In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>
Three years ago, Tyler Nemkov was a Johnson & Wales student who came to Cafe Society as an intern, interested in where a culinary career could take him. So far, it's taken him to J-school at the University of Colorado, a gig at Cured and, at the edge of 23, a short-lived job as exec chef at Mateo th ... More >>
Last March, Food & Wine magazine introduced a "People's Best New Chef" competition to go along with its own yearly listage of the top ten best new chefs in the country, all of whom are introduced at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic in June. Max MacKissock, chef of the Squeaky Bean, was nominated as the ... 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 >>
Gummy droppings not included.I'm a writer so I'm always in a state of coinus interruptus, but imagine my surprise when I recently discovered a dollar store where things actually cost a dollar each: Dollar Tree. This economical sanctuary at 4923 East Colfax Avenue has some splendid buys for a ... More >>
Yan De Yang, from bar owner to behind bars.Last Friday, Denver District Court Judge Edward Bronfin stuck former Chopsticks & Sushi owner Yan De Yang with a six-year prison sentence for the shooting death of Lloyd Running Bear, who'd come to the restaurant to collect a football gambling bet fr ... More >>
The entire list of restaurants participating in Denver Restaurant Week (or weeks, since the dates for Denver's best deals on meals actually stretch from February 26 through March 11) goes live today at the stroke of noon, but even before those restaurants are revealed, we've got the scoop on ... More >>
J. WohletzShave or wax?
Thai Basil was loud, boozy and hairy -- just like my senior prom date. And I enjoyed both about the same. I ate there, specifically the Washington Park location, twice this summer, for a cumulative total of two hours of my life that I'm never going to get back.
Boulder's Chautauqua provides the stunning setting for StrEat Chefs, a sampling of street food from all over the world, from the roads of Bangkok to the beaches of Mexico, delivered straight to your plate.
Tonight, Hosea Rosenberg (the Top Chef winner who's introducing his own StrEat Chefs ... More >>
Lori Midson Mussels from Argyll GastropubWhat you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while bickering over whether Argyll, Colt & Gray, Olivea or TAG should have walked away with the Best New Restaurant award in this year's Best of Denver 2010 (Argyll, if you didn't already know, won th ... More >>
Lori Midson Wild Bangkok Bar and Grill opened last Thursday at 1630 Welton Street. That's the former Chopsticks & Sushi space, which was the unseemly site of a murder scene back in October when Chopsticks & Sushi owner Yan de Yang allegedly shot and killed Lloyd Running Bear II.
While Yang ... More >>
Lori MidsonBack in October, Yan de Yang, the owner of Chopsticks & Sushi at 1630 Welton Street, shot and killed Lloyd Running Bear, allegedly in self defense. While that's all being sorted out behind bars and closed doors, Yang's former restaurant is showing new signs of life with bright sig ... More >>
The XO menu basically breaks down into four categories: ramen (in three varieties: duck, beef and seafood), semi-dry noodles (using about half as much broth as the ramen), dry noodles (mostly Korean, plus yakisoba and a chicken pad thai based on Guerrero's time as a stagier in Bangkok), then rice. ... More >>