Thanksgiving is a day that gives us food for thought and time to reflect on the things for which we're thankful -- our health, our friends, our kids, our jobs and dogs, wine, and the family master baster whose glossy golden turkey supplied leftovers for the next week. And this year, as we were going ... More >>
Check back tomorrow to see another round of our favorite Chef and Tell quotes. Thanksgiving is a day that gives us food for thought and time to reflect on the things for which we're thankful - our health, our friends, our kids, our jobs and dogs, wine, and the family master baster whose glossy gol ... More >>
Naming a restaurant isn't the same as naming a baby. When you name a newborn, you have no idea what kind of personality the kid is going to have. Restaurateurs, however, know exactly what to expect from their new kitchen (in terms of cuisine, at least), and generally pick names that convey this to d ... More >>
JP Krause Aloft Broomfield 8300 Arista Place, Broomfield 303-635-2000 www.aloftbroomfielddenver.com This is part one of my interview with JP Krause, exec chef of Aloft Broomfield. Part two of our interview will run in this space tomorrow. "Right. My name. It's John Patrick, but ever since high ... More >>
Six89 689 Main Street, Carbondale; 970-963-6890 www.six89.com Phat Thai 2900 East Second Avenue; 303-388-7428 343 Main Street, Carbondale; 970-963-7001 www.phatthai.com The Pullman 330 7th Street, Glenwood Springs; 970-230-9234 www.thepullmangws.com Part one of my interview with Mark Fischer, ex ... More >>
Six89 689 Main Street, Carbondale; 970-963-6890 www.six89.com Phat Thai 2900 East Second Avenue; 303-388-7428 343 Main Street, Carbondale; 970-963-7001 www.phatthai.com The Pullman 330 7th Street, Glenwood Springs; 970-230-9234 www.thepullmangws.com This is part one of my interview with Mark Fis ... More >>
This week's review took me to Phat Thai, the restaurant that chef Mark Fischer opened in Cherry Creek North, extending his empire east after opening the original Phat Thai in Carbondale, where he also has the excellent Six89. I wasn't expecting Phat Thai to be authentic -- the website and menu both ... More >>
When Phat Thai went into Cherry Creek North last year, it took over an address that had seen a string of restaurant failures in a neighborhood that was on the verge of losing its dining edge.
Jennifer Jasinski, chef/owner of Rioja, Bistro Vendome and Euclid Hall, is among the chosen few vying for a James Beard Foundation award.The James Beard Foundation has just announced its crop of restaurant and chef semi-finalists vying for a coveted 2012 James Beard award, and several Denver ... More >>
Does anyone remember Wolfgang Puck's place in Cherry Creek? Not after they've had a bite of the goat curry at Phat Thai, the restaurant that Mark Fischer opened in December in that same spot at 2900 East Second Avenue. The goat curry rates a spot on our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. But Fischer is a ... More >>
No. 41: Goat curry from Phat Thai
It wasn't long ago that I demoted Cherry Creek to a culinary wasteland -- or something like that -- but as soon as the words slipped from my fly trap, I had to eat them. Over the past few months, Cherry Creek has been blitzed with new restaurants: La Merisse, a French spot, unlocked its doors in Jul ... More >>
It's been a long time coming, but we hear that Phat Thai -- the Denver offshoot of Mark Fischer's famed Carbondale restaurant -- is opening at 11 a.m. today at 2900 East Second Avenue.
Lori Midson Phat Thai will definitely start serving at 11 a.m. today in Cherry Creek -- the place was already bustling earlier this morning as this Denver offshoot of Mark Fischer's Carbondale Phat Thai prepared to open the doors. Here's a first look:
Lori MidsonWhile Cherry Creek is not the restaurant hot-spot it once was, there's still plenty of action in the area. In a quick turn-around, La Merise is slated to open today in the former home of Argyll, at 2700 East Third Avenue. And Cafe Bisque -- now known simply as Bisque -- is leaving ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe Pullman, Mark Fischer's new restaurant in Glenwood Springs, just nabbed a spot on Esquire magazine's Best New Restaurants list.In late August, while on a food journey in Glenwood Springs, I had dinner at the Pullman, the newest restaurant -- a farm-to-table venture -- from ch ... More >>
Leave it to British winemaker Ben Parsons, founder of the Infinite Monkey Theorem, the gritty winery in the Golden Triangle, to release a tap wine fittingly called Monkey Shine. Parsons, who rolled out a sparkling wine in a can during a blowout bash at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, is now introd ... More >>
Lori MidsonIt's not all doom and gloom in Cherry Creek North if you're a restaurant. Despite the fact that Argyll and Toast have both called it quits -- Argyll closed on Sunday and will reopen next year in the Baker neighborhood and Toast shuttered three weeks ago -- it's clear that not ever ... More >>
Lori MidsonYears ago, when I was reviewing restaurants for another publication, I called Carbondale, a hamlet that's down valley from Aspen, a "lowdown trucker town," a comment that set the mountain town into a tailspin. At the time, however, Carbondale's restaurant landscape was completely ... More >>
James Beard FoundationLast November, the James Beard Foundation summoned the public to nominate its favorite chefs, restaurants and industry professionals for the 2011 awards. And after all the self-pimping and ballot-stuffing, the poll is closed. This morning, the foundation announced its ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
Six89 and Phat Thai executive chef Mark Fischer Luca D'Italia, Frank Bonanno's Italian restaurant at 711 Grant Street, celebrates six years in the Capitol Hill 'hood this month with a parade of visiting Colorado chefs, including Mark Fischer, exec at Carbondale's Six89 and Phat Thai, who joins Bonan ... More >>
Luca D'Italia, 711 Grant Street, marks its six-year anniversary throughout the month with a march of visiting Denver chefs, including Wayne Conwell, exec at Sushi Sasa, 2401 15th Street, who will team up with Luca (and Mizuna, Osteria Marco and Bones) chef-owner Frank Bonanno tonight, June 3, for a ... More >>
It was a rough year for Colorado chefs (and writers) in this year's James Beard awards. The finalists were announced this morning -- and our white jackets just got spanked. A handful of Coloradans had made the semi-finalists list. Frank Bonanno (above) got tapped for Best Restaurateur. Yasmin ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation has just released the semifinalists list for its 2009 restaurant and chef awards. And Frank Bonanno -- of Mizuna, Luca D'Italia and Osteria Marco (and now Bones, which opened at the very end of December) fame -- is one of twenty people up for Outstanding Restaurateur.No Co ... More >>
Another star turn for Ian Kleinman.
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