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Lori Midson

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    October 21, 2011

    Reader: Nobody, but nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog

    ​We don't yet know where Lori Midson was eating yesterday, but it involved a hot dog with a lot of ketchup. Which inspired Mantonat to serve up a classic quote from Clint Eastwood in Sudden Impact:

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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 20, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Some people don't like to ratchet up their frankfurters with a heap of toppings, preferring instead to stick to the bare basics -- like ketchup. 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 po ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​With the arrival of fall comes the call for comfort food, and there's nothing more comforting on a chilly autumn day than a big bowl of macaroni and cheese. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Where am I drinkin ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Finding this off-the-eaten path joint that does a brisk breakfast business isn't easy, its facade far removed from the street, but here's a hint: The name includes two initials. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​I'll be the first to admit that I was loathe to try the tacos from this (somewhat) dignified taco shop that I've walked by numerous times on my way to somewhere else. Turns out, these are damn good tacos, even if the kitchen finds it necessary to use wisps of yellow cheese. Can y ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Mariscos Las Islitas relocates -- and reopens -- on Federal Boulevard

    Lori Midson​A couple of months ago, we noticed that Mariscos Las Islitas, the little Mexican seafood joint that occupied an address on Evans near Federal, had closed its doors. It didn't take long for it to resurface: The restaurant merely closed down its original location to relocate from one ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​If you're hungry and in a hurry, this fluorescent-lit Mexican joint will get you in -- and out -- in no time flat. 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 -- a ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Taking the EDGE off one slider at a time

    Lori Midson​ Happy Place: EDGE Restaurant and Bar, 1111 14th Street, 303-389-3343. The Hours: Daily from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Deals: $3 draft beers; $5 domestic bottles, wines by the glass, and well drinks; $5-8 appetizers. Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

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    October 13, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​The photo doesn't do this dish justice, but if you're searching for a good -- really good -- shepherd's pie, along with some of the best craft beers in the city, then this is your calling. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer t ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Denver's burger emporiums keep multiplying like calculators, and here, where this burger was snapped, the staff is obsessed with a certain number that is greater than one and less than 100. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Just when I thought I'd seen foie gras done every which way, it lands on an effing pizza! 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 selec ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Favorite food find of the week: Maria Empanada

    Open just five days, Maria Empanada, a tiny storefront that's dispensing food from South America, is one of those restaurants that makes me happier than an elephant freed from the circus to live in Denver. And Lorena Cantarovici, who owns Maria Empanada, which is named for her mother, couldn't be ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Reader: Location, location, loca....for Denver neighborhoods, there are only two

    When Cafebar started serving last week at 295 South Pennsylvania Street, residents welcomed it to the neighborhood -- but what neighborhood is that, exactly? In her post on Cafebar's opening, Lori Midson referred to it as West Washington Park -- which is one of three neighborhoods that the City and ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​The staff at the joint where I sunk my jaws into a Philly cheesesteak -- with everything, please -- is nothing short of hilarious, and the cheesesteaks nothing short of stupid-good. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the w ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​While everyone else used the hoods of their trucks as makeshift tables to inhale the tacos from this parking lot-anchored street cart that does a bang-up business -- even on a Sunday night -- we ate ours on the stoop of the dentist's office next door. Can you guess where I'm eati ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Foodography: Cafébar opens in Washington Park

    Lori Midson​"It was just time for a change," insists Eric Rivera, the executive chef of Cafébar, a new modern American restaurant, owned by Dane Huguley, that unlocked its doors last week in Washington Park at 295 South Pennsylvania Street. Rivera, who was the opening chef of Lala's Wine Bar ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Foodography: Stephanie Izard, Alex Seidel and Lon Symensma hosted one of the best dinners of the year last night at ChoLon

    Last night, while tottering drunkards, some strapped with clinking beer can necklaces, stumbled by the floor-to-ceiling windows of ChoLon, Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard, who resides in Chicago, Fruition exec chef-owner Alex Seidel and Lon Symensma, the owner-chef of ChoLon, were in Symensma's kit ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011

    Reader: Favorite thing in the kitchen? My grandmother

    Love your knife? Your mixing bowl? When Lori Midson interviewed many of the town's top chefs for Dish, our annual restaurant guide, she also asked them about their favorite kitchen tools. Their answers prompted this one from Dan: My favorite kitchen gadget? My grandmother. Watch for the second ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Depending upon which region of Mexico you happen to be stuffing tacos down your throat, the pot-steamed, greasy and golden corn tortillas folded with different meats posing in the above snap are called tacos al vapor, tacos cazuela, and, in Mexico City, tacos de canasta, which you ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Azitra, a new Indian restaurant, now serving in Broomfield

    If you're looking for something that diverges from the typical suburban chains, culinary options are somewhat sparse in Broomfield. But Azitra, which opened at Flatiron Crossing earlier this month, represents an alternative.

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    September 27, 2011

    Reader: Osaka Sushi's Nuclear Roll hurts so good

    Lori Midson​Cafe Society was swimming in sushi yesterday, as Lori Midson's latest "Guess where I'm eating" rubbed readers' nerves raw as they tried to identify this pretty plate of sushi. And then Kyle Garratt showed more raw courage, as he attempted to conquer the Nuclear Roll at Osaka Sushi ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Despite the really unpleasant stench that greeted me at the front door of this otherwise pleasant restaurant residing in an old house on a busy stretch of pavement, I stayed, curious because this was once an elegant haunt (with a different cuisine) that I frequented in high school ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​For anyone who believes that Sushi Den and Sushi Sasa are the only two players when it comes to slicing and dicing the raw stuff, you're wrong: Here, at this unheralded shrine to the ocean, ambitions run as high as the waves in a wrathful sea, and the sushi and sashimi, plated, if ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Foodography: Charcoal opens in the Golden Triangle

    Lori Midson​After hosting a charity dinner on Saturday night, Charcoal, a new 5,200-square-foot restaurant from Patrik Landberg, the former chef of Satchel's in Park Hill (now Pary's on 28th), opened to the public on Sunday, turning out contemporary European cuisine in an artfully choreograph ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​The person I was having a late breakfast with wasn't crazy about the "salad" on his eggs Benedict, but the hash browns are always a hit, as is the lemon-misted hollandaise sauce. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the wee ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Six kick-ass Denver chefs, a stellar mixologist and one meaty sausage slinger: Foodography from the James Beard House dinner in New York

    Lori MidsonTop from left to right: Tyler Wiard, Matt Selby, Bryan Dayton and Paul Reilly. Bottom from left to right: Mark DeNittis, Brandon Biederman, Jamey Fader and Enrique Socarras​When six Denver chefs, one bartender and, for good measure, a muscled and tatted sausage emperor all trotted ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​I ordered the mole enchiladas, only to have the server look at me dubiously before asking if I actually knew what "mole" was. That was strike one. Strike two was when my friend went out to the car to fetch his phone, and the host bid him farewell, only to greet him two minutes late ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Way off the eaten path, this restaurant, noted for its breakfasts and kitschy theme that has something to do with a bird that you'd find in a barnyard, is somewhere between Denver and Fort Collins. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correc ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

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

    Lori Midson​Cafe Society served up five Guess where? contests last week, including a great breakfast at Hash, another great breakfast at the Local, and one of Lori Midson's worst meals ever. For identifying the offending plate shown above as coming from Kiki's, KB wins an EatDenver deck.

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    September 19, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​I was ready for some football this weekend, and while there weren't a lot of football warriors at the bar where I watched the Broncos squeak out a win by the thread of their jerseys, there were plenty of football-worthy foodstuffs being passed around the table, including a plate o ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Announcement! We have a winner of our ChoLon craft beer dinner with Top Chef Stephanie Izard and Alex Seidel

    Lori Midson​On Thursday, September 29, Top Chef champion Stephanie Izard, who's just about ready to embark on a book tour, along with Alex Seidel, chef/owner of Fruition, will share the kitchen with Lon Symensma at ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, when all three kitchen magicians commune to host a ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​While the breakfast board at this neighborhood joint is good, it's the characters, one regular in particular, who really liven up the atmosphere. 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 po ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Golden's first pho restaurant, Pho Golden, is now open

    Lori Midson​Golden's restaurant scene may be fairly diverse, but until recently, there was a gaping hole: no pho. Now, though, instead of traveling to Federal Boulevard to get a fix of brothy noodles, denizens of this western enclave can hit Pho Golden, Golden's first pho restaurant, which o ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​My assessment of the food at this Japanese restaurant can be summed up in a litany of adjectives that, as a chef or restaurateur, you hope will never be applied to your own: Bland. Flat. One dimensional. Insipid. Characterless. Wearisome. Vapid. And the service completely sucks, to ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Foodography: Wooden Table opens today in Greenwood Village with Brett Shaheen, former exec chef of Osteria Marco, behind the burners

    Lori Midson​"I'm making things that I want to eat, food that's fun for us to make -- and not pretentious -- and food that we're proud to serve," says Brett Shaheen, the executive chef of the Wooden Table, a new Italian restaurant that opens today at 2500 East Orchard Road in Greenwood Village ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​My kid has a thing for breakfast, especially when it's lunch or dinnertime, and if there are flapjacks on the menu, that's what he's ordering (and reluctantly sharing with me). Can you guess where we're eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​It was an impromptu stop after the bar down the street was six-deep with Sunday morning football hooligans, and, as it turned out, the pulled pork eggs Benedict made it worth the detour, the scratch-made hollandaise vivid with lemon, and the bloody Mary bar, stocked with all the re ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Some restaurants do rotisserie chicken very, very well. Other joints, however, like the one where the above snap was flashed, should stick to what they know best, which is most definitely not rotisserie chicken. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives t ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​I've been scouring Denver's Mexican joints for the best molcajete in the city, and a local chef turned me on to this one, which was good, but definitely not good enough to make me stop searching for one that's better. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gi ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​The menu at this tidy, convivial restaurant, whose exterior completely belies its interior, is a mash-up of different cuisines, including Mexican and Greek, the latter of which has garnered the joint a fiercely loyal following. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Any ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Interstate kitchen Bar's griddled cheese and hot tamale

    Lori Midson​ Andre Lobato Interstate Kitchen Bar www.interstaterestaurant.com/ What are you serving at Dish? Tomato soup with griddled cheese and...

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    September 1, 2011

    Nova Yogurt brings more self-serve frozen yogurt to the DU 'hood

    Lori Midson​It's been the summer of frozen yogurt, and we've seen several shops open around town, most of which are the self-serve pay-by-the-ounce variety that offer dozens of flavors of yogurt plus a melange of toppings. Nova Yogurt is just that kind of shop, and it opened a couple of weeks ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​The steak was simply a sidekick, the vegetables a throwaway. It was the baked potato (it's a phase) that called out to me. 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 poo ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Fatty and luxurious, ankimo -- or monkfish liver -- is the foie gras of the fish world, and if you're curious to know what I'd like my last meal on earth to be, monkfish liver would be at the top of my list, right along with foie gras. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bo ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​At this uneggceptional breakfast joint that trumpets one of the most garish signs in the city, the best thing on the board is the bananas foster waffle crowned with a scoop of ice cream, although given the amount of sugar, it could also double as dessert. Can you guess where I'm ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​ Good -- even great -- sandwiches abound at this shrine to bread, cold cuts, vegetables, spreads and offbeat combinations. 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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    August 15, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​It's worth taking the pilgrimage to this off-the-radar taqueria to stuff your belly with street tacos, as well as the shrimp diablo, a fiery dish that's jolted with chipotle chiles. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the w ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Eating tacos at a joint whose menu mainly focuses on Italian food is usually not a good idea, but the Asian-inspired soft shell crab tacos at this relatively new restaurant seemed like a good idea at the time, if only because the owner/chef has Vietnamese blood running through her ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Paxia, from the owners of Los Carboncitos, opens in Sunnyside

    Lori Midson​When we got wind that the León brothers -- Ignacio, Roberto and Ceasar -- were unleashing Paxia, a new Mexican restaurant in Sunnyside, we were overcome with fits and bursts of enthusiasm, hoots and hollers of joy, and an overwhelming urge to sling a sleeping bag over our shoulder ... More >>

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