Kitchen Denver

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Twenty Favorite Dishes Over 100 Reviews

    I've written a hundred reviews since becoming the restaurant critic at Westword. To celebrate the occasion, I wanted to give a shout-out to the kitchens and teams that have made dining out so memorable over the past two years -- not just for me, but for all of us who appreciate the quality and diver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Trash Fish, wine-tastings and a crawl along Colfax on the culinary calendar this week

    It's almost August, but there's still plenty to enjoy in July. This week's culinary calendar includes a trash-fish dinner, a cooking lesson with Richard Sandoval, and a restaurant/pub crawl along Denver's most colorful strip. Keep reading for a taste of what's in store... See also: State of the U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Jordan Wallace, chef of Pizzeria Locale, on his Vitamix episode, David Chang and victory

    Jordan Wallace Pizzeria Locale 550 Broadway 720-508-8828 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Reader: More expensive restaurants and bars at Union Station that average workers can't afford

    The lineup at Denver Union Station, set to reopen this summer, is now complete. Last week, the development partners announced seven more restaurant and retail tenants, including an outpost of the Tattered Cover, two bars (one on the lovely mezzanine level, one in the former ticket booths), an ice cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    All aboard! Denver Union Station team announces its complete tenant lineup

    With the grand reopening of Denver Union Station less than four months away, Larimer Associates and its partners in the project just announced eight more retail and restaurant tenants for the renovated facility set to debut on July 12. And not only are all of these tenants from Colorado, but several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    The Kitchen Next Door hosts a fundraiser in Glendale tonight

    After nearly ten years as a fixture on Pearl Street in Boulder and expanding into Denver two years ago, The Kitchen is taking its community-inspired concept to yet another location. The Kitchen [Next Door] Glendale will officially open tomorrow, but it's holding a special celebration tonight at its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Jarmes Beard Celebrity Tour at Kitchen tonight, Gather at Botanic Gardens Monday appening in the coming days

    Tonight the James Beard Celebrity Tour will stop by The Kitchen Denver; on Monday, Gather, a quarterly dinner, will celebrate chef Dana Rodriguez. See also: Chef & Brew, B2BSeen for flood relief tonight

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Young Guns at the Kitchen Denver Beer & Berkshire at Oak tonight

    Man does not live by beer alone...that beer could accompany a five-course meal, for example. At 6 p.m. tonight, the Kitchen Denver is hosting the Young Guns Dinner. Each of five courses will be paired with two beers from the following breweries: The Bruery (Orange Country, California), Cigar City Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Beer, burgers and bikes on the weekend culinary calendar

    Renegade Brewing Company, 925 West Ninth Avenue, will close down the 900 block of West Ninth Avenue for a block party celebrating its two-year anniversary on June 29. The party runs from noon to 10 p.m. tomorrow and features live music from five local bands, including Cousin Jasper, The Stormcellars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Peteybird Ice Cream Sandwiches wheels into downtown

    In April, "ice cream-sandwich enthusiast" Peter Bredemann donned hot-pink sunglasses, hot-pink fannyback and hot-pink flip-flops and started pedaling a hot-pink, three-wheel bike around Denver, peddling ice cream sandwiches. Now from noon to 2 p.m. every Monday through Friday, Peteybird Ice Cream Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Photos: the sweet smells -- and tastes -- of the Colorado Chocolate Festival

    I'm officially a few pounds heavier today -- and it's not because of my Mother's Day stomach crush at Paxia (which was excellent, by the way). No, today's increase in poundage has everything to do with chocolate, namely the Colorado Chocolate Festival, which took place over the weekend at the Denver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    The Kitchen Denver whips up the Chocolate Nemesis -- and you can, too

    Don't let the name mislead you: The Chocolate Nemesis may soon be your new best friend. The "oldie but goody" dessert that won fans at The Kitchen in Boulder has now been imported to The Kitchen Denver, and is winning hearts (and stomachs) across town. The flourless chocolate cake, accompanied by c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Happy birthday to The Kitchen Denver

    The Kitchen Denver, 1530 16th Street, is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a benefit for the restaurant's nonprofit efforts to promote gardening in local schools. See also: - Ten best patios on the 16th Street Mall - Best Snapshot of a Season 2013 The Kitchen Denver - The Kitchen's Hugo Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Live music at Big Mac & Little Lu's, a food truck party and more on this week's calendar

    Making plans for Mother's Day? Big Mac & Little Lu's -- the seafood market and restaurant that recently opened at 2851 West 120th Avenue in Westminster -- is hosting live music, a "Jimmy Buffet-style" band, from 2 to 5 p.m. every Sunday in May. The shop is also offering stuffed lobster tail and cham ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Colorado Craft Beer Week and more on the culinary calendar

    The third annual Colorado Craft Beer Week begins today. The festival -- which is run by the nonprofit Colorado Brewers Guild -- features a series of beer dinners, tap takeovers, brewer meet-and-greets and other along the Front Range. Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake Street, will kick the week of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: The Food & Drink finalists

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    The Universal: Another Best New Restaurant finalist loses its opening chef

    Last week, we revealed Cafe Society's choices for Denver's Ten Best New Restaurants to open in 2012: Amerigo, Squeaky Bean, The Populist, Central Bistro & Bar, True Food Kitchen, Taita Peruvian Cuisine & Bar, The Universal, Pho Lee, Uncle and The Kitchen Denver. At the time, one of the restaurants, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Reader: Squeaky Bean, Kitchen Denver don't qualify as "new"

    Last week we posted our list of the Ten Best New Restaurants to open in 2012, and included Squeaky Bean -- which had closed in LoHi in 2011, then opened in LoDo a year later -- and the Kitchen Denver, the latest outpost of a Boulder-based empire. But do those spots really count as new restaurants? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Denver's ten best new restaurants

    With new restaurants popping up left and right, Denver's food scene is as exciting as it's ever been. Over 200 restaurants opened in the metro area in 2012, featuring everything from globally inspired cuisine to American classics. In the Best of Denver 2013, we'll unveil our pick for the Best New Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Year in review: Tables and Ace change up their menus

    Since my first review appeared in Westword in September -- it was of the then-six-month-old The Kitchen Denver -- I've reviewed sixteen spots. And already, some of those spots are changing -- menus, if not more. See also: - Attention to detail would safeguard the Kitchen's brand in Denver - The f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Art Meets Beast this weekend at MCA Denver

    MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany Street, is hosting its second Art Meets Beast festival, honoring the history of the bison. The two-day celebration begins tonight at 6:30 p.m. with a workshop led by Pete Marczyk of Marczyk Fine Foods, who will carve an entire bison; the vegetarian option is a film with food ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Wine, beer, bison and benefits on this week's calendar

    The 8th Annual Denver International Wine Festival will uncork at the Grand Hyatt Denver this Wednesday, and will pouring into Saturday, November 10. The event will overflow with educational seminars, culinary pairings and a selection of more than 400 wines; check the website for a full schedule of e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Arts Meets Beast returns to Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

    The inaugural Art Meets Beast at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver was a surprise hit in 2010, featuring local chefs and arts enthusiasts in a mashup of mammoth proportions. And now the beast is coming back, with a two-day exploration of art that will culminate in a bison feast prepared by six ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Updated: The Great American Beer Festival 2012 calendar of awesome events

    Updated with new events: Tourists may go to Rome to see the Coliseum, but it's the side streets, the adventures and the hidden cafes that typically fill their cameras and their post-trip stories. The same is true of the week surrounding the Great American Beer Festival. The event is the centerpiece, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Fifteen non-Colorado breweries to try at GABF

    Colorado represents a huge part of the festivities inside the Great American Beer Festival, both because of the depth and breath of our state's brewing prowess and because we are the host state, so it is fitting - and easy - for our beer makers to represent. As a result, many Colorado residents who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Twelve beers to track down in Denver outside the Great American Beer Festival

    There will be thousands of beers to sample inside the Colorado Convention Center during the Great American Beer Festival, which starts on October 11, but there will also be some very special beers served at bars, breweries and restaurants during the week before GABF. Some of these were brewed espec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Ten best patios on the 16th Street Mall

    Editor's note: In this week's cover story, we take a look at the 16th Street Mall, which is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this month. In honor of that big birthday, we're bringing back our list of the favorite patios on the mall. Denver's 16th Street Mall has never looked better. This mile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    L.A.'s hip Golden Road Brewing will release its latest, Burning Bush, in Denver for #GABF

    Los Angeles-based Golden Road Brewing, an upstart craft brewer that's managed to make waves in a town that sees them every single day, will release its latest canned beer, Burning Bush, in Denver during the Great American Beer Festival. But the beer -- and the one-year-old brewery -- won't be here f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    The Kitchen [Upstairs] celebrates community with Sunday chef nights

    In her review of The Kitchen Denver, Gretchen Kurtz said she missed the sense of community that's such a hallmark of the original Kitchen in Boulder, as well as its offshoots there. And now the The Kitchen [Upstairs] is just bringing even more community to Boulder, with a monthly Community Chef Nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Reader: Appetizer sizes are small, but prices are creeping up

    As Gretchen Kurtz notes in her review of The Kitchen Denver, much of the menu is devoted to starters and small plates. Why? To find out, she went straight to the source, Hugo Matheson, chef/co-founder of the Kitchen empire that now includes four restaurants. "Being able to eat without having to com ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 6, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Reader: The Kitchen Denver left me wanting more

    For her first Westword review, Gretchen Kurtz visited The Kitchen Denver, the fourth restaurant in the Kitchen empire that got its start in Boulder eight years ago, and finally reached LoDo in March. Her review? Mixed. And, not surprisingly, so are the comments on Kurtz's review itself. See also: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    The Kitchen's Hugo Matheson thinks small...with a big list of starters

    Talk about coincidence: Long before this week's review of The Kitchen Denver came out, I began mulling over the reasons for the restaurant's starter-heavy menu. Economics? (People order more of them, driving up the bill.) Grandstanding? (A place to strut local, organic and seasonal ingredients.) Mis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    New Cafe critic Gretchen Kurtz dishes up a few words on her philosophy

    A presidential honeymoon lasts about 100 days. Having devoured well wishes and advice from Kyle Wagner, Laura Shunk, John Kessler and Jason Sheehan, I'm bracing myself for a honeymoon about 99 days shorter than that. I'm sure donning a thick skin will be hard -- possibly as hard as not shouting "Don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Reader: The Kitchen Denver is like an airplane hangar with the jet engines at full roar

    Planning the menu for a new restaurant is only one of the challenges. you have to design the proper setting for that food, a setting that will draw people in -- and keep them there, as Chris Utterback reported in his piece on Semple Brown Design's work with restaurants. "Part of the project is alway ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Photos: Twenty best food faces at LoDo Bites

    Denver's culinary enthusiasts have some seriously glorious food faces. As proof, we offer the following photos, taken by Westword photographer Brandon Marshall at last night's LoDo Bites celebration. Hundreds of food fans flocked to a string of lower downtown eateries including 1515 Restaurant, Amb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Tonight: take a bite out of LoDo, one restaurant at a time

    LoDo Bites -- a culinary walking tour of lower downtown restaurants-- takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. this evening. While you're sample small bites from dozens of downtown restaurants and enjoying drink specials and desserts at select locations, don't forget to take a few minutes to enjoy the incredibl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Ten best patios on the 16th Street Mall

    Denver's 16th Street Mall is turning thirty this year -- and it's never looked better. This mile-long pedestrian oasis runs through the heart of downtown and is filled with shopping, dining and entertainment options. But the very best way to enjoy it is sitting at one of the outdoor patios that line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Reader: Comments about contrary vegans are not funny

    Hugo Matheson, the co-owner of the original Kitchen in Boulder, along with the new Kitchen Denver, is obsessed with the business. "I live and breathe every detail of the restaurants," he says in this week's Chef and Tell interview. "I can't imagine doing anything else." No matter how stupid restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    The Kitchen's Hugo Matheson on escapism, a contrary vegan and fair wages

    Hugo Matheson The Kitchen Boulder & [Upstairs]; The Kitchen Denver 1039 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303-544-5973 1530 16th Street, Denver; 303-623-3127 This is part one of my interview with Hugo Matheson, exec chef of The Kitchen Boulder and The Kitchen Denver. Part two of o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Denver's five best expense-account restaurants

    On the rare occasion when someone else is footing the bill for dinner, it's understandably tempting to choose a restaurant where you can ring up a big tab. But an expense-account dinner shouldn't be just an excuse to drop a bunch of Benjamins on a flashy place -- you should also look at the company ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    It's all about wine on this week's calendar

    There are a handful of wine events on the calender this week, including three on Tuesday alone. While craft beer may be stealing the spotlight lately, you can never go wrong with the classics. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    A celebration of American beer kicks off the calendar this week

    American Craft Beer Week begins today, with dozens of beer-related events filling the calendar from now through May 20, including brewery tours, special releases, food-and-beer pairings and tap takeovers. Here's what else is on tap for this week:

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Denver's five best seafood restaurants

    Anyone who says you can only find good seafood on the coasts is just plain wrong. A number of restaurants in Denver are helmed by chefs who really know their way around fish. They bring in the best specimens they can find, and they turn out some truly exceptional ocean-focused dishes. Some spots d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Get your growlers at Vine Street Pub, which is finally ready to brew

    Just two weeks shy of its fourth anniversary in Denver, the Vine Street Pub & Brewery finally got its brewery license on Wednesday, and although the brewers won't whip up their first batch of beer until Wednesday, they are allowed to start filling up growlers now. To celebrate, co-owner Kevin Daly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Guess where you're eating if you're Scott

    Cafe Society posted five Guess Where? contests last week ranging from a still-unidentified creepy coconut to a breakfast feast of "truck stop cuisine" from Johnson's Corner to a terrific plate of chiliquiles from Tacos/Carnitas Estilo Michoacan to a sphere of glistening oysters. For correctly iden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Kitchen's Hugo Matheson weighs in on creating a Denver menu

    Tomorrow morning, Hugo Matheson, Kimbal Musk and Jen Lewin will open the doors to the The Kitchen Denver, the Mile High City outpost of their expanding empire which started in Boulder eight years ago. The new restaurant -- which features a massive bar, three patios and several nooks and crannies for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    The Kitchen Denver will include a raw bar -- and a big bar

    In just a week and a half, the Denver outpost of The Kitchen will make its debut on 16th Street, extending the community-based restaurant empire Kimbal Musk and Hugo Matheson began in Boulder eight years ago to the Mile High City. And while Musk has promised that the Denver space won't stray far fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    The Kitchen Denver sets an opening date of March 20

    It's been nearly nine months since Hugo Matheson and Kimbal Musk put together the deal to take over the old Gumbo's space, where they planned to open a Denver outpost of The Kitchen, the Boulder restaurant they put on the West End of Pearl Street in 2004. "We want to become a community restaurant ... More >>

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