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  • Going, going gone: Twelve tickets left for the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour with Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and Thanawat Bates

    published Nov 19, 2009

    The Celebrity Chef Tour benefiting the James Beard Foundation lands in Denver tonight, stopping at the Brown Palace, 321 17th Street. That's where Frasca Food & Wine executive chef (and 2008 James Bea... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Nov 18, 2009

    I love flapjacks as much as the next person (maybe even more), but the smoked salmon, red onion and caper pizza that you see in the above snap is seriously, deliriously delicious. And it's just one of... More >>

  • 100 Favorite Dishes: Assiette de charcuterie maison from Z Cuisine À Côté
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    100 Favorite Dishes: Assiette de charcuterie maison from Z Cuisine À Côté

    published Nov 18, 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. No. 95 Assiette de ch... More >>

  • Chef and Tell with Brian Laird of Barolo Grill
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    Chef and Tell with Brian Laird of Barolo Grill

    published Nov 18, 2009

    "It was a step off the cliff for sure, but at the same time, I just knew that I was a good fit for the job," says Brian Laird of Barolo Grill, the Northern Italian restaurant whose kitchen Laird has c... More >>

  • What's cooking: Turkey time with Pete

    published Nov 18, 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: Pho from Pho 95
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    100 Favorite Dishes: Pho from Pho 95

    published Nov 17, 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. No. 96 Pho - any ... More >>

  • Den Deli and Seafood aims to open the day after Thanksgiving

    published Nov 17, 2009

    ​Rotisserie ducks and chickens, traditional Asian noodles bowls, a fresh fish counter, pastries, ready-made sushi and rolls, sandwiches, prepared foods, bento boxes and fresh-blended juices come to ... More >>

  • Do you know the muffin women, who live in Manitou Springs?

    published Nov 17, 2009

    There's a contest for everything, including, as it turns out, muffins. And for Sharon Smith and Wendy Goldstein, owners of the Two Sisters Inn -- a bed-and-breakfast in Manitou Springs -- it was their... More >>

  • The chaos is over: Kaos opens tomorrow on South Pearl Street
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    The chaos is over: Kaos opens tomorrow on South Pearl Street

    published Nov 16, 2009

    ​ After months and months and months of delays, Kaos, the take-out pizza shack from Patrick Mangold-White and Jon Edwards, will finally fire up its oven tomorrow at exactly 11:30 a.m. Mangold-White ... More >>

  • Breadhead alert: Udi's is rolling out dough in Arvada

    published Nov 16, 2009

    ​Udi's Bread Cafe, which already has locations in Stapleton (7357 East 29th Avenue); Louisville (185 South 104th Street); Aurora (12700 East 19th Street); and north Denver (101 East 70th Avenue), of... More >>

  • 100 Favorite Dishes: Soft egg ravioli from Prima
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    100 Favorite Dishes: Soft egg ravioli from Prima

    published Nov 16, 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. No. 97 Soft egg ravio... More >>

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

    published Nov 13, 2009

    ​What you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while you were busting your brain trying to compile a list of canteens worthy of Sir Anthony Bourdain's refined palate during his pit stop in D-To... More >>

  • Take a bite out of First Bite Boulder

    published Nov 13, 2009

    Beginning Saturday, November 14 and continuing through Saturday, November 21, you can take a big bite out of First Bite Boulder, a weeklong event that offers three-course dinners for $26 per person (e... More >>

  • Starting tonight, Sushi Sasa goes late-night

    published Nov 13, 2009

    Beginning tonight, Sushi Sasa, Wayne Conwell's hip temple of Japanese cuisine at 2401 15th Street, is adding late-night hours to its lineup. "Over the past few months, we've had numerous customers sho... More >>

  • In the kitchen with Lance Barto of Strings

    published Nov 13, 2009

    "This is the perfect hearty recipe to help warm your body from the chill in the air," says Lance Barto, the executive chef of Strings and the subject of this week's Chef and Tell interview. Braised S... More >>

  • Do you have a passion for food and restaurants?

    published Nov 12, 2009

    Does reading this blog make you hunger to write? Westword is expanding its Cafe Society coverage, and we're looking for a great freelance writer with a passion for food and restaurants, as well as t... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Nov 12, 2009

    ​ Steelhead trout, beautiful beets just yanked from the garden, greens and risotto. Half of the dish -- the trout and the beets -- was spot-on perfect, while the second half -- a gummy risotto that ... More >>

  • 100 Favorite Dishes: Alaskan reindeer sausage from Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
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    100 Favorite Dishes: Alaskan reindeer sausage from Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

    published Nov 12, 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. No. 99 Alaskan reind... More >>

  • Part two: Chef and Tell with Lance Barto of Strings
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    Part two: Chef and Tell with Lance Barto of Strings

    published Nov 12, 2009

    ​ This is part two of my interview with Lance Barto, exec chef of Strings. You can read part one of my interview with Barto here. Best food city in America: Northern California. Right, I know that... More >>

  • Could there be pho on the horizon at the Streets of SouthGlenn?

    published Nov 11, 2009

    ​As I reported here yesterday, Arizona restaurateur Mark Tarbell is just a few weeks away from opening Home, a comfort food restaurant that will join The Oven, another Tarbell restaurant, at the Str... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Nov 11, 2009

    ​ I've never met a charcuterie plate I didn't love. Not that this will surprise anyone, but the spread of salty meats and cheeses (and housemade breadsticks) in the above pic did absolutely nothing ... More >>

  • Chef and Tell with Lance Barto of Strings
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    Chef and Tell with Lance Barto of Strings

    published Nov 11, 2009

    "It wasn't supposed to happen this fast," says Lance Barto, shaking his head. The 27-year-old chef, who was promoted back in February to the chief kitchen post at Strings following the departure of Aa... More >>

  • What's Cooking? Dip into Gorgonzola to start Thanksgiving feast

    published Nov 11, 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 >>

  • Will Home be a hit for Mark Tarbell?
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    Will Home be a hit for Mark Tarbell?

    published Nov 10, 2009

    ​ "We want to get this one right," insists Mark Tarbell, the Arizona-based restaurateur whose Belmar restaurant, Mark & Isabella, was recently bludgeoned by Jason Sheehan. "I believe in this res... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Nov 10, 2009

    Black truffles, shaved and whole, and bone marrow peppered with Hawaiian red sea salt on a stark white plate at a restaurant whose chef doesn't try to steal the spotlight -- even though he could. The ... More >>

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