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Eating Out

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    October 14, 2014

    Polished Tavern Serves Grandma's Cooking Under Disco Lights

    Sitting alone at the bar early on a Tuesday evening probably isn't how the management at Polished Tavern envisions guests experiencing the full impact of the place. But I'm not the only one going solo; a few other single drinkers and diners occupy other bar stools, while one or two couples are in th ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    27 Things Denverites Really Want Out-of-Towners to Know About the Mile High City

    There's a bizarre alternate reality on the Internet when it comes to Denver -- there's the city we know and the city being sold to out-of-towners through fake blogs on real estate websites, like this list: "27 Things People From Denver Have to Explain to Out-Of-Towners." The problem with these listi ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    740 Front Will Open in Historic Old Louisville Inn

    Over a century and change since it was built, the Old Louisville Inn is getting a makeover that will bring it into the 21st century -- but with its spirit intact. At least, so hopes J Fred Burns, one of the Inn's new owners. "We decided we wanted to take the original building, open up as much of it ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    East Asia Garden Closes on Broadway -- Will Reopen in Cherry Creek With New Name

    It's been a tough month for the town's top Chinese restaurants. Chef Liu's Kitchen, named Best Chinese Restaurant in the Best of Denver 2014, closed abruptly in Aurora; it will be replaced by a pho restaurant. And now East Asia Garden, our Best Chinese Restaurant in the Best of Denver 2013, has shut ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Fast-Casual Pizza Chains Vie for a Slice of the Denver Market

    Restaurateurs around Denver are really hoping you'll get on board with their fast-casual pizza concepts; time and money are being spent perfecting dough recipes, building health-conscious angles, and firing up custom ovens to blister crusts in the amount of time it takes you to swipe a debit card. B ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Charred Tahini Cauliflower at Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - friday

    No. 69 Charred Tahini Cauliflower at Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs2148 Larimer Street 720-746-9355 Jim Pettinger, the "Biker Jim" behind two restaurants, a cart and a food truck, didn't get to where he is by serving vegetables. He didn't impress celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain with a salad. He did it w ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    Photos: Cafe Mercato Takes Off at Lowry

    Hangar 2 Partners -- a partnership between Larimer Associates and Hartman-Ely Investments -- broke ground last fall on the "Lowry Dining District," two new buildings outside of Hangar 2, the historic building in the Lowry neighborhood that once held Air Force planes when the area was a military base ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    Four Top Culinary Events Today Feature Sips, Soup and Chefs Jeff Osaka and Jen Jasinski

    You don't need to wait to the weekend to get a full serving of culinary fun. Tonight you can celebrate LoDo, enjoy special dishes prepared by Jeff Osaka and Jen Jasinski, or get bowled over at a Boulder fundraiser. Keep reading for a taste of what's on today's culinary calendar. See also: Jeff Osa ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    Happy Hour at Tom's Urban: Last Stop for Late-Night Eats

    The "24" at the end of the name of Tom's Urban has been severed from the Larimer Square eatery's sign and its identity, shortening the hours and rearranging the furniture for a different crowd. The restaurant now closes before the real creatures of the night come out to play, but is it still a place ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    Review: Far From Forgotten, Argyll Whisky Beer Is Better Than Ever in Uptown

    Argyll Whisky Beer 1035 East 17th Avenue 303-847-0850 Whiskey isn't my drink of choice, but it was the night I walked into Argyll Whisky Beer. Sure, it had been that kind of day. But I was also in that kind of place, with lights resembling gas lanterns, plaid carpeting and gray walls that took on ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    Burgers With a Side of Man Candy for Brunch at Ignite

    On a quest to find the perfect post-GABF hangover brunch to cure a serious case of the hangries, we ended up at Ignite Burgers & Lounge, which mostly serves their all-day menu of burgers and salads along with a few egg dishes thrown in for weekend pleasure. Why did we really go there? The bacon. Af ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Venezuelan Tostadas at Empanada Express Grill

    No. 70 Venezuelan Tostadas at Empanada Express Grill 4301 West 44th Avenue 303-955-8362 We're fans of the namesake Venezuelan savory pastries from Empanada Express Grill; we also have a soft spot in our hearts for the mouthwatering arepas made with griddle-crisped corn flour. But it's a hybrid dish, ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    Miyabi Jr. Japanese Express Chooses Denver for Its First Location

    Miyabi Jr. Japanese Express, a quick-service hibachi restaurant from PJ Partners and Capital Japan, opened last month in Tiffany Plaza -- and no, it's not in the space recently vacated by Oshima Ramen, an offshoot of another Japanese group that has a chain of ramen noodle shops in that country. See ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    Old-School Meets Old World at Cafe Prague in Morrison

    I can drive from my house to Morrison in about the same amount of time that it takes me to drive to downtown Denver, but I rarely go. Once a year to a show at Red Rocks, if I'm lucky, but otherwise I've probably had dinner in the almost-mountain town just a handful of times in my life. But my quest ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    Domo's Patio Garden Proves Peaceful and Educational

    Driving up to Domo Japanese Country Foods, you wouldn't think much of the restaurant. The restaurant's huge sign, visible from Colfax Avenue at Osage Street, is tacky. The building is boxy, and when we parked in the restaurant's north-facing gravel parking lot, I questioned whether Domo would be all ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    Seasons Change, Menus Change...and So Do Chefs at Restaurants I've Reviewed

    With fall's cooler weather, menus are changing around town. But there are other changes at local restaurants, too, including chefs moving on. Here's a look at recent chef switches at a trio of restaurants I've reviewed -- including Gozo, one of the most promising new spots this year. See also: Revi ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Free Food and Fundraisers: Ten Best Events on This Week's Culinary Calendar

    The Great American Beer Festival is gone, but Denver's culinary scene isn't going on the wagon this week. This week's calendar has something for every appetite -- from free food to fundraisers and, yes, beer. Keep reading for a taste of what's on this week's culinary calendar. See also: Baum's Awa ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Chef Liu's Authentic Chinese Cuisine, Best of Denver Winner, Closes in Aurora

    A Cafe Society reader delivered the sad news, which we confirmed this past weekend: Chef Liu's Authentic Chinese Cuisine in Aurora has closed. Chef Liu's was one of only a handful of Chinese restaurants serving traditional Szechuan dishes, but it did more than that: The food coming out of the kitche ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Jelly Owner Will Open the Royal, a Burger Bar, on Rapidly Changing Tennyson Street

    Tennyson Street in the Berkeley neighborhood is quickly turning into one of Denver's top restaurant strips. Already featuring its own fair share of destination eateries -- from Hops & Pie on one end to Parisi and Cafe Brazil on the other -- the once-sleepy drag is set to get four new places in the c ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Butcher's Bistro Opens for Dinner Tonight in Former Twelve Location

    Butcher's Bistro opens at 5 p.m. today in the former location of Twelve, which Jeff Osaka closed in August to concentrate on his new venture, Osaka Ramen. Owner Scott Bauer and executive chef Tyson Holzheimer hope to lure customers with a butcher counter and a menu centered on whole-animal butchery, ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    LoHi SteakBar Closed Until Friday as New Owners Update Menu, Interior

    Fans of LoHi SteakBar will need to find an alternative this week; the restaurant is closed until Friday because of an ownership change. Veteran chef and restaurateur Sean Kelly has left the steakhouse and bar; Joe Pettenger and Taylor Drew, no rookies themselves, are taking over in partnership with ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    Happy Hour at Park & Co.: Hungry for Action

    There's nothing more frustrating to your humble correspondent than a happy hour without food. Yes, liquor discounts are truer to the original spirit of happy hour, when folks would go out for pre-dinner drinks with little more than pretzels to sustain them. Now, most people eat around cocktails and ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    Review: Glaze by Sasa Is a Sweet Combination

    Glaze by Sasa 1160 Madison Street 720-387-7890 facebook.com/glazebysasa With 25 years of sushi-making under his belt, including a year with Iron Chef Morimoto and nine years as chef-owner of Sushi Sasa, Wayne Conwell knows a sushi spot when he sees one. And he saw one the instant he stepped into th ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    A Tale of Two Snoozes

    One of the tried-and-true Denver brunch staples, Snooze is where you take anyone who's visiting from out of town to impress them with the wide array of decadent pancake creations or when you have some time to kill waiting hours on end for a table. Since opening its doors to the first Ballpark locati ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    Mercantile Pulls Into Union Station, Recipe Box Closes: Our Restaurant Roll Call for September

    New restaurant openings filled the calendar in September, with more than two dozen spots opening their doors in metro Denver. The new eateries ranged from Mercantile Dining & Provision, Alex Seidel's market/cafe/restaurant in Union Station, to another link in the homegrown Santiago's chain. But Denv ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Sobo 151 Offers Czech Food and Dive Bar Comfort

    October is a month of transition -- change defines the weather, the length of the days, the leaves in the trees. October is the month to dress a little warmer, grab a bigger beer and indulge in some hearty, traditional food. German food and beer seem appropriate even if Oktoberfest in Munich officia ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Reader: Everyone Likes Nostalgia and Kitsch, But the Food at These Old-Timers Sucks

    This summer saw a record number of eateries opening in metro Denver -- but many restaurants also celebrated big anniversaries, including New York Deli News (25th anniversary), Briarwood Inn (35th anniversary) and Wazee Supper Club (40th anniversary). And all of those are relative newcomers compared ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Marg's Expanding Into New Territory and Concepts -- and Adding Lamb Tacos

    Another one of those national food days is coming up, the kind of celebration cooked up by a promotional board to sell more almonds or goat milk. This Saturday it's National Taco Day, which appears to be fabricated with the sole intention of selling novelty calendars. According to nationaltacoday.co ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Four Odd-Couple Restaurants, from Glaze by Sasa to Cowbobas

    Some restaurants remind me of Queen -- not because they're champions, but because they put cuisines together in unexpected ways, like the band's melding of operatic melodies and heavy metal guitar riffs. On the surface, Glaze by Sasa, which I review this week, is one such restaurant. But the union ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Beer (and Tequila) Here: Ten Top Culinary Events this Week

    The Great American Beer Festival starts Thursday, and beery events will be spilling out all over town. But there are many other events that should whet your appetite, including a celebration of the harvest at Lola. Keep reading for a taste of this week's culinary calendar. See also: Lost Highway Br ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Blackbird Will Land in Former Handlebar Space Next Month

    Table to Tavern partners Rob Lanphier, Brian Midtbo and Angie Midtbo opened Atticus early this year in a space claimed from the back of Boone's, their University of Denver sports bar. Now they're merging two former restaurant spaces -- the Handlebar & Grill and Abo's Pizza -- into one new concept ca ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Oysters at Jax Fish House Glendale

    No. 71 Oysters at Jax Fish House Glendale 650 South Colorado Boulevard 303-756-6449 Now that we're back into months containing the letter "r," it's safe to eat oysters again, right? That old superstition hasn't held much water since the advent of modern refrigeration, but there's some truth to the ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    DinnerLab's Pop-Up Experiment Comes to Denver

    Chef Danny Espinoza walked right off a flight from New York and was shuffled to a cramped kitchen in Arvada to cook for a hundred strangers. It was his first time on the line in Colorado. "I always wanted to come here," the vivacious Chicagoan chef says of Denver. "They're like, 'Hey, you're launchi ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Chefs Collaborative Brings the Kitchen, Frasca and Chipotle Together for Sustainability Summit

    Chefs Collaborative is an organization that works to educate chefs and create a network to promote responsible and sustainable ways to source, cook and serve food. This Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, the group is hosting its annual Sustainable Food Summit in Boulder, with a targeted theme of "Moving mo ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Ristorante Lo Stella to Open in Gallo di Nero Location in Golden Triangle

    The list of restaurants that have occupied the 1135 Bannock Street address in the Golden Triangle keeps growing: Chances, Wolfie's and Bambino's came and went over the years before Fired Up closed after little over a year due to an electrical fire and re-opened as Gallo di Nero under the same owners ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Happy Hour at Central Bistro: Cheers to the View

    I was wandering the Highland neighborhood, hunting for that most rare of beasts: a happy hour that runs until 7 p.m. Once the clock hits six, it's time for most restaurants to put away the small menus, top off that happy hour sangria and roll out the red carpet for the folks who actually spend, you ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Pickled Lake Michigan Perch at Trillium

    No. 72 Pickled Lake Michigan Perch at Trillium 2134 Larimer Street 303-379-9759 Upper Larimer's Trillium brings Scandinavia to Denver, by way of the Great Lakes. Chef-owner Ryan Leinonen grew up in Michigan, where Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish influences shaped the food he grew up with. This shows ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Why These Three Restaurateurs Went Into the Food Industry

    People who want an easy life don't go into the food industry. Hours are long, you're on your feet all day, and margins are tight. So why does anyone do it? Some, like Erin Markham, owner of Saucy Noodle Ristorante -- which I review this week -- literally grew up in the restaurant. "I was raised her ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Review: At Fifty, Saucy Noodle Ristorante Feels Like an Old Friend

    Saucy Noodle Ristorante 727 South University Boulevard 303-733-6977 In August, just days after the owners of Lechuga's, one of Denver's oldtime Italian restaurants, sold their spot and retired, Saucy Noodle Ristorante celebrated a different kind of milestone: its fiftieth anniversary. Curious to s ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Reader: Why Do Most Restaurants Use So Much Salt and Sugar? Cheap Flavor

    Where do you go for healthy food? Gretchen Kurtz gets that question a lot, and last week she reviewed LYFE Kitchen, a link in a California-based chain that wopened in Park Meadows last month. A meal at LYFE -- "Eat Good Food Everyday" --isn't supposed to just fill you up; it's supposed to make you f ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Breckenridge-Wynkoop CEO Lee Driscoll Talks About Wazee Supper Club's 40th Anniversary

    The Wazee Supper Club has been holding down the corner of 15th and Wazee streets for forty years, in a part of town that's seen more change than there are pizza toppings on the Wazee menu. Gone are the viaducts that sent traffic over, instead of through, the part of downtown that's now called LoDo b ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Twelve Denver Restaurants That Have Hit Fifty -- and Are Still in the Family

    The Saucy Noodle, which Gretchen Kurtz reviews this week, celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in August -- a remarkable record for a restaurant that's still in the founding family's hands. But it's not the only place in the area run by family members fifty years after it opened. Up in Louisville, th ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Park House Turns Two With Parking Lot Party, New Menu by Jezebel's Scott Durrah

    Park House made an immediate impression when it opened in late 2012 on Colfax Avenue, making our list of the ten best new bars for that year. Now the little craftsman cottage that features live music, including bluegrass music every Wednesday, is marking its second anniversary this weekend with a pa ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Smoked Turkey Croque-Madame at Acorn

    No. 73 Smoked Turkey Croque-Madame at Acorn 3350 Brighton Boulevard 720-542-3721 Acorn in the Source has been earning praise almost since the day it opened. Of chef and co-owner Steve Redzikowski's now-iconic kale and apple salad, our restaurant critic Gretchen Kurtz wrote: "The recipe is now a clas ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Harvest Week Kicks Off With Grapes V. Grains Tonight

    It's Harvest Week, and more than thirty of EatDenver's restaurants are hosting a series of pop-up dinner parties at the GrowHaus. The series starts today and will conclude with a grand finale brunch on Sunday. See also: Eighteen Tastiest Events on This Week's Culinary Calendar

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    September 23, 2014

    Double Up on Drinks to Beat the Crowd at the Tavern Uptown

    I have to drag myself to The Tavern Uptown when friends ask me to meet them there. I'm always surprised how much I dislike the place, considering the amazing patio and the bar's wealth of drink specials. When push comes to shove, going there usually makes me cringe. But last time I visited, manageme ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Eighteen Tastiest Events on This Week's Culinary Calendar

    Summer is ending, but there's a corncopia of fall food events on our culinary calendar -- everything from movies to wine dinners to classs to the return of the blind dinner to the 2014 Harvest Week series. Keep reading for a taste of what's on this week's schedule... See also: Five Walk-Up Windows ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Brazen Set to Open This Weekend in West Highland's Village Garden

    Opening a restaurant in a retail strip next to a dentist's office doesn't exactly scream "sexy." But if you combine a little sweat equity with years of industry experience, a former frozen yogurt shop can be transformed into someplace warm and sensuous with equal parts urban sophistication and DIY ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Perry's Steakhouse & Grill Opens Today at Park Meadows

    The owners of Texas-based chain Perry's Steakhouse and Grille must be confident that Denver either loves meat or that there are enough ex-pat Texans populating our southern suburbs to keep its dining room full. Even though Perry's has ten other locations, its newest addition, snug up against Park Me ... More >>

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    September 20, 2014

    Squeaky Bean Hosts Bill Murray Bingo Birthday Bash Sunday

    Bill Murray turns 64 years old on Sunday, September 21, and the Squeaky Bean will celebrate that momentous occasion with a blowout brunch. While there's no guarantee that Murray will be there, Bean owner Johnny Ballen met Murray, a Regis University graduate, at a college reunion, and after a 2012 Co ... More >>

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