A tennis player just served a bunch of New York City restaurants -- including Applebee's, Olive Garden and Red Lobster -- with a lawsuit alleging deceptive business practices, because they add auto-gratuities on meal tabs. The case may get somewhere, because under NYC rules restaurants may not add s ... More >>
Jimmy Bernat Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill 1530 Blake Street 303-298-5000 lodojimmys.com This is part one of my interview with Jimmy Bernat, exec chef of Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Jimmy Bernat began working -- and cooking -- in a professional kitchen long befor ... More >>
DEVENDRA BANHART @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 5/5/13 Devendra Banhart marches to the funkiest army ever, a fact that was prominently displayed during his abbreviated set at the Gothic Theatre last night. The man does not know how to keep still. By turns joking and serious, Banhart showcased an array of attitu ... More >>
For the first time, we're doing our Best of Denver Readers' Poll voting in two rounds -- and last week, after we closed out the first round, we revealed the leading vote-getters. Some of the results were eye-opening (and wince-inducing). for example, the finalists for Best Italian Restaurant? Maggia ... More >>
Yard House is celebrating a mutual sixteenth anniversary with Firestone Walker Brewery -- both California-based businesses got their start in 1996 -- by tapping a limited-edition IPA brewed exclusively for the beer-centric restaurant. The "hopped-up" ale -- which is made with seven varieties of hop ... More >>
Anyone can make a plate of spaghetti -- but in this town, only Patsy's Italian Inn has been serving plates of homemade Italian spaghetti for more than nine decades. That was back in the days when celebrities had to sing, dance and have talent to be famous, back before The Olive Garden was even a ru ... More >>
Former local boy Steele Platt has made very, very good: Darden Restaurants -- an Orlando-based company that operates Olive Garden and Red Lobster, among other chains -- announced today that it has agreed to buy Yard House USA Inc. for $585 million -- cash, according to Nation's Restaurant News. The ... More >>
This is the first in a series of pieces profiling Colorado-grown products...and what some local restaurants do with them. In rows and rows of old shipping containers in dark, dank buildings, fungi grow are growing in neatly stacked and sealed plastic bags. These modest mushrooms will soon be shipp ... More >>
"It's my husband's fault," declares Terri Lack. "All of it." Still, there could be worse things than getting the blame for your wife's infatuation with Italian food, to which Lack admits a serious addiction. "My husband comes from an Italian family, and when I first went to his parent's house, they ... More >>
Applebee's just hired hot Boulder-based Crispin Porter Bogusky -- the same creative outfit that Arby's recently signed -- to give the ubiquitous American meat-starch-veg spot an image boost of some kind. But here's the rub: Unlike Arby's, Applebee's doesn't really need a facelift. If the chain's g ... More >>
Eric Uffelmann, the executive chef at Marlowe's, is no fan of Denver Restaurant Week. As he tells Lori Midson in this week's Chef and Tell, what he'd like to see less of in Denver is Denver Restaurant Week -- at least in its current configuration. "Stop the hand-shackling during Denver Resta ... More >>
When you think of healthy restaurants in Denver, one of the healthiest cities in the country, a couple of spots whose menus are rife with the terms "organic," "sustainable" and "local" come to mind: WaterCourse Foods and Root Down, for example. You won't find them on Healthy Dining Finder -- ... More >>
Known almost as much for controversy as he is for his husky vocals, The Game (due tonight at the Ogden Theatre with Menace, Juice, and BLKHRTS) came onto the scene with a lot to say and even more to prove. The L.A. native has an unflinching loyalty to the West Coast, and he brings an intensit ... More >>
Welcome to In the Weeds. Kyle has generously agreed to give me a shift or two on this column. I've been in the food-service industry for eighteen years, back and front of the house. Waiting tables is one of those jobs that make you want to gnaw on the end of a shotgun. Here's just one of the ... More >>
You can find Brian Melton behind the bar at TAG.All the talk about "In the Weeds" inspired Brian Melton to send in this missive about the restaurant industry. It's our New Year's Eve gift for everyone in the business --and anyone out on the town tonight who benefits from exemplary workers in ... More >>
The nights get quiet in Northfield Stapleton. Driving along 29th Avenue Sunday night, I spotted a hardy crew in the Berkshire, one of the only homegrown spots in the neighborhood, but the chains surrounding that restaurant, and to the north in Northfield, were just about empty. But the area ... More >>
Theres good reason to call Denver a cow town.
Get fresh at Oceanaire.
Today, Piatti. Tomorrow, Olive Garden.
Beat and run
Who's slap happy?
Magnolia has something for everyone -- and that includes me.
For Ghanaian immigrants, there's no place like home.
At Sushi Sasa, what's old is new again.
Cafe Star's sibling
The Rest of Denver
The ghosts of Christmas pasta bring in the green with the red.
Kelly's Lune Eclipse
Three Sons, you're showing your age.
Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School.
Maruti Narayan's food brushes up against greatness. Too bad no one's there to eat it.
Twenty-year-old Highlands Ranch has grown into a mega-planned community of mythic proportions.
From the week of September 28.