The state's best mixologists will be pouring it on -- and pouring out the drinks -- Sunday, April 26, at the first Colorado Cocktail Classic competition, sponsored by the Colorado Bartenders Guild. Go to Trios Enoteca,1730 Wynkoop Street, at 6 p.m. to cheer on your favorite bartenders and enjoy some ... More >>
The first time I tried Ethiopian food, I was visiting my friend, Mat, in Montreal. We'd met the previous summer on a train headed to Berlin, and since we were both backpacking solo around Europe and trying to get to Prague, which had just suffered a flood, we found ourselves staying in the same ho ... More >>
The sandwich: Boccaccio Crostone
What's on it: Fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, pesto and tomato on grill-pressed bread
Where to get it: Parisi (4401 Tennyson Street, 303-561-0234)
How much: $7.99
I'm a horrible American cliché when it comes to all things Italian.
I love the food, the wine, ... More >>
My review of Bones -- Frank Bonanno's new restaurant at 701 Grant Street -- was a love letter, a total crush note from one shameless omnivore to another, to the kind of guy who would put bone marrow, ice cream, escargot and udon all on the same menu, from the kind of guy who would gladly ... More >>
I've always been surprised that a city like Denver can support more than one dim sum restaurant. San Francisco? Sure. New York? Absolutely. But dim sum is something special, and this Chinese brunch rarely seems to travel too far outside major metropolitan areas. Most of the time, a medium-sized ... More >>
The Denver Tech Center is full of movers and shakers who could probably use some sustenance to support them while they watch the market fall. Now they can find it, fast, at the Bombay Bowl. The fast-casual spot at 12023 East Arapahoe Road in Centennial opened on February 20. It's the brainchild of ... More >>
Being a vegetarian sometimes means feeling like you're always a bridesmaid and never the bride. Sure, that gnocchi entree is delicious, but meat eaters who go to to Italian restaurants get to order both primi pasta dishes and secondi meat dishes for a full three- or four-course meal.
I've always ... More >>
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Head to the Avery Tap Room, 5763 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, at 5 p.m. today to get a taste of Brabant, first in the ... More >>
Mark MangerLocanda del Borgo chef/owner Giancarlo Macchiarella.This week's review of Locanda del Borgo got me thinking about other spots in town where the view of Italy stops at the door -- which exist wholly as Colorado restaurants that just happen to serve Italian food. What follows is a list of ... More >>
For fresh, vegetarian- and vegan-friendly Japanese food at a super-affordable price, Taki's always fills the bill. Located at 241 East Colfax Avenue along a seedy strip, Taki's has been feeding the masses for over fifteen yearsand has been a mainstay stop for my husband and his friends since h ... More >>
Fresh, salty chips, burning hot salsa and maybe the best vegetarian red chile in Denver -- these are just a few of the reasons that I frequent Taqueria Patzcuaro at 2616 West 32nd Avenue. An even bigger draw, though, is the chile relleno burrito, an absolute genius invention that starts with a tor ... More >>
Okay, so I have a little more info now, courtesy of someone who talked with the chef (through translators) just the other day.
Come to find that the chef who bailed out of Super Star is the new owner of Star Kitchen (along with his wife) -- the two of them long-time veterans of the restaur ... More >>
My review of the Celtic Tavern (which will be posted here later today) started an interesting conversation among some of the more Hibernian-leaning staff at the Westword office, chewing over why Denver seems incapable of opening and maintaining a decent Irish bar. (RIP, Duffy's Shamrock.)
This di ... More >>
I love Italian food. So much, in fact, that I once spent a month in Florence taking Italian language classes -- that I then immediately put to the test in my Italian cooking classes. Not a word of English was spoken, and sure, there was some confusion (my book of Italian recipes, filled with my il ... More >>
"You know what they call French food in Paris?" the chef asked, repeating his shtick.
"What, chef?" I responded, my fingers sore and shredded from peeling hard-boiled eggs under tap water, my brain numbed from hours of prep. I'd heard the question before, as well as the answer, but that didn't mat ... More >>
In the Best of Denver 2008, Jason Sheehan proclaimed Izakaya Den, the Japanese restaurant at 1518 South Pearl Street, as the Best New Restaurant last year.
And now Izakaya's gone one better -- by adding weekend lunch, which could well be the most exotic brunch in town. The restaurant is now serving ... More >>
The space is simple, almost iconic Japantown nouvelle, with wood and steel and stone all polished to a high and gleaming gloss, mismatched walls in shades of lime and mustard, one of those trickling fountain things and abstract sculptures of fish on the walls done in shiny, candy-co ... More >>