Republican lawmaker Lori Saine will never be a restaurant critic....or a diplomat. On Wednesday, she showed up at a meeting of the Colorado Legislature's poverty task force with a box of Popeye's fried chicken -- reportedly a "silent protest" of the uproar after Senator Vicki Marble of Fort Collins ... More >>
Growing up in the suburbs of Denver, Adrian Miller didn't see a lot of soul food at nearby restaurants -- but he did see it on his family's table every holiday. His culinary obsession, though, was barbecue (he's a certified judge) until he stumbled across John Egerton's book Southern Food: At Home, ... More >>
The Lincoln Hills exhibit at History Colorado features a display of artifacts from the heyday of Five Points as the hub of African-American life in the Rocky Mountain West. A directory of black-owned businesses includes a mouth-watering number of soul-food restaurants; you won't find nearly as many ... More >>
Love him or hate him, at least Guy Fieri brings national attention to some worthy local restaurants, including Cora Faye's Cafe, which was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives last month. Fieri raved about chef/owner Priscilla Smith's fried chicken, pork neck bones, collard greens, cabbage, hush ... More >>
Saturday, July 6 is National Fried Chicken Day. But fried chicken could really replace the bald eagle as America's national bird, because every day is a great day for fried chicken. And fortunately, metro Denver has some spots where the fried chicken really flies. Here, in no particular order, are t ... More >>
Which came first, the chicken or the waffle? There may be a lot of disagreement about how this dish came about, but almost everyone agrees that this unusual combination of sweet and savory is delicious, which is why it's a staple of Southern cuisine. But you don't need to travel to the South to get ... More >>
Cafe Society dished up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a platter of of crisp-fried chicken that flies right from Cora Faye's, to a beautiful bowlful of mussels from the Wooden Table, to way too many flights of craft beer from a local brewery and tap room. See also: - Guess where ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe Pinyon's fried chickenThe fat's in the fryer now! Our list of "Denver's five best plates of fried chicken" has some readers squawking. No Steuben's? No Welton Street Cafe? No Castle Cafe? And no Cora Faye's Cafe? That omission inspired this from Sarcasumsus the Magnificent: ... More >>
The intersection of 29th and Colorado is looking run down. Cora Faye's café is still cooking soul food, but otherwise the landscape is dominated by empty storefronts in decades-old buildings, a Taco Bell/KFC and a Dollar Store.
Lori Midson Jon Emanuel, executive chef of Project Angel Heart This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Jon Emanuel. To read part one of that interview, click here. Culinary inspirations: Without a doubt, my dad is my number-one culinary inspiration. When I was a real little guy, he ... More >>
The South hits the southern suburbs.
The South rises again.
Southern cooks know how to make something out of nothing -- like frogs' legs.