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Eating Out

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    March 5, 2014

    The ghost of Howard Johnson still haunts El Padrino

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Richard Glover, chef of Fooducopia, on his new farm and launching dinner

    Richard Glover Fooducopia 1939 East Kentucky Avenue 303-722-7838 fooducopia.com This is part one of my interview with Richard Glover, exec chef of Fooducopia; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Every so often, you'll hear the lilt in Richard Glover's voice. Born in South Africa and r ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Contest alert! Win two seats to the Gallo di Nero dinner with Top Chef contestant Ed Cotton

    Ed Cotton, a contestant on season seven of Top Chef, the former chef de cuisine at BLT Market, a disciple of Daniel Boulud and the current exec chef of Sotto 13 in New York City, is touching down in the Mile High City on Saturday to cook up a storm at Gallo di Nero, the kitchen of which is quarterba ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating oysters that only cost a buck a shuck?

    Monday through Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m., this restaurant pimps oysters for a mere dollar a shuck. That's my kind of happy hour. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to a Guess Where post is entered into a pool -- and every Monday, we select one ... More >>

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    March 4, 2014

    Chef Duy Pham opening Parker Garage in Parker

    Chef Duy Pham, whose impressive cooking career in Colorado started at the long-gone Le Petit Gourmet Catering and journeyed through the kitchens of Tante Louise, Opal, the Luna Hotel, Sushi Den, Fifteen Twentyone in Pueblo and most recently, Epernay and Restaurant Kevin Taylor, is looking forward to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Denver Restaurant Week ends, Great Plates begins, and other spots on the culinary map

    Denver Restaurant Week wraps up tonight -- but if you hurry, you can still snag a reservation at one of more than 300 participating restaurants. And some of those eateries have decided to offer their special, multi-course $30 menus into March. To see those menus and the list of participating restaur ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Reader: Here's my new restaurant concept, Ampersand & Ampersand

    In anticipation of the Best of Denver 2014, which hits the streets on March 27, yesterday Cafe Society unveiled our list of the ten best new restaurants in Denver, one of which will be named Best New Restaurant in the upcoming issue. In keeping with our policy of not reviewing a restaurant before it ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Holy hot dog! Yelp names Biker Jim's the twelfth best restaurant in the country

    In 2005, a former repo man with a rather impressive rap sheet stemming from a reckless and wild youth plunked down a hot dog cart on the 16th Street Mall, in an area of downtown that already pimped plenty of wiener beaters, but this wasn't your average hot dog cart -- and the guy who started it, Jim ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014
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    February 27, 2014

    Art and eating collide at Monkey Town 4, starting tonight

    Colorado native Montgomery Knott has returned to the Mile High City from New York, bringing with him his experimental, immersive food and film experience: Monkey Town 4. The curated event will feature eighteen local and national video artists' works projected on the massive walls of a dining cube, w ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    Aniedra Nichols, exec chef of Elway's Cherry Creek: "Never show fear"

    Aniedra Nichols Elway's Cherry Creek 2500 East First Avenue 303-399-5353 elways.com This is part two of my interview with Aniedra Nichols, exec chef of Elway's Cherry Creek; part two of our conversation ran yesterday. What's the best food- or kitchen-related gift you've been given? I've had quit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating chilaquiles?

    Sometimes you find the best examples of a certain dish at a restaurant that you'd never expect would serve that dish, much less do it better than just about anyone else. But that's exactly what happened with the chilaquiles in the above snap. Not only was it an unexpected surprise on the menu, but a ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    Spilling drinks, not identities, at the Curtis Club

    Adam Platt, restaurant critic for New York, recently decided to out himself, publishing his picture on the cover of the magazine and writing about why he decided to give up his anonymity. You won't find me doing the same thing. As anyone knows who's shared a meal with "somebody" -- be it a politic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    The ten best new restaurants in Denver

    Hundreds of restaurants opened in metro Denver last year, everything from little neighborhood sandwich shops to upscale taquerias to ambitious, shiny new American spots. And which was the best new restaurant to open in 2013? That's what we'll reveal in the Best of Denver 2014, which hits the streets ... More >>

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    February 26, 2014

    Sustainable seafood at Jax Fish House & Oyster -- with recipes!

    Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is definitely in the swim when it comes to sustainability. The restaurant recently announced its partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, a program that encourages consumers, restaurants and distributors to make friendly choices for healthy oceans. See also: ... More >>

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    February 26, 2014

    La NorteƱa, and a trip to the sunny side of Federal

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    Reader: Where to eat during Denver Restaurant Week? At a non-DRW restaurant

    There are just four more days of Denver Restaurant Week (although some spots, like Fago de Chao, are extending the deal through the weekend), and reservations are becoming scarce at many participating eateries around town. But that doesn't bother one of our frequent commenters. See also: Where shou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Best places to eat during Denver Restaurant Week don't take part?

    Denver blog posts are good enough to eat -- figuratively speaking, anyhow. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares a comment from a reader who sees advantages to dining at non-participating eateries during Denver Restaurant Week. Coyote Gulch on an award-winning San Miguel River project. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    High Point Creamery, Park Burger and Adagio Baking Company opening in Hilltop/Crestmoor

    For the last several months, there's been a flurry of activity on the southwest corner of Holly and Cedar, an intersection that sits on the cusp of Crestmoor and Hilltop -- a plot that was once an old gas station that's remained vacant for years. But Rob Naiman, who grew up in Crestmoor and is the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Want to taste the Best Green Chile 2013? Win a $50 gift certificate to Boone's Tavern

    We have one more $50 gift certificate to give out for Denver Restaurant Week -- and it's to Boone's Tavern, winner of our Best Green Chile award in the Best of Denver 2013! The restaurant has been remodeled and has a new menu, but the green chile is still on it (although not on the Denver Restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Reader: With Denver strangely lacking in vegetarian spots, Lotus is a welcome addition

    As Gretchen Kurtz concluded her review of Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant, "if you order carefully at Lotus, you'll likely go home happy." In response, a couple of readers offered their own must-order dishes, including the banh xeo "omelette" Kurtz mentioned, and the stuffed tofu in tomato sauce. And if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Where should you eat for Denver Restaurant Week? Behold our ten top picks

    Denver Restaurant Week -- the first of two this year -- began in earnest on Saturday, and while there are plenty of foodniks (and restaurant staff) who bemoan the frenzied chaos of what some call "amateur dining week" (and "amateur diners"), Denver Restaurant Week is nonetheless a terrific opportuni ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    Guess where you're eating? At an EatDenver restaurant if you're Rickstigator

    Cafe Society dished out five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a breakfast of decadent banana Fosters French toast from Fooducopia to a copper vessel of excellent chicken tikka masala from Khazana Indian Cusine to a porkarific pig burger from a place that trots out a stellar happy hour m ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Denver Restaurant Week, beer and bacon, and chili on the culinary calendar this weekend

    With Denver Restaurant Week starting tomorrow, there's plenty of activity on the culinary scene. Over 300 restaurants are participating in the tenth annual edition, and reservations are becoming scarce. But even if you can't get into your favorite eatery, there are still other appetizing options aro ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Hungry for Denver Restaurant Week? Win a $50 gift certificate to Tom's Urban

    Clear your calendar and unbuckle your belt: The tenth annual Denver Restaurant Week starts tomorrow. And unlike past years, when it sprawled well into March, this time DRW is really a week long: From February 22 through February 28. (For the first time this year, there will also be a second round in ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 20, 2014
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    February 20, 2014

    Five best vegetarian restaurants in Denver

    Denver's vegetarian food scene is getting stronger all the time. All but the most vehemently meat-centric establishments in town have something besides salad to offer veggie-lovers, and ambitious, exclusively vegetarian eateries are opening all the time -- including Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Hungry for Denver Restaurant Week? Win a $50 gift certificate in another round of our contest

    Clear your calendar and unbuckle your belt: The tenth annual Denver Restaurant Week is only days away. And unlike past years, when it sprawled well into March, this time DRW is really a week long: From February 22 through February 28. (For the first time this year, there will also be a second round ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating bananas Foster French toast?

    I usually cook breakfast at home on the weekends, but the springlike weather demanded an outdoor stroll, which led us to one of our neighborhood cafes, whose kitchen is turning out a brilliant board of breakfast dishes, including bananas Foster French toast. Can you guess where I'm eating? Speci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Taqueria Las Palmas survives neighborhood changes

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

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    February 18, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating chicken tikka masala?

    Chicken tikka masala is quite possibly the most ubiquitous Indian dish in America, and while every restaurant has its own version, I'm partial to this particular one, which is served in a copper vessel, punctuated with assertive spices and plentiful with tender bites of chicken. Can you guess wher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Hungry for Denver Restaurant Week? Win a $50 gift certificate

    Clear your calendar and unbuckle your belt: The tenth annual Denver Restaurant Week is only days away. And unlike past years, when it sprawled well into March, this time DRW is really a week long: From February 22 through February 28. (For the first time this year, there will also be a second round ... More >>

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    February 18, 2014

    Corner House has new partners (Leigh Sullivan!), a new menu and a new chef

    Back in late November, when Matt Selby, the opening exec chef and a partner in the Corner House (he's now the exec chef of Central) departed ways with majority owners and partners Scott Kinsey and James Iacino, president of Seattle Fish, the Jefferson Park restaurant closed for a few days to regroup ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives scout hits Mexico City Lounge

    Its menu boasts that Mexico City Lounge has been family-owned for over forty years -- and every year shows in the depth of flavor this modest kitchen gives its green chile (offered hot or mild), its fried tacos, its steak and breakfast burritos, even that squeeze bottle of salsa. Although this stret ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Guess where you're eating? At an EatDenver restaurant if you're Yummy

    Cafe Society dished up four Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a lime-kissed shrimp ceviche, courtesy of Taqueria 7 Salsas, to a lackluster plate of pulled pork and sausage links from Moe's Original Barbecue to a Goliath-size lamb shank from a restaurant whose new chef is doing everything ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating Korean jambalaya?

    I really, really wish that I could be as enthusiastic about the food at this quirky Korean restaurant as the chef who served it to me. But while he couldn't have been more accommodating, jambalaya, Korean or otherwise, should have a modicum of flavor -- and some heat -- neither of which were present ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    A Valentine's Day weekend for lovers and loners

    Most of the reservations at romantic restaurants around town have already been scooped up, but you should still be able to have a lovely evening out with your loved one at a neighborhood joint. And if you're own, at least when you're at a bar crying in your beer, it's likely to be a quality craft br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Sonoda's will leave LoDo at the end of service tomorrow

    After almost twenty years in lower downtown, longtime restaurateur Kenny Sonoda is calling it quits, and at the end of service tomorrow, the Sonoda's at 1620 Market Street will go dark. When Sonoda opened this second location of Sonoda's -- in the former home of the Manhattan Cafe, a pioneer of fine ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 13, 2014
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    February 13, 2014

    City Bakery's Caitlin Mandigo on what keeps her up at night

    Caitlin Mandigo City Bakery 5454 Washington Street 303-292-3989 citybakerydenver.com This is part two of my interview with Caitlin Mandigo, bread baker at City Bakery; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. There are all sorts of romantic notions about what it's like to bake bread. What's it ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating great macaroni and cheese...from a mountain restaurant

    A few days ago, I had the misfortune of eating the horrible macaroni and cheese from Moe's Original BBQ, specifically the outlet at 3295 South Broadway. The cooks at Moe's could learn a few tips or three from the kitchen crew at a certain mountain restaurant that also makes macaroni and cheese -- a ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Pinche Tacos owner Kevin Morrison reflects on -- and celebrates -- the first anniversary of Pinche Highland

    "This year has been awesome, scary, rewarding, exciting, educational and eye-opening, and reaching the one-year mark is humbling," reflects Kevin Morrison, who will celebrate the first anniversary of his Highland taqueria, Pinche: Tacos, Tequila, Whiskey this afternoon and evening with a parade of f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Breakfast goes over easy at Nick's Diner

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    City Bakery's Caitlin Mandigo: "I've never really understood cake pops"

    Caitlin Mandigo City Bakery 5454 Washington Street 303-292-3989 citybakerydenver.com Food "is in my family's blood," says Caitlin Mandigo, the bread production manager at City Bakery. Born and raised in St. Joseph, Michigan, Mandigo spent her early years hanging out in the kitchen. "My brother is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating a medieval-size lamb shank?

    There's nothing better than taking a break from a restaurant, only to return and find that it's even better than before. Such was the case here, in part because of the unassailable lamb shank, the meat of which just happens to come from the lambs raised on the farm of my best friend from elementary ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Session Kitchen has changed its concept; was it worth the wait?

    In this day of splashy restaurant openings, immediate Yelp reviews and a culture of dining that rewards the latest new thing, I'm often asked why I wait three months to review a restaurant. After all, by the time that period has elapsed, a certain subset of diners has already made up its mind about ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    Reader: Nothing against Humboldt, but does everything need to be a "concept"?

    Last year, Concept Restaurants took on the challenge of transforming the former home of Strings. "This was a legendary space that had a legendary restaurant," says Sean Huggard, operations director for Concept. "We did need to put effort into it to do right by this restaurant." The result was Humbol ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    At Humboldt, you are where you eat...

    Concept Restaurants took on an iconic space when it transformed the former home of Strings -- the iconic restaurant founded by the late Noel Cunningham almost three decades ago -- into Humboldt, which I review this week. "This was a legendary space that had a legendary restaurant," explains Sean Hug ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Tony Hessel, chef of West Flanders Brewing, on practicing patience

    Tony Hessel West Flanders Brewing Co. 1125 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-447-2739 wfbrews.com This is part two of my interview with Tony Hessel, exec chef of West Flanders Brewing Co; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. Which living chef do you most admire? Alice Waters. She was my inspirat ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating chicken that crackles?

    Everything I've eaten at this new neighborhood hit has made me want to go back for more, and if you asked me what my favorite restaurant is right this very minute, this would be my pick, in part because of the crackling chicken with spaetzle. Just call it crack chicken. Can you guess where I'm eat ... More >>

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