On November 22, 2004, when Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch opened Rioja in Larimer Square, that block wasn't the dining destination that it is today -- and chef Jen was far from a household name. Fast forward ten years, and Larimer Square is an eating Eden, with Gruitch and Jasinski adding to the ... More >>
Robert Alfaro Atticus 1125 East Evans Avenue 720-459-8273 tabletotavern.com/atticus This is part one of my interview with Robert Alfaro, chef of Atticus; part two of our interview will run tomorrow. Most of us have childhood food memories: Lucky Charms, chocolate-chip cookies, flipping our first e ... More >>
The Inventing Room, chef Ian Kleinman's company that uses molecular gastronomy to make food as entertaining as it is delicious, won an American Culinary Federation Achievement in Excellence Award at the ACF's Western Regional Conference earlier this month. See also: The Little Nell and Denver autho ... More >>
A recent Time magazine story on the "13 Gods of Food" left a bitter taste when it failed to include a single female chef -- although seven male chefs made the cut, and sixty more were included in an accompanying article. To be fair, some female food entrepreneurs were included on the list, but the ... More >>
Back in early January, we broke the news that master butcher Mark DeNittis had landed at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts as the director of culinary curriculum, a position he took on after closing Il Mondo Vecchio late last year, following a series of back-and-forth discussions with the USDA con ... More >>
Gayor Geller grew up in Harvard Gulch, a tree-lined neighborhood near the University of Denver, and Maddie's, the breakfast and lunch restaurant he's opening on Friday morning in that same 'hood, is a "family project," he says, that's been a dream for decades.
Ed Kammerer Highland Pacific Restaurant & Oyster Bar 3934 West 32nd Avenue 303-477-6644 www.highlandpacific.net Part one of my interview with Ed Kammerer, exec chef-owner of Highland Pacific Restaurant & Oyster Bar, ran yesterday; this is part two of our chat. Rules of conduct in your kitchen: We ... More >>
JP Krause Aloft Broomfield 8300 Arista Place, Broomfield 303-635-2000 www.aloftbroomfielddenver.com Part one of my interview with JP Krause, exec chef of Aloft Broomfield, ran yesterday. This is part two of our interview. Favorite restaurant in America: Denver's own Bennett's BBQ, but not becau ... More >>
Aaron Bennett Bácaro Venetian Taverna 921 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-444-4888 www.bacaro.com This is part one of my interview with Aaron Bennett, exec chef of Boulder's Bácaro Venetian Taverna. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Aaron Bennett's career in the kitchen began when he was thirt ... More >>
Lori Midson Lon Symensma ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro 1555 Blake Street 303-353-5223 www.cholon.com This is part one of my interview with Lon Symensma, executive chef of ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. Lon Symensma talks faster than a ... More >>
Lori MidsonPete Ryan, executive chef/instructor at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts Pete Ryan Cook Street School of Culinary Arts 1937 Market Street 303-308-9300 www.cookstreet.com After a fifteen-month pan-pounding stint at Z Cuisine, in March Pete Ryan became the executive chef/instruc ... More >>
The owners of the Cream Puffery have their cake -- and eat it, too.
Let us give thanks for great barbecue.
Dude ranch serves up more than mere beans.
Juanita Tool is the big cheese at Cook's Fresh Market.