Mario Nocifera

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    The ten best restaurants in the Ballpark neighborhood

    Two decades ago, before Coors Field opened, the area just past LoDo was known as "NoDough." But even then, the area had a lot of promise. And over the last year, that promise has finally been realized, with all those turn-of-the-last-century warehouses now filled to bursting with residences and offi ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    Wine dinners, beer dinners and more drinks for a good cause on the culinary calendar

    Whether you're looking for a cure for cancer, a night out to support the arts or just an excuse to eat great food paired with local brews, there's a lot to drink in this week. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar. See also: Landry's cooks up a Signature Chef Series for sprin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Lower48 Kitchen's Alex Figura on the "each" concept -- and winning Best New Restaurant

    Good things come in small packages. That's certainly the case at Lower48 Kitchen, winner of the Best New Restaurant title in our recent Best of Denver issue. As I wrote in this week's review of Lower48, it was what came in the small packages dubbed "each" that gave me the first inkling that somethin ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Review: Lower48 Kitchen raises the bar in Denver

    Lower48 Kitchen 2020 Lawrence Street, Unit A 303-942-0262 My first thought when I saw the opening section of the menu at Lower48 Kitchen was, "I want one of each." So it's no wonder that the column of small bites, with temptations such as a beignet filled with whipped tarragon an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    The ten best new restaurants in Denver

    Hundreds of restaurants opened in metro Denver last year, everything from little neighborhood sandwich shops to upscale taquerias to ambitious, shiny new American spots. And which was the best new restaurant to open in 2013? That's what we'll reveal in the Best of Denver 2014, which hits the streets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Former Frasca Food and Wine pros will open Lower48 restaurant in Ballpark this fall

    After prowling for more than a year to find the perfect space to open his first restaurant, Mario Nocifera, a former Frasca Food & Wine alum who commanded the front of the house at the nationally recognized Boulder restaurant for two years, finally dried the ink on a space last week at 2020 Lawrence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Bryan Dayton reflects on the year since the Oak at Fourteenth fire

    A year ago, Bryan Dayton and Steve Redzikowski were just hitting their stride at Boulder's Oak at Fourteenth, garnering national accolades in the process. And then on March 9, fire broke out in the chimney of the wood-burning oven, forcing Oak to close for months so that the entire space could be gu ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Frasca Food and Wine's expansion to include pizza and panini

    ​Since master sommelier Bobby Stuckey and chef Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson left the French Laundry to open a neighborhood restaurant in Boulder six years ago, Frasca Food and Wine has been in the business of changing the nature of the Front Range dining scene, winning national accolades, attra ... More >>