Lori Midson You know that autumn's in the air when restaurants start cooking hearty casseroles, soups and stews tumbling with root vegetables -- carrots, turnips and parsnips -- which is exactly why the shepherds pie, pictured in the above snap, immediately caught my attention. I totally dig root ... More >>
Lori MidsonAt last week's Mile High Chef Competition between Argyll Gastropub cooker Sergio Romero and Jing exec chef Jay Spickelmier (who emerged victorious), the hit dish of the night was Spickelmier's Tuscan lamb and white bean soup, the recipe of which he was happy to share with us. It's ... More >>
Lori MidsonPabellon Criollo empanada from Empanada GrillYou no longer have to lug your own butt cushion to the Empanada Express Grill, which up until three weeks ago was a simple freestanding trailer peddling Venezuelan street snacks -- empanadas, arepas and cachapas -- from an asphalt land ... More >>
Joel WarnerHolly Arnold Kinney and neighbor Matt Slater in Kinney's greenhouseUrbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from backy ... More >>
David Huska bags some Colorado peaches at Civic Center Eats. Native peaches belong on a short list of the best things about Colorado. The Forte Farms stand has other things as well -- plums and tomatoes -- but the peaches are the real draw. In the five or ten minutes I was standing there at ... More >>
Yelp.com Yelp, a well-known website where opinionated voices discuss and review restaurants, bars and other local businesses, is kicking off Yelp Eats!, a seven-day dining celebration, which begins today and continues through Sunday, July 26 with fifteen metro area restaurants offering multi-course ... More >>
Based on the picture above, you're probably thinking, "This week's Market Report is fruiter than Lloyd on Entourage." And you would be absolutely correct!After a quick sweep of the Boulder Farmer's Market, I found four fruits for sale, three of which I bought (the other being apricots). I figured I ... More >>
The sandwich: Italian Sub What's on it: Mortadella, capocollo, Genoa salami, tomatoes, olives, banana peppers, red onion, lettuce, provolone and Parmesan on a demi baguette with Italian vinaigrette. Where to get it: Tony's Market (950 Broadway, 720-880-4501) How much: $7.99 with chips and cookies; l ... More >>
Parisi, 4401 Tennyson Street, marks the real start of summer tonight by introducing a four-course, hot weather menu at Firenze A Tavola: panzanella salad; tagliatelle pasta with asparagus, wild mushrooms and truffles; Milanese breaded pork chop with lemon aioli; wilted arugula with grilled fennel, ... More >>
Real food. Sharp utensils. Big fire. A good cause. And Denver's top chefs. That's what's on tap tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East First Avenue, when eleven of the town's top cookers - Tyler Wiard (Elway's, Cherry Creek); Sean Yontz (Mezcal, Tambien and Sketch); Justin ... More >>
A Flickr Photo I didn't make it to the Boulder Farmers' Market this weekend, and to clear my karma I just may have to call Door-to-Door Organics. This local company has offered delivery of organic food for a while now, but in July it will reintroduce its "All Local" box, with delivery of all-local ... More >>
Summer is just around the corner, and it shows at the market. While the selection is still focused on vegetables of the lettuce variety, warmer-weather vegetables are beginning to peak through. But that wasn't the highlight of my visit to the market Saturday. No, the highlight was a conversation ins ... More >>
Roast Beef The sandwich: Roasted Veggie What's on it: Mushroom, fennel, tomato, radish sprouts, all roasted and served with hummus, feta, balsamic vinegar on rosemary yam focaccia bread Where to get it: Hi*Rise (2162 Larimer Street, 303-296-3656) How much: $6.95 I got a chance to try five - yeah ... More >>
Jason Sheehan's favorite festival is messin' up my market. On Cafe Society's Twitter account, Sheehan expressed his love for the Boulder Creek Festival: "With any luck, I should be posting pics of giant turkey legs and damp hippies from the Boulder Creek Festival this weekend. Stay tuned." Well, t ... More >>
Lucy, the restaurant that made its debut last fall when Comedy Works South opened at 5345 Landmark Place in Greenwood Village, has made some changes for spring. Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend monsoons, it opened its patio. And also last week, chef Jeff Stoneking introduced a new lunch an ... More >>
The sandwich: Club Supreme What's on it: Roast beef, turkey, Swiss cheese, bacon, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, vinegar, oil and spices Where to get it: Jersey Mike's Subs (555 Broadway, 303-825-1744) How much: $6.95 for a regular It was 1990, and I needed a job. Togo's, the ubiquitous and well-loved ... More >>
How do you kick off the first day of summer? (Yes, some people say it starts in late June -- but I say it's after the last day of finals!). Failing in my goal of waking up face down, possibly naked, and definitely hungover somewhere in Boulder, I went to the farmers' market.I wasn't the only one, ei ... More >>
When I was growing up, my dad would make dozens and dozens of pork tamales and big vats of rich, beefy red chile and pork posole for Christmas. We'd feast on these New Mexican staples at our family Christmas party and then continue eating everything while it lasted, sometimes through New Year's. N ... More >>
Shortly after returning home from lunch today at El Taco de Mexico (Friday afternoon habit), I got an email from a friend alerting me to good news on the restaurant front, namely that earth muffins Boulderites have a new burger barn to fry them to the moon. Only it's not just any burger barn: It's L ... More >>
Some days just beg to end in the back of a bar, hunched over a beer or two. There are plenty of Denver spots that will serve this purpose, but when your stomach also happens to be begging to be fed, a good bet is Zio Romolo's Alley Bar, where you can get a Pasquini's pizza, salad or calzone while ... More >>
If it seems like I'm obsessed with soup in the wintertime --maybe I am. One of my favorite soups comes from the Spicy Pickle just a block from the Westword offices at 988 Lincoln Street. On a cold day, nothing is more tempting than a cup of the Pickle's Corn and Green Chile Bisque. And while the ch ... More >>
The Thanksgiving dinner table is a sacred place, and we all have a vision of the perfect holiday meal. But what are the most important dishes? If it came down to stuffing or turkey, which would you choose? We can all be thankful such decisions rarely come to pass, for we Americans can always find r ... More >>
Being vegetarian, I often find that certain decadent and fat-laden food options are generally off limits to me. Sure, you can smother fries in cheese and eat greasy pizza, but giant ½ pound beef burgers and chili dogs are not usually available in tofu/seitan/TVP versions.
If you must go for gourmet pizza, go to Sazza.
I asked the Mexican what he wanted to eat during his visit to Denver. In addition to being the author of Ask a Mexican, a weekly column now published in 31 papers, Gustavo Arellano is the food editor at our sibling paper, OC Weekly, in Southern California. So finding the perfect lunch spot before h ... More >>
Theres a magician in this kitchen: Ian Kleinman, a real food wizard.
In the October 4 Bite Me, I asked for suggestions for a new, true Denver omelet. The best recipe so far comes from my friend Stephen Crout, a champion gastronaut of the first order, who’s clearly given the matter some thought. He also reminded me that the prep and service directions are just as im ... More >>
A Cherry Creek mainstay is all talk, no action.
More of the same isn't always a bad thing.
This shabu shabu will bowl you over.
This little storefront curries favor with fans of Thai food.
After a disappointing evening, this Indian restaurant is a real gem.
If Adam and Eve could escape Eden, they'd eat at Ya Hala.
Aji blurs the lines between truth and fusion.