Twenty-four hours from now, the Best of Denver 2013 will start hitting the street -- and the web. This year's edition is packed with more than 400 winners (we're still counting). The the very last category in our Food & Drink section was one of the toughest picks this year: Best New Restaurant. In ... More >>
"Celebrating now!" read the text from Paul Reilly, who just inked a deal to take over Olivéa, Stephanie Bonin and Keith Arnold's beloved New American restaurant, which the couple, along with exec chef John Broening and pastry chef Yasmin Lozada-Hissom (the betrothed twosome now own Spuntino), opene ... More >>
It's the last day of service at Olivea, 719 East 17th Avenue. Owners/husband-and-wife Stephanie Bonin and Keith Arnold have decided to pursue personal plans back East. See also: -Olivea, one of Denver's top restaurants, is closing in mid-January -First impressions of Olivea -A conversation with Joh ... More >>
After nearly four years on Seventeenth Avenue's Restaurant Row, Olivea, the intimate Mediterranean restaurant owned by Stephanie and Keith Bonin, who also oversee Duo in Highland, will close in mid-January. The Bonins, who opened Olivea in May of 2009, are moving to the East Coast in June. See also ... More >>
The first thing you need to know about Denver Restaurant Week is that it's the largest event of its type in the country, with the most restaurants participating and the most meals served. The second thing you need to know is that it's not an actual week. When the economy took a nosedive, the ... More >>
Lori Midson Craig Dixon, executive chef of Cafe Options This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Cafe Options executive chef Craig Dixon. To read part one of that interview, click here. Favorite ingredient: Butter. Animal fat is where it's at. You can't fake butter. Humans have sur ... More >>
Lori Midson Pete Ryan, executive chef/instructor of Cook Street School of Culinary Arts Pete Ryan Cook Street School of Culinary Arts 1937 Market Street 303-308-9300 www.cookstreet.com This is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Pete Ryan. To read part one of that inter ... More >>
Despite the lousy economy, last year saw an unprecedented number of impressive new restaurants opening in Denver - everything from Olivea to Squeaky Bean to TAG to Colt & Gray. But the team of eaters working on the Best of Denver 2010 were unanimous on which spot had earned the Best New Resta ... More >>
Jennifer Jasinski Executive chef/owner: Rioja and Bistro Vendome Unless you've been in self-imposed isolation or mandatory lockdown, you've no doubt heard the news: Jennifer Jasinski, executive chef/co-owner of Rioja and Bistro Vendôme, is just months away from opening Euclid Hall Bar and ... More >>
Max MackissockThis is part two of my interview with Max Mackissock, executive chef of Squeaky Bean. To read part one of this interview, click here. Proudest moment as a chef: One of the best parts about being a chef is watching people enjoy our hard work -- our food -- every day. That's alw ... More >>
Lori MidsonSqueaky Bean executive chef Max Mackissock "After all that nonsense at Primebar -- those guys are the biggest scumbags ever -- it was unbelievably refreshing to get a job at a restaurant that's owned by one of the nicest guys I've ever met," Max Mackissock says during our interview ... More >>
Lori MidsonMicah Watkins is out and Kate Horton is in as executive chef of Black PearlJust got off the horn with Jeffrey Musat, general manager of Encore (2550 East Colfax Avenue) and Black Pearl, the New American restaurant at 1529 South Pearl Street whose (now) former chef, Micah Watkins, w ... More >>
Lori MidsonLoHi SteakBar executive chef Sean Kelly"Nothing that goes on my menus gets there by accident," insists Sean Kelly, executive chef of LoHi SteakBar, the packed-to-the-rafters restaurant and watering hole that opened in June in Highland. "I have a tendency to make sure that everythin ... More >>
For those of you not yet hipped to the big foodie news in Denver this week, the International Association of Culinary Professionals is in town -- a kind of traveling circus show of food writers, food editors, food pimps, chefs, authors, wine gurus and associated tradesmen. And, of course, Jason Shee ... More >>
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