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Over two dozen eateries opened in metro Denver in April, everything from coffeehouses to second outposts for local breweries (Upslope and Renegade) to a third spot for Ali Baba to a tenth restaurant for Bonanno Concepts, Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria. But Denver also lost an institution: Strings closed ... More >>
After Ali Baba Grill first opened in Golden, several years ago, two more outposts followed, including one in Englewood and another in Greenwood Village, which is now closed. But the Middle Eastern joint, whose cuisine is rooted in Lebanon, Persia and the Mediterranean, is now back to being a trifect ... More >>
The Denver Tech Center is "an area distinctly lacking in interesting ethnic food," I said in last week's review of Street Kitchen Asian Bistro. In fact, I almost expanded that sentiment to cover everything south of Hampden Avenue, an area filled with fast-casual and upscale chains that tend to over ... More >>
Vegetarian fare plays an important role in Lebanese cuisine, and Golden's Ali Baba Grill is testament to the fact that you can get delicious (meat-free!) international cuisine as far west as the foothills. There doesn't seem to be a down-time for this eatery; when we stopped by on Labor Day ... More >>
Lori Midson Best of Denver 2010 was released April 1, but Cafe Society continued to count down, in no particular order, our 100 favorite dishes, a project that ends today with our final dish, the feijoada from Emporio do Brasil.
The third Ali Baba Grill, at 5380 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard in the Landmark project in Greenwood Village, finally opened today. For months, the owners of the popular spot in Golden and a sibling in Littleton had talked about getting their newest location open in December, then by the first ... More >>
The way things are looking right now, the new Ali Baba (which is just waiting on permits, according to the manager) might manage to get open before the end of December. Failing that, though, the fallback date is January 1. That's what I wrote at the beginning of December, from the best info ... More >>
Ali Baba Grill,109 North Rubey Drive in Golden, already serves the best hummus and most addictive baklava in the area, and owner Fiyahd Aoutabachi has already shared the wealth beyond Golden, expanding his Lebanese and Mediterranean offerings out to Highlands Ranch with a second location at ... More >>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Number 84: Baklava from Ali Baba Grill Golden does not have a lot going for it, culinarily speaking. Still stuck ... More >>
From the week of January 31
Dont judge this restaurant by its hummus. Wait for the entrees.
These out-of-the-way restaurants should be on the eaten path.