It's normal for a restaurant crew to be nervous on its first day -- even when it's not your first rodeo and you've assembled an experienced staff. There's often chaos, flared tempers and a general reaction of palpable fretfulness. But this morning, at the new Maria Empanada, the vibe was pure joy. F ... More >>
Arch Pizza, recently opened in east Denver promising "St. Louis style" pizza, and it made us wonder, what exactly is St. Louis style pizza? We know that Chicago has deep dish and New York has thin big slices, but what does St. Louis entail? The answer, it turns out, is very specific -- and not only ... More >>
UPDATE: We have a winner of our Ballpark Plates contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many "bites" of gazpacho did Trillium sell during last year's Ballpark Plates? Congrats to Sinnney85, who guessed 284; the actual number is 299. Skinney85, we'll send you an e ... More >>
The third annual Ballpark Plates will hit it out of the park on Thursday, August 8, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For $30, enjoy complimentary food and drink samples at the following participating establishments: River North Brewery, Blake Street Tavern, Zi South, Breckenridge Brewery, Cheesesteak Connecti ... More >>
When Felipe Cufre moved from Argentina to Denver three years ago to join his American wife, he knew he wanted to do something related to food. He was working on a cookbook when he stumbled on the inaugural Civic Center Eats food-truck gathering in Civic Center Park in 2010, which inspired him to cre ... More >>
Just about every culture in the world makes some kind of savory stuffed pastry, and in South America, it's the empanada that's king. No two countries make the same type of hot pocket; whether an empanada is deep-fried or baked and what it's stuffed with is a clear market of where it came from. This ... More >>
Lori MidsonGet a taste of Argentina at Buenos Aires Pizzeria.While Denver is filled Mexican food outlets, restaurants that delve into the vast gastronomic offerings of the rest of Central and South America are in short supply. Still, there are some worthy spots specializing in the cuisine of Argenti ... More >>
There have probably been a bazillion sandwich combinations invented since the first prescient human stuck filling between a couple of slices of bread, but only a handful of those have become icons of culture and cuisine. There's the pastrami on rye, of course, which embodies the spirit of a New York ... More >>
Austrian climbers dominated both the men's and women's competition this past weekend, before a sold-out crowd at Movement Climbing Fitness in Boulder for the 2011 International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Lead Climbing World Cup. Many climbers -- and climbing fans -- hope this event ... More >>
Charismatic, enigmatic and often hilarious, Lee Burridge built his reputation as one of dance music's most well liked DJs playing gigs all over the world and winning over nightclubbers everywhere he goes. In advance of his show tomorrow night at Beta, we caught up with the English-born jock ... More >>
When news came down that an empanada vendor had set up a cart on the 16th Street Mall, I leapt from my desk chair and barreled toward the door. Lay off me, I'm starving. Starving, at least, for empanadas, which are magical little pockets of golden dough filled with meats and cheeses and vege ... More >>
Even as the area north of downtown gentrifies, certain problematic pockets remain. The area around 22nd and Arapahoe streets, for example, where the manager of the brand-new (and beautiful) Lobby American Grille, located in the space in the historic Paris Hotel at 2191 Arapahoe Street that wa ... More >>
When I first met Steve Shoppman and Steve Bouey more than two years ago, their plan sounded a little crazy. The longtime roommates and adventure lovers had read a 1967 memoir called Who Needs a Road?, about a road trip all the way around the world, and they decided to repeat the journey -- a story t ... More >>
The lovely space at 2191 Arapahoe Street is about to swallow another restaurant. On Friday, the Carrera family sent out this note:Buenos Aires Grill will be closing its doors for business as of February 16, 2009. We sincerely appreciate all the support you have given us over the years. It has been o ... More >>
Lala's Wine Bar Pizzeria is a bright light in a former black hole. It also happens to serve the only almost-cracker-crust pies that interest me in Denver. Still, there are other good pizzas to be found, including at the Oven, which has won the Best Pizza prize in the Best of Denver for several y ... More >>
Denver Post business columnist Al Lewis recently received an offer he couldn't refuse. The folks at Dow Jones Newswires asked him to write a national column for the service -- an enormous coup given the current state of the newspaper industry. The position allows him to maintain his home base of Den ... More >>
Despite a non-existent marketing campaign, Cuarón’s latest is not to be missed.
Tuesday, October 17, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.
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