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 >>
Crazed collector Andrew Novick even collects food memories with his camera, and sometimes 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. Susan Froy ... More >>
The Downtown Aquarium's Nautilus ballroom was filled with all sorts of foodie-fun -- perfect, medium-rare steak; disgustingly good chocolate mousse layer cakes with edible pearl accents; mermaids and a guy in a giant shrimp suit -- last night for a Landry's showcase of the dining and entertainment v ... More >>
Time to get your sugar high, Denver. Today is National Chocolate Cake Day, which is an excellent reason to stop into a favorite spot for a slab of something rich, delicious and, above all, packed with chocolate. Need a suggestion? Here are five places that will give you a fix.
Migg and Mutts Craft CreameryAfter experimenting with unique ice cream concoctions in a three-quart mixer in the kitchen of Crook's Palace in Black Hawk, Matt and Mike Casarez set out to break the Guinness World Record for the highest number of ice cream flavors on display at one time. And ... More >>
We've got dozens of cupcake shops in the Mile High City, and the past few months have seen an onslaught of frozen yogurt shops, too. But there have been few -- if any -- places that offer both. Until now. 32nd Treat, "part self-serve yogurt bar, part gourmet cupcake and pastry parlor," acco ... More >>
Fraulein Von Herms-man samples an H-burger float.As the days get shorter and the back-to-school-zit-free! Proactiv commercials get more frequent, its apparent that summer 2010 is winding down. Before it's over, take a minute to enjoy one (or all!) of these great summer drinking spots, and th ... More >>
Pizzeria Basta's smoked porter ice creamA few weeks back, Boulder's Pizzeria Basta, 3601 Arapahoe Avenue, upped the ante on its menu, offering sous vide and wood-fire oven entrees in addition to its list of thin-crust pies. The pizza-maker also added new desserts this summer, including a lin ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Not like anyone ever needs any excuse to eat ice cream -- especially when it's been hotter than hell outside -- but if you're feeling guilty anyway, stop. Panzano is partnering with Hotel Monaco, 1717 Champa Street, to host an Ice Cream Social tonight from 5 to 7 p.m., where y ... More >>
Liz KellermeyerSingle scoop, double flavorThe towering milk can poking out of the lower Highland neighborhood is hard to miss. Owner Paul Tamburello designed his ice cream stand as an homage to the Coney Island hot dog stand (the one that looks like a hot dog, not the one on Coney Island), l ... More >>
Liz KellermeyerWaffle and pecan ice creamFor proof that there's no such thing as too many dessert bars, look no further than Après Dessert Bar at Generous Servings, a Highland confectionery at 3801 West 32nd Avenue. Sisters Jill and Mary Brinig opened Generous Servings a little over two y ... More >>
Lori Midson At 7 a.m. this morning, the former Daphne's Deli space at 393 Corona Street officially became the new storefront location for Waffle Brothers, making it the second outpost for waffle engineers Rod Dupert and John Power, who already run a waffle cart on the 16th Street Mall. "Even ... More >>
Liz KellermeyerEgg Nog and Snickerdoodle cupcakes riff on old favoritesWith the days of enjoying festive holiday flavors coming to an end, it would be a shame if you missed out on cupcake versions of a few classics: Eggnog and snickerdoodle. Happy Cakes Bakeshop in Highland is known for successf ... More >>
Mark MangerIce cream is never out of season at Red Trolley.Summer came again. Heat and ice cream weather. I showed up at the place for the salted caramel ice cream with its thick layer of chocolate; for honey graham that was so good I wanted to be able to pick it up at the grocery store or ... More >>
Leave it to those trend sniffers at the New York Times to jump on a fad that had already begun to get stale a year ago and now declare it the next big thing. Leave it to the NYT to somehow insult every city that isn't New York or L.A. while giving them backhanded compliments that seem dragge ... More >>
Chocolate pecan piePete 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. Last ... More >>
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. Last month, Pete and Ba ... More >>
Photo by Lori MidsonCount me in as one of the neighborhood's bitterest complainers when Mulberries, the whimsical cake and cupcake shop in Platt Park, upped and vacated its longtime home at 1570 South Pearl Street and relocated to 2027 East Colfax Avenue. That's a swath of sidewalk close by Lovel ... More >>
Red Trolley gelato.As of late, Denver's boutique ice cream war has been getting hot and heavy -- or should we say cold and sticky. Sweet Action Ice Cream opened on Broadway in March, launching an icy broadside against the other super-premium ice cream joints in town, such as Red Trolley and Little M ... More >>
A Flickr PhotoWhen touched by the Red Trolley, these reach unthought-of levels of deliciousness It's the explosion of flavor that's so exciting--taking an ingredient and making more than it was to begin with. This is what Thomas Keller said on page 31 of his French Laundry Cookbook. And although the ... More >>
We live in a great food city. It's not New York. It's not San Francisco. And it shouldn't be. Denver is more intimate and interconnected, with a culinary web stretching across the metro area. We have quirky shops, gourmet institutions, plenty of hole-in-the-wall joints and an active consumer base al ... More >>
Do you long for baklava, adzuki red bean or garam masala ice cream? Your wait will end one week from Friday when Sweet Action Ice Cream opens at 52 Broadway. The space, formerly occupied by Fahrenheit Books, will be shared with Twisted Sol, the tattoo shop moving down from Capitol Hill.Besides the f ... More >>
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