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Lori Midson

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    December 16, 2011

    Wild Eggs packs in families for its twist on breakfast and brunch

    Lori Midson​If starting a weekend morning fighting hordes of hipsters while you wait for a breakfast table sounds like your idea of hell, you'll want to avoid Jelly, a Capitol Hill spot with a fun menu that I review this week. But there are many other breakfast and brunch places in this city t ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​While this neighborhood restaurant struts bragging rights to one of the better breakfast/brunch boards in the city, it's the dinner menu that's increasingly garnering my attention. And while you can actually get breakfast for dinner, the braised lamb shank is only on the dinner men ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​ Three words: messy little suckers. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Where am I drinking/eating posts is entered into a pool -- and every Monday, we select one lucky winner who'll receive an EatDenver dining de ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Is this week's Chef and Tell interview, Rob Lawler points out that brains aren't just for zombies (they're also for eating), but zombies were on the brains of a half-dozen boys who gathered this past weekend for a birthday party -- and that killer zombie cake, in all its blood and ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​My kid turns twelve today (Happy birthday, Elliott!), and that calls for a celebration, which, in our house, typically means dinner out. We began the festivities last night -- not with pizza or burgers -- but here, at this Asian restaurant, where we slurped bowls of ramen and stuff ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Foodography: Wazee Wood-Fire Pizza opens today downtown

    Lori Midson​Wazee Wood-Fire Pizza, Charlie Palmer's tribute to New York-style pies, opens today at 11 a.m. downtown at 1631 Wazee Street, directly next door to District Meats, which the New York-based star chef unleashed in October.

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    December 12, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​I have no idea why restaurants continue to ring the plate with specks of parsley, but regardless of needless adornments, the buffalo pot roast, wreathed with butternut squash, at this long-standing American gathering place, more than makes up for it. Can you guess where I'm eati ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Max MacKissock and the Squeaky Bean bunch wow diners at the Work Options for Women benefit

    Lori MidsonChef Max MacKissock from the Squeaky Bean.​After a series of pop-up dinners at Cafe Options, which played host to chef Max MacKissock and several squad members of the soon to reopen Squeaky Bean on Friday and Saturday night, the staff celebrated by shotgunning beers in the kitchen. ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Once upon a time, the French onion soup at this convivial cafe was the best in the city, but the bowl that recently landed on the counter -- disappointingly watery, insipid, thin and devoid of salt and pepper -- left me scratching my head. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​My best friend just turned fifty, and every year, for her birthday, it's tradition to celebrate at the restaurant where the above shot was snapped -- a restaurant that's definitely not known for its tacos. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Sugar-shock foodography: Crave Dessert Bar & Lounge opens in the Spire

    Lori Midson​Visions of sugarplums danced in their heads, while cakes...and sticky toffee pudding...and croissants drizzled with chocolate made eyes wide at yesterday's opening of Crave Dessert Bar & Lounge, a sultry sugar house that's now swelling bellies with sweets in the Spire. The desser ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​When it comes to burgers, I'm a white trash purist -- American cheese and, on occasion, grilled onions. Nothing more. And the burgers at this new beef shack, which range from simple to all gussied up, are far better than I had anticipated. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Carnivorous foodography: Pearl Street Steak Room

    Lori Midson​Mara Soutiere ignored the arched eyebrows and eye rolls that ensued when she and her husband, Peter, inked a lease on a small space on Pearl Street that would feed meaty, prime grade and Wagyu flesh to the People's Republic of Boulder. A steakhouse, asked the incredulous? In Bould ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    A new Steak 'n Shake and a lot more shakin' in our restaurant roll call for November

    Restaurant openings and closings ran the gamut from A (Ambria) to Z (Zingers) in November, with thirty restaurants -- including Colorado's first Steak 'n Shake! -- debuting in metro Denver. Our Restaurant roll call for November:

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    November 23, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​In Mexico City, you'll encounter gruisidos on just about every street corner, but in Denver, the stew is a rarity, except at this Mexican restaurant, where guisado de puerco shares space on the menu alongside more pedestrian staples like tacos and enchiladas. Can you guess where ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Reader: Wild Catch owner's prediction of reopening sounds like a fish story

    ​It's been a wild ride for Wild Catch, the new fishhouse that saw its chef/partner and most of its staff (above) walk out this weekend, leaving the place high and dry. Justin Brunson, an owner of Masterpiece Deli who joined with Taste owner Daniel Kulhman on the restaurant, told Lori Midson th ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Behold...Denver's first Steak 'n Shake!

    Lori MidsonThis guy -- and hundreds of others -- waited hours for a burger at Denver's first Steak 'n Shake.​ "I've been waiting five years for this!" screeched a woman who couldn't stop trembling. And Jeremy Smallwood was grinning from ear to ear, despite the fact that he had been sitting idl ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​If you haven't been to this smashing sandwich shop, littered with cookbooks and lounging in a decades-old home somewhere near -- but not in -- the People's Republic, you owe it to yourself to go. Guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Foodography and a first look: Williams & Graham

    Lori Midson​Two years ago, I was sitting at the bar at Highland Tavern, the purpose of which was not to eat, but to drink. But when a bartender handed over a menu, I was intrigued. It was anything but your standard issue bar board. Rather, the menu was full of food that I wanted to eat, inclu ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​You can get exactly two things at this joint: French fries and craft beer. Guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Where am I drinking/eating posts is entered into a pool -- and every Monday, we select one lucky winner who'l ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Reader: Photos of Ambria's dishes look good enough to eat!

    Lori MidsonVeal sweetbreads at Ambria.​The space at the Tabor Center that's now home to Ambria, chef/owner Jeremy Kittelson's restaurant that opens today, was a Ling & Louie's just two weeks ago...but it's undergone an amazing transformation. Still, it's hard to focus on the surroundings when ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​I'm a sucker for good bread, and if you, too, are a bread head, then you'll appreciate a dough that rises above the rest at this upper-crust restaurant. Guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Where am I drinking/eating pos ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Guess where I'm drinking?

    Lori Midson​Even if I'm not celebrating a damn thing -- and definitely when I am -- I go straight for the bubbly. Can you guess where I'm drinking? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Where am I drinking/eating posts is entered into a pool -- and every Mo ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Foodography: A sneak peek at Bisque, opening tonight in Cherry Creek

    Lori Midson​What a month for restaurant openings. Coohills, a French-influenced restaurant from Tom and Diane Coohill, flung the doors open to the public last Wednesday; Ambria unlocks its doors tomorrow, with chef Jeremy Kittelson presiding over the kitchen; District Meats, New York restaura ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​This definitely isn't my first choice for a Mid-East feast, but it's fine if you're in a pinch -- and you have no interest in falafel, because for some strange reason, the falafel bin has always been empty when I've stopped in. Guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who g ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Foodography: A sneak peek at Ambria, opening Wednesday on the 16th Street Mall

    Lori Midson​Back in September, Jeremy Kittelson, ex-chef of Restaurant Avondale at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon -- which will soon be Cima, a Latin kitchen from chef Richard Sandoval -- left his mountain gig for the bright lights of Denver, specifically the 16th Street Mall, wh ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Big Hoss Bar-B-Q opening a second outpost at the Streets at SouthGlenn

    Lori Midson​Big Hoss Bar-B-Q, Hoss Orwat's shrine to 'que in Berkeley Park, is taking up residence where the Oven, Mark Tarbell's pizza emporium at the Streets at SouthGlenn, shuttered in May. A call to Jennifer Jones, who manages the original house of smoke on Tennyson Street, produced littl ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    One-Year Anniversary Party at Edge

    Lori Midson​A year ago the Four Seasons opened downtown, with its stylish restaurant, and tonight Edge Restaurant & Bar will toss a One-Year Anniversary Party. The festivities include a masquerade ball, a special multi-course menu and more. Tickets are $111 per couple; for more info, call 303- ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Reader: Cool of James Rugile to comment on Patrick Horvat interview

    Lori Midson​Readers are raving about Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Patrick Horvat, the exec chef at Venue. Among those commenting? Former Venue exec chef James Rugile: Great interview Patrick, I'm overdue to come up and see you. Let's grab a beer sometime soon. Cheers, buddy! ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​ I still love the dishes turned out from this Thai kitchen, but no longer do I believe that it's the city's top Thai restaurant. Guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Where am I drinking/eating posts is entered into a pool ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​You never hear a word about this suburban restaurant that just does what it does without any fanfare, but the food, which spans the globe (but leans toward the Mediterranean), holds its own -- even if one night is devoted to (groan) prime rib. Guess where I'm eating? Special bo ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Hot soup on a cool, autumn day equals one of my favorite lunches. Guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Where am I drinking/eating posts is entered into a pool -- and every Monday, we select one lucky winner who'll receiv ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Guess where you're eating? At an EatDenver restaurant, if you're Skggy

    Lori Midson​Cafe Society served up five Guess where contests last week, ranging from a multi-cultural stumper to a meal Lori Midson could eat every day at Crimson Canary to this plate of doughnut holes. For correctly identifying them as coming from Jelly, Skggy wins an EatDenver deck.

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    November 7, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​The pies are one size fits all at this local pizzeria, but that's the only thing about the joint that's generic. Guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Where am I drinking/eating posts is entered into a pool -- and every Mo ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​If someone were to ask me the age-old question: "If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?" I'd simply point them to the snap above and call it a day. Guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​ It's all Greek to me ... but can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Where am I drinking/eating posts is entered into a pool -- and every Monday, we select one lucky winner who'll receive a 2011 EatDenver dining dec ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Yesterday's late-afternoon lunch: a little duck pâté, a dab of mustard, a few cornichons, good bread and boozy cherries. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Where am I drinking/eating posts is entered into a p ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    A banquet of thirty-plus spots opened last month: Restaurant roll call for October

    Lori Midson​Pinche Taqueria, the brick-and-mortar version of the popular Pinche Tacos carts, made its debut on October 31 -- the last in a potentially record-breaking roster of thirty-plus restaurants to open in a month. Here's our restaurant roll call for October:

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    November 1, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​If you like doughnuts -- you know who you are -- then you've undoubtedly popped dozens of these ridiculously addictive doughnut holes in your mouth. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Where am I drinking/eating ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​On the same menu stamped with housemade pupusas, empanadas and Salvadorian enchiladas, you'll find conch soup, creamed spaghetti and meatballs and chop suey, which our server swore was one of the kitchen's best dishes. Maybe next time. In the meantime, can you guess where I'm eat ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Relish It, a gourmet burger joint, opens in Littleton with a former Park Burger chef at the helm

    Lori Midson​It was a trip to the bank, followed by a jaunt to a burger shack in San Diego, that convinced Terry Sandrin to open his own meat emporium. "I was at our local bank in Littleton last fall, and there was a couple who was grilling burgers outside in the parking lot with a line that w ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Last weekend, I strolled through a Front Range farmers' market (one that I'd never been to), and after picking my way through baskets of beautiful tomatoes, tri-colored carrots and beets, I came face-to-face with a food truck I'd never seen -- a truck that turns out a damn good bre ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​I haven't heard a word about this new neighborhood, strip mall Italian restaurant, whose parking lot is more often empty than full, but the romantic, dim-lit dining room, coupled with the pastas emerging from the kitchen, makes it worth a visit -- even if the service is a bit quirk ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​I'm always on the lookout for new Indian restaurants, and at this recently-opened Indian emporium located in a part of town that most foodniks bypass, I found the usual suspects, including a lamb vindaloo that was passable but certainly not fiery. Alas. Can you guess where I'm eat ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Reader: Five beers later, the Deluxe skillet was mine

    ​Hot sauces? Steak knives? Wallpaper? Yesterday Lori Midson dished the dirt on "Dining thieves: Weird and crazy stuff people steal". And while Cafe Society's readers aren't quite the scofflaws described on seattle.eater, her post still collected a few interesting admissions...as well as thi ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Guess where I'm drinking?

    Lori Midson​Margaritas are a dime a dozen in this city, but a margarita shaken with an avocado? You'll find that in only one restaurant in Denver. Even weirder than the margarita itself is the fact that I really liked it -- and wouldn't think twice about ordering it again. Can you guess wher ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​There's never a night that this incredibly popular restaurant isn't perpetually packed, but on Friday night, it was nothing short of a madhouse, thanks to scores of visiting parents in town for a yearly event and a gaggle of women celebrating a fiftieth birthday party. Can you gu ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Foodography from Russell's Smoke House

    Lori MidsonFrank Bonanno mans the line at Russell's Smoke House​Russell's Smoke House, Frank Bonanno's new shrine to smoked meats, opened softly on Friday, but on Saturday, the staff was gearing up for a busy night, But, first, there was a fantastic food tasting orgy, of which I was lucky eno ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Each week, in my chef and tell interviews, I ask our kitchen magicians what they'd like to see more of in Denver from a culinary standpoint -- and several of the chefs admit that they long for better delis and sandwich shops. After having a sandwich at the shop where the above pic ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    If you go to only one house to trick-or-treat this year, make it this one

    Lori Midson​A few nights ago, while searching for a parking spot near a South Broadway bar, I found myself slamming on my brakes when I saw a house on Cedar -- 614 West Cedar to be exact -- that was decked to the skulls and scarecrows with Halloween paraphernalia. It was a little late -- 1 ... More >>

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