Yes, the turkey legs are sizzling at the thirtieth annual Taste of Colorado, which has filled Civic Center Park with live music and tasty tidbits from more than fifty restaurants. Although the Taste continues through tomorrow, our slide show is already up and event organizers have announced the winn ... More >>
Grab your turkey legs: The thirtieth annual Taste of Colorado will return to Civic Center Park this weekend, filing the space with more than fifty eateries and food establishments, as well as chef demonstrations. Keep reading for a list of participating food vendors and a taste of what else is on ... More >>
Grab your turkey legs: The Taste of Colorado will return to Civic Center Park on Labor Day weekend. This is the thirtieth incarnation of the festival, but the tradition stretches back much, much further. After the Silver Crash of the 1890s, the city introduced the Festival of Mountain and Plain as a ... More >>
Formulaic, often-repeated recipes are not going to produce the kind of barbecue you buy from a dim, smoke-sputtering cart on the street, or eat at a charmingly tattered mom-and-pop barbeque joint. But if you want fast, moderately priced chicken, brisket and pork, accompanied by fixins' with all the ... More >>
Hard to believe it's November already, but the holidays are quickly approaching -- and so are some of our favorite traditions, like the Champagne Cascade at the Brown Palace Hotel. And there are plenty more events on this week's culinary calendar; here's what's on the menu:
So our most recent Hot Topic post about camera phones at shows generated some interesting responses. Some folks are miffed by the phenomenon, while others, like Dave (no relation, but having that name evidently entitles him to a free entree at Famous Dave's next month, we hear), our commenter ... More >>
The bar at Famous Dave's is back in business.Back in April, a street sweeper almost wiped out the Famous Dave's in Stapleton when it crashed into the front of the building. Although the dining room reopened the next day, the bar area had suffered more damage, and has been shuttered since Apri ... More >>
Hunter StevensFamous Dave's, before a street-sweeper crashed into the bar.April is the cruelest month, not the least because street-sweepers take to the roads in Denver, leaving lots of tickets in their wake. And, in the case of the Famous Dave's at Stapleton, a fair amount of havoc: A privat ... More >>
Lori MidsonLou's Food Bar was a late entry in the new restaurants of 2010Just as he did two years ago with Bones, Frank Bonanno opened a new restaurant, Lou's Food Bar, in the last days of the year. But there was much more action on the Denver dining scene, as documented in our Restaurant rol ... More >>
Lori MidsonChoLon Modern Asian Bistro was one of the big restaurants to open in 2010.While many restaurants closed in 2010, many more restaurants opened -- including such hot spots as ChoLon, Euclid Hall, Green Russell, Lou's Food Bar and, on the very last day of the year, Bittersweet. Here' ... More >>
With the passing of a ceremonial ember procured from the last opened outpost, Famous Dave's, the fifteen-year-old Minnesota-based barbecue chain that hawks ribs and sandwiches all over the country, opened its third Denver location today, just in time for lunch.
Hunter StevensFamous Dave's wants to turn Colorado on to BBQ.Famous Dave's may be a chain, with six locations coming to Colorado in as many years, but the latest restaurant opening in Aurora next month is out to prove that Dave's is more than just a corporate name. "Technically, we are a ch ... More >>
The Taste of Colorado, which opens at 11:30 a.m. today in Civic Center Park, serves up much more than turkey legs, snowcones, kettle corn and roasted nuts -- although those classic snacks are available, too. But there are also restaurants, gourmet carts and other culinary companies with bo ... More >>
Rocky Mountain Turkey Legs, but no Rocky Mountain oysters.This year's Taste of Colorado kicked off today earlier today at Civic Center Park. Westword photographer Johnny Molfetta brings back these photos. Taste of Colorado runs through Monday.
There are plenty of dinners and tastings for oenophiles this week -- plus some beer and St. Germain action thrown in for good measure. Here's a taste of what's to come: Monday, July 26: Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, presents its weekly Monday Night Wine Dinner. This week, winemak ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Last year, we wrote about the Thornton Famous Dave's making Sunday Dave's Day, when anyone named Dave or David could get a free Bud or Bud Light. Quite a deal, huh? Well, all five Colorado Famous Dave's are about to top that offer -- anyone whose first name is Dave, David or ... More >>
The Rockies are heading back to town, which means Coors Field is stocking up. In ascending order, here are the five most popular food items at the Denver ballpark (not including beer): 5. Peanuts 4. Nachos Supreme 3. Foot Long Brat 2. Super Dog 1. Rockie Dog The Rockie Dog is so popular ... More >>
Last night was the sixth anniversary of Mezcal, the Mexican cantina and tequila bar at 3230 East Colfax Avenue that has played host to some of the best and some of the weirdest nights I have spent in the city over the past several years. Last night was also the night that Jesse Morreale and ... More >>
No BBQ tastes better than free BBQ The headline pretty much says it all: In celebration of fifteen years of barbecue-slingin', Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que is offering free 'cue for anyone named Dave. If your first name is Dave, you get one entree free (maximum value $15). Middle name Dave? T ... More >>
I used to love Mr. T cereal....Pity those fools. Today in Backbeat Online: • Freaky Friday: "Treat Your Mother Right." • Q&A with John Osborne of KingBilly. • Last Night: Desolation Wilderness at Rhinoceropolis. • The Denver Boot: Lion Sized at the Larimer Lounge -- 08/02/09. • Fiv ... More >>
Apparently, it's never too early to be thinking about Christmas. At least, not if you're in boozy, hard-rocking outfits such as HOSS or Supersuckers. Those two bands just dropped a limited-edition, split 10" vinyl on July 30 to celebrate Christmas in July. The record features two songs each ... More >>
If you are so fortunate as to be named for the King of the Israelites, the Famous Dave's BBQ outlet in Thornton rules! Because this outlet, and this outlet only (for now), of the 170-store chain has made every Sunday Dave's Day, when anyone with the first name of Dave or David is entitled to a free ... More >>
How many of you are hung over from yesterday? Aside from our managing editor, that is... Today in Backbeat Online: • Well, that's one way to make sure folks are paying attention. • BDRMPPL 7-inch hand delivered by BDRMPRSN. • Young Coyotes Daytrotter Session posted for free download. • Over ... More >>
The Taste of Colorado loses some regulars.
The man, the legend, the ribs.