There's a harvest of autumn restaurant openings that I'm looking forward to, but the one that I'm most excited about -- the one that I'm tracking with intense anticipation -- is Session Kitchen, a new restaurant from Breckenridge-Wynkoop that's tentatively slated to open in Platt Park on October 29. ... More >>
"We're moving Phat Thai -- we just don't have a forwarding address yet," quips Mark Fischer, the owner-executive chef of Phat Thai in Cheery Creek, a restaurant that Fischer describes as "a curious new breed of southeast Asian eatery, offering imaginative food and tasty drinks inspired by travels to ... More >>
New York City -- one of the most captivating cocktail capitals of the country -- gets no love from Esquire magazine in its recently published list of the top seventeen bars in America. But, guess what? Two Denver bars -- Ship Tavern and Williams & Graham -- grace the roster, which is becoming a freq ... More >>
Tom Coohill Coohills 1400 Wewatta Street 303-623-5700 coohills.com This is part one of my interview with Tom Coohill, exec chef/owner of Coohills. Part two of my chat with Coohill will appear in this space tomorrow. "This," confides Tom Coohill, "is too good to be on the menu. It's like buttah." ... More >>
You don't need a lot of words to say a lot. For proof, check out these finalists for the short-short fiction contest sponsored by the Aspen Writers Foundation and Esquire. Entries were limited to 78 words, in honor of Esquire's seventy-eighth birthday; they're called "Aspens," in honor of the ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe Pullman, Mark Fischer's new restaurant in Glenwood Springs, just nabbed a spot on Esquire magazine's Best New Restaurants list.In late August, while on a food journey in Glenwood Springs, I had dinner at the Pullman, the newest restaurant -- a farm-to-table venture -- from ch ... More >>
Esquire Magazine has atoned for a huge mistake that Men's Journal made two years ago. Unlike that mag, it's included Denver in its list of the nation's seven best beer cities. The Esquire issue, which just hit newsstands, lists Chicago, Denver, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, St. Louis and ... More >>
Four years ago, in 2006, Tom Coohill, the former Western regional chef and director of culinary standards for Levy Restaurants at the Pepsi Center, left the armpit that some people call Pittsburgh and moved to Denver. "My wife and I had a vision of moving out West -- we're both really outdo ... More >>
Lori Midson Second Home Kitchen Bar executive chef Jeff Bolton Jeff Bolton Second Home Kitchen Bar 150 Clayton Lane 303-253-3000 www.secondhomedenver.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Jeff Bolton, executive chef of Second Home Kitchen Bar. To read the second part of ... More >>
Lori Midson In case you missed it, Esquire magazine just released its globe-groping list of the "15 Bars Every Many Should Drink In Before He Dies." Much to our disappointment, there's not one single Colorado watering hole on the roster, which does, however, ballyhoo bars in San Francisco, Lo ... More >>
Lori Midson Aaron Whitcomb Aaron Whitcomb YaYa's Euro Bistro 8310 East Belleview Avenue, Greenwood Village 303-741-1110 www.yayasbistro.com This is part two of my interview with Aaron Whitcomb. To read part one of that interview, click here. Six words to describe your food: Playful, class ... More >>
Lori Midson Aaron WhitcombAaron Whitcomb YaYa's Euro Bistro 8310 East Belleview Avenue, Greenwood Village 303-741-1110 www.yayasbistro.com Aaron Whitcomb wants to show off his new menu at YaYa's Euro Bistro, the Greenwood Village restaurant whose kitchen he's commanded since April of last ... More >>
For the past several years, deli-obsessed Canadian journalist David Sax has been penning a blog that's dedicated to preserving the Jewish deli, a "hallowed temple of salted and cured meats" that, Sax kvetches, is "endangered and in need of our support." To that end, Sax has now written a boo ... More >>
Since I discovered DJ's Berkeley Cafe (right), I've had breakfast on my mind. Here's a list of the best places in town to get your morning fix.Breakfast King, 300 West Mississippi Avenue. Still the king, always the king. And it's just been tagged by Esquire magazine as one of the best places to eat ... More >>
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