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 >>
As Pat Schroeders husband, Jim Schroeder learned to juggle laundry, a law career and legislators.
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 >>
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
Days on the road: 134 Miles traveled: 6,034 Current location: Bangkok, Thailand The World By Road founders Steve Shoppman and Steve Bouey left Denver five months ago to embark on their drive around the world ("Road Warriors," January 25). So far, they’ve crossed New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, ... More >>
Franz Ferdinand, international chowhound.
The Karr fiasco is over, but Michael Tracey's quest for unlikely suspects in the Ramsey case goes on and on.
Just back from Boulder district attorney Mary Lacy's press conference, which was hurriedly scheduled following the arrest in Bangkok, Thailand, of John Mark Karr, who's been identified as a suspect in the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. The scene itself was quite comic, and I plan to write more abou ... More >>
As noted in this June blog item, Patsy Ramsey's death a couple of months back, and the press coverage that followed it, seemed more like a temporary flashback to the first generation of tabloid-TV stories than a full-scale revival of interest in the 1996 death of Boulder tot JonBenet Ramsey, Patsy's ... More >>
Pizzeria Mundo offers the good, the bad and the stupid.
Highland Ranch's loss is Thailand's gain?
For American men tired of American women, Richard Beals knows how to Thai the knot.
Come throw rocks at Todd Goldman.
Yummy Yummy Tasty Thai has all you care to eat -- and then some.
Last Life in the Universe
I can't wait to go back to Zengo.
Saints and Sinners
From the week of December 11, 2003
The new Thai Basil has a way with translation.
So you think you know hockey, eh? Here's a quiz to see if you Av half a brain.
Tuk Tuk takes casual Thai food indoors.
An online dining guide in need of a refresher course.
J's Noodles muddles along without its owner at the helm.
Readers come up with their own list of songs that are so bad they're good.