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Food and Cooking

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    September 30, 2014

    Sobo 151 Offers Czech Food and Dive Bar Comfort

    October is a month of transition -- change defines the weather, the length of the days, the leaves in the trees. October is the month to dress a little warmer, grab a bigger beer and indulge in some hearty, traditional food. German food and beer seem appropriate even if Oktoberfest in Munich officia ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Reader: Everyone Likes Nostalgia and Kitsch, But the Food at These Old-Timers Sucks

    This summer saw a record number of eateries opening in metro Denver -- but many restaurants also celebrated big anniversaries, including New York Deli News (25th anniversary), Briarwood Inn (35th anniversary) and Wazee Supper Club (40th anniversary). And all of those are relative newcomers compared ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Marg's Expanding Into New Territory and Concepts -- and Adding Lamb Tacos

    Another one of those national food days is coming up, the kind of celebration cooked up by a promotional board to sell more almonds or goat milk. This Saturday it's National Taco Day, which appears to be fabricated with the sole intention of selling novelty calendars. According to nationaltacoday.co ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Beer (and Tequila) Here: Ten Top Culinary Events this Week

    The Great American Beer Festival starts Thursday, and beery events will be spilling out all over town. But there are many other events that should whet your appetite, including a celebration of the harvest at Lola. Keep reading for a taste of this week's culinary calendar. See also: Lost Highway Br ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Blackbird Will Land in Former Handlebar Space Next Month

    Table to Tavern partners Rob Lanphier, Brian Midtbo and Angie Midtbo opened Atticus early this year in a space claimed from the back of Boone's, their University of Denver sports bar. Now they're merging two former restaurant spaces -- the Handlebar & Grill and Abo's Pizza -- into one new concept ca ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Oysters at Jax Fish House Glendale

    No. 71 Oysters at Jax Fish House Glendale 650 South Colorado Boulevard 303-756-6449 Now that we're back into months containing the letter "r," it's safe to eat oysters again, right? That old superstition hasn't held much water since the advent of modern refrigeration, but there's some truth to the ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    DinnerLab's Pop-Up Experiment Comes to Denver

    Chef Danny Espinoza walked right off a flight from New York and was shuffled to a cramped kitchen in Arvada to cook for a hundred strangers. It was his first time on the line in Colorado. "I always wanted to come here," the vivacious Chicagoan chef says of Denver. "They're like, 'Hey, you're launchi ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Denver Loves Oktoberfest, According to Facebook

    If you're a Denverite who loves social media and German beer, you've probably already hoisted your one-liter mug and toasted "der Gem├╝tlichkeit" at either Denver's official Oktoberfest downtown or at one of the many bars and restaurants partaking in the annual Bavarian festival. We know what you've ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Chefs Collaborative Brings the Kitchen, Frasca and Chipotle Together for Sustainability Summit

    Chefs Collaborative is an organization that works to educate chefs and create a network to promote responsible and sustainable ways to source, cook and serve food. This Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, the group is hosting its annual Sustainable Food Summit in Boulder, with a targeted theme of "Moving mo ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Ristorante Lo Stella to Open in Gallo di Nero Location in Golden Triangle

    The list of restaurants that have occupied the 1135 Bannock Street address in the Golden Triangle keeps growing: Chances, Wolfie's and Bambino's came and went over the years before Fired Up closed after little over a year due to an electrical fire and re-opened as Gallo di Nero under the same owners ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Lost Highway Brewing Opens Tonight in Denver -- After Three Years in the Making

    At long last, Lost Highway Brewing, which has been in the planning stages or under construction for three full years, is opening -- and fast: tonight at 5 p.m. Owned by James and Tina Pachorek, who also own the Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe next door, Lost Highway will have six beers on tap: a pils ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Happy Hour at Central Bistro: Cheers to the View

    I was wandering the Highland neighborhood, hunting for that most rare of beasts: a happy hour that runs until 7 p.m. Once the clock hits six, it's time for most restaurants to put away the small menus, top off that happy hour sangria and roll out the red carpet for the folks who actually spend, you ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Pickled Lake Michigan Perch at Trillium

    No. 72 Pickled Lake Michigan Perch at Trillium 2134 Larimer Street 303-379-9759 Upper Larimer's Trillium brings Scandinavia to Denver, by way of the Great Lakes. Chef-owner Ryan Leinonen grew up in Michigan, where Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish influences shaped the food he grew up with. This shows ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Why These Three Restaurateurs Went Into the Food Industry

    People who want an easy life don't go into the food industry. Hours are long, you're on your feet all day, and margins are tight. So why does anyone do it? Some, like Erin Markham, owner of Saucy Noodle Ristorante -- which I review this week -- literally grew up in the restaurant. "I was raised her ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Review: At Fifty, Saucy Noodle Ristorante Feels Like an Old Friend

    Saucy Noodle Ristorante 727 South University Boulevard 303-733-6977 In August, just days after the owners of Lechuga's, one of Denver's oldtime Italian restaurants, sold their spot and retired, Saucy Noodle Ristorante celebrated a different kind of milestone: its fiftieth anniversary. Curious to s ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Reader: Why Do Most Restaurants Use So Much Salt and Sugar? Cheap Flavor

    Where do you go for healthy food? Gretchen Kurtz gets that question a lot, and last week she reviewed LYFE Kitchen, a link in a California-based chain that wopened in Park Meadows last month. A meal at LYFE -- "Eat Good Food Everyday" --isn't supposed to just fill you up; it's supposed to make you f ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Breckenridge-Wynkoop CEO Lee Driscoll Talks About Wazee Supper Club's 40th Anniversary

    The Wazee Supper Club has been holding down the corner of 15th and Wazee streets for forty years, in a part of town that's seen more change than there are pizza toppings on the Wazee menu. Gone are the viaducts that sent traffic over, instead of through, the part of downtown that's now called LoDo b ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Twelve Denver Restaurants That Have Hit Fifty -- and Are Still in the Family

    The Saucy Noodle, which Gretchen Kurtz reviews this week, celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in August -- a remarkable record for a restaurant that's still in the founding family's hands. But it's not the only place in the area run by family members fifty years after it opened. Up in Louisville, th ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Park House Turns Two With Parking Lot Party, New Menu by Jezebel's Scott Durrah

    Park House made an immediate impression when it opened in late 2012 on Colfax Avenue, making our list of the ten best new bars for that year. Now the little craftsman cottage that features live music, including bluegrass music every Wednesday, is marking its second anniversary this weekend with a pa ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Beer Calendar: Fresh Hops, Odell's 25th Birthday and the Run-Up to GABF

    The Great American Beer Festival lands on Denver October 2-4, along with myriad other craft beer events around town. How to get back and forth? Uber, the car-ride service has launched a promotion called the Battle of the Breweries. More than twenty beer makers in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins (w ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Smoked Turkey Croque-Madame at Acorn

    No. 73 Smoked Turkey Croque-Madame at Acorn 3350 Brighton Boulevard 720-542-3721 Acorn in the Source has been earning praise almost since the day it opened. Of chef and co-owner Steve Redzikowski's now-iconic kale and apple salad, our restaurant critic Gretchen Kurtz wrote: "The recipe is now a clas ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Harvest Week Kicks Off With Grapes V. Grains Tonight

    It's Harvest Week, and more than thirty of EatDenver's restaurants are hosting a series of pop-up dinner parties at the GrowHaus. The series starts today and will conclude with a grand finale brunch on Sunday. See also: Eighteen Tastiest Events on This Week's Culinary Calendar

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    September 23, 2014

    You're Actually Welcome at Little India

    There are nights when I crave the unique and adventurous, the dishes with names I can't pronounce and ingredients I've never heard of, much less shopped for or cooked at home -- tropical fruits with pungent or savory back notes, the odd bits of meat that never even see a grocery-store butcher counte ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Double Up on Drinks to Beat the Crowd at the Tavern Uptown

    I have to drag myself to The Tavern Uptown when friends ask me to meet them there. I'm always surprised how much I dislike the place, considering the amazing patio and the bar's wealth of drink specials. When push comes to shove, going there usually makes me cringe. But last time I visited, manageme ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Eighteen Tastiest Events on This Week's Culinary Calendar

    Summer is ending, but there's a corncopia of fall food events on our culinary calendar -- everything from movies to wine dinners to classs to the return of the blind dinner to the 2014 Harvest Week series. Keep reading for a taste of what's on this week's schedule... See also: Five Walk-Up Windows ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Brazen Set to Open This Weekend in West Highland's Village Garden

    Opening a restaurant in a retail strip next to a dentist's office doesn't exactly scream "sexy." But if you combine a little sweat equity with years of industry experience, a former frozen yogurt shop can be transformed into someplace warm and sensuous with equal parts urban sophistication and DIY ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Perry's Steakhouse & Grill Opens Today at Park Meadows

    The owners of Texas-based chain Perry's Steakhouse and Grille must be confident that Denver either loves meat or that there are enough ex-pat Texans populating our southern suburbs to keep its dining room full. Even though Perry's has ten other locations, its newest addition, snug up against Park Me ... More >>

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    September 20, 2014

    Squeaky Bean Hosts Bill Murray Bingo Birthday Bash Sunday

    Bill Murray turns 64 years old on Sunday, September 21, and the Squeaky Bean will celebrate that momentous occasion with a blowout brunch. While there's no guarantee that Murray will be there, Bean owner Johnny Ballen met Murray, a Regis University graduate, at a college reunion, and after a 2012 Co ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    From Oktoberfest to the BigWonderful, the Top Ten Events This Weekend

    Oktoberfest rolls into the Balllpark neighborhood this weekend -- the 45th annual incarnation of the event that got its start in Larimer Square. And this is far from the only Oktoberfest in the metro area; the gang's all beer this time of year. You can also celebrate fall at a chile festival, a bloc ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Beer Flights Takes Off Today at Denver International Airport

    Inspired by both Oktoberfest and the Great American Beer Festival, Beer Flights at DIA will start pouring at 11 a.m. today. The beer garden in a fenced-off section in the center of the main terminal will feature ten Colorado craft brewers: Avery, Breckenridge, Bristol, Dry Dock, Left Hand, New Belgi ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Hosea Rosenberg to Serve Breakfast in Blackbelly Market's Parking Lot Until Restaurant Opens

    Hosea Rosenberg is a pretty big name in the area, ever since he won season five of Food Network's Top Chef. That's why residents who may not otherwise follow the Front Range restaurant scene are still interested in Rosenberg's soon-to-open Blackbelly Market, a restaurant, market and butcher shop tha ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    Harvest Week Is Coming -- Join Our Winner at Grapes v. Grains Showdown and Other Events

    Update: Fall is in the air -- and that means Harvest Week is right around the corner. Next week, EatDenver will again host a series of pop-up parties at The GrowHaus, featuring more than thirty independent restaurants in Denver. The fun runs from September 23 through September 27 -- four dinners and ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    Happy Hour at the Horseshoe Lounge: It Must Be a Neighborhood Thing

    What's best about The Horseshoe Lounge is that it's competent and comfortable. What's worst is that it's competent and comfortable. It's almost unfair for an out-of-towner to judge this neighborhood bar on the basis of one quick-and-dirty happy hour, but the regulars here must feel something special ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Cinnamon Rolls at the Duffeyroll Cafe

    No. 74 Cinnamon Rolls at the Duffyroll Cafe 1290 South Pearl Street, 303-953-6890 4994 East Hampden Avenue, 303-753-9177 5198 South Broadway, Englewood, 303-996-5900 1600 Blake Street, 303-623-0654 The Duffeyroll Cafe started out as a pushcart on the 16th Street Mall and opened its first permanent ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    French Restaurant Amass Opens This Evening in Jefferson Park

    Restaurateurs are constantly balancing the desire to pioneer hot new neighborhoods with the business need to tap into a safe customer base. Corner House, which closed in the RiverClay condo building in Jefferson Park earlier this year, may have just been ahead of its time for the neighborhood. Since ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Review: LYFE Kitchen Has Good Intentions, But Needs More

    LYFE Kitchen 8505 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree 303-706-9100 A meal at LYFE Kitchen isn't just supposed to fill you up; it's supposed to make you feel good. Founded three years ago in California by a pair of former McDonald's executives and an investment banker, this rapidly expanding chain, ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Cook Street's Chef John Parks Talks Teaching and Cooking in Denver's Growing Dining Scene

    Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, the downtown program that offers curricula for home cooks as well as budding professionals, recently offered a class in pickling and canning. I'd been to the school a couple of times years ago for corporate team-building events, but this time it was just my wife ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Beer Calendar: A New Brewery, Anniversaries, Olympics, and Craft Beer Parties Galore

    The Colorado Brewers Guild unveiled a new logo and marketing campaign this week titled, "Colorado: The State of Craft Beer." The campaign includes signage and merchandise and will eventually roll out a a new website along with a State of Craft Beer festival. There are currently more than two hundred ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Yura's Modern Asian Kitchen Adds to the Mix at Beauvallon

    It's good to see the retail shops at Beauvallon finally settling down, with restaurants and cafes DiFranco's, 100% de Agave and Drip Coffeehouse all maintaining a steady presence over the past couple of years, and even Denver tapas stalwart the 9th Door opening a second location here. While Attivo P ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Sample a Slice of Uptown at the Uptown Sampler Tonight

    A lot has changed since the Uptown Sampler Restaurant Crawl began crawling nearly thirty years ago, and today you can get a taste of the changes. The Uptown Sampler is celebrating its 27th year with a taste of 27 restaurants in Denver's Uptown neighborhood between 5 and 8:30 p.m. See also: Ace a ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Tiffin's Dishes Up Bolder Indian Street Food in Boulder

    When Tiffin's opened on Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder three years ago, the fast-casual restaurant was completely vegetarian. Over time, the menu has grown from a focus on the street food of southern India, adding more familiar -- at least to Front Range palates -- curries, kabobs and biryanis. Still, m ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Sunnyside Burger Bar Starts Flipping Burgers Today

    Sunnyside Burger Bar opens today on the edge of Sunnyside and the Lower Highland neighborhood. We stopped by a day early to see if there's anything new under the sun for residents of the area. Burgers, as the sign says, are the name of the game here, in a relaxed setting with service that falls some ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Cap City Tavern Extends Patio Season for Outdoorsy Types

    Our desire for patio pleasures doesn't fade with the coming of fall. In fact, Denver loves its cool-weather patios: The opportunity to don hats and scarves while wrapping our beers in mittened hands reminds us of mountain nights around a fire. But while we love the cool, open air, it's helpful to fi ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Ten Top Events on the Culinary Calendar This Week

    Despite what many Americans think, Cinco De Mayo is not Mexico's version of our Fourth of July. In fact, Mexico marks its independence starting September 15, followed by a full day of celebration tomorrow in honor of Grito de Dolores. But Mexican restaurants aren't the only spots rolling out special ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    The Top Five Ways the Olive Garden Needs to Get Its Act Together

    This has been a bad week for the Olive Garden. First, its new "Never Ending Pasta Pass" promo has been poked at -- or outright kicked -- by almost everyone on the earth (Jimmy Kimmel's poke was particularly hilarious) and then Olive Garden investor Starboard Value slaps the chain with a nearly three ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Brian Laird Will Soon Have That Kitchen of His Own at Sarto's

    It's been a long time coming -- but Brian Laird, who'd hoped to open Sarto's last fall, is finally nearing the finish line for his Italian restaurant and market. Back in early 2013, when Laird first talked to us about Sarto's, he said he hoped to create "a Northern Italian restaurant that's welcomin ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Two Menu Specials for Mexican Independence Day -- and a Recipe From Kachina

    Mexican Independence Day officially starts at midnight tonight, marking Father Miguel Hidalgo's cry for independence to rally the people of Mexico in 1810. Mexican restaurants throughout the Denver area will be helping guests celebrate with specials and parties. Some are rolling out one-day deals, w ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Udon Noodles at Bones

    No. 75 Udon Noodles at Bones 701 Grant Street 303-860-2929 When we namedBones the Best New Restaurant in the Best of Denver 2009, we said the tiny eatery was less a noodle bar and more "a loose conglomeration of plates and styles and techniques that came together only because one man thought to stic ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Chiles en Nogada at Chili Verde

    No. 76 Chiles en Nogada at Chili Verde 2311 Federal Boulevard 720-287-2296 Mexican Independence Day is only a few days away, so what better way to celebrate than with one of Denver's most unique Mexican dishes: chiles en nogada. Created in Puebla, Mexico, the dish captures the colors of the Mexican ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Five Iconic Dishes From Denver Restaurants That Keep Customers Coming Back

    The hazelnut-crusted prawns deserve to be the signature dish at Barolo Grill. Instead, it's the braised duck, which has taken a few turns over the years -- a little balsamic here, some Kalamata olives there -- but remains a top seller. More than that, though, it's a dish that draws people through th ... More >>

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