Alex Gurevich, who owns Limón, a Latin American lounge in Uptown, as well as My other Bar on Seventh Avenue, wasn't in the market for a third restaurant, but after his ex-wife vacated Bisque last June, the Cherry Creek North space became available. And since Gurevich held the note to that space, h ... More >>
Ignacio Leon Los Carboncitos 3757 Pecos Street 303-458-0880 www.loscarboncitos.com Paxia 4001 Tejon Street 720-583-6860 www.paxiadenver.com Part one of my interview with Ignacio Leon, exec chef of Paxia and Los Carboncitos, ran yesterday; this is part two of our conversation. Favorite food city ... More >>
When Tao Tao Noodle Bar, a stellar Chinese joint in Aurora famed for its xiao long bao, mysteriously shuttered in March of this year, the space, which has seen its share of restaurants, sat vacant for quite a while, but late last month, it reopened as El Rico Dicho Menuderia Y Taqueria, a quirky Mex ... More >>
Elvis Presley Week begins today and runs through Saturday, August 18. And Wild Eggs -- the Kentucky-based breakfast and lunch chain that expanded into Denver last August, putting a store at 300 East Alameda Avenue -- is honoring his memory and its birthday with a week-long special on "The King Woul ... More >>
"Done deal!" Those were the ecstatic words that Kevin Morrison, the brains behind the Pinche Taco truck and Pinche Taqueria, the stellar urban taco joint that he opened in 2011 on Halloween eve, spilled this morning when he revealed that he's opening a second Pinche Taqueria at 3300 West 32nd Avenu ... More >>
The talk continues about T|ACO, the updated taqueria with the awkward name that opened yesterday in Boulder. It's not the first hip taqueria in the area, of course. Pinche Taqueria gave the Pinche Tacos concept a permanent home last year. And in February Comida Cantina opened a brick-and-mortar ver ... More >>
When you eat at T|ACO, which opens in Boulder on Wednesday, you'll be sharing space with John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Annie Oakley, Raquel Welch and Robert Duvall -- at least their likenesses.
I was rather hoping to see a few monkeys when I stopped by 3 Monkeys Cantina, the new Mexican restaurant that owner Alex Waters opened yesterday in the former Bistro One space, which he closed four weeks ago after a four-year run at 1294 South Broadway. No monkeys, no trees. But the new quarters, ... More >>
From northwest Denver, with love. Chubby's has made the New York Times -- and not surprisingly, it's thanks to Gustavo Arellano, author of the weekly column Ask a Mexican as well as the new book Taco USA. In that scholarly tome, which traces the rise of Mexican food in the United States, Arellano ca ... More >>
When Rayme Rossello first announced her plans to build Comida Cantina, a stationary extension of her mobile concept, in Longmont, she had big plans for brunch: "In my dreams, I'd love to do a 9 to 5 service that's old-style Mexican: long, leisurely, pork dinners and whole roasted chickens served fam ... More >>
Alex Waters, the owner/chef of Bistro One, is taking a sabbatical, albeit a short one. "My kids and I are heading to the mountains today for a little break, and then it's back to work," says Waters, who will close Bistro One, his four-year-old restaurant, on Thursday and reopen it as 3 Monkeys Canti ... More >>
After Kevin Morrison left Spicy Pickle, he pursued a very different kind of venture -- he picked up a truck, gave it a naughty name and began hawking his own version of street tacos all over the city.
Lori Midson No. 56: Mixiote de borrego from El Trompito Taqueria
Lori MidsonNot long ago, I waxed rhapsodic about the tamales at Tamales Moreno, a canary yellow shack on Morrison Road that's been hustling tamales for a half-dozen years. But the women who make the fleets of tamales in the above snap -- they can be seen smearing masa on husks in a small room ... More >>
Lori MidsonIt'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 >>
Michelle GelmanWe here at Cafe Society headquarters love our taquerias, and Los Carbonicitos, which has three locations scattered across the city, is definitely one of our favorites. We can't get enough of the joint's street tacos, the Goliath-size tortas, the namesake carboncitos, the superb ... More >>
Billy's InnThe nachos at Billy's Inn are among our favorites. Nachos are one of our go-to drunk junk-food snacks, and we're partial to versions that are gooey, spicy and so packed with toppings that they're impossible to eat without making a mess. Our award for Best Nachos in the Best of Denv ... More >>
Joe's Buffet once occupied this Santa Fe storefront.The space at 753 Santa Fe Drive -- most recently occupied by Club 753 -- is once again dark. But the address deserves some time in the spotlight for one very good reason: It was here that the Mexican hamburger, a major Colorado contribution ... More >>
Shawn Camden calls his restaurant, which he opened at 2850 Iris Avenue two months ago, Boulder's first authentic Mexican restaurant. The menu at Restaurante 100% Mexicano proffers tamales, tortas and tacos, and it's possible to get beef stomach, fried pig skin and tongue. His space features ... More >>
Toast Mexican independene at La Sandia's tequila bar.Richard Sandoval may have trademarked the term "modern Mexican cuisine," but he's celebrating the past with a week's worth of specials to commemorate the 2010 Mexican Bicentennial -- the 200th anniversary of the independence movement, which ... More >>
Lori Midson Jack Martinez Jack-n-Grill 2524 Federal Boulevard; 2630 West Belleview Avenue 303-964-9544; 303-474-4242 www.jackngrill.com This is part one of Lori Midson's Q&A with Jack Martinez, owner/exec chef of Jack-n-Grill. Check back here tomorrow to read part two of that interview. F ... More >>
Lori Midson After my fourth trip to Oaxaca, arguably Mexico's most vibrant food city, I'm still convinced that it's one of the most magical places on earth. The open-air markets, which seem infinite in scope and scale, are extraordinary, the people of colonial Oaxaca are some of the most int ... More >>
Lori Midson"I kept seeing all those taquerias along Federal Boulevard and thought if they can do it, so can I," says Joyce Schaefer, owner of Socorro's, a new taqueria at 19 Easy Bayaud Street. Schaefer, who also runs Joyce's Famous Pizza, 2035 South Broadway, hails from Socorro, New Mexico, ... More >>
Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them, and cook up a feast. This month, Pete and Ba ... More >>
Lori MidsonIt's been a while since I've found a formerly untrodden (at least by me) taqueria that showed promise, but that changed yesterday when I stumbled across this upbeat taco shack in Aurora. It was out of horchata, but had an ample supply of Mexican coke in the bottle, jarritos and jugs of ... More >>
El Taco de MexicoBetween April 1 and 4, more than 700 professional foodniks -- writers, editors, columnists and critics, culinary directors, cookbook authors, food stylists, recipe developers, nutrition experts and food and restaurant PR flacks -- are expected to share in a little culinary cam ... More >>
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