Here are thirteen food trends that have become ubiquitous and shed the sheen of novelty -- now they're just dull and sometimes annoying, in spite of an exciting debut. (To keep things interesting, we've included a few food trends we hope continue into 2014 and beyond. See if you can identify which ... More >>
Derek Dietz Bocadillo 4044 Tejon Street 720-242-6417 derekdietz.wix.com/bocadillo I've always had an eating problem," jokes Derek Dietz. "When I was a kid, I was always the one who was most excited about cooking, and I was intently focused on what my next meal was going to be, especially dinner," s ... More >>
Ben Davison Bistro Vendôme 1420 Larimer Street 303-825-3232 bistrovendome.com This is part two of my interview with Ben Davison, chef de cuisine at Bistro Vendôme; part one of our chat ran yesterday. Most noteworthy meal you've ever eaten: Schwa, in Chicago, was an amazing experience. Chef Mich ... More >>
John Little Harman's Eat & Drink 2900 East Second Avenue 303-388-7428 harmanscherrycreek.com This is part one of my interview with John Little, exec chef of Harman's Eat & Drink; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. My mom was a pretty terrible cook," laments John Little. "She worked all the ... More >>
While the rest of you were in Denver, languishing in the beat of the summer heat, thousands of culinary cognoscenti, many of them heeled in stilettos and outfitted in backless black dresses showcasing perfect spray tans, spent the weekend at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen hobnobbing with some of t ... More >>
Garren Teich 1515 Restaurant 1515 Market Street 303-571-0011 www.1515restaurant.com This is part two of my interview with Garren Teich, exec chef of 1515 Restaurant; part one of our chat ran yesterday. Most memorable meal you've had: In Pines Point, Maine, there's a little lobster shack where yo ... More >>
Shaun Motoda TAG|RAW BAR 1423 Larimer Street 303-996-2685 tagrawbar.com This is part one of my interview with Shaun Motoda, chef de cuisine of TAG|RAW BAR; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Shaun Motoda, the chef de cuisine at TAG|RAW BAR, grew up wanting to be an architect. But the ... More >>
Jeremy Thomas Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar 1512 Curtis Street 303-534-1155 www.legranddenver.com This is part two of my interview with Jeremy Thomas, chef of Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. What's never in your kitchen? Green peppers. When I worked at Sacr ... More >>
It's incredibly difficult to do justice to the thousands of remarkable cookbooks published in 2012, but after spending days -- weeks -- roaming through the recipes and lush food porn of hundreds of them, I've picked out my favorites. These are the cookbooks that stock my selves at home, and the coo ... More >>
Josh Monopoli Black Cat 1964 13th Street, Boulder 303-444-5500 www.blackcatboulder.com Bramble & Hare 1970 13th Street, Boulder 303-444-9110 brambleandhare.com Part one of my interview with Josh Monopoli, chef de cuisine of Black Cat and Bramble & Hare, ran yesterday; this is part two. Favorite ... More >>
We've got all sorts of takeaways from the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, which just celebrated its thirtieth year in Glitter Gulch over the weekend, and we'll be posting stories throughout the week about the new Chefs Club in the St. Regis, along with surprising observations and confessions from Gran ... More >>
Joe Troupe Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House 1610 16th Street 303-825-1021 www.luckypiepizza.com This is part two of my interview with Joe Troupe, exec chef of Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House. Part one of our chat was posted yesterday. Best thing about cooking in Denver: The food and markets in Denver are ... More >>
I'll never forget the first time I attended the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. It was the final year that Julia Child, the late, great American chef who demystified French cuisine -- and passed away in 2004 -- made an appearance at the annual Aspen culinary orgy, back when there was no Food Network, ... More >>
Jeremy Kittelson Ambria 1201 16th Street 303-623-8646 www.ambriadenver.com This is part two of my chef and tell interview with Jeremy Kittleson, exec chef of Ambria. Part one of our chat ran yesterday. Favorite Denver/Boulder restaurant(s) other than your own: I really like going to Euclid Hall. ... More >>
Tom Coohill Coohills 1400 Wewatta Street 303-623-5700 coohills.com This is part two of my interview with Tom Coohill, exec chef/owner of Coohills. Part one of my chat with Coohill appeared in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Hangawi in New York City has the most interesting ve ... More >>
Lori Midson Mike Sullivan Devil's Food Bakery and Cookery 1020 South Gaylord Street 303-733-7448 www.devilsfoodbakery.com This is part two of my interview with Mike Sullivan, executive chef of Devil's Food Bakery and Cookery. Part one of my chat with Sullivan ran in this space yesterday. F ... More >>
Lori Midson Chris Cina Hideaway Steakhouse 2345 West 112th Avenue, Westminster 303-404-9939 www.hideawaysteakhouse.com This is part one of my interview with Chris Cina, executive chef of Hideaway Steakhouse. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. Chris Cina wasn't bor ... More >>
Is Jamie Oliver one of world's most influential people? Every year, TIME magazine (which seems to get smaller each month) holds a little poll full of big names -- names that, according to those at TIME, are the most influential people in the whole wide world. And from now until April 14, yo ... More >>
Lori MidsonTalk about bitter irony. A mere two days after Oak at Fourteenth, one of Boulder's best new restaurants and bars, erupted in blazes after a "false" ceiling of the restaurant caught on fire, Food & Wine magazine released its listage of the country's best new bars -- and Oak at Fourt ... More >>
A quick perusal of Amazon shows that Thomas Keller's French Laundry cookbook regularly costs $50, the same price Grant Achatz charges for Alinea at Home. Heston Blumenthal's larger volume of recipes, the Big Fat Duck, weighs in at a hefty $250. And Ferran Adria, of the soon-to-close molecular ... More >>
Lori Midson Aaron WhitcombAaron Whitcomb YaYa's Euro Bistro 8310 East Belleview Avenue, Greenwood Village 303-741-1110 www.yayasbistro.com Aaron Whitcomb wants to show off his new menu at YaYa's Euro Bistro, the Greenwood Village restaurant whose kitchen he's commanded since April of last ... More >>
starbucks.comHappy now?In case you're surfing the Internet today and are flummoxed by reports of Guy Fieri winning a Peabody award or a controversy surrounding a dessert app replacing real sweets (not to mention Google officially changing its name to "Topeka")...don't forget to check the date ... More >>
Lori Midson Molecular magician Ian Kleinman at Steele Elementary School "Anything I can possibly dream up is now doable, because I'm able to really play around with food," says Ian Kleinman, Denver's answer to Alton Brown, the wacky culinary scientist (and only food personality worth watching ... More >>
Lori MidsonKyle Fitzgerald, exec chef of Old Blinking LightThis is part two of my interview with Kyle Fitzgerald. To read part one, click here. Culinary inspirations: I wish I had some great story about my mom's kitchen, or the way I would watch my grandma bake, but my kitchen was never tha ... More >>
photo courtesy of seriouseats.comWant to know why food is a great beat? Because there's always someone out there who's gonna think of jamming a full serving of pasta primavera into a waffle cone and selling it on the street (as pictured above). Usually, these people are going to be coming f ... More >>
It's funny to watch the evolution of a restaurant scene from the inside; to track, over time, how the pieces all come together. The first thing any burgeoning scene needs is a solid groundwork of excellent restaurants and pretty good restaurants. A few is not enough. There needs to be a cri ... More >>
While y'all already know that Westword's Cafe Society blog is far and away the best place to digest all your local food and restaurant news, it just so happens that three of our favorite food places -- Rioja, Table 6 and Biker Jim's -- got some well-deserved love and ink from Bon Appetit and Maxi ... More >>
On Oscar night, the entire food world was abuzz. Not because of anything that happened during the Academy Awards ceremony, but because of one of the (million and one) commercials that showed during the proceedings: namely, the Tom Colicchio Diet Coke spot that appeared to show the Top Chef judge an ... More >>
Another star turn for Ian Kleinman.
You scream, I scream, we all scream for this ice cream.
Employees bail out of Nine75 and Ocean.
A little competition never hurt anyone.
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