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Anthony Bourdain

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    April 18, 2013

    Round two with Tommy Lee, exec chef of Uncle

    Tommy Lee Uncle 2215 West 32nd Avenue 303-433-3263 uncledenver.tumblr.com This is part two of my interview with Tommy Lee, exec chef of Uncle; part one of our chat ran yesterday. What do you enjoy most about your craft? Like most cooks, I enjoy the creativity of coming up with new dishes, but the ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain skewer each other, vegetarians and Paula Deen in Boulder

    Last night's "Good vs. Evil" throw down of jabs between Eric Ripert and Tony Bourdain solidified three things that most of us already know: Bourdain's favorite noun is "motherfucker," his adjective of choice is "motherfucking" and Paula Deen, according to Bourdain, is a motherfucking motherfucker wh ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Photos: Most and least surprising celebrity stoners

    Celebrities are speaking out in favor of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, whether it be robocalling Susan Sarandon or the famous folks featured on MarijuanaMajority.com. And they're not alone. Our friends at CelebStoner.com have spent years assembling a roster of the top 54 cel ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern calls Bourdain/Midson photo a "valiant attempt to nail a little more street cred to the side of the barn"

    Talk about the ultimate photo bomb. Last night, during the Denver Adventurous Eaters Club dinner at Parallel Seventeen (you can read all about it here), which was graced by none other than Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern, there was, as you can imagine, a lot of texting, tweeting, Facebooking and I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Round two with Randy Balch, chef of Wazee Supper Club

    Randy Balch Wazee Supper Club 1600 15th Street 303-623-9518 www.wazeesupperclub.com This is part two of my interview with Randy Balch, chef of Wazee Supper Club. Read part one of my chef and tell interview with Balch. Favorite dish on your menu: The meat-over pizza, with Canadian bacon, pepperon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Biker Jim on where he'd eat if had only 24 hours in Denver

    This is part two of our interview with Biker Jim, chef-owner of Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs. Read part one of the Biker Jim interview. Jim Pittenger Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs 2148 Larimer Street 303-550-8231 www.bikerjimsdogs.com What you'd like to see more of in Denver/Boulder from a culinary stand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    No Reservations crew spotted in Denver -- but no Anthony Bourdain

    Lori MidsonAnthony Bourdain was in Denver two years ago to exercise his jaws at Biker Jim's...what's he up to now?​Two years ago, Anthony Bourdain dropped in on Denver, where he waxed rhapsodic about the blood sausage at Mizuna and wrapped his jaws around wieners at Biker Jim's, the footage o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain: "It depends on who's cookin' and who's f*ckin'" (VIDEO)

    ​Food scribe, nomad, caustic tongue wagger and self-proclaimed "bad boy" Anthony Bourdain is never -- never -- at a loss for words, but back in August, when he was a guest on Real Time will Bill Maher, Bourdain dropped an extra special zinger when Maher asked him which he preferred: a great me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Five celebrity chefs we'd love to see naked

    Courtesy of TMZ​The week's top foodie fracas started when TMZ posted photos of Anthony Bourdain and his then-sous chef in a pool, nakie-nakie-eggs-and-bakey. Apparently the photos were twelve-year-old shots taken during a Caribbean vacation by Bourdain's now ex-wife, and Bourdain had no reser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    The Simpsons Preview: "The Food Wife," with (bleep) Ramsay, Bourdain, Batali and more

    Quick! Can you name the celebrity chefs?​ This Sunday night, at 8 p.m. on FOX, The Simpsons will dish up a food-centric episode, in which oh-my-god! star chefs Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsay all appear in animated cameos. It's all part of a weird dream that Marge has about s ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    September 2, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Interstate kitchen Bar's griddled cheese and hot tamale

    Lori Midson​ Andre Lobato Interstate Kitchen Bar www.interstaterestaurant.com/ What are you serving at Dish? Tomato soup with griddled cheese and...

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Top Chef All-Stars, third course: Two eliminations

    ​In the film Dinner Rush -- a terrific indie that everyone should see -- the trendy young chef prepares a dish for an influential critic, played by Sandra Bernhard. We see him in the kitchen frantically throwing elements together, and the result is two angry red lobsters, feelers waving feroci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Top Chef All-Stars, round one: Back for more

    Fabio Viviani is back -- bringing his sex appeal with him.​Top Chef All-Stars back contestants from past seasons -- most of them finalists -- and promises to be quite a bit meatier than the regular Top Chef. For one thing, we don't have to spend the first few episodes figuring out who's who. ... 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 www.japoix.com 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

    September 3, 2010

    Top Chef, D.C., round twelve: Out of this world!

    Tiffany got jettisoned.​Tiffany got sent home from Top Chef this week. I was a little distressed when Arnold was told to pack his knives a few episodes back, because his problems were the fault of mean-spirited Lynne, and also I expected him to come up with some interestingly piquant dishes ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    You suck! Acerbic mouthpiece Anthony Bourdain lambastes his fellow food colleagues

    ​Ah, to be Anthony Bourdain. To get paid to travel the world; to get paid to eat and drink in some of the most exotic cities imaginable; to get paid to curse and guzzle whiskey while mingling with commonfolk who long for your lifestyle; to get paid to talk shit about everyone in your industry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    No Reservations: Anthony Bourdain, Biker Jim's hot dogs and Frank Bonanno's blood sausage

    ​Anthony Bourdain shared hot dogs with Biker Jim, noshed with Frank Bonanno and ate his words on last night's episode of No Reservations, in which the lanky ex-chef toured America's heartland -- Austin, Texas; Des Moines, Iowa; Stanhope, Indiana; Livonia, Michigan; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Biker Jim gets love from Tony Bourdain on tonight's episode of No Reservations

    Lori Midson ​Back in November, acerbic mouthpiece Tony Bourdain spent a few days in Denver, where he took down Sandra Lee and Rachael Ray (among others) from the stage at the Buell and stomached nearly a half dozen hot dogs from Biker Jim's wiener cart at 16th and Arapahoe, an apparent epiph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Book pimping ex-chef Tony Bourdain wants 500 of your best words -- for free

    ​I'm currently paused on page 61 of Anthony Bourdain's newest memoir, Medium Raw, in which the ex-chef, as usual, litters his prose with "fuck," "fucked," "fucking" and "motherfucker" while sucking us in with his drama-filled, demented stories of sexual encounters, drug-filled hazes, and for g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    UPDATE! From penny pincher to prince: Tony Bourdain pledges to pay $10,000 to essay contest winner

    Lori Midson ​Just a few hours ago, I wrote that Tony Bourdain is holding an essay contest, the winner of which will get his or her own chapter in the forthcoming paperback edition of Medium Raw. Which is all fine and fucking dandy, except for the fact that he wasn't offering to pay the author- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Fast food stunts a fast way to a heart attack

    The Frankenburger, brought to you by the Village Voice.​Man V. Food guy, no shot; the fat baldie who eats it all, nada. Anthony Bourdain? No way -- although Paula Deen might have a chance. What is it that these culinary whizzes won't dare do? They wouldn't go near these creations cooked up by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Hey, David Chang and Anthony Bourdain, no off-menu requests? Get over it.

    Bourdain "gets testy" about special requests​I'm seeing a lot of commentary about this New York Post story detailing how a growing group of chefs, including Momofuku's David Chang and Anthony Bourdain, are refusing off-menu requests from diners. Their comments are mostly triumphant validations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Part two: Oak Tavern's Jeremy Roosa dishes on monkfish liver, chef Morimoto and a chicken sandwich

    Lori Midson Oak Tavern exec chef Jeremy Roosa​ This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Oak Tavern exec chef Jeremy Roosa. To read part one of that interview, click here. Proudest moment as a chef: I'm always growing and learning, so I would like to think my proudest moment has yet ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Part two: Chef and Tell with Corey Cunningham from Baur's

    Lori Midson ​This is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Corey Cunningham, exec chef of Baur's. To read part one of Corey's interview, click here. Proudest moment as a chef: When I graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. I'd been cooking for six or se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Guy Fieri's rock-and-roll culinary road show comes to Denver on December 9

    Food personality Guy Fieri​Two weeks ago, on November 18, Tony Bourdain stopped in Denver for a talkfest at the Buell, in which he wore a Biker Jim T-shirt (and called Jim's dogs the "pinnacle of American food"), slandered Sandra Lee and Rachel Ray, deemed Chris Angel a "douche" and called the con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Cafe Society: Week in review

    Lori MidsonTony Bourdain on the streets of Denver​What you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while bitching and moaning and posting very, very weird comments about Perky Cups, a new java joint that's coming to the streets of Aurora, complete with babes in bikinis: Coming next March to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Fork you: John Hickenlooper serves up Anthony Bourdain

    The fork to the city​ The last time Anthony Bourdain passed through Denver, on a 2002 loop hyping A Cook's Tour, he found nothing in this town to recommend a return trip -- and said so, loudly.Still, he got a warm welcome when he returned yesterday for "An Evening with Anthony Bourdain" at the Bue ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Matt Mine delivers his bacon brittle to Bourdain

    ​For the chef at a seafood restaurant -- Oceanaire -- Matt Mine sure loves his bacon. He often features a slab of it on Oceanaire's menu, and he recently cooked up a batch of bacon brittle with Anthony Bourdain in mind, which was included in the pre-talk meal that Oceanaire and a few other res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Tony Bourdain in Denver: Another convert of Biker Jim and his dogs

    Lori MidsonTony Bourdain meets his true love: Biker Jim's sausages​ "Look, when I was here in 2002, I walked for what, eight hours, all over downtown and you know what I found? I found chicken wings -- chicken wings and fried fucking mozzarella sticks. I didn't see anything that looked like it was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Falling for autumn dishes in Denver

    A Flickr photo​As someone who hails from the Midwest and has never lived in a place that didn't have seasons, I take seasonal food very seriously. Last year a friend visiting from southern California stared at me in bewilderment as I savored the first batch of strawberries from the farmers' ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Last chance for Bourdain tickets (and no, it's not a contest)

    ​We hear there may be a few tickets left to tonight's talk by Anthony Bourdain, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Buell Theatre. If you want to try your luck, log onto ticketmaster and use the special promotions code WESTWORD. If there are still tickets to be had, you'll get a $10 discount on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Boning up on our Anthony Bourdain contest

    ???​Tomorrow night, Mayor John Hickenlooper will give Anthony Bourdain a fork to the city when he introduces the travelin' man at "An Evening with Anthony Bourdain" at the Buell Theatre. Of course, Bourdain has already forked this city: After visiting Denver on a book tour in 2002, he said he ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Anthony Bourdain photo-cutline winner revealed!

    These new PETA ads are weird...​ Twenty-eight hours and sixty-five entries later, we know one thing for sure: You people out there in Hotcakesland certainly do love your dick jokes. And your Colfax jokes. And your vegan jokes. And your vegan-on-Colfax dick jokes... Still, we had to go wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Anthony Bourdain tickets: one last chance

    ​ Although Nathan and Ian are the technical victors in our Tony Bourdain ticket giveaway, the real winners are diners in Denver, because the contest entries posted by readers serve as a terrific cheat sheet for the very best places to eat in town (and proof that Denver did not deserve Bourdain ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Ask the Critic: Forget Anthony Bourdain, these restaurants stand on their own

    ​ We have been shamelessly shilling for Anthony Bourdain for the past few days, talking about his upcoming trip to Denver, giving away tickets to his lecture and Q&A on November 18, throwing up pictures of him whenever we can. Shameless? Absolutely. Not for nothing, the man is very popular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Hickenlooper to help grill Anthony Bourdain

    ​ The last time Anthony Bourdain came to Denver, on a book tour in 2002, he wasn't impressed with the town -- and said so. So he'll have a lot to answer for during his Q&A at the Buell Theatre next Wednesday night. Helping to grill Bourdain:: Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, the geologist tur ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009
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    November 12, 2009

    Make Anthony Bourdain eat his words!

    ​Anthony Bourdain wasn't impressed with Denver when he came through town in 2002, touting A Cook's Tour. He'll be back for a talk at the Buell Theatre on November 18, and we've got a pair of tickets that we're giving to the reader who comes up with the best three-stop culinary itinerary for Bo ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Win a face-to-face pow-wow with Anthony Bourdain from Tony's Market

    Would you eat this?​If you think you have the ingredients to make food hustler Tony Bourdain a memorable dinner, then Tony's Market wants to hear from you. Bourdain, as you may recall, is cruising around the country, stupefying audiences with his real-life tales of eating warthog ass, fermen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Food mouthpiece Tony Bourdain lectures in Denver on November 18

    ​Tony Bourdain, culinary superhero, book author, brazen, beer drinking badass, global wanderer, Food Network bully and host of the Travel Channel's No Reservations, is lecturing his way across America, regaling sold-out audiences with stories of how he once ate the rectum of a warthog. Presumably ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Biker Jim's, Rioja and Table 6 all on the national radar

    ​While y'all already know that Westword's Cafe Society blog is far and away the best place to digest all your local food and restaurant news, it just so happens that three of our favorite food places -- Rioja, Table 6 and Biker Jim's -- got some well-deserved love and ink from Bon Appetit and Maxi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Anthony Bourdain at an altweekly?

    At a recent appearance in California, Anthony Bourdain revealed that the first article he ever wrote was supposed to appear in an alternative paper, the New York Press. According to the Santa Barbara Independent story: After finishing the op ed that would later inspire Kitchen Confidential, Bourdai ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008
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    April 7, 2008
  • Dining

    October 11, 2007

    Oceanaire Seafood Room

    Any day of the week, dinner here is quite a catch.

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    April 21, 2005

    So Far, So Good

    Hookah Cafe will hook you.

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    August 19, 2004

    So Pho, So Good

    Pho 79 is my tome on the range.

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    November 21, 2002

    Bite Me

    Cook's Tour

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