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  • 100 Favorite Dishes: Corn-in-a-cup from Jack-n-Grill

    published Dec 01, 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 87: Corn-in-a... More >>

  • Ernie's Bar and Pizza starts tossing pies on Wednesday
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    Ernie's Bar and Pizza starts tossing pies on Wednesday

    published Nov 30, 2009

    ​ "I finally gotta place in my neighborhood to come and get pizza now," says Rod Wagner, one of the partners involved with Ernie's Bar and Pizza, an East Coast pie palace from the owners of LoHi Ste... More >>

  • Vina Pho & Grill enters the pho wars

    published Nov 30, 2009

    This week's dose of new restaurant news brings us the arrival of Vina Pho & Grill, a pho, bún chả and cóm joint that recently opened at 2045 Sheridan Boulevard, just a noodle's toss from the secon... More >>

  • GB Fish and Chips opens in Edgewater
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    GB Fish and Chips opens in Edgewater

    published Nov 30, 2009

    Directly across the street from Sloans Lake, home to alligators bobbing carp, coy, perch, catfish and other maligned bottom feeders, sits the second outpost of GB Fish and Chips, which opens today at ... More >>

  • Cafe Society: Week in review

    published Nov 27, 2009

    What you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while you were buried in gravy, a slave to stuffing or checking out Sheehan's roundup of Denver's best pub grub, which is exactly what you want afte... More >>

  • Earls hauls out the girls (again) at its third Denver outpost, which opens today in Cherry Creek

    published Nov 27, 2009

    If you've ever been to Earls, with locations in Park Meadows and on the 16th Street Mall, you've no doubt noticed that the waitstaff and bartenders are predominantly beautiful females (which seems to ... More >>

  • Chef and Tell part two: James Rugile of Venue
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    Chef and Tell part two: James Rugile of Venue

    published Nov 27, 2009

    ​This is part two of my interview with James Rugile, executive chef of Venue. To read part one of this interview, click here. Culinary inspirations: Thomas Keller of the French Laundry for his pur... More >>

  • Guess where I'm drinking?

    published Nov 25, 2009

    I've lost track of all the cocktails I've drunk this week, but the one in the above pic stood out from among the usual suspects. This is very much a holiday slammer, complete with a housemade cinnamon... More >>

  • What's cooking: Pete Marczyk makes chocolate chunk pecan pie

    published Nov 25, 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: Eggs Benedict from Devil's Food Bakery
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    100 Favorite Dishes: Eggs Benedict from Devil's Food Bakery

    published Nov 25, 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 90: Eggs Be... More >>

  • Chef and Tell with James Rugile of Venue
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    Chef and Tell with James Rugile of Venue

    published Nov 25, 2009

    Head down 32nd Avenue in Highland, and you're likely to find 25-year-old James Rugile in the kitchen at Venue, turning out some of the most incredibly delicious food in Denver (if you haven't tried Ru... More >>

  • Short-lived Grazio Italian Grill & Bar to become Blue Rox Grill

    published Nov 24, 2009

    ​ The website doesn't give away any clues, but the very visible public notice sign is plunged deep into the dirt in front of the former Grazio Italian Grill & Bar space at 9271 Park Meadows Driv... More >>

  • 100 Favorite Dishes: Burrata from Osteria Marco
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    100 Favorite Dishes: Burrata from Osteria Marco

    published Nov 24, 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 91: Burrata fr... More >>

  • Jay Spickelmier out at Jing
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    Jay Spickelmier out at Jing

    published Nov 24, 2009

    Back in September, during the Mile High Chef Competition at Dish-the Westword menu affair, Jay Spickelmier went knife-to-knife against Argyll GastroPub chef Sergio Romero in a spirited battle to see w... More >>

  • Perky Cups owner: Just call me Chief Bikini Inspector
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    Perky Cups owner: Just call me Chief Bikini Inspector

    published Nov 23, 2009

    Fresh off the breasts heels of last Friday's news that Perky Cups has opened in Aurora, at 12101 East Iliff Avenue, comes Perky Cups owner and self-described Chief Bikini Inspector, Jason Bernal, mout... More >>

  • Say adios to Tosh's Cantina

    published Nov 23, 2009

    ​ Bummer. Tosh's Cantina, which opened in March in Marina Square, at 8101 East Belleview Avenue, has gone dark and empty, which, to be frank, isn't even slightly surprising considering the off-any-b... More >>

  • 100 Favorite Dishes: Apple pancake from the Original Pancake House
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    100 Favorite Dishes: Apple pancake from the Original Pancake House

    published Nov 23, 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 92: Apple panc... More >>

  • Cafe Society: Week in review
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    Cafe Society: Week in review

    published Nov 20, 2009

    ​What you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while bitching and moaning and posting very, very weird comments about Perky Cups, a new java joint that's coming to the streets of Aurora, comple... More >>

  • What's cooking: Pete Marczyk gets stuffed

    published Nov 20, 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 >>

  • Take two: Pho 95 set to bowl over the Streets at SouthGlenn

    published Nov 20, 2009

    ​Last week, I asked whether pho could be on the horizon for the Streets at Southglenn -- specifically a second outpost of Pho 95, Aaron Le's original temple of pho at 1002 South Federal Boulevard. I... More >>

  • Bikini-clad models/baristas coming very, very soon to Aurora

    published Nov 20, 2009

    Right, so I just received the following e-mail from Perky Cups, which, as you can gather from the note, is apparently a java joint -- maybe -- that employs bikini-clad females. Lori, Hello. We are ... More >>

  • Plan ahead: Holiday mezcal dinner at Tambien

    published Nov 19, 2009

    "Instead of doing a mezcal-tequila tasting like we normally do, we came up with some killer cocktails to pair with each course," says Sean Yontz, executive chef of Tambien (250 Steele Street), the gat... More >>

  • What's cooking: Pete Marczyk falls for carrots and squash

    published Nov 19, 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 t... More >>

  • Tony Bourdain in Denver: Another convert of Biker Jim and his dogs
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    Tony Bourdain in Denver: Another convert of Biker Jim and his dogs

    published Nov 19, 2009

    ​ "Look, when I was here in 2002, I walked for what, eight hours, all over downtown and you know what I found? I found chicken wings -- chicken wings and fried fucking mozzarella sticks. I didn't se... More >>

  • Part two: Chef and Tell with Brian Laird of Barolo Grill
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    Part two: Chef and Tell with Brian Laird of Barolo Grill

    published Nov 19, 2009

    This is part two of my interview with Brian Laird, exec chef of Barolo Grill. You can read part one of my interview with Laird here. Best food city in America: San Francisco. It's all about what I lo... More >>

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