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  • In-N-Out Burger will come to Denver...for a price
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    In-N-Out Burger will come to Denver...for a price

    published Oct 28, 2011

    Sorry, that headline is cruel. In-N-Out Burger, which now has locations in California, Nevada, Dallas-Fort Worth and Utah, is not opening a store in Denver, but if you don't want to drive the 350-plus... More >>

  • Favorite food find of the week: Chicken Kabob
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    Favorite food find of the week: Chicken Kabob

    published Oct 28, 2011

    If you ask Foad Aftahi what he thinks about Denver's Persian restaurant climate, he wrinkles his nose and shakes his head. "I don't think you'll find any good Persian restaurants in Denver," he claims... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Oct 28, 2011

    Last weekend, I strolled through a Front Range farmers' market (one that I'd never been to), and after picking my way through baskets of beautiful tomatoes, tri-colored carrots and beets, I came face-... More >>

  • Chef Michael Long departs the kitchen at Aria

    published Oct 27, 2011

    "Let's just put it this way: The restaurant isn't closing, but new partners are coming in, and they don't need me," begins the conversation with Michael Long, the now-former executive chef of Aria (an... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Oct 27, 2011

    I haven't heard a word about this new neighborhood, strip mall Italian restaurant, whose parking lot is more often empty than full, but the romantic, dim-lit dining room, coupled with the pastas emerg... More >>

  • Round two with Scott Yosten, exec chef of Steakhouse 10

    published Oct 27, 2011

    Scott Yosten Steakhouse 10 3516 South Elati Street 303-789-0911 www.steakhouse10.com This is part two of my interview with Scott Yosten, exec chef of Steakhouse 10. Part one of my interview with Yo... More >>

  • The revamped Fat Frog Cafe will launch in downtown Littleton in mid-November
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    The revamped Fat Frog Cafe will launch in downtown Littleton in mid-November

    published Oct 26, 2011

    A few years ago, Joel Cline, a Denver chef who's cooked at Castle Pines golf club, the long-gone Adega and the recently shuttered Argyll, was eyeing a space in downtown Littleton, where he planned to ... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Oct 26, 2011

    I'm always on the lookout for new Indian restaurants, and at this recently-opened Indian emporium located in a part of town that most foodniks bypass, I found the usual suspects, including a lamb vind... More >>

  • Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Creamy parsnips and pears

    published Oct 26, 2011

    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 >>

  • Scott Yosten, exec chef of Steakhouse 10, on politicians, food trucks and the weirdness of the customer who chewed the fat
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    Scott Yosten, exec chef of Steakhouse 10, on politicians, food trucks and the weirdness of the customer who chewed the fat

    published Oct 26, 2011

    Scott Yosten Steakhouse 10 3516 South Elati Street 303-789-0911 www.steakhouse10.com This is part one of my interview with Scott Yosten, executive chef of Steakhouse 10. Scott Yosten has seen it a... More >>

  • ZaZa's Pizzeria opens in the DU neighborhood

    published Oct 25, 2011

    There are nearly a half-dozen pizzerias slated to pop up all over Denver within the next several months, including Wazee Wood-Fired Pizza, a new joint from celebrated New York chef and restaurateur Ch... More >>

  • Guess where I'm drinking?

    published Oct 25, 2011

    Margaritas are a dime a dozen in this city, but a margarita shaken with an avocado? You'll find that in only one restaurant in Denver. Even weirder than the margarita itself is the fact that I really ... More >>

  • Foodography from Russell's Smoke House
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    Foodography from Russell's Smoke House

    published Oct 24, 2011

    Russell's Smoke House, Frank Bonanno's new shrine to smoked meats, opened softly on Friday, but on Saturday, the staff was gearing up for a busy night, But first, there was a fantastic food tasting or... More >>

  • Dining thieves: Weird and crazy stuff that people steal from restaurants

    published Oct 24, 2011

    I'll be the first to admit that I've skulked out of a restaurant with my handbag stashed with menus, and, on one occasion, back when I was the restaurant critic at the Rocky Mountain News, a chef -- w... More >>

  • Pig & Block Charcuterie opens in Highland
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    Pig & Block Charcuterie opens in Highland

    published Oct 24, 2011

    Earlier this year, Jeff Bauman and his brother, Marc, signed a lease on a small storefront at 2009 West 32nd Avenue with the intent of opening a charcuterie and butcher shop. But after a myriad of con... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Oct 24, 2011

    There's never a night that this incredibly popular restaurant isn't perpetually packed, but on Friday night, it was nothing short of a madhouse, thanks to scores of visiting parents in town for a year... More >>

  • Russell's Smoke House, Frank Bonanno's newest restaurant, opens tonight in Larimer Square
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    Russell's Smoke House, Frank Bonanno's newest restaurant, opens tonight in Larimer Square

    published Oct 21, 2011

    "Is the food good?" That's what the guy who was hanging the signage for Russell's Smoke House, Frank Bonanno's new restaurant in Larimer Square, wanted to know earlier today. He, along with everyone... More >>

  • If you go to only one house to trick-or-treat this year, make it this one
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    If you go to only one house to trick-or-treat this year, make it this one

    published Oct 21, 2011

    A few nights ago, while searching for a parking spot near a South Broadway bar, I found myself slamming on my brakes when I saw a house on Cedar -- 61 West Cedar to be exact -- that was decked to the... More >>

  • In the kitchen with Jensen Cummings, exec chef of Row 14: Alamosa striped bass crudo

    published Oct 21, 2011

    In this week's chef and tell interview with Jensen Cummings, the exec chef of Row 14, he sings the praises of Alamosa striped bass, which he procures from Colorado Catch located in -- where else? -- A... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Oct 21, 2011

    Each week, in my chef and tell interviews, I ask our kitchen magicians what they'd like to see more of in Denver from a culinary standpoint -- and several of the chefs admit that they long for better ... More >>

  • Polished Tavern will open in the former Zaidy's Deli space downtown

    published Oct 20, 2011

    When Cezary Grosfeld moved to the States six years ago from Poland, he went shopping at a Target store, where he found himself wandering down the nail polish aisle, a display that befuddled him. "I co... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Oct 20, 2011

    Some people don't like to ratchet up their frankfurters with a heap of toppings, preferring instead to stick to the bare basics -- like ketchup. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Any... More >>

  • Round two with Jensen Cummings, exec chef of Row 14
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    Round two with Jensen Cummings, exec chef of Row 14

    published Oct 20, 2011

    Jensen Cummings Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar 891 14th Street 303-825-0100 www.row14denver.com This is part two of my interview with Jensen Cummings, exec chef of Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar. Part one of ... More >>

  • Chef Chris Cina ousted from Hideaway Steakhouse
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    Chef Chris Cina ousted from Hideaway Steakhouse

    published Oct 19, 2011

    "Hideaway Steakhouse brings on new Executive Chef, Todd Adkins, who has cooked for President Clinton and J Lo and has studied in Paris!" exclaimed the press release that landed in my inbox last week f... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Oct 19, 2011

    With the arrival of fall comes the call for comfort food, and there's nothing more comforting on a chilly autumn day than a big bowl of macaroni and cheese. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special... More >>

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