Farm-to-fork, farm-to-table, pasture-to-plate: Whether industry buzz phrases or genuine attempts to improve the quality of meals for restaurant diners, the trend has blossomed into a nationwide obsession for restaurateurs and dedicated gourmands alike. The sincerity of a kitchen's efforts is general ... More >>
Sculpture Park was the scene of Denver's Top Taco competition yesterday, and tacos will be the talk of the town again this weekend. The fully loaded culinary calendar also includes a wing competition, a food truck fiesta, a boozy punch contest and more. Keep reading for a rundown of these tasty acti ... More >>
Michel Wahaltere has cooked all over Colorado, most recently at Gisella, in Aspen, which closed last year. He was the opening chef of Campo de Fiori in Cherry Creek -- now Pikkas; the original exec chef of the 9th Door in LoDo; the opening chef of MiniBAR, a concept that also shuttered years ago in ... More >>
It's only day two of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, and at least one local chef has already made a huge splash, running laps around the pool at a Denver FIVE party...and bombing it with liquid nitrogen. "I think that's the first time anyone has probably done that at Food & Wine...or anywhere in A ... More >>
We're just about ready to take off to join the trucks taking part in the Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race, which is happening all around Denver, right this very minute, but before we venture out, we wanted to give you the very latest round of truck location updates:
Say cheese!The gourmet food trucks competing in the Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race, which, as you already know, is all the buzz in Denver right now, are finally in the Mile High City, cruising the asphalt, frantically running around getting product, taking over commissary kitchens - ... More >>
Can a vegan food truck win The Great Food Truck Race? Denverites will judge with their mouths this weekend The big story on the streets of Denver is this weekend's The Great Food Truck Race, the Food Network hit of the season, hosted by Tyler Florence, that struts the street-food prowess of ... More >>
The Denver Twestival promises to be less dramatic than this photo.Tweethearts unite! Twitter users and non-Twitter users can network together without a technology barrier at the third annual Denver Twestival on Thursday at Green Spaces in downtown Denver. The Twestival (@twestivaldenver) is o ... More >>
"Dear fans, I would like to apologize for not been able to serve you on Market Street as planned," begins the letter from Michel Wahaltere, the driver -- and driving force -- behind Chicago Louie's, the sausage-slinging paddy wagon that joined Denver's street-food movement on New Year's Eve. ... More >>
Lori MidsonMichel Wahaltere's head is hanging out the window of his paddy wagon parked in an abandoned lot on East Colfax, between York and Josephine, when he suddenly looks up, thrusts open the doors, grabs my hand and drags me around back. "See this?" he asks, panting and pointing to the n ... More >>
Back in August, local restaurant consultant and chef Michel Wahaltere was preparing to join the street food revolution, promising to launch Aja to Go, "the first mobile food truck in the city to travel day and night around Denver serving up great sushi, salad bowls, noodle bowls and Asian tap ... More >>
Another day, another street food truck. Denver chef and restaurant consultant Michel Wahaltere, who's had his spoon in way too many soups to mention (short list: 9th Door, SportsBook, 5 Degrees, MiniBAR, Cucina Colore,), is officially taking his skills to the streets. Wahaltere, along with ... More >>
While Denver chef and restaurant consultant Michel Wahaltere scours the city for a space to open a new steakery, tentatively called Meet, he's also teamed up with Cucina Colore owner Venanzio Momo, who hired Wahaltere to tinker with the menu. "I've started to work with Venanzio to bring new ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe SportsBook, a new nightclub, sports bar and restaurant whose menu is overseen by chef/restaurateur Michel Wahaltere (9th Door, MiniBAR, 5 Degrees), is holding its grand opening tonight with complimentary drinks and food from 7 to 9 p.m. In between grubbing on Wahaltere's smal ... More >>
Just got word from Denver chef/restaurateur Michel Wahaltere that he's been bought out of MiniBAR (222 Columbine Street), the five-month-old miniature lounge (and unofficial viewing headquarters for ABC's Cougar Night) in Cherry Creek. According to Wahaltere, MiniBAR owner Bill Ward is "taking f ... More >>
It looks as though Seven Eurobar (which had, at some point in its brief history, become just "Seven" or, occasionally, "Seven on Pearl") has gone dark at 1035 Pearl Street in Boulder. No one is picking up the phone (even though the voicemail still encourages callers to leave reservation re ... More >>
At 4 p.m. this afternoon, just in time for happy hour, MiniBAR, the Milk Dud-size space at 222 Columbine Street, is hosting a wine and food pairing on the patio featuring Scarpetta wines from Frasca Food & Wine master sommelier Bobby Stuckey and exec chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson who, togethe ... More >>
MiniBAR, the subterranean Cherry Creek hot spot recently opened by Bill Ward and Michel Wahaltere at 222 Columbine Street, is holding its patio launch party tonight from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., but the tiny bar with the really big patio is also doubling as a Denver Nuggets fan bar and TV viewing pad for g ... More >>
"I just got an offer to be the personal chef for the McCain family!" wrote Michel Wahaltere on his Facebook page. And, yes, he was talking about that McCain family, the one whose dithering patriarch lost the 2008 presidential election in a landslide. You know how just before you puke, you get that b ... More >>
In this week's Bar Back, Jon Solomon reports on his visit to Lavish, the club that now occupies the former home of Le Rouge. That was the combo club/fine dining spot at 1448 Market Street (at 15th Street) that boasted a menu created by Eric Roeder, formerly of Micole and Bistro Vendome. But Roeder d ... More >>
I am the blog of hellfire! Today in Cafe Society: • Michel Wahaltere moving on. • French twist: La Fondue now Le Chateau. • French twist redux: A Cote to expand its hours. • Lakeside Waffles opens up next to the Oriental. • Veggie Girl: Taki's. Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with ... More >>
From a goose chase to a great chase, 2006 was one wild ride.
Kevin Taylor is ready to reopen at the DAM.
Kevin Taylor rebuilds his empire.
From soup to nuts
Larry Herz just can't get enough.
For restaurants, this was a very good year.
The re-animator resurrects traditional tapas at The 9th Door.