Matt Stein Bruxie 1000 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale 303-963-9045 bruxie.com Even after three decades in the kitchen, Matt Stein still shakes his head in denial as he recalls what he was fed when he was growing up in the Bronx. "My mother was a horrible cook, really the worst cook ever," he sa ... More >>
Tony Hessel West Flanders Brewing Co. 1125 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-447-2739 wfbrews.com This is part one of my interview with Tony Hessel, exec chef of West Flanders Brewing Co; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Born in Manhattan and raised in Connecticut, Tony Hessel always thou ... 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 >>
Gerard Strong Central Bistro & Bar 1691 Central Street 303-477-4582 centralbistrobar.com This is part one of my interview with Gerard Strong, exec chef of Central Bistro & Bar; part two of our chat will run in this space tomorrow. I'm a Scorpio, and I'm pretty proud of that," volunteers Gerard St ... More >>
Last March, Food & Wine magazine introduced a "People's Best New Chef" competition to go along with its own yearly listage of the top ten best new chefs in the country, all of whom are introduced at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic in June. Max MacKissock, chef of the Squeaky Bean, was nominated as the ... More >>
Lori Midson Eric Uffelmann Marlowe's 501 16th Street 303-595-3700 www.marlowesdenver.com This is part one of my interview with Eric Uffelmann, exec chef of Marlowe's. Check back here tomorrow for part two of our chat and chew. It's just past 4 p.m. on a Monday, and the bar at Marlowe's, t ... More >>
Lori Midson Will Cisa The Corner Office 1401 Curtis Street 303-825-6500 www.thecornerofficedenver.com/food/dinner This is part one of my interview with Will Cisa, executive chef of the Corner Office Restaurant Martini Bar. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. It's ... More >>
Lori Midson Lon Symensma ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro 1555 Blake Street 303-353-5223 www.cholon.com This is part one of my interview with Lon Symensma, executive chef of ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. Lon Symensma talks faster than a ... More >>
Lori Midson Jim Cohen The Empire Lounge & Restaurant 816 Main Street, Louisville 303-665-2521 www.theempirerestaurant.com Pizzeria da Lupo 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder 303-396-6366 www.pizzeriadalupo.com This is part one of my interview with Jim Cohen, chef/owner of The Empire Restaurant ... More >>
Alyson Tabb, a Westminster native, earned a Culinary Institute of America scholarship.The Culinary Institute of America's Cream of the Crop scholarship has been awarded to only about ten young chefs a year for the past twelve years. So the chance of someone who'd just started cooking and baki ... More >>
For about the next two weeks, the daylight hours will continue to get shorter, leaving little to do but contemplate the existential despair that comes with the gathering darkness, and maybe try to get some Christmas shopping done. Unless you're Jewish, in which case it's day six of Hanukkah, ... More >>
When head pastry chef Nathan Miller's last day at The Kitchen, 1039 Pearl Street, rolls around, it will mark, almost to the day, his sixth anniversary working at the restaurant -- six years of decadent sticky toffee pudding; six years of rich soufflé-like pot au chocolate; and six years of f ... More >>
Lori Midson Corey Cunningham, exec chef of Baur's Corey Cunningham Baur's Ristorante 1512 Curtis Street 303-534-4842 www.baursdenver.com Corey Cunningham has cooked for Bill Cosby, former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, NASCAR and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- and he also onc ... More >>
Opus executive chef Michael LongThis is part two of my interview with Micheal Long, executive chef of Opus. To read part one of this interview, click here. Culinary inspirations: Norman Van Aken. I'm a south Florida guy, so when I came out of CIA in 1990 and moved back to Florida, Norman wa ... More >>
Lori MidsonFrank Bonanno in the kitchen of Luca d'Italia "Look, I see a lot of things in restaurants that I think are really unacceptable, and it pisses me off, because I think that Denver diners deserve a lot better than what a lot of places are doing, and if that view makes me seem too ou ... More >>
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