Update: We have a winner of our Toques and 'Tails contest giveaway! Last week, we asked Cafe Society commenters to guess how many Culinary Connector tours owner Becky Creighton has conducted in Denver. Congrats to BSquared5280, who guessed 330 tours, the exact number. BSquared5280, we'll send you an ... More >>
"Food programming has come a long way since Julia Child cooked her way into our hearts," Gretchen Kurtz wrote earlier this week. "For all her affability, Child was trying to do one thing: demystify fine cooking for an audience dependent on canned soup and casseroles." But did Child, and all the foo ... More >>
The eighth annual Denver Food and Wine Classic -- a three-day celebration of local food, wine and spirits -- is in full swing on the campus of Metropolitan State University of Denver. And the last two days are filled to the brim with events. Here's the schedule:
We named Pinche Taqueria the Best New Restaurant in the Best of Denver 2012, and Bon Appetit agrees; in his list of the country's fifty best new restaurants, restaurant editor Andrew Knowlton names Pinche, as well as Linger and Pizzeria Locale (even though the latter is not so new)...
Joe Freemond Cellar Wine Bar 2556 15th Street 303-455-9463 www.cwbon15th.com Read part one of my interview with Joe Freemond, exec chef of the Cellar Wine Bar. Best thing about cooking in Denver: Being a part of the culinary explosion that this city is finally experiencing. Having grown up here, I ... More >>
Andrew Casalini and his wife, Jen Dactano, opened Satchel's on 6th just over a year ago, but the restaurant at 1710 East Sixth Avenue -- a replacement for Satchel's Market, the Park Hill market-turned-restaurant they closed in the fall of 2010 -- is on its third chef. Jared Brant was the opening c ... More >>
Lori Midson Rob Lawler The Truffle 2906 East Sixth Avenue 303-322-7363 www.denvertruffle.com This is part two of my interview with Rob Lawler, former chef and the sovereign of cheese at the Truffle. Part one of my chat with Lawler ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I really do ... More >>
This weekend we found five of the world's gnarliest endurance events, all going down right here in Colorado. This is what you've been training for all summer, right? It's all downhill from here! First up is the Trestle All-Mountain Enduro at Winter Park, a three-day, five-stage mountain bike ... More >>
Lori MidsonWhere to eat right now: Linger had one of Denver's hottest recent restaurant openings.Quick, what are the hottest restaurants that have opened in Denver since the last time Eater did a heat map of our fair city, chronicling where to eat right this very second?
Lori Midson Wayne Conwell Sushi Sasa 2401 Fifteenth Street 303-433-7272 www.sushisasadenver.com This is part two of my interview with Wayne Conwell, executive chef/owner of Sushi Sasa. In part one of that interview with Conwell, he dishes on working for Iron Chef Morimoto, the genius of Je ... More >>
Lori Midson Lon Symensma ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro 1555 Blake Street 303-353-5223 www.cholon.com This is part two of my interview with Lon Symensma, executive chef of ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro. In part one of that interview, Symensma rips on bird's nests, extols the virtues of lop chong ... More >>
Lori Midson Jack Martinez Jack-n-Grill 2524 Federal Boulevard; 2630 West Belleview Avenue 303-964-9544; 303-474-4242 www.jackngrill.com This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Jack Martinez, owner/exec chef of Jack-n-Grill. To read part one of that Q&A, click here. Six words to d ... More >>
Eliza Gavin does her thang.Top Chef does Telluride? Well, sort of. It was more like Iron Chef than Top Chef during last week's culinary competition pitting a clutch of Telluride chefs against one another during the "World Wine Tasting & Telluride Top Chef Competition Fundraiser."
Mark MangerTarbell's looks at home in the new Streets at SouthGlennMy childhood memories of Southglenn are laced with meals from cheap chain restaurants, eaten in a mall that fell into disrepair after Park Meadows moved in down the street, attracting bigger crowds and better shops. Finally, ... More >>
Top Chef, the often unrealistic reality show that made Hosea Rosenberg, exec chef of Jax-Boulder, a hometown hero when he emerged the conquistador two seasons ago, just released its listage of contestants for season 7, which will be filmed in Washington DC and premier on June 16 on Bravo. ... More >>
Lori MidsonThis is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Eric Stein, chef/instructor at Johnson & Wales. To read part one of that interview, click here. Most embarrassing moment in the kitchen: I worked for a restaurant called Adesso in Providence, Rhode Island, that featur ... More >>
Lori Midson This is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Corey Cunningham, exec chef of Baur's. To read part one of Corey's interview, click here. Proudest moment as a chef: When I graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. I'd been cooking for six or se ... More >>
Food NetworkIf you haven't had your fill of Bobby Flay, the Food Network TV personality who recently agreed to throw down a whopping $800,000 to staffers who accused the Iron Chef of cheating them out of wages and tips while working in his Manhattan restaurants, then here's your opportunity ... More >>
Last year's Cookoff for a Cause was just as much fun as it looks.The Women's Lighthouse Project -- which provides support and empowerment for women who are living with HIV -- knows not to fix something when it ain't broken. That's why its signature fundraising event, Cook-Off for a Cause, con ... More >>
Jack AffleckBeaver Creek might be best known for its sick powder stashes, but the culinary scene takes center stage this weekend, when the resort teams up with Bon Appetit magazine to present the annual Master Chef Classic.
It was a highly anticipated episode: Mario, Bobby, Emeril, and the White House executive chef, Cristeta Cornerford would all be there. The secret ingredient? Any vegetable from the White House vegetable garden. And the 7.6 million viewers that tuned in to Iron Chef America on January 3 also ... More >>
What you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while you were getting your morning groove on at the new Rise & Shine Biscuit Kitchen and Cafe, which opened right around the same time as the Denver Biscuit Company. Cupcakes: out; biscuits: in. After hyping and hyping and hyping the two- ... More >>
OUCH. Michelle Obama appeared on Iron Chef America and challenged contestants to use ingredients from the White House vegetable garden. Mario Batali, known for his hideous orange Crocs, dubbed Michelle's dress "Obamatali Orange." Although we prefer him plump, George Costanza has agreed to ... More >>
Thomas Keller While having dinner recently, I overheard a woman trying to familiarize her dining companion with Jean-Georges Vongerichten. In an attempt to jog her memory, the friend asked, "What show is he on?" It's an interesting state of affairs, more obviously a sign of the times. In a ... More >>
If you've never read Anthony Bourdain's infamous post on Michael Ruhlman's blog eviscerating Food Network stars and proposing theoretical Iron Chef matches, please do so now. It's one of the funniest bits of food writing out there. So when I read that Paula Deen got an accidental pork fac ... More >>
Photo: Courtesy of Getty ImagesFirst, Michelle Obama caught the attention of carrot stalkers when she corralled a group of Washington, D.C., schoolkids to help her garden grow on the White House's South Lawn; she also pimped her garden on Sesame Street. Then Spike Mendelsohn, burger wizard, forme ... More >>
The kitchen crew at Cook Street Fine School of Cooking, 1937 Market Street, is searching for a kick-ass judge to sound off at the school's upcoming cook-off, an Iron Chef-like duel on Friday, July 31, that's all part of Cook Street's ten-year anniversary celebrations. If you'd like to voice your ... More >>
These chefs arent kidding around when they go to bat for kids.
http://www.bonappetitfocus.com/Today is the first full day of the gold-laced foodie function that is the Bon Appétit Culinary and Wine Focus. Hosted again by Beaver Creek, the event draws throngs of celebrities, chefs and celebrity chefs. Although you missed last night's 'Wine Dinner benefitin ... More >>
Notice something red in your greens lately? Beets have been showing up on lots of Denver menus, mostly in salads, decorated with goat cheese and nuts. Gelman's Restaurant serves a version with green beans and onions, Jonesy's Eat Bar lets the red and gold beets shine without too much dressin ... More >>
Eat, drink and be merry at the Denver International Wine Festival.
Some culinary wishes and dishes for the new year.
No matter how you slice it, Denver does not have the best pie.
Get a 'Cue
Monday, December 6, Rock Island, 303-572-7625.
The collision of French and Vietnamese culinary traditions led to the perfection of Chez Thuy.
Things to do in Denver when you dine.
MissKiss hopes to spark romance
The Dim Sum of Its Parts
A deli piles it on with its NY-style pastrami.
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