• Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Brunch at Session Kitchen: A Sensory Overload in all the Right Ways

    With a playful twist on tapas-style dining, Session Kitchen encourages sharing globally inspired, locally sourced, seasonally influenced cuisine in large and small portions. Weekend brunch is the re-conceptualized version of its lunch menu, which management did away with a few months back, so it's s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    The Top Five New Taco Bell "Dollar Cravings" Menu Items

    Taco Bell has gone and done it again, and by "it" I mean given me another reason to fuck my common sense into the dirt and hit the drive-through, late at night, like the filthy pintos and cheese addict I am (but try not to be). Bell's new "Dollar Cravings" menu has eleven items on it, but only five ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Session Kitchen axes weekday lunch hours

    If you're headed to Old South Pearl for lunch, you'll now have one fewer option: Session Kitchen has discontinued its extended brunch service from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday -- but will keep those hours and the same brunch menu Friday through Sunday. See also: The ten best new restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Gathering of the Juggalos: The hunt for the mythical, super secret Juggalo burritos

    Daniel Hill and Drew Ailes are covering the annual Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois for our sister publication, The Riverfront Times. One of the true hardships that we face as a nation is the omnipresent problem of being surrounded by booze and stimulating foods. In the comfor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Best Chef: A nostalgic look back at our Best of Denver chef winners

    In just a few short hours from now, the Best of Denver 2013 will start hitting the street -- and the web. This year's edition is packed with more than 400 winners (we're still counting). One of the most anticipated categories in our Food & Drink section is also one of the the most coveted: Best Chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    My five worst school lunches

    Public school students are being awfully whiny about their school lunches right now. The reason is because the United States Department of Agriculture just restructured standards for school lunches for the first time in over a decade, and now students have to eat more fruits, vegetables and whole gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Beer calendar for the week ahead: The Copper Kettle opens and the Wynkoop medicates

    Copper Kettle Brewing​American Craft Beer Week starts in a little less than three weeks, but the nine (yes, nine!) breweries in Fort Collins have already banded together to brew a collaboration beer that celebrates the seven days that Congress dedicated to the quaffing of craft brew. C.B. & P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Las Hamburguesas flips mega-burgers in the kitchen of Valverde Country Club

    Lori Midson​If you've ever been to the Valverde Country Club, a somewhat unsavory bar at 1319 West Alameda Avenue, then you know that the country club moniker is a little like comparing Fritos to foie gras. Still, the beers are ultra-cheap, the clientele, animated (to say the least), and now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Ever time I blow through the door at this, one of our favorite Denver restaurants, I fall completely head over heels for the menu, easily one of the most playful and provocative in the city, in part, thanks to the chef, who continues to push the culinary envelope, dropping bombshe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Smell-o-vision: Sense BMoCA and the aroma of art

    What is that smell?​Using the works of Stephen Batura as inspiration, perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz will combine sight and scent for a live audience tonight at Sense BMoCA, where she will mix up new perfumes on the spot toward the end of answering one of life's most persistent questions: What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    In the kitchen with Jack-n-Grill's Jack Martinez: Frito pie

    ​Self-described green chile warrior Jack Martinez, the owner/chef of two Jack-n-Grill restaurants (a third outlet, in Westminster, will open in October), and the subject of this week's Chef and Tell interview, has a huge family that benefits from his cooking capabilities. One of their favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Lunch at Farro? It's about time

    ​I first met Matt Franklin through his cuisine...I wrote in April of last year, when I first visited Franklin's then-new restaurant, Farro. Under the neon, tile and blue Miami Vice lights at 240 Union in Lakewood, he made me amazing lobster corn dogs, served in a plastic basket with homemade ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Dreaming of Tuscan meatloaf at Farro

    I met Matt Franklin through his cuisine -- screwjack Californian with a heavy dose of Colorado pride and a squirrelly streak of fusion that should've made me want to throw something at his head but, instead, kept his style fresh and surprising. Under the neon, tile and blue Miami Vice lights at 240 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Sonic introduces new dollar menu

    Following in the footsteps of such rival fast-food chains as Burger King, McDonald's and Wendy's, Sonic Drive-In is now offering twelve items for a dollar each on its new Everyday Value Menu. The deals are available all day long, and include the Jr. Deluxe Burger, Chicken Strip Sandwich, Jr. Fritos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    1st Annual BCS Corporate Sponsor Bowl Quiz Presented by

    Last night, college football’s bowl season came to an end when the coveted ADT National Championship trophy was awarded to the Louisiana State Tigers following their defeat of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Allstate BCS National Championship game. The corporate names littering that last sentence g ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 14, 2005

    Live Long and Prosper

    The state of 240 Union is very, very good.

  • Dining

    July 22, 2004

    Patty Melt

    In this heat, only a cheeseburger will do. A great one, like the cheeseburger at Bud's.

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Do You Believe?

    Long-suffering Nuggets fans tell tales worth hearing -- at last.

  • News

    December 25, 2003

    Year in Review: Pop Quiz

    Consider this your final exam on the past year. Cheating is encouraged, bribes will be accepted -- and grades will be posted at City Hall.

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    Pop Quiz

    March 6, 2003

  • Dining

    January 31, 2002

    Green Light

    Go directly to Jack-n-Grill for true New Mexican chile.

  • Dining

    February 22, 2001

    The Bite

    A tasty tour of Sante Fe.

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    The White Stuff

    Counter culture turns classic at Denver's last White Spot.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000
  • Dining

    September 16, 1999

    The Sons Also Rise

    A family recipe for success (and, of course, chili) lives on at Sam's No. 3.