In anticipation of the Best of Denver, we've already shared our list of the ten best new restaurants in Denver -- spots that opened in 2013 that are all contenders for the Best New Restaurant award. But last year, we also saw many restaurants close and then reopen -- sometimes in new places, sometim ... More >>
Cafe Society dished up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a dessert plate of caramelized plantains and vanilla bean gelato from Chili Verde to a charismatic cocktail mostly made with bitters from Ste. Ellie to a platter of oysters that are just a buck a shuck during happy hour.
This week Gretchen Kurtz reviewed reviewed a Denver institution, Racines, which just celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. Udi Bar-on shared some big news in Chef and Tell: Come summer, his restaurants will no longer be called Udi's, since that was a stipulation of the $125 million sale of Udi's Foo ... More >>
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 >>
Head to Ondo's Spanish Tapas Bar in Cherry Creek tonight to celebrate the last night of October flamenco month, with the Maria Vazquez Trio performing sets at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m., and $15 wine flights for three half-pours all evening. Although Dia de los Muertos doesn't officially start until Novemb ... More >>
In February, brothers Hanzel and Eder Yáñez shuttered Chili Verde, their Mexican restaurant in LoHi that celebrated the cuisine of Puebla. The weather-beaten building, with its chipped white paint, had also suffered a fire, rendering the restaurant inhabitable for weeks. But on Saturday, the broth ... More >>
Brothers Hanzel and Eder Yáñez won fans quickly with the authentic Pueblan fare they served at Chili Verde, the restaurant they opened in LoHi in the summer of 2009. But running the place turned out to be bumpier than importing their mother's recipes to Denver. In December 2011, a kitchen fire clo ... More >>
Chili Verde will finally reopen tomorrow.Eder Yanez-Mota is antsy. His coolers and freezers are empty, and his restaurant, Chili Verde, has been closed for almost two weeks during one of the busiest times of year, thanks to a fryer that caught on fire November 30. But today he's re-stocking a ... More >>
After a kitchen fire, Chili Verde will re-open Thursday.Last Wednesday, there was a lot more cooking in Chili Verde's kitchen than the traditional Pueblan fare. Thanks to a fryer that caught flames, the entire kitchen almost ended up well done. Luckily, the fire didn't spread, and Eder Yanez- ... More >>
Lori Midson As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up, in no particular order, a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to email@example.com.
So the big question last week (and the week before) was what restaurant I should review before saying goodbye to Denver for good. I got a lot of suggestions. Some of them were good. Some of them were ridiculous. In the end, I went with my gut (and the demands of at least a certain percent ... More >>
I recently raved about Chili Verde -- the new, kinda-upscale Pueblan restaurant at 3700 Tejon Street. Poblano crepes, perfect ceviche, all kinds of seafood -- I loved the grub, the service, the room, everything about the place. The only thing that had me slightly concerned? The fact that ... More >>
The first dish I tried at Chile Verde was the fish ceviche. It arrived in a plain white bowl set on a saucer, with an honor guard of Saltine crackers in their little plastic envelopes - the traditional Mexican accompaniment. And one bite told me nearly everything I needed to know about the ... More >>
Chili Verde, the Mexican restaurant that opened this summer at 3700 Tejon Street, has a lot of things going for it. It has a lovely space, friendly service, and a menu that's like a dream for anyone looking for a real taste of Southern Mexican and Pueblan cuisine. One thing it doesn't hav ... More >>
Lori MidsonWouldn't these tables look better with beers on top? Cross your fingers for Eder Yanez-Mota, the owner of Chili Verde, the spot at 3700 Teon Street that's been cooking up southern Mexican cuisine for a few months now. He opened the restaurant without a liquor license, but all tha ... More >>
Lori MidsonWe're hearing good things about Chili Verde, a new restaurant cooking up southern Mexican cuisine at 3700 Tejon Street. Good things, that is, about everything but its lack of alcohol -- but that could change next month. Owner Eder Yanez-Mota has a liquor-license hearing with the D ... More >>