There are numerous spellings for this fiery and tart toasted rice salad that's a daily staple in Isan, a rural area of Thailand that borders on Laos, the birthplace of larb, laab, lahb or laap, but no matter how you spell it, the intensely aromatic flavors of dried ground chiles, fish sauce, fresh l ... More >>
Gerard Strong Central Bistro & Bar 1691 Central Street 303-477-4582 centralbistrobar.com This is part two of my interview with Gerard Strong, exec chef of Central Bistro & Bar; part one of our chat ran yesterday. Most memorable meal in Denver that you've ever had: I've had most of my top meals at ... More >>
Food news is as varied as the food you're served at restaurants. Some weeks our plate is filled with educational articles about science and technology, stories of new and exciting eats and drinks, and industry exposes that give us all something to gossip about by the office water coolers. Other week ... More >>
This past weekend, Austin Tingley and Brian Donaire-Laso were arrested by Longmont police officers on low-level charges following a party. But they've gotten more attention for what they're said to have done en route to Boulder County Jail -- urinating in the back of a patrol car. And according to t ... More >>
Mark MangerThere comes a moment every year -- and it's usually an alcohol-inspired moment during the holidays -- when I, after a bottle or two of wine, declare that THIS year is the BEST YEAR EVER in Denver dining, and then commence to deliver a highly passionate, self-indulgent speech about ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe woman who runs the Thai street cart on the 16th Mall? You know -- the one that commands queues that sometimes stretch beyond an hour during the lunch rush? The same Thai street cart that we heaped praise on in this year's Best of Denver? That cart? Yeah, well, the woman behind ... More >>
Mark MangerPeanut butter soup, fufu and bone-in, skin-on goat: not actually so weird.My first trip to African Grill and Bar for this week's review was a thrill ride because it offered a chance to explore a cuisine with which I'd had no previous experience and an opportunity to eat something s ... More >>
Laura ShunkWhen I ate at ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro for this week's Westword review, I was fascinated by how Lon Symensma and his partners, Jim and Alicia Deters, had reinterpreted the Southeast Asian market and turned it into a fine dining restaurant. And as I wrote the review, I referred fr ... More >>
What I craved -- but not exactly what I got.After I put out my call for Laotian food recommendations, a number of readers suggested that I head to Woody's Wings n Things, a dark, sparsely-decorated strip-mall joint in Westminser that serves, yes, chicken wings -- in addition to a long list of ... More >>
Some like it hot -- and US Thai delivers.It's not easy finding Laotian food in Denver, as Laura Shunk discovered after her recent return from a trip to Southeast Asia. On the hunt, she dropped by Edgewater's US Thai, which has an owner from Laos, a chef who's cooked all over Thailand, some s ... More >>
So much more than just fried rice.After returning from a trip to Southeast Asia, my first order of business was to ask if anyone knew of a place where you could get Laotian food in this city. In the meantime, I decided to satiate my craving with Thai food, since Laotian cuisine is basically T ... More >>
I'd like to know where to find such Lao dishes in Denver -- anyone?After a two-week trip, I'm back at Cafe Society, picking up where I left off at the beginning of the year. Where was I?In Southeast Asia, where, amid the obligatory adventures in tourism, I attempted to gain a better understa ... More >>
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