Happy Friday! Don't drink too much at First Friday, because Cinco de Mayo is this Sunday. Here are five of the top food and drink celebrations going down around town -- and if you know of any other good Drinco de Mayo party/deals, post them in the comments section below.
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Beloved Curtis Caldwell - my belief is that your radiant soul is making its journey to the next life and when you get there it will be the most vibrant place with more colors than you can ever imagine even exist. And of course, hundreds and hundreds of hoola hoops in all shapes and colors. I have lo ... More >>
"We've done dipped for fifteen years."
Vesta Dipping Grill celebrated fifteen years of dipping in LoDo last night with a six-course feast and fundraiser benefiting the nonprofit LoDo Cares. Owner Josh Wolkon invited former Vesta chefs Tyler Skrivanek of Duo, James Rugile of Mizuna, Wade Kirwan of A ... More >>
For last week's Year in Review issue, we recapped what the subjects of the 2011 Chef and Tell interviews would like to see less of in Denver. This time, we're serving up their wish lists of what they hope to find on Denver's plate in the new year -- everything from year-round farmers' markets to who ... More >>
As we've discovered in our weekly Chef and Tell interviews, Denver's kitchen commanders are, if nothing else, unapologetically opinionated. We pepper them with dozens of questions, and sometimes their answers are salty -- especially their responses to what they'd like to see less of in Denver from a ... More >>
Vesta Dipping Grill
1822 Blake Street
This is part two of my interview with Brandon Foster, executive chef of Vesta Dipping Grill. Part one of my interview with Foster ran yesterday.
Favorite restaurant in America: Chez Panisse. I ... More >>
Vesta Dipping Grill
1822 Blake Street
This is part one of my interview with Brandon Foster, executive chef of Vesta Dipping Grill. Part two of my interview with Foster will run tomorrow.
"Sweat Hog." Those are the words inscribed ... More >>
Although Cinco de Mayo celebrations started last weekend, the party begins in earnest today. Among the festivities on tap for tonight:
Vine Street Pub had to reschedule its Smokin' Hot Anniversary Party because of bad weather, and it will kick off today -- rain or shine -- at 4:20 p.m. at Vi ... More >>
Jamey Fader rolls out the barrel at Lola.Bars and restaurants across town will celebrate Cinco de Mayo tomorrow -- but you'll have to go pretty far to beat the celebration planned at Lola.
For the third annual "Picnic of the Pig: A Roast to Spring," which runs from 5 to 11 p.m. on May 5, Lo ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Mother's Day is Sunday -- so if you haven't yet made arrangements for a beautiful bouquet and fabulous brunch for Mom, get moving. Also on the culinary calendar this week: Cinco de Mayo and a little race called the Kentucky Derby...
Photo by Roth SheppardHappy Place: Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake Street, 303-296-1970.
The Hours: Monday through Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The Deals: $3-7 Colorado beers and spirits; $2-6 small plates.
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Lori MidsonMel and Janie Master, who owned the original Mel's Bar and Grill in Cherry Creek, until it shuttered in 2007, were back in town yesterday to host a Mel's reunion at the Egg Shell of Cherry Creek -- the space at 235 Fillmore Street where Mel's resided for more than a decade before ... More >>
Mel and Janie Master have returned to their former stamping ground for a Mel's reunion.It's been a long time coming, but they're baaack! Restaurateurs and long-wedded couple, Mel and Janie Master, whose original, groundbreaking Cherry Creek food temple, Mel's Bar and Grill, was one of the Mil ... More >>
Lori Midson Brandon Foster, tapped as the new executive chef at Vesta Dipping GrillLate last month, Wade Kirwan, an eleven-year veteran of Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake Street, made the difficult decision to pull himself off the line. Kirwan, who had spent the last five years as the executi ... More >>
Eleven years ago, Wade Kirwan wandered into Vesta Dipping Grill, at 1822 Blake Street, and snagged a gig as a line cook. Just five weeks later, he was elevated to the sous chef position, which was followed by an executive sous chef stint and then five years as executive chef -- ... More >>
Lori Midson The team from TAGMore than 400 people ate and drank themselves into oblivion last night at Mile High Station, the venue for Denver's annual Share Our Strength benefit, which raises funds to wipe out childhood hunger both locally and across the country.
"It was a really great ni ... More >>
Lori Midson This belongs to me: I won Matt Selby on a plate! At last night's Plates for the Peak, a fundraiser/silent auction to benefit Urban Peak, fifteen of Denver's star chefs convened in the hellishly hot kitchen of Vesta Dipping Grill to feed sweaty gastronauts who grubbed on everythin ... More >>