The hazelnut-crusted prawns deserve to be the signature dish at Barolo Grill. Instead, it's the braised duck, which has taken a few turns over the years -- a little balsamic here, some Kalamata olives there -- but remains a top seller. More than that, though, it's a dish that draws people through th ... More >>
This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz visited El Chingon, where the relleno fell on the soft side, but almost everything else rose to the side of delicious. In this week's Chef and Tell, Jordan Wallace of Pizzeria Locale dishes on his hatred of calzones, studying cooking in Italy and more. Als ... More >>
Jordan Wallace Pizzeria Locale 550 Broadway 720-508-8828 pizzerialocale.com This is part two of my interview with Jordan Wallace, chef of Pizzeria Locale; part one of our chat ran yesterday. Most memorable meal you've ever had: A dinner at Quince in San Francisco before the restaurant relocated ... More >>
Jordan Wallace Pizzeria Locale 550 Broadway 720-508-8828 pizzerialocale.com This is part one of my interview with Jordan Wallace, chef of Pizzeria Locale; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. There are two breeds of chef: those who know from day one that cooking is in the cards, and those who ... More >>
It took a year to find the ideal space, but after an exhaustive search, Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson, the nationally-renowned owners of Boulder-based Frasca Food and Wine, Pizzeria Locale and Caffe, have inked a deal to open a second Pizzeria Locale in Denver. See also: - Best Piz ... More >>
By his own admission, Pizzeria Locale general manager Chris Donato had never worked in a kitchen before. But a few weeks ago, he was sitting at the bar with Jordan Wallace, the restaurant's head pizzaiolo, and the pair hatched a scheme to teach Donato the ropes. "I said, 'Wouldn't it be cool if I co ... More >>
According to the Interwebs, it's National Pizza Week (who knew?), which seems like as good a time as any to update our 2011 list of Denver's six best pizzas. Herewith, a citywide guide to the top ten palaces to achieve pizza utopia.
Lori MidsonIt hasn't been a good year for our economy, but it's been a stellar year for the Denver restaurant scene, which continues to produce culinary heroes and push the envelope. I can't even begin to guess how many meals I've eaten in restaurants over the past year, but I'm fairly certai ... More >>
Lori MidsonFood Network magazine heralds the pizza at Pizzeria LocaleSix months ago, editors from Food Network magazine zigzagged across the country in search of the holy grail -- or, more precisely, the best pizzas in the United States, and in the September issue, on newsstands August 9, th ... More >>
Lori Midson Arik Markus Row 14 891 14th Street 303-825-0100 www.row14denver.com This is part one of my interview with Arik Markus, executive chef of Row 14. Part two of my chat with Markus will run in this space tomorrow. Arik Markus is the chef equivalent of Iron Man on steroids. He races ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 69: Mais pizza from Pizzeria Locale "This is the oven that nearly bankrupted us," says Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson, peering into the behemoth Stefano Ferrara oven, a floor-to-ceiling labor of love, shipped direct from Italy, that's constructed from volcanic rock culled from ... More >>
Laura Shunk"There's no other style of pizza in the world that's as geeky as the Napolitano style," chef Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson said last night, as the pace started to pick up at Pizzeria Locale during its first official dinner service. "And we're trying to do it exactly right." "Makes o ... More >>
Pizzeria LocaleThe Frasca Food & Wine expansion into two new concepts has been a trying experience for everyone involved, largely because of a specially built Italian oven that was slated to anchor the project. The first oven, shipped in pieces, was held up in Customs before it was eventually ... More >>
Construction is rolling on the new eateries slated to open next to the Frasca Food & Wine flagship at 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, and as the expansion of the empire progresses, a few more details have been divulged. Like the names of the places.
Since master sommelier Bobby Stuckey and chef Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson left the French Laundry to open a neighborhood restaurant in Boulder six years ago, Frasca Food and Wine has been in the business of changing the nature of the Front Range dining scene, winning national accolades, attra ... More >>
Lori Midson A permit application has been posted in the front window of Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, for some time now, indicating the Boulder restaurant's plans to erect restaurant or retail square footage in the empty space next to their existing dining room. The permanent mod ... More >>