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Eating Out

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    History Colorado's menu collection unearths a taste of the culinary past

    What did your grandparents eat when they stopped for a bite on the road? What kind of Colorado cuisine was served to tourists fresh from Stapleton Airport? And what did Playboy Bunnies graze on in-between dances? At 11 a.m. today at the History Colorado Center, Library Director Laura Ruttum Senturia ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Goat Hot Pot at Viet's

    No. 95 Goat Hot Pot at Viet's 333 South Federal Boulevard 303-922-5774 Viet's, tucked into the corner of the always bustling Far East Center, doesn't stand out as a destination dining spot. But despite its hidden location and competition from scads of other well-known Vietnamese eateries within a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    MAD Greens opens a new store in Centennial today, plans growth beyond Colorado

    The popularity of salad restaurants rises and falls as quickly as health and diet fads in this country. One year will see a proliferation of salad-bar eateries with lines of calorie-conscious customers waiting to fill plates from crocks chilling under a sneeze guard, but come back in a few years and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Table Top sets the table for tonight's soft opening

    If you live in an area that you love but have to leave every time you want a quality drink or meal, you know how Sita Kedia and her husband, Dipesh Amin, felt as they looked around their East Colfax neighborhood, always feeling like something was missing. But rather than mope or drive to a hotter re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Review: LowDown Brewery Kitchen is serious about good beer and good times

    LowDown Brewery Kitchen 800 Lincoln Street 720-524-8065 The jokes started pouring in before we'd even set foot in

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Pizzeria Basta chef Kelly Whitaker opening Cart-Driver today in Ballpark

    If you're like most Denver restaurant fans, you're already familiar with the shipping-container restaurant, retail and office venue named 25th & Larimer (because of its location at, um, 25th and Larimer streets). Just about every resident of this town has already fought for a seat at the crazily pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    The ouzo still flows at Yanni's Greek Restaurant

    For more than a year, Mark Antonation ate his way up Federal Boulevard. With that journey done, he'll now explore different cuisines from around the globe right here in metro Denver, one month at a time, in Ethniche. Yanni's Greek Restaurant styles itself as a taverna in the traditional sense: a pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    LOCAL Eat Drink freshens up the flood-damaged town of Lyons

    The flood that raged through Lyons last fall left the town temporarily isolated from the outside world. So when the waters receded and the rebuilding began, restaurateurs and Lyons residents Katie Baum and De'Anna Duncan wanted to bring a new community space to Main Street, restoring some of what ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    The ten best rooftop patios in Denver

    Even though we're past the summer solstice and the days are getting shorter again (depressing, isn't it?), the best days of July and August are upon us and should not be wasted. With drink in hand is the surest way to toast the sunset -- ideally from one of Denver's many rooftop bars. And if a drink ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Baum cake from Glaze by Sasa

    No. 96 Baum cake at Glaze by Sasa 1160 Madison Street 720-387-7890 When the original Glaze bakery closed earlier this year, it was like losing a friend we'd just met. The intricate and time-consuming method -- not to mention the special oven imported from Japan -- caught our attention at just th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    All aboard for Stoic & Genuine, opening Wednesday in Union Station

    Even though the official grand opening of the renovated Union Station has been pushed back to July 26, Stoic & Genuine, the seafood restaurant created by Jen Jasinski and Beth Gruitch (the team behind Rioja, Bistro Vendôme and Euclid Hall), is ready to get in the swim, and plans to be open for lunc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Q's in the Hotel Boulderado closes, making way for Spruce

    The Hotel Boulderado opened on New Year's Day, 1909. Since then, restaurants have operated almost continuously in the hotel, including Q's, which set up shop there nearly twenty years ago. But yesterday Q's closed its doors, and a new concept called Spruce will soon take its place, with an expected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    LoHi celebrations and a GMO-free festival for the Fourth of July Weekend

    Happy Fourth to everyone! This weekend will undoubtedly be filled with beers, BBQ, and fireworks but if your looking for more to do this weekend look no further. Here are several more events to help you celebrate this holiday weekend. See also: Lola unveils new logo and menu in changing LoHi

  • Dining

    July 3, 2014
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    July 3, 2014

    Sassafras now has a location in Capitol Hill -- with a liquor license!

    A second location of popular breakfast and lunch joint Sassafras opened last week at 320 East Colfax Avenue, bringing its laid-back yet inventive Southern-inspired dishes to Capitol Hill, and closer to home for many of the restaurant's devotees. See also: Southern breakfasts take center stage at S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Ten best new restaurants of 2014 -- so far

    In 2013, more than 250 restaurants opened in metro Denver, everything from ambitious crowd-pleasers like Old Major and Best of Denver winner Lower48 Kitchen to a smattering of out-of-state doughnut houses. While 2014 might not be quite on pace to top last year's opening numbers, there's been no shor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    How Gozo wound up in Colorado rather than California

    After years in northern California, veteran restaurateur Frank Jolley IV had a choice to make: open a restaurant there, or find a new place to set up shop. "I was 50-50 Healdsburg or Denver," says Jolley, whose lengthy career includes everything from picking grapes in New Zealand to meeting Julia Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Lola unveils new logo and menu in changing LoHi

    Ten years isn't a long time, unless you're in the restaurant business, in which case surviving a decade can seem like a monumental achievement. And with the rapid changes in Denver dining tastes and the explosion of hot new restaurant neighborhoods over the past few years, older eateries find themse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: The Greggers tongue sandwich at Olive & Finch

    No. 97 The Greggers tongue sandwich at Olive & Finch Eatery, Bakery & Market 1552 East 17th Avenue 303-832-8663 Beef tongue: the name says it all. You're eating a part of the cow that does the eating. If not cooked properly, it can taste like it's from a cow that liked to lick other cows. But in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Gozo is a real hot spot -- in more ways than one

    Gozo 30 South Broadway 720-638-1462 Denver's restaurant scene is flourishing, which means two things: It's harder than ever to decide where to eat, and just as hard to know what your money will buy once you get there. For a recent review meal at Chai & Chai, the no-frills Indian-Arabian restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Stephen McCary, chef of Mizuna: "I'd love it if the words 'molecular gastronomy' would die"

    Stephen McCary Mizuna 225 East Seventh Avenue 303-832-4778 mizunadenver.com It's mid-afternoon on a Tuesday, and Mizuna's kitchen is already buzzing in preparation for dinner service. On the line, executive chef Stephen McCary, a six-year veteran of the venerable restaurant -- still one of Denver's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Chef Zorba's offers diner spirit and Greek comfort

    For more than a year, Mark Antonation ate his way up Federal Boulevard. With that journey done, he's now exploring different cuisines from around the globe right here in metro Denver, one month at a time, in Ethniche. Denver doesn't have a reputation for great Greek restaurants. Whether that's beca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Cochinita Pibil at Work & Class

    No. 98 Cochinita Pibil at Work & Class 2500 Larimer Street 303-292-0700 It's possible that every menu item at Work & Class, the raucous but welcoming homage to American slow cooking -- with a healthy dose of Mexican flavors -- could make our 100 Favorite Dishes list. The kitchen's spoon bread is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Will you want to go to Gozo? Find out tomorrow...

    In early March, Gozo finally opened on South Broadway. It's an Italian-Spanish eatery -- not that you'd know it from the name. It doesn't serve aljotta (fish soup) or hobz biz-zejt (bread with tomatoes, anchovies, mint and cheese) or other staples from Gozo, an island in the Maltese archipelago. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    And the winners are: Top Taco margarita and taco throwdown at Sculpture Park

    "We're the biggest tequila bar in the city -- we should be winning margarita contests," saysLa Biblioteca bartender Ben Carrington of his double-win in the margarita category at Top Taco. The taco and margarita competition, which took place Thursday, June 26 at Sculpture Park, pitted area restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Morton's celebrates its 35th anniversary with a $35, three-course menu

    If you're looking for a good steak at a relative bargain, the tony and staid Morton's Steakhouse is offering a deal in celebration of the chain's 35th anniversary. Although the LoDo branch is considerably younger (it replaced an earlier version at the Tivoli), our sole metro Morton's is joining the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Clear Creek Organics, chef Michel Wahaltere prove farm-to-table is no fad

    Farm-to-fork, farm-to-table, pasture-to-plate: Whether industry buzz phrases or genuine attempts to improve the quality of meals for restaurant diners, the trend has blossomed into a nationwide obsession for restaurateurs and dedicated gourmands alike. The sincerity of a kitchen's efforts is general ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    More tacos, whiskey, wings and things this weekend

    Sculpture Park was the scene of Denver's Top Taco competition yesterday, and tacos will be the talk of the town again this weekend. The fully loaded culinary calendar also includes a wing competition, a food truck fiesta, a boozy punch contest and more. Keep reading for a rundown of these tasty acti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Reader: If I only ate my own cooking, I wouldn't benefit from new ideas, tastes, textures

    A few weeks ago, when a rash of readers were claiming that the best meals were made in their own kitchens, we asked what you wanted to read about on Cafe Society. Home cooks? Professional cooks? Good restaurants? Bad restaurants? National trends? Local trends? See also: Reader: I love all the resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Gurage kitfo at Megenagna Ethiopian Restaurant

    Number 99: Gurage kitfo at Megenagna Ethiopian Restaurant 307 Ironton Street, Aurora 720-532-0266 Kitfo -- finely minced beef seasoned with the Ethiopan herbed clarified butter called niter kibbeh and the tongue-searing spice blend called mitmita -- originated in the foodways of the Gurage people o ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 26, 2014
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    June 26, 2014

    Breakfast on the Edge becomes Rupert's at the Edge

    The restaurant and bar landscape in Edgewater keeps evolving and improving. With craft breweries, Thai joints and neighborhood bars filling in the gaps around longtime favorites like the venerable Edgewater Inn, it's no surprise that the quality and quantity of options vying for space along Sloan's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Jordan Wallace, chef of Pizzeria Locale, on his Vitamix episode, David Chang and victory

    Jordan Wallace Pizzeria Locale 550 Broadway 720-508-8828 pizzerialocale.com This is part two of my interview with Jordan Wallace, chef of Pizzeria Locale; part one of our chat ran yesterday. Most memorable meal you've ever had: A dinner at Quince in San Francisco before the restaurant relocated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    El Chingon's construction woes are almost over, with a patio opening tomorrow

    Even with experienced teams, it takes a while for a new restaurant to settle in. But right around the time chefs usually begin to catch their breath, the family behind El Chingon realized that they'd need to do it all over again -- soon. "Within the first three or four months ... [we] realized the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Review: El Chingon's chile rellenos have a soft landing on Tennyson Street

    El Chingon 4326 Tennyson Street 303-248-3641 If you've been in Denver for any length of time -- say, longer than a layover at DIA -- you're aware that we take green chile seriously here. So seriously, in fact, that it's earned a spot on the list of topics to avoid at family gatherings, along with p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Jordan Wallace, chef of Pizzeria Locale, on the "atrocious" calzone

    Jordan Wallace Pizzeria Locale 550 Broadway 720-508-8828 pizzerialocale.com This is part one of my interview with Jordan Wallace, chef of Pizzeria Locale; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. There are two breeds of chef: those who know from day one that cooking is in the cards, and those who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    lydianew204 is the winner of our Top Taco contest

    UPDATE: We have a winner of our Top Taco contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many Stella's pork carnitas tacos did Comida Cantina at the Source sell during the month of May? Congratulations to lydianew204, who came the closest with a guess of 3,200; the actu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Flavor and generosity await the curious at Megenagna Ethiopian Restaurant

    For more than a year, Mark Antonation ate his way up Federal Boulevard. With that journey done, he'll now explore different cuisines from around the globe right here in metro Denver, one month at a time, in Ethniche. Sometimes life jars you out of your routine into a realization that there's a whol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Reader: Corner House wasn't the right fit for laidback Jefferson Park

    Two very different restaurants closed over the weekend: Corner House , which opened in Jefferson Park in January 2013 with major hoopla but also had some major problems, and the Cherry Creek location of Earls, a link in a national chain that blames "ongoing construction" in the area for the closure. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Highland Tavern will begin long-awaited expansion this summer

    Highland Tavern fans and tater tot devotees may have noticed a recent sign in the popular LoHi joint letting patrons know that the watering hole and restaurant will soon expand, so come late summer the space will be a little roomier. See also: Highland Tavern is LoHi and mighty

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

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

    Cafe Society served up five Guess Where? contests last week, zigzagging from a bourbon mule from Jimmy's, the unofficial party headquarters of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, to an all-vegan Middle Eastern feast from Damascus to an excellent Reuben from a lovely little sandwich shop and cafe parke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Mercury Cafe's crowdfunding project seeks to bring more solar energy to the restaurant

    Throughout its various incarnations in Colorado since the mid-'70s, Marilyn Megenity's Mercury Cafe has been a model for clean energy. Since the Mercury settled into a permanent home at 2199 California two decades ago, Megenity has installed 36 solar panels on the building and also worked to change ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating a massive -- and magnificent -- ribeye?

    When a friend and I sat down to dinner at this restaurant, we had originally planned to graze, but as soon as we saw the astoundingly huge platter of carved, crimson-hued ribeye being delivered to another table, we promptly shut our menus and announced, "We'll have what they're having." Best decisio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Ten best restaurants in the Golden Triangle

    If you're going to the Westword Music Showcase -- and why wouldn't you be? -- you'll likely be prowling the Golden Triangle for sustenance and refreshments before, between, and especially after the shows. Luckily, in this neighborhood there is no shortage of options for the discerning palate, the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    The Noshery now open in Berkeley, and ready for a long run

    Hamlin's Cafe served the Berkeley neighborhood for more than three decades, and if Andrea Knight has her way, The Noshery, the community-focused cafe she opened this month at 4994 Lowell Boulevard, will have just as long a run. "It's kind of like riding a bike," Knight says. "You just get on, and ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Alex Figura, chef of Lower48 Kitchen, on the chicken he turned into chewing gum

    Alex Figura Lower48 Kitchen 2020 Lawrence Street 303-942-0262 lower48kitchen.com This is part two of my interview with Alex Figura, exec chef of Lower48 Kitchen; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. Most memorable meal you've ever had: This place in Barcelona, Spain, that was tucked away ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating a Colorado bison Reuben?

    It's all too easy to forget about this adorable cafe and sandwich shop that's parked on an out-of-the-way corner, but the sandwiches, most notably the Reuben surfaced with shavings of Colorado bison pastrami, are delicious. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Food and Drink Resources opens Innovation Center test kitchen in Denver

    Denver is considered a headquarters for fast-casual dining, with chains like Chipotle, Noodles and Co., Garbanzo and Tokyo Joe's all calling Colorado home. That's one of the reasons Denver-based Food and Drink Resources decided to open its new Innovation Center in Centennial. The center not only gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Table to Tavern, owner of Atticus, is now without Table 6

    If you've been to a divorce party, you know that separations are no longer seen as the end of something, but rather the beginning. Still, not everyone likes to broadcast the news of a break-up, not even when it involves business rather than personal matters. Until I began fact-checking this week's r ... More >>

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