Doug Mace has gotten out of the kitchen at CY Steak, the steakhouse next to the Diamond Cabaret that Cliff Young opened five years ago. CY shares a kitchen with baRed, the bar/lounge/restaurant around the corner at 437 West Colfax that Young and his son, Zach, opened in December, and that means the ... More >>
Derek Dietz Bocadillo 4044 Tejon Street 720-242-6417 derekdietz.wix.com/bocadillo I've always had an eating problem," jokes Derek Dietz. "When I was a kid, I was always the one who was most excited about cooking, and I was intently focused on what my next meal was going to be, especially dinner," s ... More >>
Chef Eric Roeder had restaurants in two of Denver's hottest restaurant neighborhoods before they were hot. A Boulder native who started his culinary career at the Flagstaff House as a pastry apprentice, Roeder graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York in 1995, then cooked in Seatt ... More >>
Chef Eric Johnson of Via Toscana Restaurant, 356 South McCaslin Boulevard in Louisville, will challenge chef Jeff Bolton of Kachina Southwestern Grill, 10600 Westminster Boulevard in Westminster, in the second annual Broomfield Farmers' Market Iron Chef competition today. See also: - Kachina promis ... More >>
In early June, Lon Symensma, the exec chef of ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, along with his co-sous chef, Jeff Stonebridge, traveled to Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia, a two-week journey that all started because of Symensma's affinity for fish sauce -- specifically Red Boat Fish Sauce, made with salte ... More >>
Sergio Romo La Sandía Cantina 8340 Northfield Boulevard 303-373-9100 richardsandoval.com/lasandiacantina In part one of my interview with Sergio Romo, exec chef of La Sandia Northfield, the Mexico-born kitchen commander weighed in on servers who need a kick in the butt, explained why his molcajet ... More >>
Gerard Strong Central Bistro & Bar 1691 Central Street 303-477-4582 centralbistrobar.com This is part one of my interview with Gerard Strong, exec chef of Central Bistro & Bar; part two of our chat will run in this space tomorrow. I'm a Scorpio, and I'm pretty proud of that," volunteers Gerard St ... More >>
Not every work environment has cocktails on-site, but if your office is at Galvanize, that's one of the amenities. Galvanize, the startup-tech common workspace in the Golden Triangle, has Gather to thank for that. Gather, the on-site cafe overseen by ChoLon chef-owner Lon Symensma, is mixing up ... More >>
In honor of National Cookie Day, EDGE Restaurant & Bar unveiled a twelve-foot Christmas tree made from macaroons today, at a reception introducing new general manager Matt Barber. The tree will remain on display until New Year's Day. See also: -Soccer Saturday at EDGE -Feast with the 1-percenters ... More >>
There are a variety of events on Denver's plate this week, including an excellent lineup of free music at Chipotle's fledgling Cultivate Festival -- a celebration of "food, ideas and music" in City Park this weekend. Here's a taste of the rest of the board:
Last March, Food & Wine magazine introduced a "People's Best New Chef" competition to go along with its own yearly listage of the top ten best new chefs in the country, all of whom are introduced at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic in June. Max MacKissock, chef of the Squeaky Bean, was nominated as the ... More >>
Lori Midson Eric Uffelmann Marlowe's 501 16th Street 303-595-3700 www.marlowesdenver.com This is part one of my interview with Eric Uffelmann, exec chef of Marlowe's. Check back here tomorrow for part two of our chat and chew. It's just past 4 p.m. on a Monday, and the bar at Marlowe's, t ... More >>
Lowry leeks are closely related to Denver Onions but have a sweeter, creamier, more delicate urban flavor. Prized by residents who seek urban flavor without all the dicing and tears, Lowry leeks are extremely hardy and many will grow in a compact space...
Lori MidsonIf you haven't been to this roadside institution that's been slinging breakfasts for more than eighty years (the chef, by the way, is a Culinary Institute of America grad), then you're really missing out: The eggs, with their marigold yolks, are plucked fresh off the farm, and the ... More >>
Lori Midson Chris Cina Hideaway Steakhouse 2345 West 112th Avenue, Westminster 303-404-9939 www.hideawaysteakhouse.com This is part one of my interview with Chris Cina, executive chef of Hideaway Steakhouse. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. Chris Cina wasn't bor ... More >>
Lori Midson Will Cisa The Corner Office 1401 Curtis Street 303-825-6500 www.thecornerofficedenver.com/food/dinner This is part one of my interview with Will Cisa, executive chef of the Corner Office Restaurant Martini Bar. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. It's ... More >>
Lori Midson Lon Symensma ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro 1555 Blake Street 303-353-5223 www.cholon.com This is part one of my interview with Lon Symensma, executive chef of ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. Lon Symensma talks faster than a ... More >>
Lori Midson Antonio Gorjoux Cherry Cricket 2641 East Second Avenue 303-322-7666 www.cherrycricket.com This is part two of my interview with Antonio Gorjoux, the kitchen manager of the Cherry Cricket. In part one of that interview, Gorjoux dishes on the day he nearly got fired, eating cow-eye ... More >>
Alyson Tabb, a Westminster native, earned a Culinary Institute of America scholarship.The Culinary Institute of America's Cream of the Crop scholarship has been awarded to only about ten young chefs a year for the past twelve years. So the chance of someone who'd just started cooking and baki ... More >>
The sommelier title hasn't always been a glamorous one. In fact, according to Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay's new book, Secrets of the Sommeliers, it was once a title relegated to restaurant workers who proved themselves unworthy of the kitchen, a lowly crew banished to the wine cellar for lif ... More >>
Lori MidsonAh, Christmas: The season of giving, receiving, in-law spats, road range, parking lot clusterfucks, check-out line massacres and cookbooks and food books -- the ones that you hope will end up wrapped under the tree, right alongside the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Over the course of the ... More >>
Stir Cooking School, the lovechild of Katy Hume, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York, will unmask a new Denver culinary academy, focusing on kitchen techniques for the home cook, on November 20, at 3215 Zuni Street in Highland.
If you can't make tonight's Farm-to-Table Harvest Dinner at Zolo, consider picking up a signed copy of the latest America's Test Kitchen cookbook in Denver or Boulder this week, or dishing with the Kings of Pastry filmmakers. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
This is part one of Juliet Wittman's interview with Kelly Liken of Restaurant Kelly Liken. Part two will run tomorrow. Kelly Liken Restaurant Kelly Liken 12 Vail Road, Vail 970-479-0175 One of Kelly Liken's finest moments on Top Chef D.C. came when the contestants were challenged to make ... More >>
When head pastry chef Nathan Miller's last day at The Kitchen, 1039 Pearl Street, rolls around, it will mark, almost to the day, his sixth anniversary working at the restaurant -- six years of decadent sticky toffee pudding; six years of rich soufflé-like pot au chocolate; and six years of f ... More >>
Lori Midson Second Home Kitchen Bar executive chef Jeff Bolton Jeff Bolton Second Home Kitchen Bar 150 Clayton Lane 303-253-3000 www.secondhomedenver.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Jeff Bolton, executive chef of Second Home Kitchen Bar. To read the second part of ... More >>
Pierre Wolfe's always feeding someone -- or something.June 1 may -- or may not -- be Pierre Wolfe Day in Denver, but the party tomorrow is definitely on: Wolfe will host a benefit luncheon for PHAMALY, the incredible theater troupe whose members all face health challenges. Although Mayor Joh ... More >>
Top Chef, the often unrealistic reality show that made Hosea Rosenberg, exec chef of Jax-Boulder, a hometown hero when he emerged the conquistador two seasons ago, just released its listage of contestants for season 7, which will be filmed in Washington DC and premier on June 16 on Bravo. ... More >>
Lori Midson This is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Corey Cunningham, exec chef of Baur's. To read part one of Corey's interview, click here. Proudest moment as a chef: When I graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. I'd been cooking for six or se ... More >>
Lori Midson Corey Cunningham, exec chef of Baur's Corey Cunningham Baur's Ristorante 1512 Curtis Street 303-534-4842 www.baursdenver.com Corey Cunningham has cooked for Bill Cosby, former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, NASCAR and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- and he also onc ... More >>
Since last May, Chef Bruce David Mcginty has been running an interesting operation out in Arvada. Restaurant Blu and C-Level are attached restaurants, located in a waterfront building overlooking Hidden Lake. Restaurant Blu is more of a fine-dining place, while C-Level bills itself as 'Arvada's onl ... More >>
Something to Chew On
Return to Panzano
Pesce Fresco gets fresh with Denver diners.
Tracking down the fungus among us.
Lazy Dog Sports Bar and Grill
Forget the Lazy Dog's bark. Its bite is delicious.
Meritage at the Omni Interlocken Resort
Elegant dining defines The Swan.
Hard work pays off for The Painted Bench.