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Desserts

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Three-time Cupcake Wars champion Sweet Arleen's hopes Colorado still loves cupcakes

    You may have heard about the demise of Crumbs Bake Shop, the Manhattan-based bakery that had 48 stores in 10 states and one of the primary leaders of America's Great Cupcake Craze. Despite its renown, Crumbs shut off the mixers and closed its doors on Monday after years of declining sales and local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Recipe Wednesday: Chocolate crackles

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with a spacious kitchen. They often bring some of their market's best ingredients home with them and cook up a feast, and when they're not cooking at home, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Sweet! Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria serves up Cuban desserts

    I love chocolate chip cookies and Rice Krispies treats, but it's always a letdown when I see them wrapped in Saran by the register at fast-casual spots. Why not offer desserts more in sync with the menu? That's why I appreciated the globally-inspired desserts at the Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria in CitySet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Amy Sayles, pastry chef of Panzano: "I won't stop until each dessert on the menu is the best I can make it"

    Amy Sayles Panzano 909 17th Street 303-296-3525 panzano-denver.com What do you enjoy most about your craft? I get to be imaginative by creating art with food, and I get to create new and exciting flavors for people who might have never thought to try X and Y together. This is part two of my in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Andrea Wight, pastry chef of Beast Bottle: "It's extremely inspiring to see other chefs in their element"

    Andrea Wight Beast Bottle 719 East 17th Avenue 303-623-3223 beastandbottle.com This is part one of interview with Andrea Wight, pastry chef of Beast Bottle. Part two of my chat with Wight will run tomorrow morning. A lot of us can recollect the first time we baked a batch of brownies, but wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Yasmin Lozada-Hissom on what's ahead for Spuntino...and dessert in general

    The title of this week's review of Spuntinomay be "The Grill Next Door," but there's nothing common about co-owner Yasmin Lozada-Hissom's desserts. I caught up with the four-time James Beard Foundation semifinalist by e-mail, curious to see what the new season might mean both for Spuntino and for de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Boulder Ice Cream puts Figo Organic Gelato on grocery shelves

    July is National Ice Cream Month, and in honor of that manufactured holiday, Boulder Ice Cream is rolling out a new line of gelato. Figo Organic Gelato is made with "only the finest gourmet organic ingredients," according to the Figo website, in seven flavors ranging from Figo's Vanilla Trio (a blen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Dessert at lunch? How sweet it could be at The Universal

    I didn't think much about dessert at The Universal, which I review this week, until I'd finished my tempeh banh mi. "Will that do it for you?" the server asked as she came to clear our plates. When we inquired about sweets, she said they didn't have any. I knew that the kitchen bakes the occasional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Reader: OMG! How could you recommend that ice cream?

    Although we proclaimed the Boulder-based Glacier Ice Cream & Gelato the best ice cream in the area in our Best of Denver 2013 (in addition to Glacier's several spots in Boulder, a Glacier outpost opened at 3455 South University Boulevard in February), there are many other great spots for ice cream i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Reader: Everything about Spuntino's chocolate caramel tart is perfect

    The 100 Favorite Dishes countdown continues, and No. 98 is the chocolate caramel sea salt tart from Spuntino, created by pastry expert Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, who's married to John Broening, an equally talented chef. They've recently revamped the restaurant, and Spuntino is now getting raves for many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Andrew Novick remembers five desserts featured in Sweet Tooth

    Crazed collector Andrew Novick even collects food memories with his camera, and sometimes he shares them with the world, as he does with Sweet Tooth: 1000 Photographs of Desserts (that I ate), an exhibit that opens with a reception from 5 to 11 p.m. tomorrow at cupcake emporium The Shoppe. We aske ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Thumbprint cookies with a trio of jams

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. Thumbprint jam cookies -- also ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 29, 2011
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    June 29, 2011

    Migg and Mutts Craft Creamery creates a record-breaking number of ice cream flavors

    ​Matt and Mike Casarez have their hands full running Crook's Palace, the historic Black Hawk restaurant they opened in 2008 with a board of burgers and beer -- and a commitment to making what they could in house. "I have a passion for food and so does my brother," says Matt. "When we started ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Recipe: Spring-themed carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting -- and Peeps!

    Elissa Roesch​We've got a roster of gatherings this weekend that includes baby showers, birthday parties and Easter. Charged with bringing something to each, we contemplated just phoning in a beverage pairing -- until an urge to get into the kitchen overcame us. So instead, we baked carrot c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    The Denver Cupcake Truck unveils a sibling in the Springs

    The Springs Cupcake Truck​When Denon Moore, owner of Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney Street, unveiled the Denver Cupcake Truck this spring with her husband Sean, her vehicle became one of the first street food concepts to hit the Mile High City. And now, Pat Kennelly, Moore's aunt, is launch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Rosie Cakes brings the sassy side of sugar to the street

    ​For proof that the cupcake trend is far from wearing out its welcome, look no further than Rosie Cakes, a new cupcake rig that hit the road running in September, after the woman behind the wheel, Rosie Desjardins, gave up a gig go-go dancing in Hollywood to unleash a cupcake-mobile on Denver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Big Fat Cupcake Curbside truck hits the pavement

    ​"I love this little truck, so much, in fact, that I could seriously put a little bed in there and sleep in it." Kathleen Nevin, the baking mistress behind Big Fat Cupcake, 129 Adams Street, just bought herself an antiquated ice cream truck for $900 in Colorado Springs, and while it's current ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Top Chef Just Desserts: Nice guys don't finish first

    Tim Nugent was sweet, but got the boot.​Dessert's a funny thing in fancy restaurants these days. No more slices of cherry tart, chocolate cake or apple strudel unless they're miniatures, deconstructed, flavored with something incongruous like curry, set on curlicues of sauce you have to sample ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Kim and Jake's Cakes introduces a cake terrine

    ​Kim and Jake Rosenbarger bake a lot of cakes for special occasions, but they're just as likely to give customers a reason to come into their Boulder confectionery to enjoy dessert for no occasion at all. At Kim and Jake's Cakes, 641 South Broadway, the couple has offered treats since they op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson ​I'm not a sugar fiend -- never have been, never will be. But that doesn't stop others from trying to convince me to change my weird ways, which is what happened the other night when a friend all but forced me to lap up the orange Creamsicle ice cream with Mandarin oranges and hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Maggie & Molly's is bringing scratch-baked goods to Cherry Creek

    ​Mary Lovett loved to cook growing up and learned a lot from her mother and grandmother, but it was watching Martha Stewart that really taught her how to bake. "She taught me quality and standards and not to compromise," Lovett says. Lovett's years of self-taught baking culminated last month ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Palettes' macaroon ice cream confusion

    Liz KellermeyerPistachio French macaroon ice cream sandwich​We've been jealously eyeing the French macaron trend as it spreads like wildfire through culinary hot spots like New York. Our search for these delicate almond meringue confections in the Mile High City had yielded nothing to satisfy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Sugar High: Olivea

    Liz KellermeyerChocolate and fleur de sel caramel tart with milk chocolate gelato and nougatine crunch. Oh, yes.​If your New Year's resolutions have you off the sugar, this post isn't for you. If, however, you've instead vowed to be more mindful of the quality of your indulgences and are keeping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Today only: Half-price cheesecake from the factory of the same name

    ​So, you know that old cliche, "If you can't say something nice about someone, then shut the fuck up"? I'm going to follow that advice here and just spell it out: Folks, today is National Cheesecake Day, and in honor of the high-calorie, right-to-your-butt occasion, the Cheesecake Factory is offer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Colore Pizzeria Moderna opening pushed back to next week

    Lori MidsonAs reported here a few weeks ago, Colore Pizzeria Moderna, a new pizza and pasta joint at 2700 South Broadway, was supposed to open today, but I just talked with co-owner Caroline Momo-Torres, who says that it's not going to happen. "It's like the last month of pregnancy, you know? I know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Candy Girls: The Shoppe--Valentine's Day Specials

    We know that cupcakes aren't technically candy, but luckily we've found a loophole around that for Valentine's Day. The Shoppe, at 3103 East Colfax Avenue, is celebrating the holiday with a variety of adorable and delicious cupcakes all dressed up and masquerading as Valentine's candy. But these are ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008
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    June 19, 2008

    Italian After Dark at Gemelli's

    While I wouldn’t think that northwest Denver would be the best spot in the world for a late-night menu, Gemelli's owner Ken Griffin apparently feels differently. Back when I was doing my review of the then just six-month-old restaurant at 4363 Tennyson Street, this plan was still just a twinkle in ... More >>

  • News

    June 12, 2008

    Fat Chance

    There’s a good reason Mexicans swim with their clothes on.

  • Dining

    February 23, 2006

    All Things to All People

    Magnolia has something for everyone -- and that includes me.

  • Dining

    June 23, 2005

    Bite Me

    Having Your Cake

  • Dining

    December 11, 2003

    Baby, You're a Rich Man

    The time is right for Bastien's.

  • Food & Drink

    April 4, 2002

    Best Cold Comforts

    Rocky Mountain Fruit Shake
    Tabor Center

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    April 4, 2002
  • Dining

    April 26, 2001

    Check, Please!

    Readers give our food critic something to chew on.

  • Goods & Services

    March 29, 2001

    Best Pie Plates

    Mudworks Pottery

  • Food & Drink

    March 29, 2001

    Best Chocolate Cake

    Manhattan Grill

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best milk pudding

    Señorita's Cantina

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000
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    June 29, 2000

    Best long john

    Henderson's

  • Dining

    January 13, 2000

    The Basement Tapes

    Buca di Beppo brings chain restaurants to a new low.

  • Dining

    January 6, 2000

    A Proper Setting

    Diamond Grill tries to make the cut.

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