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    March 8, 2013

    Andrew Novick is sweet on Paxia

    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 >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Landry's gets in the swim with steak, cake, mermaids and a giant shrimp

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Five places to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day

    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.

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    July 26, 2011

    Migg and Mutts Craft Creamery goes into Guinness Book of World Records with 985 flavors of ice cream

    Migg and Mutts Craft Creamery​After 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 >>

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    July 6, 2011

    32nd Treat will pair yogurt and cupcakes in Highland this summer

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Five places to enjoy a summer drink -- before summer comes to an end

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Pizzeria Basta churns seasonal ice cream to go with seasonal menu

    Pizzeria Basta's smoked porter ice cream​A 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Today: Panzano and Hotel Monaco team up to benefit Dress for Success

    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 >>

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    April 30, 2010

    The scoop on Little Man Ice Cream

    Liz KellermeyerSingle scoop, double flavor​The 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 >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Sugar High: Après Dessert Bar at Generous Servings

    Liz KellermeyerWaffle and pecan ice cream​For 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Wake up to the new Waffle Brothers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Sugar High: Eggnog and snickerdoodle cupcakes from Happy Cakes

    Liz KellermeyerEgg Nog and Snickerdoodle cupcakes riff on old favorites​With 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Red Trolley stays on track...even with hot dogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Lovely Confections hits the big time (sorta)

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    What's cooking: Pete Marczyk makes chocolate chunk pecan pie

    Chocolate pecan pie​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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    What's cooking: Pete Marczyk gets stuffed

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Mulberries Cake Shop makes a sweet move

    Photo by Lori Midson​Count 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Red Trolley rewards you for your ice-cream gluttony

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Waxing poetic about a mangorgasm at Venue

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Candy Girls: Big Fat Cupcake

    Starting a cupcake shop in Denver raises some obvious concerns: Will an already cupcake-crazed city welcome yet another baker of tiny cakes?  And if so, how do you distinguish yourself from the others?  Kathleen Nevin, owner of Big Fat Cupcake, had a clear vision of creating big cupcakes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Candy Girls: Nothing Bundt Cakes

    When the Candy Girls heard there was a new bakery in town crafting only bundt cakes, the first question that came to mind was this: What was its punny name? Because it is impossible to have a niche foodstuffs place and not find an appropriate pun for its name. It's A Bundt Time? Kiss My Bundt? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Making vanilla to pay the bills: a talk with an ice cream alchemist

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Get some Sweet Action on Broadway

    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 >>

  • Dining

    July 31, 2008

    D Bar Desserts

    Star Power

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    June 26, 2008

    Music and Lyrics

    Milonga overtakes the Mercury Cafe dance floor.

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    February 15, 2007

    Les Delices

    French twist

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    April 14, 2005

    Second Helping

    Devil's Food Bakery

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    October 31, 2002

    Bite Me

    Act Natural

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    June 13, 2002

    Sweet Dreams

    The owners of the Cream Puffery have their cake -- and eat it, too.

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    April 4, 2002
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    January 10, 2002

    Food Fetishes

    Life Is Sweet

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    January 3, 2002

    A Bitter Ending

    Tiramisu's food gets the boot.

  • Dining

    August 23, 2001

    Charm School

    Pesce Fresco gets fresh with Denver diners.

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    May 3, 2001

    Unsuspected Depths

    The fixe is in at Micole.

  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    Check, Please!

    Readers give our food critic something to chew on.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best chocolate cake

    Pasquini's Pizzeria

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    June 12, 1997
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    December 12, 1996

    Slice of Life

    When you reach a fork, do us a favor: Choose pie.

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