• Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Golden Moon Distillery chases the green fairy and other historically sought-after spirits

    Stephen Gould, proprietor and distiller at Golden Moon Distillery, began producing spirits in 2012 and distributing earlier this year. And while Golden Moon might seem like yet another distillery in an expansive collection of stills that have spawned throughout the state this year, Gould and his tea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Photos: Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar's John Broening on his new fall menu

    Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar -- a transformative French restaurant downtown -- just launched its fall menu, and chef John Broening, who conceived that menu, is giving us a reason to celebrate autumn's bounty. The menu, 90 percent of which is new, is swelled with root vegetables, woodsy mushrooms fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Grand Cru has grand plans for the Landmark complex

    Grand Cru, a restaurant slated to open in the Landmark project in Greenwood Village on November 1, has very grand ambitions. According to its website, Grand Cru "has created a restaurant designed to enhance the clientele's enjoyment of their dinning experience tasting fine wines, elegant warm servic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Win dinner for four to the 1515 Restaurant Test Kitchen dinner on August 4 (winner update!)

    Winner update: Last week, we asked Cafe Society commenters to guess how many caramel dipping dots the chefs at 1515 Restaurant drop on their deconstructed apple pie, one of the desserts that the restaurant will be featuring on the August 4 Test Kitchen dinner menu. The actual number of dots is 53, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    New Belgium will introduce Hop Kitchen, a new series of hops-focused beers in 2013

    New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins will debut a new series of seasonal beers this year, most of them focused on a new or unsual variety of hops. The Hop Kitchen beers, as the series is called, will be sold only in 22-ounce bomber bottles and on draft. "People want what is new and what is fresh, so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Diebolt Brewing will join Denver's Sunnyside neighborhood this year

    The father-and-son team of Andy and Jack Diebolt plan to give north Denver's Sunnyside neighborhood its second brewery this year, when they open Diebolt Brewing in a small warehouse building at 3855 Mariposa Street sometime in late spring or summer. Diebolt will be located about ten blocks south of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Three wines that prove why moscato isn't just for hip-hop stars

    The wine world's practically been doing head spins over the past six months as notable hip-hop players Nelly, Drake, Kanye West, and even poor, misbegotten Lil Kim spit verses praising moscato, a fairly under-the-radar wine known by most as a sweet wine from Italy. It seems that a few vaunted membe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Baked salmon with beurre blanc sauce

    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 their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. Not that any of us here at Cafe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Round two with Mike Peshek, exec chef of Lou's Food Bar

    Mike Peshek Lou's Food Bar 1851 West 38th Avenue 303-458-0336 www.lousfoodbar This is part two of my interview with Mike Peshek, exec chef of Lou's Food Bar. Part one of my chat with Peshek ran earlier this week. Favorite restaurant in America: Pizzeria Regina in Boston. The service is terrible, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Three reasons (and four bottles) that prove riesling is the perfect fall wine

    ​Apart from rosé, is there any wine more universally misunderstood and underappreciated than riesling? There simply aren't enough column inches allotted us to spout off the multitude of reasons this varietal is one of only three whites worthy of being classified as a "noble" grape, but its ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Five things every man needs to know about wine

    Men: You don't have to get Sideways, but you should be able to navigate a wine list.​True story: We recently made the acquaintance of the creator of a local website dedicated to all things male. After we inquired about the topics typically featured on the site, the author responded with someth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Argyll team opening Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar in the former Baur's Ristorante space

    ​Robert Thompson is on a roll. The proprietor of Argyll, a splendid gastropub in Cherry Creek, and the brainchild behind Punch Bowl, which will open in November in the Baker 'hood, has just inked a deal, complete with a 25-year lease, to take over Baur's Ristorante, Jimmy Lambatos's elegant -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    The top three reasons why food and wine pairings absolutely matter

    ​You know how hard you've been working to master the basics of food and wine pairing? Well, if you've been reading the same handful of recent articles we have, then you might be wondering if all that effort has been a big fat waste of time. The flames of this controversy have been fanned by a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Part two: Chef and Tell with Jay Spickelmier from Japoix

    Lori Midson​ Jay Spickelmier Japoix 975 Lincoln Street 303-861-2345 This is part two of this week's Chef and Tell. Read the rest of Lori Midson's interview with Jay Spickelmier, executive chef of Japoix, here. Favorite restaurant in America: Osaki's Sushi & Japanese Cuisin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Four delicious French wines to pair with pork

    ​Pork is having a moment. Meals featuring bacon in every form imaginable -- including chocolate-dipped -- have become de rigueur. Restaurants of every stripe are showcasing menus littered with sausages, charcuterie, salumi, pork belly and suckling pig. And perhaps one day, if you are very, ver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Beer and bikes, wine walks and more

    A Flickr photo.​If you failed to sign up for the Tour of BoulDurango, take a moment tonight to cry into your beer -- and say farewell to the bikers who were savvy enough to register in time. Don't worry; there's plenty more happening in town, including wine walks, Kyle's Brew Fest and much mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Swirl Girl: Spring forward wines

    ​With spring officially sprung, it's time to switch up your clothing, eat bushels of asparagus, and yes, drink wines that conjure up images of everything we love about spring. Look at the next three months as the perfect season for drinking wines that are as cozy as they are refreshing, as lay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Tonight: Finish the Tour de France at Z Cuisine

    ​At 5 p.m. tonight, Z Cuisine, 2239 West 30th Avenue, hosts the last installment of the Z Cuisine Wine Tasting Series, which has followed the Tour de France. This final leg will take you from the wine varietals of Tonnerre through Annecy, Alsace and Savoie, and finish in Paris. The price is $4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Beer, cheer and New Year's Eve parties

    Enjoy a plethora of pulled pork at Steuben's.​While the year draws to a close, you can find something special at just about every one of your favorite foodie spots, plus sign up for charity events that will help kick 2010 off to a great start. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, December ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Wine dinners tonight at Frasca, Osteria Marco

    Tonight at Frasca, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, winemaker Etienne Hugel will present the wines of Hugel & Fils at a Monday Night Wine Dinner devoted to the flavors of Alsace. Dinner is $45 per person, with optional wine pairings extra; for reservations, call 303-442-6966. Osteria Marco, 1453 Lari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008
  • Dining

    October 25, 2007

    O's Steak & Seafood

    There’s a magician in this kitchen: Ian Kleinman, a real food wizard.

  • Dining

    October 13, 2005

    Beyond Borders

    The Chen Brothers offer a pan-Asian experience at Blue Moon.

  • Dining

    December 28, 1994