Matt Stein Bruxie 1000 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale 303-963-9045 bruxie.com This is part two of my interview with Matt Stein, chef of Bruxie; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. Most memorable meal you've ever had: I had dinner in a seafood restaurant in Bari, Italy, with my partne ... More >>
Sugarmill 2461 Larimer Street, #101 303-297-3540 sugarmilldesserts.com Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday Ever see that magnet that says, "Life is short. Eat spinach first"? Of course not; it doesn't exist. People don't go crazy for vegetables, no ... More >>
Matt Stein Bruxie 1000 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale 303-963-9045 bruxie.com Even after three decades in the kitchen, Matt Stein still shakes his head in denial as he recalls what he was fed when he was growing up in the Bronx. "My mother was a horrible cook, really the worst cook ever," he sa ... More >>
Tony Hessel West Flanders Brewing Co. 1125 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-447-2739 wfbrews.com This is part one of my interview with Tony Hessel, exec chef of West Flanders Brewing Co; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Born in Manhattan and raised in Connecticut, Tony Hessel always thou ... More >>
Doug Mace CY Steak 1222 Glenarm Place 720-317-2664 cysteakdenver.com BaRed 437 West Colfax Avenue This is part one of my interview with Doug Mace, exec chef of Cy Steak and the forthcoming BaRed; part two of my chat with Mace will run tomorrow. "I was a fat, chubby kid -- you know, the kind of k ... More >>
Samm Sherman Linger 2030 West 30th Avenue 303-993-3120 lingerdenver.com Root Down 1600 West 33rd Avenue 8500 Peña Boulevard (DIA) 303-993-4200 rootdowndenver.com This is part one of my interview with Samm Sherman, pastry chef of Root Down and Linger; part two of my chat with Sherman will run tom ... More >>
There have been so many chef shuffles lately that one swam by almost without notice. Matt Mine, the affable exec chef who'd stayed on when Denver's Oceanaire was swallowed up by Landry's, is no longer with the downtown restaurant. John Robinson is now the executive chef/managing partner there. See ... More >>
When Bocadillo opened in June of 2012 in Sunnyside, partners Derek Dietz and Andrew Minhinnisk promised to unleash a Spanish sandwich revolution -- and for several months, that's exactly what they did, turning out traditional Spanish sandwiches (called bocadillos) and Spanish-influenced small bites ... More >>
Mitch Mayers Black Pearl 1529 South Pearl Street 303-777-0500 www.blackpearldenver.com This is part one of my interview with Mitch Mayers, exec chef of Black Pearl; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Mitch Mayers wanted to cook; his parents insisted that he go to Cornell. He negotiate ... More >>
Tony Clement Roam 1033 East 17th Avenue 720-382-2935 www.denverseafoodrestaurants.com This is part one of my interview with Tony Clement, exec chef of Roam. Part two of our chat will run in this space tomorrow. A few months ago, when the former Wild Catch temporarily shuttered after then-executiv ... More >>
Tom Coohill Coohills 1400 Wewatta Street 303-623-5700 coohills.com This is part one of my interview with Tom Coohill, exec chef/owner of Coohills. Part two of my chat with Coohill will appear in this space tomorrow. "This," confides Tom Coohill, "is too good to be on the menu. It's like buttah." ... More >>
Lori Midson Jim Cohen The Empire Lounge & Restaurant 816 Main Street, Louisville 303-665-2521 www.theempirerestaurant.com Pizzeria da Lupo 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder 303-396-6366 www.pizzeriadalupo.com This is part one of my interview with Jim Cohen, chef/owner of The Empire Restaurant ... More >>
Lori MidsonFrom the dish room to the boardroom, Ocean Prime's Cameron Mitchell is ready for prime time "Denver chose us," claims Cameron Mitchell, the president and founder of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, which includes Ocean Prime, the two-tiered steak and seafood supper club that opens Th ... More >>
Sustainably-farmed fish will be a big trend in 2011, say local chefsYesterday, several local chefs -- Michael Long (Aria and Opus); Eric Skokan (Black Cat); Brandon Biederman (Steuben's); Brad Rowell (Colt & Gray); and Troy Guard (TAG and TAG Raw Bar) -- dished on the culinary trends that wou ... More >>
Chipotle's Steve Ells will roll out a fast casual Asian restaurant next yearWhen Steve Ells opened the very first Chipotle Mexican Grill at 1644 East Evans Avenue seventeen years ago, he didn't anticipate it growing into a massive burrito-hawking chain, one that would infiltrate every city in ... More >>
James GladerSteve Ells in his original restaurant.First came an appearance on Oprah. Now Steve Ells, founder of Chipotle, is a panelist on America's Next Great Restaurant, joining chefs Bobby Flay, Curtis Stone (The Biggest Loser) and Lorena Garcia. They'll be the judges as potential restaura ... More >>
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The Write Stuff
How a local burrito joint wrapped up the nation's fast-casual food market.
Bistro Vendome marks an important milestone.
Sin for your supper at Cook's Fresh Market.
Chef Michael Long steals the show at Opus.
Herz Tries Harder
You've picked a fine time to eat at Lucile's.
Life Is Sweet
Tamayo takes diners on a first-class mouth-of-the-border tour.
Six months and $20,000 later, student chefs prepare the meal of a lifetime.
Roy's Cherry Creek brings the ohana spirit to Denver.
Piscos goes south of the border. Way south of the border.
Two great places to get your soup on.