New York Times columnist Frank Bruni has weighed in on the story first reported in Westword two weeks ago about a father's attempt to sue a Catholic hospital for the wrongful death of his wife and unborn twin sons. Bruni sums up the way the Catholic hospital reacted -- by trying to dismiss the lawsu ... More >>
Is Colorado at the center of the U.S. cultural divide? Or does it just seem that way because the national media would rather capture America's pulse in Denver than Dayton. Would a little beauty queen's murder have gotten as much coverage if it had happened in Biloxi, not Boulder? But then came Colum ... More >>
By 9 a.m. today I had received at least three e-mails asking how I felt about my "real identity" as Craig Claiborne being outed in a New York Times opinion piece today by Frank Bruni. Last I checked, though, I'm not a long-dead Times food critic. Or am I? Nudge nudge, wink wink.
By 9 a.m. this morning, Westword pot critic William Breathes had received at least three e-mails asking how he felt about his "real identity" being outed in the New York Times today by Frank Bruni, the former Times restaurant critic turned columnist. In a piece titled "Colorado's Marijuana Muddle," ... More >>
In advance of Gretchen Kurtz's debut next week as the new Cafe critic, we asked some of our previous restaurant reviewers to weigh in -- and given their jobs, we do mean weigh in -- with advice for our new newest critic. Kyle Wagner, our reviewer for close to a decade who's now the travel editor at ... More >>
Hickenlooper.John Hickenlooper has not yet been inaugurated as Colorado's next governor, and the city of which he is still mayor -- for another 26 hours or so -- is buried in the sort of snowstorm that shows how much Mother Nature loves mocking Denver's politicians. Remember Bill McNichols? ... More >>
This is part one of Juliet Wittman's interview with Kelly Liken of Restaurant Kelly Liken. Part two will run tomorrow. Kelly Liken Restaurant Kelly Liken 12 Vail Road, Vail 970-479-0175 One of Kelly Liken's finest moments on Top Chef D.C. came when the contestants were challenged to make ... More >>
Kenny Gilbert got booted last night.Are the folks at Bravo as bored with Top Chef as some viewers have started to be? No photos of the food on the website this week. No insider blogs. No Michael Voltaggio telling us how to make the winning dishes, which is the only way I can figure out why th ... More >>
As mentioned earlier this morning, my final book-signing in Denver (at least for the foreseeable future) is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at the Broadway Book Mall (200 South Broadway). That hasn't changed. I'll still be there, in the flesh, signing pen in hand. I'll probably read a bit, s ... More >>
Lori MidsonFuture home of Maxim Prime SteakhouseBack in January, there was speculation that restaurateur and super-rich real estate honcho Jeffrey Chodorow, who had teamed up with Maxim, the bawdy men's magazine, to open a multitude of Maxim Prime steakhouses, would open one right here in Denver, ... More >>
A Gawker.com photo of New York Times restaurant critic Frank BruniFor weeks, ever since Frank Bruni announced that he was going to be packing it in and leaving his gig as restaurant critic for the New York Times, speculation has been running high as to who Dining section editor Pete Wells and the ... More >>
Chefs and restaurateurs in New York City (Jeffrey Chodorow, in particular) are likely breathing a collective sigh of relief at news that Frank Bruni, restaurant critic at the New York Times, is kicking his food beat to the curb to pimp his new memoir, Born Round: the Secret History of a Full-Time Ea ... More >>
What you might have missed this week on Cafe Society...Jason Sheehan got people talking about the best barbecue in Denver. Have an opinion?We had a crush on cans for American Craft Beer Week. Check out our profiles of local breweries perfecting the art of canning craft beer.It was also W ... More >>
Talk about slow service... Hurry up already. Today in Cafe Society: • May is National Hamburger Month -- and CityGrille's eleventh anniversary. • Make a pig of yourself this weekend. • Will The Bachelorette get a pizza the action? • New York Times' restaurant critic Frank Bruni steps away ... More >>
In a town filled with good restaurants, Prima couldnt cut it.
Big-time international restaurant owner Jeffrey Chodorow -- who owns a couple dozen name joints in New York, Vegas and elsewhere, but who you may remember as Rocco DiSpirito's money guy from that unconscionably awful reality show The Restaurant -- got his name in the papers again last week. This ti ... More >>