With fall's cooler weather, menus are changing around town. But there are other changes at local restaurants, too, including chefs moving on. Here's a look at recent chef switches at a trio of restaurants I've reviewed -- including Gozo, one of the most promising new spots this year. See also: Revi ... More >>
Some restaurants remind me of Queen -- not because they're champions, but because they put cuisines together in unexpected ways, like the band's melding of operatic melodies and heavy metal guitar riffs. On the surface, Glaze by Sasa, which I review this week, is one such restaurant. But the union ... More >>
Chez Panisse created its own butterfly effect, changing the way Americans cook, eat and think about food. For Venu Alla, who lived near the legendary restaurant in Berkeley, that influence was personal and powerful, turning him into "something of a foodie," he says, and inspiring the Indian architec ... More >>
Chicken tikka masala is quite possibly the most ubiquitous Indian dish in America, and while every restaurant has its own version, I'm partial to this particular one, which is served in a copper vessel, punctuated with assertive spices and plentiful with tender bites of chicken. Can you guess wher ... More >>
Suffice it to say that I eat out more than the general population, unless, of course, the general population can catalogue more than 450 restaurant meals in a year -- which is about the number of breakfasts, lunches and dinners that I stomached over the past year. Pathetic, isn't it? But all those f ... More >>
Between the very cold snap and Gretchen Kurtz's discussion of hot, hot spices in her review of Namaste India, we were about ready to book a passage to India last week. Instead, Cafe Society came up with a list of the ten best Indian restaurants in Denver. It inspired much heated discussion -- regard ... More >>
The upstairs dining room of the Arvada Yak and Yeti is like an eccentric grandmother's attic, with its slanting ceilings and a shelf of books with such archaic titles as Communications in the Future (written in 1982). There are also enough cultural artifacts adorning the walls and shelves to stock a ... More >>
There were two interesting components to my meal at this Indian restaurant: a server who recommended a Tibetan dish that, he said, was laced with chiles "that were nothing like Texas-style chili" (WTF?) and the deep-fried naan, which would probably be a huge hit in Texas. Nonetheless, I'll continue ... More >>
"Eat well, feel well. That's what this restaurant is all about," says Srijana Sharma, who, along with her husband and brother-in-law, recently opened Kathmandu Kitchen, an Indian and Nepalese restaurant in Aurora at 16611 East Smoky Hill Road.
Mark MangerOne of Jai Ho's more familiar dishes, chicken tikka masala.This week's review took me to Jai Ho, a restaurant in Aurora that succeeded in its goal of filling a particular gap in Denver's Indian food options. The spot offers many southern Indian specialties, all of which are fantast ... More >>
Lori MidsonSeems that the Boulder granola set may be finally tiring of tofu. At least that's what Justin Patel, co-owner of Tiffin's, an all-vegetarian Indian joint in Boulder, gleaned when he canvassed the city's earth muffins. "I kept talking to vegetarians in Boulder who were complaining ... More >>
Lori MidsonFive months ago, ten months after Fresko, a short-lived Mexican joint at 5062 South Syracuse shuttered, Ghugi Singh, the owner of India House in LoDo and Delhi Darbar in Louisville, signed a lease on the space, which he christened India Tavern. And he was ready, then, to open the ... More >>
Following in the footsteps of fellow Colorado-based fast-casual chains like Chipotle, Noodles & Company and Qdoba, Bombay Bowl is swinging for the fences. Amar Singh, founder of the restaurant at 12023 East Arapahoe Road in Centennial, expects to open two dozen more restaurants within the ne ... More >>
Lori Midson Indian food is always a feast, and here, where the above snap was flashed, dinner is a parade of delicious dishes that always ends with lugging home my kid's leftovers, because, according to him, Indian food is "gross," except, he contends, for the naan, which in this case is pel ... More >>
Govinda's all-you-can-eat vegetarian buffet is back! The restaurant, located at the Hare Krishna temple at 1400 Cherry Street, closed its doors last fall when its former cooks went to India. It reopened last month with a new chef, Sri Raga, who is carrying on the restaurant's tradition of s ... More >>
Lori Midson So far as I know, there's exactly one restaurant in the state whose entire menu is devoted to food from Sri Lanka. It's a cuisine that's heavily influenced by Portuguese and Dutch colonies, and somewhat similar to Indian culinary traditions -- except that where Indians cook with ghee ... More >>
Theres lots of activity bubbling below the surface.
This week Jason Sheehan reviews Chutney's. Photo by Mark Manger. A few years ago, while working in Albuquerque, I made one dumbass move that almost accidentally ended my cooking career -- a full three or four months before I ended it quite deliberately on my own. It was a Tuesday and things had b ... More >>
The saag's great, the rest sags.
Star of India shines bright, hot -- and unpredictably.
At Denver Woodlands, comfort food is cool -- even if the critic isn't.
Little India transports diners to another level. Just watch.
Sherpa's Adventurers Restaurant plots a steady culinary course.
India's knows how to beat the heat.
Maruti Narayan's food brushes up against greatness. Too bad no one's there to eat it.
At Masalaa, the meat of the matter is that meat doesn't matter.
It's easy to honor the food at Namasté.
India's Rang Mahal won't get your goat, but it got our vote.
Star of India
Some fragrant examples of Indian cuisine.