The signature signs of a city that's on the culinary fast track reside in its willingness to take aggressive risks, push infinite boundaries and continually adapt to a fickle dining public whose expectations are always on the upswing. Denver is that city -- a major metropolis that refuses to slow do ... More >>
Denver is definitely in need of more good barbecue, so I was eager to visit Southern Hospitality BBQ, the upscale barbecue restaurant that opened last October in the very renovated old St. Elmo Hotel building. This joint came with a smoking back-story: The original was opened in Manhattan in 2007 by ... More >>
Every once in a while you really want a taste of some old-fashioned, old-time favorites (that someone else has to cook, and then clean up after) like pot roast, meatloaf, mashed potatoes made with actual potatoes, fried corn and squash casserole, chicken-fried everything...and even a nice plate of f ... More >>
Southern Hospitality is serving eats in the 116-year-old St. Elmo building at 1433 17th Street. The Manhattan-based chain -- which was co-founded by Justin Timberlake -- is currently in a soft opening phase, with plans for grand opening event soon. Here's a look at the digs. See also: - Southern Ho ... More >>
Technomic Inc. has released its inaugural list of Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Award honorees, winners, chosen from 115 fast-food, fast-casual and full-service restaurants, with the winners selected by consumers. So now for the two pressing questions: What, exactly, is Technomic, and which r ... More >>
I heard last week that Cracker Barrel has an exclusive CD out by a band called Eden's Edge. I had no idea who this band was, or that Cracker Barrel did music -- or even or that people still buy CDs. Last I checked, Cracker Barrel was that old-timey chicken-fried stop off the off-ramp with the potpou ... More >>
Ryan Tedder, the lead singer with One Republic and a Grammy-winner for his work in the recording studio, knows his music -- but does he know food? Tedder jumped on board at the Hell's Kitchen location of Justin Timberlake's Southern Hospitality, and now Tedder and his father are bringing the restaur ... More >>
Since the recent introduction of Jenn in Chains my reviews/commentaries on what's what in the realm of chain restaurants, I've gotten a slew of questions from readers, friends and complete strangers on my Facebook page about why I'm giving time and attention to chain restaurants. Questions like "Why ... More >>
Damn you, olde-tymey ferris wheel!Ever since your twelfth wife took off with the kids and the dog and the house -- a scenario only possible thanks to your penchant for living in structures you can also drive -- leaving you with only an overdrafted checking account and a suitcase somewhat inex ... More >>
This ain't my first rodeo, as they say. I've done my culinary tour of Colorado. I may not be to the Mile High born, but I have eaten the hell out of my adoptive home, taken to it with the fervor of a convert -- of a man who knows precisely how green the grass is on the other side of the fence and ha ... More >>
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