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Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Creole Pork Belly from Limelight Supper Club

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes, including Limelig ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    The Dish on Jensen Cummings, CRA's Philanthropist Award-Winner

    As chef at the now-defunct Row 14, Jensen Cummings was used to being asked to participate in charity events; out of 150 requests, he did 31 events in 2013. And even as he made plans to open his own spot, the Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery, at 2730 South Colorado Boulevard, he was thinking there had t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Reader: What's With Bistro Barbes and Tiny Restaurants Making Patrons Dine Communally?

    This week Gretchen Kurtz reviews Bistro Barbès, a tiny spot in Park Hill that cooks up some big flavors. That's just one of the diminutive dining establishments she's visited recently, which inspired our list of the Ten Best Tiny Restaurants in Denver -- all places that seat forty or fewer. See al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Happy Hour at Charcoal: Cut-Rate yet Refined

    Charcoal's slogan is "Fine dining. Affordable prices," but I can recall being nearly bankrupt a couple of times after ordering too much at this Golden Triangle establishment. When I saw Charcoal's happy-hour menu, I was thrilled that I could pig out without having to make an uncomfortable phone call ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Ice Cream from Little Man

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. Little Man On Whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    The Dish on Blair Taylor, CRA Foodservice Hall of Fame Award Winner

    At Barolo Grill, the Italian restaurant that Blair Taylor opened two decades ago at 3030 East Sixth Avenue, there's only one thing on the menu from twenty years ago: the duck. "I'm not allowed to change it," Taylor says. But he can, and does, think about changing everything else. "You have to keep o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Review: Tiny Bistro Barbès Cooks Up Big Flavors

    Bistro Barbès 5021 East 28th Avenue 720-398-8085 It was early when we arrived at Bistro Barbès, a French-inspired 32-seater that opened this spring in the former home of Pary's on 28th (and, before that, Satchel's Market). Still, it would be another hour before guests outnumbered the good folks m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Reader: Bagel Snobs? Next It Will Be $4 Toast Like in San Francisco

    Has Denver become a city of bagel snobs? That's what one reader suggests, as the debate over Denver bagels versus New York bagels -- as exemplified by Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen -- continues. But according to that same reader, there's another danger lurking on the horizon: designer toast. Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Author and Barbecue Judge Adrian Miller Shares his Rib Tips

    Adrian Miller is a man of many talents and passions -- judging barbecue not least among them. That's not to make light of his other achievements, however. A Denver kid who attended Smoky Hill High School, Miller soon moved on to bigger things, graduating from Stanford University and Georgetown Unive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Nonna's Italian Bistro, Market & Deli Is Generations in the Making

    It took longer than expected to open Nonna's Italian Bistro, Market & Deli in Centennial, the newest restaurant from the Catalano family. But what's a couple of years when you have more than half a century of history behind you? "This is the culmination of the dreams of a generation finally coming t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Olive & Finch Serves a Quick, Casual Brunch

    Sometimes, you're just too famished or have too much to do to deal with waiting for a table, ordering or making a whole big ordeal out of brunch. Solution: Olive & Finch. One of my absolute favorite fast-casual grab-and-go spots, this Uptown gem can seemingly do no wrong. See also: Review: Olive & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Beer Calendar: Oktoberfest, Brewery Anniversaries and Big Beers Fest Tix

    Tickets to the fifteenth annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival, which takes place January 8 through January 10 in Vail, went on sale this morning -- and some of the events have already sold out. Although the events, and the weekend itself, are expensive compared to many beer fests, eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    The Dish on Paul and Aileen Reilly, CRA's Exceptional Newcomer Award Winners

    After cooking around town, including at the late, lamented Encore, Paul Reilly and his sister, Aileen, finally got to open a place of their own last year. And what a place it is! Beast Bottle, at 719 East 17th Avenue, is the restaurant "we conjured in our heads since we were kids," Paul explains. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    The Dish on Alex Seidel, the CRA's Outstanding Professional Award Winner

    "We set out to do a small, simple restaurant, not to blaze any trails," Alex Seidel, chef-owner of Fruition, told Westword two years after he opened that award-winning restaurant."The positive reaction has been fantastic, but we never expected this kind of attention. I'm just a simple chef who cooks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Vegan Tamales from Tamales Especiales

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. The mobile food c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Five Food Events to Whet Your Appetite for DISH, Denver Food and Wine

    After a long holiday weekend, the work week might be starting out slow -- but it's building to quite a culinary finale, with the tenth annual Denver Food and Wine grand tasting on Saturday (with related events starting Wednesday) and Westword's twentieth annual DISH on Sunday. Keep reading for tidbi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Reader: Let's Have a Panel of Experts Judge Between Black Sheep and Rosenberg's!

    It's been a big summer for Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen, which opened in July in a Welton Street storefront and has been packing in the customers ever since. But owner Josh Pollack's claims that he makes an authentic "New York-style" New York native Eden Myles has spent years in the bagel biz i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Khazana Indian Restaurant Focuses on Tamil Cuisine

    A drive into the southern suburbs on a weekend can feel like you're entering a deserted city. Traffic after rush hour is light and once the sun begins to set, people seem to clear out like they're expecting the vampires to come out. Places that normally do a brisk lunch business -- like Khazana, wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Patio of the Week: Weather the Changing Seasons at the Source

    What's better than one great patio? Two! This week's featured patio brings a double dose of outdoor seating, plus an indoor space that offers the perfect bridge between summer patio time and warmer seating to escape autumn's chill. The Source, if you don't already know, is an artisan collective on B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Five Behind-the-Scenes Takes on Being a Restaurant Critic, After 100 Reviews

    When people find out what I do for a living, they always ask two things: 1) What's your favorite restaurant? And 2) What's it like to be a critic? I'll save the answer to the first question for our 31st edition of Best Of Denver next spring. But with one more week to go before my hundredth review, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Orange Empanadas From The Orange Crunch

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. The Orange Crunch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Bloody Marys from The Real Dill

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. Away from the gri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Sweet Things from WaterCourse Bakery

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. WaterCourse Baker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Mediterranean sandwich from Silvi's Kitchen

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. Silvi's Kitchen ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Buns n' Dumplings from Manna From Heaven

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. Like Manna From H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Farm-Fresh Salad from Scratch Burrito

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. Like Scratch Burr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Ten Top Culinary Events Over Labor Day Weekend in Denver

    Labor Day is Monday, bringing with it a long weekend to celebrate the last days of summer. And there's plenty to do both in the mountains and here in the city. A Taste of Colorado will be taking over Civic Center Park, you can head to the hills for a couple of food fests...and a river of beer will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    The Denver Bagel Versus The New York Bagel

    New York native Eden Myles has spent years in the bagel biz in Denver, so when Josh Pollack opened Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen and started touting his authentic "New York" bagel, he got a rise out of Myles. See also: Josh Pollack Is on a Roll With Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    First Look: Asbury Provisions Opens Labor Day With 25 Tap Handles

    Provisions seems to be one of the latest restaurant catch words, both nationally and locally. Portland has Olympic Provisions, San Francisco is home to State Bird Provisions and Houston has the unadorned Provisions. Here in town, chef Alex Seidel is about to open Mercantile Dining & Provision at Uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    ViewHouse Opens Second Location in Former Trail Dust Steakhouse Today

    Tonight the brand-new Centennial/DTC ViewHouse will kick off a weekend of grand opening events to usher in a new era of drinking, dining and partying. Most of this ViewHouse in Centennial is as modern and flashy as its older Ballpark sibling, but a touch of the former occupant of the property -- the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    First Look: BSide Brings Fried Chicken and Community to City Park

    Way back when record companies issued 45 rpm records in advance of a full album release, those little black discs had two sides; the A-side was the radio-friendly song that the producer hoped would become a hit. Songs on the B-side, however, weren't always considered a band's best work. But those B ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 28, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Smoked Trout Snack From Lola

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. Lola Mexican Fish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Happy Hour at the Rosa Mia Inn: That Warm and Fuzzy Feeling

    The Rosa Mia Inn could be the neighborhood bar on the corner that movies and TV always told you was out there. The service is as warm as the beer is cold, and there's a feeling of nostalgia and bonhomie that no amount of reclaimed lumber or restaurant consultants could provide. Almost as important - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Peruvian Cookies from Azucar Bakery

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. South Broadway's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Tacos and Burritos from El Taco De Mexico

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. El Taco De Mexico ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Review: Range Brings a Taste of the Mild, Wild West to Downtown Denver

    Range 918 17th Street 720-726-4800 Like the Great American West implied by its name, Range is a place with big ambitions. These are hinted at in the shiny metallic banquettes (gold fever?) and the walnut communal tables sized in anticipation of crowds. They're also implicit in the fact that Range, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Bacon and Belly for Brunch at Beast Bottle

    Brother and sister duo Paul and Aileen Reilly can often be seen pouring their heart and soul into every aspect of Beast Bottle, Aileen running the front of the house while Paul heads the kitchen. Known for its in-house butchery program, the restaurant has a whole pig delivered to the restaurant ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Chef and Tell: Chef Brady Marcotte of Table Top

    "If it's not right, it's wrong." Those are the words of wisdom that chef Brady Marcotte of Table Top, which opened this summer in Park Hill, learned from Steven Redzikowski, chef and co-owner of Boulder's Oak at Fourteenth and Acorn in Denver. Marcotte, who worked for Redzikowski for two years and h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Six Tidbits About Dining in Denver Collected Over 100 Reviews

    Being a restaurant critic is a bit like being a colander. Every time I enter a restaurant, I'm filling myself up, both literally and figuratively, with thoughts about everything from how the sauce tasted to lighting and noise levels to whether or not the server knew his stuff. When it's time to writ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Beer Calendar: Get Your Brews With Lemon, Cinnamon, Ginger, Orange and Chocolate

    Two bi-partisan groups of Colorado lawmakers -- a crew that is often woefully unfamiliar with this state's craft-beer industry -- will make their way to a pair of breweries this week as part of a program created by the Colorado Brewers Guild called Hop the Vote. A team of state senators will be at D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Korean Lettuce Wraps from Dae Gee

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. Dae Gee, named Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Spring Salad from Interstate Kitchen

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes.Interstate Kitchen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Lechuga's Has Been Sold, Owners Retiring

    Lechuga's, one of the last old-school red-sauce joints lingering in the once Italian-heavy Lower Highland neighborhood (LoHi to hipsters, but simply the northside to longtime residents) has been sold and is throwing a retirement celebration for owners Chuck Lechuga and Rachael Vigil tomorrow. The Le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Pork Bulgogi at Dae Gee

    No. 79 Pork Bulgogi at Dae Gee 7570 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster 720-540-0700 Dae Gee's menu might be a little confusing for a novice to Korean cuisine, and even the well-versed might find a few dishes intimidating (like gohp chang jun gol -- beef intestines and tripe). But you can't go wrong wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Colorado's Ten Best Breweries for Music Fans

    It's no surprise that music and beer are meant to be together, especially in Colorado. Still, there are a handful of local breweries that like to turn it up a notch when it comes to supporting Colorado's music. We've picked out ten of the best places for music fans to find their microbrews. You'll f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Ceviche from Adelita's Cocina y Cantina

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. Like Adelitas Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Slow Food Denver Offers Microgrants to Local Food Organizations

    Slow Food USA is about more than just cooking and enjoying good food while decrying the downfalls of the average American diet. According to Krista Roberts, director of Slow Food Denver, the organization is committed to "good, clean, and fair food." As part of that mission, the organization created ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: A Samoa Doughnut from Glazed and Confuzed

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. Like Glazed and ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Brioche French Toast from Fooducopia

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. Like Fooducopia, ... More >>

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