Born into a family that owned a deli in Philadelphia, Jason Delp knew exactly what a true cheesesteak tasted like -- and when he moved to Denver, he couldn't find one. "I wanted people to experience cheesesteak the way that I had it growing up -- made with ribeye and smothered in Cheez Whiz and saut ... More >>
Last night's "Good vs. Evil" throw down of jabs between Eric Ripert and Tony Bourdain solidified three things that most of us already know: Bourdain's favorite noun is "motherfucker," his adjective of choice is "motherfucking" and Paula Deen, according to Bourdain, is a motherfucking motherfucker wh ... More >>
Drew Archer TAG Burger Bar 1222 Madison Street 303-736-2260 www.madisonstreetdenver.com This is part one of my chef interview with Drew Archer, from TAG Burger Bar. Tune in tomorrow for part two of my interview with Archer. The first thing that emerges from the kitchen is a heap of french fries: ... More >>
In April of last year, Troy Guard, owner of TAG and TAG Raw Bar in Larimer Square, became an operating partner of Madison Street, a Congress Park neighborhood restaurant and lounge that Joe Vostrejs, COO of Larimer Associates, took over in the fall of 2010. The space, a former Dominos Pizza, didn't ... More >>
It's hard to find a good cheese sandwich these days. Sure, plenty of delis, sub shops and even some fast-food chains are serving up sammies like they just became stylish, but few make a really superior cheese sandwich. The exception to this rule? Which Wich?, a diminutive sub chain out of Dallas t ... More >>
So it goes like this: Agoraphobic Jeannie can't bear to leave her trailer in the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park Community since her son was kidnapped and her perm went sour. And on the eve of their twentieth anniversary, her husband and childhood sweetheart Norbert is suddenly head-over-heels for the ... More >>
Patrick Canfield Trinity Grille 1801 Broadway 303-293-2288 www.trinitygrille.com This is part two of my chef and tell interview with the Trinity Grille's Patrick Canfield. Part one of our chat ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Edwardo's in Westcliffe, Colorado. Going there always rem ... More >>
Lori MidsonThis is part one of my interview with Rob Lawler, former chef and the sovereign of cheese at the Truffle. Part two of my chat with Lawler will run tomorrow. Rob Lawler The Truffle 2906 East Sixth Avenue 303-322-7363 www.denvertruffle.com When you actually want someone to cut th ... More >>
Ah, to be Anthony Bourdain. To get paid to travel the world; to get paid to eat and drink in some of the most exotic cities imaginable; to get paid to curse and guzzle whiskey while mingling with commonfolk who long for your lifestyle; to get paid to talk shit about everyone in your industry ... More >>
When we first visited Sketch, the new wine bar tucked into the old 1st Avenue Hotel at 101 Broadway, we took note of its location facing Big Lots and its bar manager, Charlie Master, who'd injected much-needed humor into Cherry Creek with his white-trash specials at Brix, and immediately suggested t ... More >>
Letters from the week of 4/17/2008
Major League Soccer sucks -- even at the Rapidsí new stadium
Steuben's is dedicated to regional specialties -- and that's both good and bad.
Than chicken-fried steak in two diners.
Kevin Taylor rebuilds his empire.
Thai One On
How low can you go? All the way, with these fabulously tacky theme parties.
Let's hear it for the Boy who brought us Brix.
Big Bender showcases Colorado country
New York's Puny Human is a mean mistreater.
The evolution of mankind, and sports, is made possible by...click...Anna Kournikova.
The Stout Pub keeps the home fryers burning.
Main Street Tavern
Last Night boogies with the apocalypse.
Food Chain devours self-indulgent psychobabble.
Raman: the soup for a new millenium.