Pete Turner will open his seventh Illegal Pete's store for breakfast at 7 a.m. today; this one is in Fort Collins. The homegrown chain got its start in Boulder almost twenty years ago, around the time that Qdoba launched and a few years after Chipotle made its debut on East Evans. The controversy ov ... More >>
In anticipation of the Best of Denver, we've already shared our list of the ten best new restaurants in Denver -- spots that opened in 2013 that are all contenders for the Best New Restaurant award. But last year, we also saw many restaurants close and then reopen -- sometimes in new places, sometim ... More >>
In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>
You're back!" booms Steve Clifton, diverting his eyes away from the flattop just long enough to greet a customer who's on his third day straight of tortas. "It's been like that ever since we opened," says Clifton, who, along with his wife, Ardeni, took over the former Pineapple Grill at 1818 East Co ... More >>
Eating Mexican food as a vegetarian isn't easy, and as a vegan? You might as well forget it unless you're at a plant-based restaurant. Or at Old Blinking Light Kitchen & Cocktails in Highlands Ranch.
We've seen a number of the area's most successful food trucks cement permanent locations over the last year or so, inking deals on restaurant spaces that allow them to expand their mobile brands into fuller service (and often alcohol-supplemented) ventures. The latest to do so is Comida, a big, pink ... More >>
Lori MidsonIt may be Halloween, but today also marks the opening (finally!) of Pinche Taqueria, Kevin Morrison's taco-hustling brick-and-mortar -- the follow-up to his taco wagon, which was one of the first mobile street food slingers to hit the streets of Denver.
One month ago, Zydeco's opened quietly in the old Trios Enoteca spot in LoDo, bringing Cajun specialties to the neighborhood. Turns out, though, that was just a limited version of the restaurant. "It was more of a soft opening," says Justin Archuletta, who does marketing for the new place. "T ... More >>
Lori MidsonMixiote de borrego at El Trompito -- looks adventurous to us!First, Denver places thirteenth on Travel Leisure's list of the best American cities for foodies, then LivingSocial ranks it as the eleventh-best dining city overall. When you drill down in the results of that survey, ... More >>
Although Denver has some of the best Mexican food in the country, vegetarians and vegans alike know it is not easy to find meat-free Mexican meals in this city -- and finding meat-and-cheese-free Mexican food is almost like seeking the Holy Grail. It might take you a couple of passes to locat ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe breakfast burrito from Taco Wagon.While we especially love a greasy mess of eggs, green chile and chorizo wrapped in a tortilla when we're combating the effects of a night of bad decisions, we'll brake for breakfast burritos in this town any day of the week. And while it's hard ... More >>
AmRest, which owns and operates over a hundred Applebee's in eight states, had challenged its Colorado stores to create the perfect "Colorado Burger" -- ideally, one that incorporated "Stinkin" Good Green Chile, created by Bronco Mark Schlereth, spokesman for this campaign. He met up with fou ... More >>
Lori MidsonTacos de trompa at Guadalajara Authentic Mexican Buffet.We love a good taco here at Cafe Society, and we're willing to hit the pavement all over town to find a good one. While the streets of Denver are filled with street tacos, only a handful rise to the top. Here are Denver's fiv ... More >>
Lori MidsonThere's no such thing as too many taquerias, which is exactly what Mario and Gricelda Valles thought when they opened Tacos El Fogon last month at 1145 South Federal Boulevard, along a strip of asphalt that already lays claim to more taquerias than you can fling a tortilla at. "My ... More >>
Tim Connors, co-owner of Mezcal, the rollicking cantina on East Colfax Avenue whose kitchen is overseen by Roberto Diaz, wants people to know that he's absolutely, unequivocally not trying to pull a fast one on Denver Restaurant Week, the two-week eating orgy in which nearly 300 Front Range f ... More >>
While Jason Sheehan is taking readers' questions, I have one for readers: Is there a place in Colorado that serves cheese crisps? These thin, grilled quesadillas covered with melted cheese are staples at Mexican restaurants in Arizona. (I just had one at El Charro, a Tucson institution since 1922, a ... More >>
When I was growing up, my dad would make dozens and dozens of pork tamales and big vats of rich, beefy red chile and pork posole for Christmas. We'd feast on these New Mexican staples at our family Christmas party and then continue eating everything while it lasted, sometimes through New Year's. N ... More >>
Fresh, salty chips, burning hot salsa and maybe the best vegetarian red chile in Denver -- these are just a few of the reasons that I frequent Taqueria Patzcuaro at 2616 West 32nd Avenue. An even bigger draw, though, is the chile relleno burrito, an absolute genius invention that starts with a torti ... More >>
Tosh's Hacienda was once the taco the town. But no more.
Cajun food is addictive. Broussard's dining room is not.
You could get burned by the wrong El Señor Sol.
While Petra's is a party, Pappadeaux gets a blackened mark.
Who do you have to know to get a seat at Señor Pepe's?
Mexican food for remedial and advanced eaters.