Denver Restaurant Week is about to begin -- and it's not February. Traditionally, this two-week showcase of Denver area restaurants has taken place after the winter holidays, but this year it's being split in two -- one week in the usual February slot, but now August gets a week too. The new Summer ... More >>
Denver Restaurant Week is one of the biggest food events on the metro calendar, drawing thousands of curious and hungry patrons to new spots and familiar favorites to sample discount menus every year. This year marks the first time in Denver Restaurant Week's history that the event is split into dif ... More >>
For the first time, we're doing our Best of Denver Readers' Poll voting in two rounds -- and last week, after we closed out the first round, we revealed the leading vote-getters. Some of the results were eye-opening (and wince-inducing). for example, the finalists for Best Italian Restaurant? Maggia ... More >>
Il Posto just celebrated its sixth birthday, and Gretchen Kurtz marked the occasion by presenting Andrew Frizzi's authentic Italian restaurant with a nice, shiny review. And she's not the only one who appreciates the place: See also: - Andrea Frizzi's traditional trattoria has become a Colorado cla ... More >>
Maybe it's time to go back to school -- cooking school, that is. Several friends have taken classes recently, and even the kitchen-savvy veterans who have been cooking for decades have come away with new recipes and refined techniques. And when I reviewed Il Posto this week, I learned that chef/owne ... More >>
Hours before a restaurant's doors open, cooks are already at their stations, chopping onions, simmering stocks, breaking down chickens, and so on. As much as possible is done in advance -- which is good, because long waits make for cranky guests. Efficiency and quality, however, don't always go hand ... More >>
Denver has a strong Italian history -- but until the last decade or so, this town's Italian restaurants were mostly run-of-the-mill red-sauce joints that you went to more for the convenience than the food. That's changed, though, and today's dining scene is rich with inventive and stylish fare from ... More >>
Ashlee Coln had a dream: that ladies could own aprons both functional and sexy. Necessity being the mother of invention, Coln decided to start Cheeky Aprons, creating sultry kitchen wear that combines the front of an apron with the flirt of lace and garter belts on the back end.
"I think for any business, five years is a big deal," Andrea Frizzi, chef-owner of Il Posto, says. "For a restaurant, though, five years is a super big deal." And that's why today is "a super big deal" for the chef -- on this day in 2007, Frizzi, a native of Italy who came to Denver by way o ... More >>
Lori Midson Patrick Horvat Venue 3609 West 32nd Avenue 303-477-0477 www.venuebistro.com This is part two of my interview with Horvat. Part one of that interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Marotta's, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. It was where I got my start i ... More >>
The Place: Il Posto, 2011 East Seventeenth Avenue, 303-394-0100. The Hours: Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Deals: Discounted cocktails, half-price wines by the glass, and all tagliere and assaggini courses are half-price.
Last month, chef/owner Andrea Frizzi told Jason Sheehan that he'd soon be serving lunch at Il Posto, his excellent Italian restaurant at 2011 East 17th Avenue. And now he's made good on that promise: Il Posto opened for lunch this week. It could be just the place to get an early start on yo ... More >>
Tonight, the Colorado Chapter of the March of Dimes will host its annual Signature Chefs Auction at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th Street. Tickets to the event are $150 per person and include small plates from many of Denver's top chefs, as well as live music and an auction th ... More >>
I got a call from chef Andrea Frizzi yesterday, thanking me for including his little 17th Avenue restaurant in my list of Denver's best Italian spots, and then letting me know that he'll soon add lunch service at Il Posto. Oh, and not just any lunch. I checked out the menu for the service ... More >>
Rush down to Old Town Littleton this morning for the opening of Lola's Sugar Rush, a store that stocks old-time and nostalgic candy. Owner Lola Salazar will smash a giant lollipop to open her place at 10 a.m.; it's located at 2490 West Main Street, where the party will continue through the weekend. ... More >>
My notes from my most recent meal at Il Posto are almost indecipherable -- hasty scrawls on the back of an envelope I’d found in my car, on a credit-card receipt from my pocket. Moscato, they say. Fruit loops, Van CA, stale, bur-stuffed chix boob, peach salt, shirt cuffs and Me and My Monkey. Th ... More >>
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