Kevin Grossi of Lola Mexican Fish House may have grown up in New Jersey and Michigan, but he fell in love with Mexican cuisine early, spurred on by the beauty and passion of a fellow student. "My first experience with cooking Mexican cuisine was back in my culinary-school days," he remembers. "Our t ... More >>
The distillery where Suerte Tequila is made can be found in the highlands of Jalisco, an hour-and-a-half east of Guadalajara in a very small town called Atotonilco El Alto. But long before that location became Suerte's home, co-founders Laurence Spiewak and Lance Sokol shared the dream of launching ... More >>
Horse & Cart, a Denver-based theatrical production and publishing venture, is launching its electronic-publishing branch with a reality-style event fit for a king -- a King Lear, to be precise. Now through June 30, the company is accepting submissions for the first edition of the PlayOffs, a competi ... More >>
It's been six months to the day since the passage of Amendment 64, which allows adults 21 and over in Colorado to use and possess small amounts of marijuana -- and just under five months since Governor John Hickenlooper signed it into law. But even as legislators rush to finish A64-related pot bills ... More >>
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has updated its Ten Most Wanted list -- an FBI tradition for more than sixty years. The individuals highlighted this time around include one who made the roster due to alleged actions in Colorado: Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, who's thought to have killed a man an ... More >>
Centro Latin Kitchen chef Ian Clark was on a bus from Sayulita, Mexico over the holidays when he got a phone call from work. "Someone in the company asked me if I wanted to go back down to Mexico," he recalls. "I said, 'Sure, why not.'" A few weeks later, he found himself on a plane to Guadalajara ... More >>
No. 33: Seafood hot pot from DaLat
No. 35: Savory waffle from City, O' City
Lori MidsonNo. 37: Dolmades from Axios Estiatorio
Lori Midson No. 39: Pad Thai pig's ears from Euclid Hall
No. 40: Rail Yard cheddar soup from Ghost Plate & Tap
No. 41: Goat curry from Phat Thai
No. 43: Sobrebarriga from La Cocina de Paula
No. 45: Pasta puttanesca from Sketch
No. 46: Xiao Long Bao from Lao Wang Noodle House
Lori MidsonIt hasn't been a good year for our economy, but it's been a stellar year for the Denver restaurant scene, which continues to produce culinary heroes and push the envelope. I can't even begin to guess how many meals I've eaten in restaurants over the past year, but I'm fairly certai ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 53: Pork shop from Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar
Lori Midson No. 60: New Mexico Benedict from DJ's Berkeley Cafe
Lori MidsonTacos de trompa at Guadalajara Authentic Mexican Buffet.We love a good taco here at Cafe Society, and we're willing to hit the pavement all over town to find a good one. While the streets of Denver are filled with street tacos, only a handful rise to the top. Here are Denver's fiv ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 72: New England clam chowder from Bittersweet Housed in a former auto body garage, Bittersweet, now a stone-stacked, high-ceilinged, two-room, garden-to-table food temple, is the blood, sweat and tears of chef/owner Olav Peterson, who opened in January after spending the pa ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 73: Gumbo from Bistro One I was about to get fried chicken -- the best in Denver, ballyhooed the bartender at Bistro One -- but somehow, the subject switched to gumbo, and since the guy sitting next to me at the bar, who happened to be the owner of GB Fish & Chips, was in a f ... More >>
Lori MidsonNo. 74: South African ruff from TAG Troy Guard, chef/owner of TAG (and soon, TAG Raw Bar), has roots in Hawaii, which may explain, at least in part, why his board at TAG swims with shellfish and fish, including things like Maine diver scallops puddled in a parsnip vanilla puree a ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 75: Tom yum goong from Thai Flavor When it comes to Thai cuisine in Denver, US Thai gets all the accolades, and while they're well-deserved, the beloved Thai temple in Edgewater has formidable -- and fierce -- competition, namely from Thai Flavor, a florescent-lit, brightly ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 76: Maple and speck ice cream from Pizzeria Basta If the bowls of ice cream at Pizzeria Basta were bigger, we'd all be popping out of our pants, drunk on butterfat, and the tips of our nostrils would have frostbite from the nosedive, none of which would bother us in the slig ... More >>
Amato's, the statuary store, will soon be Amato's Ale House.The restaurant scene is exploding at the edge of Highland -- where LoHi SteakBar and Squeaky Bean joined the lineup last summer, and Highland Tap and Burger will soon open in the former home of Aztec Sol and Panaderia Guadalajara, at ... More >>
El Taco de MexicoBetween April 1 and 4, more than 700 professional foodniks -- writers, editors, columnists and critics, culinary directors, cookbook authors, food stylists, recipe developers, nutrition experts and food and restaurant PR flacks -- are expected to share in a little culinary cam ... More >>
Why Mexicans worship the King.
A chain of chile.
A taste for revenge.
Chivas USA is back in Colorado.
Denver's fathers reconnect with their families and themselves.
No Way, Jose
Olga and Federico Galindo have corralled the regional-Mexican concert market, the sounds of home.
The citizens of Berthoud thought they could control how fast their town grew. The developers had other ideas.
Two new restaurants -- one Mexican, one New Mexican -- give an authentic spin to the color wheel.
From the week of July 12, 2001
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