Cafe Society dished out five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a breakfast of decadent banana Fosters French toast from Fooducopia to a copper vessel of excellent chicken tikka masala from Khazana Indian Cusine to a porkarific pig burger from a place that trots out a stellar happy hour m ... More >>
Cafe Society dished up four Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a lime-kissed shrimp ceviche, courtesy of Taqueria 7 Salsas, to a lackluster plate of pulled pork and sausage links from Moe's Original Barbecue to a Goliath-size lamb shank from a restaurant whose new chef is doing everything ... More >>
Cafe Society served up four Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a plate of burrata dotted with figs and pistachios from Curtis Club to a sea urchin pancake from State Bird Provisions, a remarkably good restaurant in San Francisco, to a glass of red porter from a local brewery that pours it ... More >>
This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Acorn, an offshoot of Oak at Fourteenth that opened last summer in The Source and has already come into its own. For Chef and Tell, Lori Midson talked with chef/co-owner Noah French about another new spot, Sugarmill, a sweet spot that is much more ... More >>
Cafe Society is headed out for the holidays, and will be back early Thursday, December 26. In the meantime, want to have a hot Christmas? Sign this petition asking Governor John Hickenlooper to bring Hoy Fong Foods to Colorado -- and save Sriracha! For other ways to anticipate the hot-sauce short ... More >>
Cafe Society dished up four Guess Where contests last week, ranging from a pumpkin beer poured behind the bar of Udi's at City Set to a Thai green curry from Wild Ginger to a plate of crisp-fried pickles from a quirky restaurant in Highland.
Cafe Society dished up three Guess Where contest posts last week, ranging from a kinky cocktail that goes by the name of the Rick James Sexual Chocolate Edible Tower of Desire (you can find that cocktail at Two Guns Distillery), to a platter of Cajun-spiced shrimp from Teller's Taproom, to an excell ... More >>
Cafe Society dished up five Guess Where contest posts last week, ranging from a smashburger and fries from Steve's Snappin' Dogs to a downright awful platter of nachos from Buffalo Wild Wings, to a a bowl of sensational mussels that were drained dry of every last bit of liquid.
Cafe Society served up five Guess Where contests last week, ranging from a pair of boba smoothies from Cowboba's to a bowl of unimpressive lentil soup from Cafe Byblos, to a stellar plate of pork belly and mustard greens from a restaurant, whose "secret" Chinese menu is full of wonderments.
Thump Coffee opened last week in Capitol Hill, and Cafe Society was there to take pictures of the place and talk with one of the owners, who brought the concept here from Portland. "We're trying to educate people that coffee isn't this burnt, pungent, bitter, harsh, carbon-y substance that a lot of ... More >>
Cafe Society dished out five Guess Where? contest posts last week, ranging from a morbidly named -- but immorally good -- "Suicide" taco from Moontower Tacos, to a cast-iron vessel filled with griddled kale from Session Kitchen, to a squadron of beers from a craft brewery that has a house fish named ... More >>
Last week, Cafe Society dished out five Guess Where? contest posts, including a smoked salmon-and-latke plate from Latke Love, a restaurant that knows its way around a proper potato pancake. We also served up a wonderful bowl of seafood soup from Land of Sushi and a meat-and-shrimp alambre from a qu ... More >>
Cafe Society served up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a huge stromboli that generated a slew of incorrect guesses -- the correct answer is Basil Doc's -- to a plate of tacos swiped with Mexican crema from Comida at the Source to an orange-and-blue Bronco sundae from a popular ice ... More >>
Cafe Society served up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a bayou-inspired seafood boil from Asian Cajun, to a warming bowl of yellow dal tadka from Masalaa, to an Indian phaal curry, so excruciatingly hot that it nearly blew my head off and destroyed my stomach lining.
Cafe Society dished up four Guess Where? contests last week, including a bowl of mussels submerged in tomato sauce from Armandos Pasta & Pizza and a duo of miniature pupusas from Uno Mas. We also showcased a stiffened slice of pizza from Armandos Pasta & Pizza , as well as a flight of phenomenal be ... More >>
Cafe Society dished up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a truly magnificent breakfast sandwich from Pierre Michel Organic French Bakery Cafe, to an excellent Vietnamese noodle bowl brimming with marinated meats from Pho 79, to a gimmicky Coronita margarita from a local Mexican join ... More >>
Cafe Society dished up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a vodka-based cocktail shrouded in liquid nitrogen from 1515 Restaurant, to a lovely pasta-and-mozzarella salad from Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant and Market, to a lackluster skillet of corn bread from a bar with numerous locat ... More >>
Cafe Society dished up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a soggy Italian sausage-and-pepper sandwich from Little Carmine's (the next-door sibling to Carmine's on Penn), to a super-size frozen margarita from Cantina, to a burger that generated more comments than there are burger join ... More >>
Several times as week, Cafe Society serves up an unidentified food item and asks readers to guess where we're eating, for a chance to win an EatDenver deck. Some of the dishes are easy to identify, others stump the audience. But no Guess Where entry has inspired as many comments as a picture of myst ... More >>
Cafe Society dished out four Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a lovely charcuterie and cheese plate from Central Bistro & Bar, to a lackluster bowl of gumbo (described as a "Salmonella and trichinosis combo" by one irritable commenter) from Ted's Montana Grill, to a plate of crab legs f ... More >>
Cafe Society dished out five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from an Italian beef sandwich from Mustard's Last Stand -- a sandwich that was shredded to pieces by commenters -- to a plate of burrata and beets from Locanda del Borgo that had commenters salivating. We also featured a killer ha ... More >>
This week, Gretchen Kurtz checked out Tamayo -- the second Mexican eatery in Richard Sandoval's global chain of restaurants -- for her review, while Carrie Shores of Table 6 spoke with Lori Midson about how she's always found refuge in the kitchen. See also: - Denver's fifty most essential restaura ... More >>
Last week, Cafe Society posted four Guess Where? contests, ranging from a corned beef sandwich from Zaidy's Deli to a fat pork chop sadly undermined by a mound of mushy vegetables from the outdated Summit Steakhouse to a bright green bottle of Lucky Buddha beer from a Vietnamese restaurant.
This week, Gretchen Kurtz explored the Mediterranean fare at Yaffa's Savory, 2200 South Monaco Parkway, where chef-owner (and former educater) Yaffa Hanouna is living her dream as a full-time restaurateur. And Lori Midson caught up with Marty Steinke of Linger about his decision to drop out of his l ... More >>
Last week, Cafe Society posted five Guess Where? contests, ranging from a bowl of mussels pooled in a panang curry from Jax Fish House to an Ethiopian spread from Queen of Sheba to a gut-busting -- and woefully overrated -- quesorito from an iconic Mexican/American restaurant restaurant that one com ... More >>
Mark Antonation has been eating his way up Federal Boulevard and posting weekly dispatches on Cafe Society. This week he landed at Vietnam Bay, at 472 South Federal Boulevard, where the pristine white facade and nautical blue logo don't begin to hint at the collision of Louisiana and Vietnamese cuis ... More >>
Cafe Society served up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a fleet of fantastic beers from River North Brewery to a bowl of chili from the newly reopened Hawt Dog & Sausage Eatery to a burrito smothered with green chile from an iconic Mexican institution.
Cafe Society dished up five Guess Where? contests posts last week, ranging from a cup of curried tomato soup from Gather, to a corned beef sandwich from Finley's Pub, to a parade of curries from an Indian restaurant.
This week, Gretchen Kurtz tested the "Colorado Bar-B-Que" at Tin Star Smokehouse in Golden, Lori Midson headed to the Walnut Room to toss pies with executive chef Jonah Munson, and Mark Antonation paired sandwiches from Baker's Palace Vietnamese with traditional brews from Wit's End Brewing. Keepin ... More >>
Cafe Society served up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a bottle of Greek lager from Steakhouse 10, to a platter of sizzling steak fajitas from La Sandia, to a fantastic green chile pupusa from a tiny restaurant in Golden that's big on flavor.
This week, Gretchen Kurtz tried to beat the heat at Mali Thai Cuisine, Jason Lebeau of Coohills spoke with Lori Midson about the science of baking, and Mark Antonation rushed up Federal Boulevard to New Saigon Bakery & Deli for the banh mi before the place closed for the day. There was lots of add ... More >>
Cafe Society dished up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a yet-to-be-identified plate of larb -- one of my favorite Laotian dishes -- to a simple summertime salad from the Copper Pot, to a celebratory bottle of sake from a Japanese restaurant that lends itself to just about every oc ... More >>
The 20th anniversary of Chipotle -- one of Colorado's biggest homegrown success stories -- is tomorrow, and Lori Midson got a chance to chat with founder Steve Ells for this week's feature; while Gretchen Kurtz took a "staycation" at Big Mac & Little Lu's, and Mark Antonation stopped by New Saigon w ... More >>
Cafe Society served up three Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a yet-to-be-identified plate of excellent chillaquiles, to a platter of spring roll necessities -- meats, noodles and fresh herbs -- from New Saigon, to a steaming pot of seafood from a neighborhood joint that might want to l ... More >>
Cafe Society dished out six Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from flaming volcano cocktail from Ming's Dynasty, to a bison and corn sausage pizza from Live Basil, to a platter of oysters that, on Tuesday nights, go for just a dollar a slurp.
This week, Gretchen Kurtz reviewed The Universal, where the Southern-inspired biscuits are nearly three inches tall, with as "many layers as shale, each one telling a story of the hands that folded it." Mark Antonation continued his trip up Federal Boulevard, with a nostalgic visit to the Crawling C ... More >>
Cafe Society dished out four Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a simple -- and simply perfect -- prosciutto and brie sandwich from Cafe Max, to a plate of Asian chicken wings studded with chiles from Vietnam Bay, to a rum romp at a Brazilian restaurant.
By now, regular Cafe Society readers are familiar with Voice Places, the listings engine behind all of Westword's restaurant reviews and calendar picks. Today, that engine got a lot more powerful, with a new design that brings even more content to the fore. Here are some of the many benefits from th ... More >>
Cafe Society dished our four Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a shrimp stir-fry from Makan Mayalsian Cafe, to a still-unidentified frozen strawberry margarita poured in a cactus glass, to a Greek frappé from a restaurant-bar that just began serving brunch.
Cafe Society served up three Guess Where? contests last week, zigzagging from a steak streaked with pesto from the Archive Room, to a pudgy burger with Parmesan-dusted fries from Crave, to a bowl of edamame beans from a restaurant that prepares them in a refreshingly different way.
Cafe Society served up four Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a plate of meatballs and "homemade" spaghetti that isn't, from Mama Louise, to a beautifully charred and blistered sausage pizza from Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria, to a perfect beer poured in a new taproom.
Cafe Society served up three Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a still-unidentified flight of craft beers from a brewery whose suds you'll never find in liquor stores, to a spicy Szechuan chicken dish from a Chinese restaurant that also remains unidentified, to a Greek salad from a pizza ... More >>
Cafe Society served up four Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a mouth-numbing Colorado spirit poured at an Italian restaurant that has yet to be identified, to a old-fashioned from Bull & Bush, to a plate of fantastic tacos from a still-unnamed taqueria, to a scallop pooled in squid ink.
Cafe Society posted five Guess Where We're Eating contests last week, ranging from a carne asada plate from the new (and festive) Adelitas Cocina y Cantina, to some lovely spot prawns from Super Star Asian, to bánh mì from a brewpub.
Cafe Society dished up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a fancy bourbon cocktail from Old Major, to a mound of guacamole pelted with bacon from Tamayo, to a cocktail called a "Pink Pony" trotting a mixture of Grey Goose Cherry Noir and ginger beer.
Cafe Society served up five Guess Where? contests last week, with dishes ranging from some picnic-worthy deviled eggs and excellent sizzling pork, to pretzel rolls at Govnr's Park, drunken noodles from J's Noodle Star on Federal and French macarons that would make anyone swoon.
Cafe Society served up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a crock of macaroni and cheese topped with Chex Mix from ViewHouse, to a huge mound of green chile-smothered carne asada fries from El Alamo Mexican Bakery, a taqueria and panaderia at 3165 West 38th Avenue, to a stellar panin ... More >>
Cafe Society served up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a classy cocktail from the newly remodeled Jax Fish House, to a flight of several beers from the aptly named World of Beer, to a French toast torta from a diminutive Mexican sandwich shop that also turns out tricked-out breakf ... More >>
Cafe Society dished out four Guess where? contests last week, ranging from a margarita from the new Ay Caramba!, to a glass of beach-y rum punch from the Cherry Cricket to a plate of superb lamb chops from a restaurant whose chef just nabbed our Best of Denver Best Chef award.
Cafe Society served up four Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a still-unidentified pupusa from a new joint on Federal Boulevard, to a hearty plate of ham, eggs and pancakes from Breakfast King, to a decadent lobster roll from a new seafood shack and fish market. For correctly identifyi ... More >>