Bah humbug! The day after Christmas, we posted a comment from a reader who advised, "If you're looking for 'local regional fare,' forget it here." But other readers rose to defend Denver's rapidly expanding scene. See also: Reader says if you're looking for "local regional fare," forget it here
The Bonefish Grill, a Florida-based seafood chain, just opened its latest metro location today in Lakewood. See also: Bonefish Grill is "polished casual," and a pretty safe bet
The stained glass windows will stay. So will the proprietary meatball, sausage and red sauce recipes. But Angelo's Pizza is going to look and feel a lot different when its new owners reopen the Denver mainstay as Angelo's Taverna in August. On March 1, Denver-area restaurant industry veterans Eric ... More >>
Cory Treadway Wynkoop Brewing Company 1634 18th Street 303-297-2700 wynkoop.com This is part one of my interview with Cory Treadway, exec chef of the Wynkoop; part two of our conversation will run in this space tomorrow. "I was the first white kid -- the first gringo -- to ever roll egg rolls," ... More >>
For the first time in the thirty-year history of Westword's Best of Denver, we've split the Best of Denver Readers' Poll into two rounds, giving you the chance to look at the vote-getters and then voting again for your favorite bars, restaurants and foods in Denver and Boulder. And the results of th ... More >>
Shaun Motoda TAG|RAW BAR 1423 Larimer Street 303-996-2685 tagrawbar.com This is part one of my interview with Shaun Motoda, chef de cuisine of TAG|RAW BAR; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Shaun Motoda, the chef de cuisine at TAG|RAW BAR, grew up wanting to be an architect. But the ... More >>
Technomic Inc. has released its inaugural list of Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Award honorees, winners, chosen from 115 fast-food, fast-casual and full-service restaurants, with the winners selected by consumers. So now for the two pressing questions: What, exactly, is Technomic, and which r ... More >>
This last year has brought us some terrible chain restaurant trends, including serving up sodium-soaked "healthy" meals; shrinking dessert sizes and charging the same prices; peddling fancy cocktails with more ingredients than a hair-relaxing solution; and restaurants labeling everything "natural." ... More >>
Since becoming an adult (er, since I started having thoughts about things in a way that seemed adult-like), I've wanted to like haunted houses. I've wanted to like them so bad. It sounds dumb -- desiring to enjoy something as inanely holiday commerce-driven as a haunted house. But I'm fascinated by ... More >>
Cafe Society dished up four Guess Where contests last week, ranging from an Italian hoagie that I got from Fat Jack's, a take-out sandwich joint that bakes its own bread, to a steak dinner from a suburban Outback Steakhouse that was much better than the $40 slab of steer I had last night to a goat c ... More >>
Many things in the food industry are not at all what they appear to be. Things like healthy green salads covered in cheese, bacon bits, croutons and ranch dressing; the servers at TGI Fridays who aren't always thrilled beyond measure to see your asses plopped in their sections; and those "Grapple" ... More >>
Yes, someone just found yet another @#$% finger in his %$#@ food -- and this time, it apparently wasn't planted for the purpose of a lawsuit (but I wouldn't be shocked if a lawsuit ensues). Michigan teen Ryan Hart was chowing down on a roast beef sandwich at Arby's when he bit on a "rubbery" piece ... More >>
Beau Green Denver Zoo 2300 Steele Street www.denverzoo.org This is part one of my interview with Beau Green, exec chef of the Denver Zoo. You can read part of our interview in this space tomorrow. It was a juvenile-court judge who forced Beau Green into a kitchen. The 37-year-old chef of the Denve ... More >>
Joe Troupe Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House 1610 16th Street 303-825-1021 www.luckypiepizza.com This is part one of my interview with Joe Troupe, exec chef of Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House. Part two of our chat will run in this space tomorrow. Unless you count shit on shingles, my mom was not a good co ... More >>
The Thunderdome, Occupy Denver's onetime kitchen and an erstwhile mobile vegan experience, is known for a lot of things -- dick jokes and anarchist sentiments included -- but gentility is not one of them. This explains why, in the group's new series of cooking videos, the time lapse between pressing ... More >>
The Thunderdome, the original kitchen and symbol of Occupy Denver, has launched no shortage of projects since a frequent police presence encouraged its members to distance themselves from the organization in November. Along with a weekly radio show and three mobile food trucks, the Thunderdome has t ... More >>
Lori Midson Luke Mewbourn Table Mountain Inn Grill & Cantina 1310 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-216-8040 www.tablemountaininn.com This is part one of my interview with Luke Mewbourn, executive chef of Table Mountain Inn Grill & Cantina. Part two of this interview will run tomorrow. Denver ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe interior of Russo's Kitchen Tavern..Yesterday, a reader wondered if the restaurant-packed Berkeley neighborhood in northwest Denver was suffering from too much of a good thing. But the revelation that Brian Laird was heading south to Russo's Kitchen Tavern, one of several r ... More >>
Friendly's Mac and Cheese QuesadillaIn solidarity with Michelle Obama's war on childhood obesity, the Daily Beast put together a nice little slideshow about the 25 unhealthiest kids meals in the country. Every gut bomb on the list contains more than 800 calories, but topping the charts was ... More >>
The staffers at Lenny's Sub Shop at 726 Lincoln Street watch a lot of traffic roll by their windows every day, especially at rush hour, when that traffic rolls very slowly. So what did these enterprising sandwich makers do? They set up a little curbside stand where a Lenny's employee will ha ... More >>
For those of you not yet hipped to the big foodie news in Denverlast week, the International Association of Culinary Professionals wasin town -- a kind of traveling circus show of food writers, foodeditors, food pimps, chefs, authors, wine gurus and associatedtradesmen. And, of course, Jason Sheehan ... More >>
With any luck, the addition of Bernie's Hot Dog Co., an independent joint located at 1601 Mayberry in the Highlands Ranch Town Center, will convince all those Land Rover-owning suburbanites who reside within the chain-ganged sprawl to stop spending their bonuses at Chili's and Outback Steakhouse. I ... More >>
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