Subject:

Michael Bortz

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    The Noshery now open in Berkeley, and ready for a long run

    Hamlin's Cafe served the Berkeley neighborhood for more than three decades, and if Andrea Knight has her way, The Noshery, the community-focused cafe she opened this month at 4994 Lowell Boulevard, will have just as long a run. "It's kind of like riding a bike," Knight says. "You just get on, and ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Sforno Trattoria Romana replaces Antica Roma

    The Pearl Street location in Boulder that used to hold Antica Roma has a new tenant dishing out an old-school cuisine: Sforno Trattoria Romana. See also: First look: Michael Bortz's City Bakery Cafe opens today

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    First look: Michael Bortz's City Bakery Cafe opens today

    Despite the fact that it wasn't even open, zealous bread heads -- 250 of them to be exact -- rose to the occasion yesterday, forming long lines at master baker Michael Bortz's City Bakery Cafe, the restaurant-retail offshoot of City Bakery, Bortz's bread-baking emporium in north Denver, which suppli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Photos: Pizza Party at Denver Beer Co for Craft Brewers Conference

    As part of the ongoing Craft Brewers Conference celebrations, Denver Beer Co hosted a pizza part at its Platte Street taproom. With live music, plenty of brews and two Denver pizza trucks, Basic Kneads and Brava! Pizzeria, parked outside, this was not a party to miss. We sent our photographer to cap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    City Bakery's Caitlin Mandigo: "I've never really understood cake pops"

    Caitlin Mandigo City Bakery 5454 Washington Street 303-292-3989 citybakerydenver.com Food "is in my family's blood," says Caitlin Mandigo, the bread production manager at City Bakery. Born and raised in St. Joseph, Michigan, Mandigo spent her early years hanging out in the kitchen. "My brother is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Round two with Jason Lebeau, pastry chef at Coohills: "keep your head down, shut your mouth and work""

    Jason Lebeau Pastry chef Coohills 1400 Wewatta Street 303-623-5700 coohills.com This is part two of my chat with Jason Lebeau, pastry chef at Coohills; part one of my interview with Lebeau ran yesterday. If you could make one request of Denver diners, what would it be? Be willing to think outside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Elway's lights up the grill and Trillium celebrates Finland tonight

    The fifth annual Hot Rocks Griller Challenge heats up this evening at Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East First Avenue. The party, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., pits fifteen of Denver's top chefs against each other in a friendly competition benefiting the Denver Health Foundation. See also: - Slideshow: ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Hot Rocks Griller Challenge heats up Cherry Creek

    The fourth annual Hot Rocks Griller Challenge at Elway's Cherry Creek last night, a benefit for the Denver Health Foundation, was hot in more ways than one: hot in temperature, with the the late spring sun beating down during the first hour or so; hot in hotties who stripped down because of that sun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Big names on the menu for tonight's Hot Rocks Griller Challenge at Elway's

    The fourth annual Hot Rocks Griller Challenge heats up this evening at Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East First Avenue. The party, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., pits fifteen of Denver's top chefs against each other in a friendly competition benefiting the Denver Health Foundation.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Denver Beer Co opens today, and seasonal beers are on the menu

    ​Denver Beer Co doesn't have a kitchen, but the city's zoning inspectors may be tempted to double check. The brewery, which opens today on Platte Street, serves Kaffir Lime Wheat as fresh and nuanced as any chef's signature appetizer, a rauschbier that smells and tastes like a plate of smoked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Tonight: Strike it while it's Hot Rocks Griller Challenge at Elway's Cherry Creek

    Lori Midson Vesta Dipping Grill executive chef Brandon Biederman and Lola and Big Red F executive chef Jamey Fader at the 2009 Hot Rocks Griller Challenge at Elway's Cherry Creek​ A swell of Denver's top kitchen masters are playing with fire tonight at Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East First Av ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010
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    April 15, 2010

    Part two: Chef and Tell with Matt Mine from the Oceanaire Seafood Room

    Lori MidsonMatt Mine, executive chef of Oceanaire​ This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Matt Mine, executive chef of Oceanaire. You can read part one of that interview here. Culinary inspirations: Many things, but the weather and the seasons usually play a big part in how I cook, ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 11, 2010
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    February 9, 2010

    A taste of the Tasting Cafe

    Ellen JaskolHow do you make kids happy with healthy food? Ask Mary Meitus.​Marty Meitus's longtime job as food editor disappeared with the Rocky Mountain News last February. But she's been putting her down-time to very good use: She created a pilot program for the Supplemental Nutrition Progra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub now pouring

    ​The first VFW post in the country was founded in Denver in 1899, in a building in the Golden Triangle. A century later, VFW Post #1 moved around the corner to 955 Bannock Street -- and attempted to recall its glory days by calling the bar Stewart's 1899 Saloon. It was a good spot to drink Bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Let them eat cake...from City Bakery

    ​ Yes, yesterday's Guess Where I'm Eating? cakes were from City Bakery, Michael Bortz's place up at 5454 Washington Street, an industrial-park setting that gives no hint of the wonderful things being created inside. Except for the smell, of course. Although Bortz breads and desserts are fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Chefs for the Cause canceled

    Sergio Romero will not be cooking dinner at Chefs for the Cause -- and neither will anyone else.​Chefs for the Cause sounded like a philanthropic foodie's delight -- six of Denver's top chefs creating delicious food to help raise money for the Denver affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. J ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2009

    Plat du Jour

    Let Marty Meitus bring out the cook in you.

  • Dining

    January 24, 2008

    Denver Sandwich Bag

    Man does not live by bread alone – but he can try.

  • Dining

    January 17, 2008

    From Z to A

    Àbientôt, Z Cuisine.

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    January 15, 2008
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    January 15, 2008
  • Calendar

    August 9, 2007
  • Dining

    July 21, 2005

    Bite Me

    Make a List

  • Food & Drink

    March 27, 2003

    Best Bakery for Bread

    Paradise Bakery

  • Dining

    December 26, 2002

    It's My Party

    And I'll dine if I want to.

  • Dining

    December 12, 2002

    Bite Me

    Coming In Under the Wire

  • Dining

    November 22, 2001

    The Bite

    Give us our Daily Bread.

  • Food & Drink

    March 29, 2001

    Best Breads

    Tasteez Market & Bakery

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best breads

    Tasteez Market & Bakery

  • Dining

    January 6, 2000

    A Proper Setting

    Diamond Grill tries to make the cut.

  • Dining

    October 24, 1996
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