For the first time in the thirty-year history of Westword's Best of Denver, we've split the Best of Denver Readers' Poll into two rounds, giving you the chance to look at the vote-getters and then voting again for your favorite bars, restaurants and foods in Denver and Boulder. And the results of th ... More >>
It's that wonderful day of the year, February 5, when the International House of Pancakes helps us all celebrate National Pancake Day by letting us cram our guts with free hotcakes., while IHOP raises money for Shriners hospitals and other local charities. There are a dozen IHOP locations in the Den ... More >>
This last year has brought us some terrible chain restaurant trends, including serving up sodium-soaked "healthy" meals; shrinking dessert sizes and charging the same prices; peddling fancy cocktails with more ingredients than a hair-relaxing solution; and restaurants labeling everything "natural." ... More >>
The concept of "the backup" is a pretty familiar one in sports, electrical generators and dating, but you don't usually see it applied to restaurants. But the International House of Pancakes is my idea of the perfect backup restaurant: It's not a first choice for dining, but it's a suitable replacem ... More >>
Last week I did something I'd never done before: I had lunch at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar.
It wasn't that I'd never been to an Applebee's before. I had, dozens of times, the visits usually consisting of me getting off work at a neighboring chain restaurant; ordering the biggest, medium- ... More >>
Wazee Supper Club
1600 15th Street
This is part two of my interview with Randy Balch, chef of Wazee Supper Club. Read part one of my chef and tell interview with Balch.
Favorite dish on your menu: The meat-over pizza, with Canadian bacon, pepperon ... More >>
Wazee Supper Club
1600 15th Street
This is part one of my interview with Randy Balch, chef of Wazee Supper Club, which will reopen on Saturday following a remodel. Part two of our chat will run in this space tomorrow.
Before waltzing through the d ... More >>
3315 South Broadway, Englewood
This is part one of my interview with Dirk Holmberg, exec chef of Cafe 180. Part two of our interview will run in this space tomorrow.
Dirk Holmberg squirms if you call him a chef. "I had always wanted to b ... More >>
It's IHOP's National Pancake Day, and participating restaurants will be serving up a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to anyone who asks from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. today -- and all you need to do is make a voluntary donation to support Shriners Hospitals for Children.
There are a dozen IHOPs in ... More >>
Denver Restaurant Week began this past Saturday (prompting some words of wisdom from Matt Selby, chef of Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's) and continues through Friday, March 9. Participating restaurants are offering prix-fixe meals for $52.80 per couple or $26.40 per individual. Visit the w ... More >>
When you think of healthy restaurants in Denver, one of the healthiest cities in the country, a couple of spots whose menus are rife with the terms "organic," "sustainable" and "local" come to mind: WaterCourse Foods and Root Down, for example. You won't find them on Healthy Dining Finder -- ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Halloween is next Monday, and the restaurant industry is celebrating in force -- but that's not all that's on the menu; there's also a Hush dinner (with Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg), food films and much more. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Denver Restaurant Week isn't the only news on the local dining scene. This week, the Mountain Sun pub group wraps up Stout Month, Jax Fish House launches Oyster Month, and there's plenty more on the culinary calendar.
Here's a taste:
Tiffany got jettisoned.Tiffany got sent home from Top Chef this week. I was a little distressed when Arnold was told to pack his knives a few episodes back, because his problems were the fault of mean-spirited Lynne, and also I expected him to come up with some interestingly piquant dishes ov ... More >>
Kenny Gilbert has gone from Telluride to D.C. The first episode of Top Chef D.C. aired last night, and like every other food obsessive I know, I was glued to the set. Now in its seventh season, at this point the show is pretty much pure formula -- Quickfire Challenge, chefs' race through Whol ... More >>
The Westword staff cruised Colorado Boulevard for this week's cover story, with stops at restaurants ranging from an old-school IHOP (which replaced a Village Inn) to the very new-school, new Snooze.
One of our favorite spots didn't make the cut -- but it's definitely worth the drive to El ... More >>