Mistakes happen -- that's part of life. So it's what happens next that matters most. When mistakes happen in restaurants, I'm always curious to see how the front of the house will react. In my review of The Kitchen Next Door Glendale, I write about one such mistake, the time a busser splattered mu ... More >>
From chef Marcus Samuelsson's impressive finish in a 5K charity race to Jose Andres stuttering in the microphone when a reporter asked about his first "foodgasm," this past weekend's Food & Wine Classic in Aspen was a bonanza of celebrity chefs, grape masters, spirit kingpins and beer authorities, b ... More >>
You can always tell when a restaurateur is apathetic, even when it's his first rodeo and the balls are to the walls. Phil Armstrong is the antitheses of the indifferent restaurant owner. Armstrong, who first made a name for himself five years ago, when he started an underground supper club in Denver ... More >>
Kelly Whitaker Pizzeria Basta 3601 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder 303-997-8775 pizzeriabasta.com This is part three of my interview with Kelly Whitaker, exec chef-owner of Pizzeria Basta. Parts one and two ran earlier this week. What are your kitchen-gadget obsessions? Cryovac machines and immersion ci ... More >>
It's only day two of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, and at least one local chef has already made a huge splash, running laps around the pool at a Denver FIVE party...and bombing it with liquid nitrogen. "I think that's the first time anyone has probably done that at Food & Wine...or anywhere in A ... More >>
A signature New York City barbecue pig-out is being expanded to the Mile High City. Danny Meyer's Union Square Events is debuting the first annual Big Denver Barbecue Block Party, at Skyline Park August 4-5, featuring pitmasters from around the country, cooking demonstrations, live music and, of cou ... More >>
I'll never forget the first time I attended the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. It was the final year that Julia Child, the late, great American chef who demystified French cuisine -- and passed away in 2004 -- made an appearance at the annual Aspen culinary orgy, back when there was no Food Network, ... More >>
Lori MidsonO come, all ye faithful, to one of the biggest culinary red carpets rides in the country: the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. If you've been really, really nice this year and you've got a high roller in your circle of family and friends, then you might as well ask for the BIg One: a ... More >>
Lori Midson Brandon Foster Vesta Dipping Grill 1822 Blake Street 303-296-1970 www.vestagrill.com This is part two of my interview with Brandon Foster, executive chef of Vesta Dipping Grill. Part one of my interview with Foster ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Chez Panisse. I ... More >>
Lori Midson Eric Rivera Cafe|Bar 295 South Pennsylvania Street 303-362-0227 www.cafebarcolorado.com This is part two of my interview with Eric Rivera exec chef of Cafe|Bar. Part one of my chat with Rivera ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Bouchon, in Napa Valley. The food an ... More >>
Lori MidsonFive of the half dozen enterprises commanded by prolific restaurateur/chef Frank Bonanno are participating in Denver Restaurant Week, which gets underway on February 26 and continues through March 11, offering two weeks of multi-course dinners, priced at $52.80 per couple or $26.4 ... More >>
Lori MidsonEric Skokan Black Cat 1964 13th Street, Boulder 303-444-5500 www.blackcatboulder.com This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Eric Skokan, owner/chef of Black Cat in Boulder. Read the rest of Lori Midson's interview with Skokan. Favorite restaurant in America: Rincon Per ... More >>
Lori Midson Andre Lobato Interstate Kitchen Bar 901 West Tenth Avenue 720-479-8829 www.interstaterestaurant.com "The idea, when we opened, was to accommodate industry people and chefs, bartenders, cab drivers, doctors, anyone who worked off hours," says Andre Lobato, explaining the orig ... More >>
Lori Midson Dylan Moore Deluxe 30 South Broadway 303-722-1550 Delite 32 South Broadway 303-722-1278 Deluxe Burger 5325 East Colfax Avenue 303-333-5683 This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Dylan Moore, exec chef of Deluxe, Delite and Deluxe Burger. You can read part one here. C ... More >>
Time to celebrate the birth of our nation by eating barbecue until we explode, blatantly ignoring open container laws and then lighting some things on fire. Or by eating good old American food in one of OpenTable's top 50 American restaurants. The popular internet reservation site just rele ... More >>
No time like now, just four days before Christmas, for those of you blessed with holiday bonuses to blow some of that wad on tickets to the annual Aspen Food & Wine Classic, one of the biggest culinary blowouts of the year.Tickets went on sale last week for the three-day feedbag, which comes ... More >>
"You're the first person who's asked for hot sauce since I opened," says Troy Guard. The owner and executive chef of TAG, a three-month-old restaurant in Larimer Square, isn't quite scolding me, but he's made it perfectly clear that his steak tacos, a plate of which sits in front of me, don't ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe pea soup heard 'round the world. A few days after my return from Aspen Food and Wine, I'm still digesting the experience. The worst part of the event was listening to everyone's opinion about everything there. Opinions on food (if I heard one more person opine about pork belly I was ... More >>
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