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Eating Out

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Ten Top Events on the Culinary Calendar This Week

    Despite what many Americans think, Cinco De Mayo is not Mexico's version of our Fourth of July. In fact, Mexico marks its independence starting September 15, followed by a full day of celebration tomorrow in honor of Grito de Dolores. But Mexican restaurants aren't the only spots rolling out special ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    The Top Five Ways the Olive Garden Needs to Get Its Act Together

    This has been a bad week for the Olive Garden. First, its new "Never Ending Pasta Pass" promo has been poked at -- or outright kicked -- by almost everyone on the earth (Jimmy Kimmel's poke was particularly hilarious) and then Olive Garden investor Starboard Value slaps the chain with a nearly three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Brian Laird Will Soon Have That Kitchen of His Own at Sarto's

    It's been a long time coming -- but Brian Laird, who'd hoped to open Sarto's last fall, is finally nearing the finish line for his Italian restaurant and market. Back in early 2013, when Laird first talked to us about Sarto's, he said he hoped to create "a Northern Italian restaurant that's welcomin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Two Menu Specials for Mexican Independence Day -- and a Recipe From Kachina

    Mexican Independence Day officially starts at midnight tonight, marking Father Miguel Hidalgo's cry for independence to rally the people of Mexico in 1810. Mexican restaurants throughout the Denver area will be helping guests celebrate with specials and parties. Some are rolling out one-day deals, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Chiles en Nogada at Chili Verde

    No. 76 Chiles en Nogada at Chili Verde 2311 Federal Boulevard 720-287-2296 Mexican Independence Day is only a few days away, so what better way to celebrate than with one of Denver's most unique Mexican dishes: chiles en nogada. Created in Puebla, Mexico, the dish captures the colors of the Mexican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Five Iconic Dishes From Denver Restaurants That Keep Customers Coming Back

    The hazelnut-crusted prawns deserve to be the signature dish at Barolo Grill. Instead, it's the braised duck, which has taken a few turns over the years -- a little balsamic here, some Kalamata olives there -- but remains a top seller. More than that, though, it's a dish that draws people through th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Clayton Moonbeam Harvest Rises Over Denver tonight

    The Second Annual Moonbeam Harvest, a culinary affair to raise funds and awareness for quality early-childhood education, will be held on the Clayton campus from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight. See also: Going Underground for Mako Shark Tacos at Machete

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Happy Hour at Vesper Lounge: A New Spin on an Old Favorite

    As the bars of your parents and grandparents slowly atrophy, the layers of paint and smoke are peeled off and the floorboards ripped up, no one is quite sure how to replace these one-time classics while maintaining their old-fashioned spirit. But Frank Bonnanno's Vesper Lounge found a way. The for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Chef Bradford Heap Goes GMO-Free at Salt Bistro and Colterra

    Bradford Heap, chef/owner of Boulder's Salt Bistro, isn't waiting around for a vote or for the government to take action on GMOs (genetically modified organisms). He's already implemented a GMO-free kitchen, or what's as close as possible. "We should say 99 percent -- there's so much (environmental) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    The Ten Best Barbecue Joints in Denver

    Denver doesn't have much of a reputation as a barbecue city -- which makes sense, since the distinct styles of American barbecue evolved in other states; any methods or meat cuts specific to Colorado (lamb or bison, for example) disappeared decades ago. Slow cooking over hardwood coals is a skill ac ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Review: Barolo Grill Has the White (Tablecloth) Stuff

    Barolo Grill 3030 East Sixth Avenue 303-393-1040 If there was any doubt about the enduring popularity of Barolo Grill, one of Denver's longest-running white-tablecloth establishments, it was erased one night as I stood in front of the hostess stand, waiting for the hostess to finish a phone call be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Brunch at Session Kitchen: A Sensory Overload in all the Right Ways

    With a playful twist on tapas-style dining, Session Kitchen encourages sharing globally inspired, locally sourced, seasonally influenced cuisine in large and small portions. Weekend brunch is the re-conceptualized version of its lunch menu, which management did away with a few months back, so it's s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Chef Kevin Grossi of Lola Talks Salmon Collars and Flashdancing in the Kitchen

    Kevin Grossi of Lola Mexican Fish House may have grown up in New Jersey and Michigan, but he fell in love with Mexican cuisine early, spurred on by the beauty and passion of a fellow student. "My first experience with cooking Mexican cuisine was back in my culinary-school days," he remembers. "Our t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Trekking to Lakewood for a Touch of the Exotic at India Nepal Oven

    Saturday lunch is the best time for an all-you-can-eat buffet. You don't have to worry about returning semi-comatose to work and you've probably already done yard work or something else outdoorsy to justify the added caloric load. Indian restaurants, especially, tend toward low-risk, high-reward buf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Sunnyside Burger Bar to Open Next Tuesday

    Longo's Subway Tavern occupied the same corner of 38th Avenue and Lipan Street for 52 years before closing two years ago amidst laments that the neighborhood was losing much of its classic charm, especially the old-school Italian joints. Larimer Associates purchased the building shortly afterward an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    First Look: Mercantile Dining & Provision Cracks the Lid on Its Market and Restaurant

    Alex Seidel's much anticipated ode to preserved foods, Mercantile Dining & Provision, opened its cafe and market yesterday at 7 a.m. and completed its debut dinner service later that evening. Fans of Seidel's first restaurant, Fruition, will find a similar menu of focused platings that give the ingr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Reader: Bonanno Brothers Closes in Park Meadows -- Let Them Eat Papa John's!

    Eighteen months ago, when renowned restaurateur/chef Frank Bonanno revealed that he was opening Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria in Park Meadows Shopping Center, Cafe Society readers had high hopes the venture would inject some local flavor in an area whose main dining options are outposts of national chai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Denver Patios Are Going to the Dogs!

    The dog days of summer are behind us -- but every dog can still have its day on a local patio. That's because on July 1, new regulations took effect in Denver for restaurants that want to turn over at least part of their patios to pooches, and Racines, which has very dog-friendly owners, was quick t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Las Margs Takes the Place of Taita Peruvian at Colfax and Marion

    This summer Taita Peruvian Restaurant quietly closed up in the spot next to Tooey's at Colfax and Marion, but the location didn't stay vacant for long. Zach Parker, co-owner of the new Las Margs, says he was ready to move on the place just eighteen days later. He owes the quick turnaround to his ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    White Fence Farm Wins Top Family-Friendly Restaurant Award

    Bird is the word today. Lakewood's White Fence Farm, famous for its down-home atmosphere, animal attractions, and especially its fried chicken, has been named one of the Top Family Friendly restaurants in America by nationwide food supplier US Foods. See also: The Ten Best Plates of Fried Chicken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Brewshine BBQ & Taphouse Aiming for September Opening on Federal Boulevard

    The address that was briefly the home of Illegal Pizza, which closed the same week that I wrote about it for A Federal Case, has been vacant since February. Now there's a new banner on the front of the building announcing that Brewshine BBQ and Tap House will open this month. See also: Does Federa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Deep-Dish Pizza from Patxi's Pizza

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. Patxi's Pizza wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Fifteen Best Food Events This Weekend -- From DISH to Chili Cookoffs to Beer!

    This weekend is overflowing with food events, including Westword's own DISH, a Broncos season kickoff party at Elway's (where else?) and the Denver Food and Wine grand tasting -- among many other dinners and festivals. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar. See also: Whet You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Reader: I Wear a Chef Coat and Don't Make $15 an Hour!

    As Michael Roberts reports on the Latest Word this morning, yesterday's protest outside the McDonald's at 505 East Colfax Avenue -- part of a nationwide campaign demanding higher wages and union rights -- resulted in three arrests and plenty of attention for the issue. And the comments keep coming i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Seven Great Dishes and Drinks on 17th Avenue

    The BSide opened just last Wednesday at 17th and Humboldt, a corner that is quickly becoming a restaurant destination quarter. Justin Lloyd, the owner of Star Bar on Larimer Street, is also behind the debut. The new restaurant is serving craft beers and cocktails and food that ranges from down-home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Bonanno Bros. Pizzeria Tosses its Last Pie at Park Meadows

    For more than a year Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria, Frank Bonanno's first restaurant outside of Denver city limits, made a go of it in a tough Park Meadows Shopping Center location -- tough for independent restaurateurs, at least, if not for the national chains. "We loved the mall -- the mall was kind t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Couscous With Vegetables -- Comfort Food on a Cool Day

    After eating Jon Robbins' inspired French-North African fare at Bistro Barbès, I was hungry for more. Not just more of his upscale fusion, but more dishes such as the tagines and harira I came to love in Morocco, Algeria and France, a second home to many North African immigrants. Yesterday I couldn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Mini Meatballs from Lala's Wine Bar

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. For example, Lala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    How Long Would You Wait for Brunch? A Second Helping of Cafe Society, September 2-5

    Do good things come in small packages? That's been Gretchen Kurtz's experience this summer; she's reviewed a number of tiny restaurants over the past few months, most recently Bistro Barbès, and found that while the kitchens may be tiny, they cook up big flavors. And speaking of big flavors, before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Creole Pork Belly from Limelight Supper Club

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes, including Limelig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    The Dish on Jensen Cummings, CRA's Philanthropist Award-Winner

    As chef at the now-defunct Row 14, Jensen Cummings was used to being asked to participate in charity events; out of 150 requests, he did 31 events in 2013. And even as he made plans to open his own spot, the Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery, at 2730 South Colorado Boulevard, he was thinking there had t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Reader: What's With Bistro Barbes and Tiny Restaurants Making Patrons Dine Communally?

    This week Gretchen Kurtz reviews Bistro Barbès, a tiny spot in Park Hill that cooks up some big flavors. That's just one of the diminutive dining establishments she's visited recently, which inspired our list of the Ten Best Tiny Restaurants in Denver -- all places that seat forty or fewer. See al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Happy Hour at Charcoal: Cut-Rate yet Refined

    Charcoal's slogan is "Fine dining. Affordable prices," but I can recall being nearly bankrupt a couple of times after ordering too much at this Golden Triangle establishment. When I saw Charcoal's happy-hour menu, I was thrilled that I could pig out without having to make an uncomfortable phone call ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Ice Cream from Little Man

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. Little Man On Whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    The Dish on Blair Taylor, CRA Foodservice Hall of Fame Award Winner

    At Barolo Grill, the Italian restaurant that Blair Taylor opened two decades ago at 3030 East Sixth Avenue, there's only one thing on the menu from twenty years ago: the duck. "I'm not allowed to change it," Taylor says. But he can, and does, think about changing everything else. "You have to keep o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Housemade Sausages From Farm to Truck

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. And the Farm to T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Mercantile Dining & Provision to Open Monday in Union Station

    Mercantile Dining & Provision, Alex Seidel's new venture and the last eatery to open in Union Station, will be open for dinner on Monday, September 8. The menu features an expected attention to local produce, meat and dairy -- much of it from Seidel's own Fruition Farms -- as well as preserved foods ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Humble Pie Shop Is Closing Late This Month to Expand to New Location

    The Humble Pie Store has burst its boundaries. Fortunately, there's no hot filling spilling into the streets -- just good news for Denver's favorite pie shop. Humble Pie will be shuttering its bakery in Baker and moving out on September 21 in order to open up a brand-new location in early 2015. "It' ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 4, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Review: Tiny Bistro Barbès Cooks Up Big Flavors

    Bistro Barbès 5021 East 28th Avenue 720-398-8085 It was early when we arrived at Bistro Barbès, a French-inspired 32-seater that opened this spring in the former home of Pary's on 28th (and, before that, Satchel's Market). Still, it would be another hour before guests outnumbered the good folks m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Nonna's Italian Bistro, Market & Deli Is Generations in the Making

    It took longer than expected to open Nonna's Italian Bistro, Market & Deli in Centennial, the newest restaurant from the Catalano family. But what's a couple of years when you have more than half a century of history behind you? "This is the culmination of the dreams of a generation finally coming t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Olive & Finch Serves a Quick, Casual Brunch

    Sometimes, you're just too famished or have too much to do to deal with waiting for a table, ordering or making a whole big ordeal out of brunch. Solution: Olive & Finch. One of my absolute favorite fast-casual grab-and-go spots, this Uptown gem can seemingly do no wrong. See also: Review: Olive & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    The Dish on Paul and Aileen Reilly, CRA's Exceptional Newcomer Award Winners

    After cooking around town, including at the late, lamented Encore, Paul Reilly and his sister, Aileen, finally got to open a place of their own last year. And what a place it is! Beast Bottle, at 719 East 17th Avenue, is the restaurant "we conjured in our heads since we were kids," Paul explains. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    The Dish on Alex Seidel, the CRA's Outstanding Professional Award Winner

    "We set out to do a small, simple restaurant, not to blaze any trails," Alex Seidel, chef-owner of Fruition, told Westword two years after he opened that award-winning restaurant."The positive reaction has been fantastic, but we never expected this kind of attention. I'm just a simple chef who cooks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Khazana Indian Restaurant Focuses on Tamil Cuisine

    A drive into the southern suburbs on a weekend can feel like you're entering a deserted city. Traffic after rush hour is light and once the sun begins to set, people seem to clear out like they're expecting the vampires to come out. Places that normally do a brisk lunch business -- like Khazana, wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Patio of the Week: Weather the Changing Seasons at the Source

    What's better than one great patio? Two! This week's featured patio brings a double dose of outdoor seating, plus an indoor space that offers the perfect bridge between summer patio time and warmer seating to escape autumn's chill. The Source, if you don't already know, is an artisan collective on B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Five Behind-the-Scenes Takes on Being a Restaurant Critic, After 100 Reviews

    When people find out what I do for a living, they always ask two things: 1) What's your favorite restaurant? And 2) What's it like to be a critic? I'll save the answer to the first question for our 31st edition of Best Of Denver next spring. But with one more week to go before my hundredth review, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Orange Empanadas From The Orange Crunch

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. The Orange Crunch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Bloody Marys from The Real Dill

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. Away from the gri ... More >>

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