US Thai Cafe

    published Dec 30, 2009

    As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to cafe@westword.com.Number 69: Panang curr... More >>

  • Garhing to go from mo po tofu to Hong Kong Barbecue

    published Dec 30, 2009

    Garhing, the honest-to-Jesus Chinese restaurant at 1048 South Federal Boulevard that took over the space formerly belonging to JJ Chinese Seafood Restaurant, another honest-to-Jesus Chinese chow house... More >>

  • Guess where I'm drinking?

    published Dec 29, 2009

    These wine glasses wobble, but they don't fall down, which is a very good thing if you're like me and insist on making every point with your hands. At which bar did I manage to keep my glass upright... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Dec 29, 2009

    The menu where the above snap was shot is full of pastabilities, including the housemade pappardelle with shrimp, saffron and arugula. Who has their noodle wrapped around my little finger? Special ... More >>

  • 100 Favorite Dishes: French dip from Udi's Bread Cafe
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    100 Favorite Dishes: French dip from Udi's Bread Cafe

    published Dec 29, 2009

    As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to cafe@westword.com.Number 70: French dip f... More >>

  • Mike Shanahan or no Mike Shanahan, Shanahan's, the steakhouse, is ready to meat you

    published Dec 29, 2009

    While Mike Shanahan, the former head coach of the Denver Broncos, is reportedly in talks with the Washington Redskins to become that team's next head coach, his eponymous steakhouse finally opened on ... More >>

  • What will you eat, drink, make and learn in 2010?
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    What will you eat, drink, make and learn in 2010?

    published Dec 29, 2009

    In less than four days, we're going to be guilted into making a bunch of New Year's resolutions that most of us will undoubtedly break, which is as good a reason as any not to make any resolutions at... More >>

  • Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill makes it an octet

    published Dec 28, 2009

    Garbanzo beans by the bucketload, couscous by the cart, pita in packets of five, bright lights and clean lines and free samples! That's been the successful formula for Alon Mor, the owner of Garbanzo ... More >>

  • Chez Jose bids adios to Cherry Creek with a final fiesta
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    Chez Jose bids adios to Cherry Creek with a final fiesta

    published Dec 28, 2009

    "It's been a good run, a fun run, but the landlord wanted us to pay twice what our rent has been," laments Dan Oholson, owner of Chez Jose, the Cherry Creek burrito joint at 3027 East Second Avenue th... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Dec 28, 2009

    Next week, I'm heading south to Santa Fe for a few days of eating, drinking and stuffing my trunk with all of my favorite foodstuffs from Trader Joe's. (Jealous, aren't you?) And in anticipation of my... More >>

  • 100 Favorite Dishes: Tasty Treats from Gaetano's
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    100 Favorite Dishes: Tasty Treats from Gaetano's

    published Dec 28, 2009

    As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to cafe@westword.com.Number 71: Tasty Treats... More >>

  • Top ten Chef and Tell quotes of the year
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    Top ten Chef and Tell quotes of the year

    published Dec 28, 2009

    To continue to spread holiday cheer, we present the most memorable quips, words of wisdom, epiphanies, jabs, wisecracks and digs of the year culled from the last five months of Chef and Tell interview... More >>

  • Merry, merry, merry, ho ho ho and happy holidays!

    published Dec 24, 2009

    We're taking a mini vacation from the Cafe Society blog today and tomorrow -- so all may eat, drink and sleep -- but your regularly scheduled bloggery will be right back here on Monday. Enjoy the br... More >>

  • Chef and Tell part two: Goose Sorensen of Solera

    published Dec 24, 2009

    This is part two of my interview with Goose Sorensen, executive chef of Solera. To read part one of this interview, click here. Culinary inspirations: Many of the chefs in Denver -- Jamey Fader, Tyl... More >>

  • Guess where I'm drinking?

    published Dec 23, 2009

    There's nothing like a properly muddled Old Fashioned and enough Christmas decorations to light-bright Clark Griswold's house ten times over to get me in the holiday spirit. Can you guess in what wint... More >>

  • What's cooking: Sugar and spice and everything nice

    published Dec 23, 2009

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of thei... More >>

  • Chef and Tell with Goose Sorensen from Solera
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    Chef and Tell with Goose Sorensen from Solera

    published Dec 23, 2009

    In 1992, Goose Sorensen, then 23, was living in Casper, a fine Wyoming town with bars and brawls and women, but there was something missing, something that Sorensen was longing to have but didn't. Tha... More >>

  • A Smokin' Christmas

    published December 24, 2009

    "People are delighted to have a place to eat on Christmas that isn't a $25 plate of buffet food from a hotel," insists Louis Wolfe, owner and pit... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Dec 22, 2009

    There are very few restaurants in (and around) Denver that do oval pizzas and serve them on wooden peels. This is one of those places. If you've been here, you'll get this in a snap. If not, then you'... More >>

  • India House back in the curry business

    published Dec 22, 2009

    Early last week, India House, the curry den at 1514 Blake Street, was seized for non-payment of taxes. But owner Ghugi Singh was able to cough up the $12,739.91 demanded by the state, which he paid in... More >>

  • 100 Favorite Dishes: Bacon flight from the Berkshire
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    100 Favorite Dishes: Bacon flight from the Berkshire

    published Dec 22, 2009

    As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to cafe@westword.com.Number 72: Bacon flight... More >>

  • Guess where I'm drinking?

    published Dec 21, 2009

    I spent the majority of my weekend nursing a stubborn sinus infection, and since everyone believes they have the magic alcohol cure-all for these kind of ailments, I spent a fair amount of time ingest... More >>

  • Boulder adds a Circle to its restaurant scene

    published Dec 21, 2009

    "Everyone is asking about the menu, but my main concern is that we have good quality food," said Steve Abo when I spoke to him back in October about Circle, the new restaurant he opened this week at 1... More >>

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