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Food Network

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    November 19, 2014

    Ina Garten Talks About Latest Barefoot Contessa Book Tonight in Denver

    Three decades ago, Ina Garten was about as far from being a celebrity chef as possible. In 1978 she was working for the White House in the Office of Management and Budget when, looking for a creative outlet, she decided to purchase a specialty-food store with her husband, despite having "no experien ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    Reader: The Food Network Should Be Beating Down My Door

    Do you have what it takes to be the next celebrity chef? Our announcement that the Food Network would be holding a casting call for Food Network Star in Denver on November 1 inspired a number of Howie haters to pop up -- and several people to toss their toque in the ring.... See also: Food Network ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Food Network to Hold Open Casting Call for Food Network Star in Denver

    Think you've got what it takes to bone a chicken in front of a camera, smile as you eat your way through the diners and drive-ins of small-town America or explain the difference between salami and salumi to an audience of millions? The Food Network is hosting a casting call in Denver on Saturday, No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Cafe Aion Chef Dakota Soifer Wins on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen

    Colorado restaurants have had their fair share of interest from the ever-popular Food Network in recent years, and more than one of our chefs have competed head-to-head with other chefs on deathless competition shows like Top Chef. Now our state can crown another TV champ: Dakota Soifer of Boulder's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Reader: Like the Food Network or not, it's had a positive effect on fine dining

    Steve Redzikowski is a busy guy, overseeing the kitchen at Oak at Fourteenth, the Boulder restaurant that he and Bryan Dayton opened three years ago, and growing Acorn, which opened last month in the Source. But then, he doesn't like "lazy cooks," which he offers as one of his biggest pet peeves in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Guy Fieri's Emmy win has a Denver connection

    Denver blog posts like it hot. Denver Egotist on Denver's Citizen Pictures, which took home a daytime Emmy for a Food Network special starring Guy Fieri. Colorado Peak Politics shares an ad boosting the Douglas County School board, which progressives love to hate. Big Media's Jason Salzman on the ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 11, 2013
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    March 14, 2013

    Round two with TAG Burger Bar chef Drew Archer: "If salt is flavor, then acid is life"

    Drew Archer TAG Burger Bar 1222 Madison Street 303-736-2260 www.madisonstreetdenver.com Part one of my interview with Drew Archer, chef of TAG Burger Bar, ran yesterday; this is part two of our chat. Most memorable meal you've ever had: We never really ate out much growing up, so I don't have man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Drew Archer, chef of TAG Burger Bar, on pointing fingers, Ruffles and bacon

    Drew Archer TAG Burger Bar 1222 Madison Street 303-736-2260 www.madisonstreetdenver.com This is part one of my chef interview with Drew Archer, from TAG Burger Bar. Tune in tomorrow for part two of my interview with Archer. The first thing that emerges from the kitchen is a heap of french fries: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Vegan green chile for a seasonal favorite on Meatless Monday

    It's the time of year when dozens of chile stands pop up along Federal Boulevard, complete with roasters. Although some people insist that green chile must have pork, the chiles are really key -- and it's easy to make a good meat-free version. This recipe was adapted from the Sam's No. 3 Kickin' Gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Cupcake Wars champ Doron Petersan on Sticky Fingers' Sweets

    Doron Petersan is the owner of Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats shop in Washington, D.C., but folks around here know her as the vegan cupcake warrior who slayed the Food Network's Cupcake Wars and Cupcake Wars All-Stars competition, alongside Sticky Fingers' head baker Jenny Webb. Petersan's become som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Cupcake Wars champ Doron Petersan onSticky Fingers' Sweets

    Doron Petersan is the owner of Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats in Washington, D.C. -- but folks around here might know her better as the vegan cupcake warrior who slayed the Food Network's Cupcake Wars and Cupcake Wars All-Stars competition, alongside Sticky Fingers' head baker Jenny Webb. Petersan ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Empty your wallets! Tickets to the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen are now on sale

    I'll never forget the first time I attended the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. It was the final year that Julia Child, the late, great American chef who demystified French cuisine -- and passed away in 2004 -- made an appearance at the annual Aspen culinary orgy, back when there was no Food Network, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    The Whale is a big hit -- so big that the Denver Center is adding shows

    Fat people are an entertainment staple these days, from The Biggest Loser to the Food Network's new offering, Fat Chef. Still, you wouldn't really expect a play about a 600-pound man slowly dying in his own living room to garner a whole lot of attention, especially when it's textured and literate an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Round two with Tom Coohill, exec chef/owner of Coohills

    Tom Coohill Coohills 1400 Wewatta Street 303-623-5700 coohills.com This is part two of my interview with Tom Coohill, exec chef/owner of Coohills. Part one of my chat with Coohill appeared in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Hangawi in New York City has the most interesting ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Round two with Scott Yosten, exec chef of Steakhouse 10

    Lori Midson​ Scott Yosten Steakhouse 10 3516 South Elati Street 303-789-0911 www.steakhouse10.com This is part two of my interview with Scott Yosten, exec chef of Steakhouse 10. Part one of my interview with Yosten ran in this space yesterday. Favorite food city: Chicago. The ethnic borough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Alton Brown signs Good Eats 3 at Tattered Cover LoDo

    The Food Network.Alton Brown​When you're the host of a show on the Food Network called Good Eats, as Alton Brown is, then you probably know a thing or two about ... well, good eats. At 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street, Brown will sign and discuss the new cookbook Good Eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Round two with Eric Rivera, exec chef of Cafe|Bar

    Lori Midson​ Eric Rivera Cafe|Bar 295 South Pennsylvania Street 303-362-0227 www.cafebarcolorado.com This is part two of my interview with Eric Rivera exec chef of Cafe|Bar. Part one of my chat with Rivera ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Bouchon, in Napa Valley. The food an ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011
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    September 15, 2011

    Months after filming, three Colorado spots are finally showcased on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    Bang!The owners of Bang! with Guy Fieri last November.​Last November, Food Network personality Guy Fieri rolled into town with a camera crew, making pit stops at Tocabe, Bang! and The Sink in Boulder, where he joked with staffs and sampled dishes for the show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Near ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Mezcal's squash blossom quesadillas and mahi mahi ceviche

    Lori MidsonRoberto Diaz, exec chef of Mezcal​ Cafe Society invited some of our favorite restaurants and food trucks to share samples at Dish, September 9 at Ninth Avenue Historic Park. Here's what they'll be serving: Roberto Diaz Mezcal www.mezcalcolorado.com/ What are you serving at Dish? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Ian Kleinman's heirloom tomato salad and Thai basil space foam

    Lori Midson​ Cafe Society invited some of our favorite restaurants and food trucks to share samples at Dish, September 9 at Ninth Avenue Historic Park. Here's what they'll be serving: Ian Kleinman The Inventing Room inventing-room.com/ What are you serving at Dish? I'm doing an heirloom tom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar's steak tartare

    Lori MidsonSteak tartare from Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar​Cafe Society invited some of our favorite restaurants and food trucks to share samples at Dish, September 9 at Ninth Avenue Historic Park. Here's what they'll be serving: Sergio Romero Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar www.legranddenver.c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Beatrice & Woodsley's beignets

    Lori Midson​ Cafe Society invited some of our favorite restaurants and food trucks to share samples at Dish, September 9 at Ninth Avenue Historic Park. Here's what they'll be serving: Pete List Beatrice & Woodsley beatriceandwoodsley.com/

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Kickin' pork green chile from Sam's No. 3

    Patrick Armatas Sam's No. 3 http://samsno3.com/ What dish are you serving at Dish? We're serving our kickin' pork green chile, as well as our veggie green chile; the pork green chile is easily the most popular item we serve at the restaurants. Customers like it so much, in fact, that they even bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Interstate kitchen Bar's griddled cheese and hot tamale

    Lori Midson​ Andre Lobato Interstate Kitchen Bar www.interstaterestaurant.com/ What are you serving at Dish? Tomato soup with griddled cheese and...

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Round two with Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, exec chef of Frasca Food and Wine

    Lori Midson​ Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson Frasca Food and Wine 1738 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-442-6966 www.frascafoodandwine.com This is part two of my interview with Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, co-owner and executive chef of Frasca Food and Wine. Part one of my chat with Mackinnon-Patterso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    A pizza the pie: Food Network magazine names Pizzeria Locale one of Top 50 in the country

    Lori MidsonFood Network magazine heralds the pizza at Pizzeria Locale​Six months ago, editors from Food Network magazine zigzagged across the country in search of the holy grail -- or, more precisely, the best pizzas in the United States, and in the September issue, on newsstands August 9, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Round two with Andy Martinez, exec chef of Citron New World Bistro

    Lori Midson​ Andy Martinez Citron New World Bistro 3535 South Yosemite Street 303-771-5800 www.citronbistro.com This is part two of my interview with Andy Martinez, exec chef of Citron New World Bistro. Part one of that interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Round two with Mike Sullivan, exec chef of Devil's Food Bakery and Cookery

    Lori Midson​ Mike Sullivan Devil's Food Bakery and Cookery 1020 South Gaylord Street 303-733-7448 www.devilsfoodbakery.com This is part two of my interview with Mike Sullivan, executive chef of Devil's Food Bakery and Cookery. Part one of my chat with Sullivan ran in this space yesterday. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Round two with Noah Stephens, executive chef of Vert kitchen

    Lori Midson​ Noah Stephens Vert Kitchen 704 South Pearl Street 303-997-5941 www.vertkitchen.com This is part two of my interview with Noah Stephens, exec chef/owner of Vert Kitchen. Part one of my chat with Stephens ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I love French ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Round two with Flagstaff House executive chef Mark Monette

    ​ Mark Monette Flagstaff House 1138 Flagstaff Drive, Boulder 303-442-4640 www.flagstaffhouse.com This is part two of my interview with Mark Monette, executive chef of the Flagstaff House. Part one of that interview, in which Monette talks about cooking with Thomas Keller and his disdain for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Round two with Jared Brant, exec chef of Satchel's on 6th

    Lori Midson​ Jared Brant Satchel's on 6th 1710 East Sixth Avenue 303-399-2560 www.satchelson6th.com This is part two of my interview with Jared Brant, executive chef of Satchel's on 6th. Part one of that interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: That's a very ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Round two with Hideaway Steakhouse chef Chris Cina

    Lori Midson​ Chris Cina Hideaway Steakhouse 2345 West 112th Avenue, Westminster 303-404-9939 www.hideawaysteakhouse.com This is part two of my interview with Chris Cina, executive chef of Hideaway Steakhouse. Part one of that interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in Am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Round two with Udi's executive chef Robin Baron

    Lori Midson​ Robin Baron Udi's Pizza Cafe Bar Udi's Bread Cafes (four locations) www.udisfood.com This is part two of my interview with Robin Baron, executive chef of Udi's Pizza Bar, Udi's Bread Cafe and the soon-to-be-open Pickled Lemon in Boulder. Part one of my interview with Baron ran ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Round two with Madison Street's Rob Michaels

    Lori Midson​ Rob Michaels Madison Street 1222 Madison Street 303-736-2260 www.madisonstreetdenver.com This is part two of my interview with Rob Michaels, chef de cuisine at Madison Street. In part one of this interview, Michaels dishes on dumbing down menus, the pitfalls of parsley, and pork ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Sushi Sasa's Wayne Conwell on working for Iron Chef Morimoto, the genius of Jeff Osaka and sushi "edibles"

    Lori Midson​ Wayne Conwell Sushi Sasa 2401 Fifteenth Street 303-433-7272 www.sushisasadenver.com This is part one of my interview with Wayne Conwell, executive chef/owner of Sushi Sasa. Part two of this interview will run tomorrow on the Cafe Society blog. While his toddling friends were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Round two with Table Mountain Inn Grill & Cantina's Luke Mewbourne

    Lori Midson​This is part two of my interview with Luke Mewbourn, executive chef of Table Mountain Inn Grill & Cantina. In part one of that interview, Mewbourn harps on foie gras and Lady Gaga and hails the righteousness of Jim's Burger Haven. Luke Mewbourn Table Mountain Inn Grill & Cantina ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Round two with Pizza Republica's Eric Chiappetta

    Lori Midson​ Eric Chiappetta Pizza Republica 5375 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village 720-489-2030 www.pizzarepublica.com This is part two of my interview with Eric Chiappetta, executive chef of Pizza Republica. In part one of this interview, Chiappetta weighs in on why he believes the cook a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Biker Jim's elk sausage is Susan Feniger's "Best Thing" she ever ate

    Lori MidsonAccording to celeb chef Susan Feniger, Biker Jim's elk dog is one of those things that you must eat before you die.​Four years ago, Susan Feniger, Food Network personality, star chef, restaurateur, a leading authority on Latin cuisine and proponent of street food, was in Denver bum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Tonight: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives brakes for the Bagel Deli

    ​"Tonight's the night, as Neil Young would say," quips Joe Kaplan about tonight's episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, in which Guy Fieri, the bleached-out blond whose hair resembles the scrappy, canary-colored bird from Charlie Brown, brakes at the Bagel Deli, the decades-old shrine to Jew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Round two with Will Cisa, exec chef of the Corner Office

    Lori Midson​Will Cisa The Corner Office 1401 Curtis Street 303-825-6500 www.thecornerofficedenver.com/food/dinner This is part two of my interview with Will Cisa, executive chef of the Corner Office Restaurant Martini Bar. In part one of that interview, Cisa dished on monumental cooking dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Round two with Lon Symensma, exec chef of ChoLon

    Lori Midson​ Lon Symensma ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro 1555 Blake Street 303-353-5223 www.cholon.com This is part two of my interview with Lon Symensma, executive chef of ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro. In part one of that interview, Symensma rips on bird's nests, extols the virtues of lop chong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Chef and Tell, part two: Jorge de la Torre on vegetarians, knives and offal

    Lori Midson​ Jorge de la Torre Johnson & Wales University www.jwu.edu This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Jorge de la Torre, dean of culinary education at Johnson & Wales University. Part one of that interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: The She ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Cafe Society: Week in review

    What you might have missed on this week's Cafe Society...The much anticipated Pho on 6th opened, along with Olivea and Otto's Grill.We got to the root of owner Justin Cucci's dismissal of Root Down's executive chef, Ryan Leinonen.Jason Sheehan geeked out with the Geeks Who Drink and fought a pack of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    How sweet it is for the Savory Spice Shop

    Listen up, y'all! Tomorrow, at 9:30 a.m. on the Food Network, Savory Spice Shop owners Janet and Mike Johnston will appear on Paula Deen's Best Dishes with the queen of Southern cuisine herself. Seems that Miss Deen invited the married couple to her Savannah, Georgia home (just follow the buttah) to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    TV or not TV? That's no question for these chefs

    Chef Hosea Rosenberg Bright knives, big city. The fifth season of Bravo's Top Chef premieres tonight at 8 p.m. MST when seventeen chefs compete in Top Chef: New York. The lineup includes Melissa Harrison, sous chef at Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace in Boulder, and Hosea Rosenberg, exec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2008

    Q&A With Comedian Todd Barry

    Photo by Matthew Rodgers Todd Barry's twenty years in the comedy scene and far-ranging television credentials (Wonder Showzen, Sesame Street, Chappelle's Show, Sex and the City, Hot Off the Grill with Bobby Flay -- plus one of his more recent stints on the tube, the insane bongo-player who nearly b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2008

    Belly Up to the Bar

    Celebrity-starved Denver has a new star -- and he didn't arrive empty-handed. Pastry chef and Food Network personality Keegan Gerhard and his wife, Lisa Bailey, moved to Denver earlier this year, and today they'll unveil D Bar Desserts, their jewel-box of a bakery/dessert bar at 1475 East 17th Aven ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008

    Must See TV

    Calling all couch potatoes! Check out the Food Network this Sunday at 7 p.m. for the Iron Chef America battle between Bobby Flay and Martin Rios of the Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe. Why? Because Chef Rios brought along his brother Daniel Rios as one of his two sous chefs, and Danny happens to wo ... More >>

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