The story is a familiar one in the restaurant business: a corporate employee from outside the food world -- maybe a sales rep or a project manager or a VP of operations -- is forced by circumstances to make a life-changing decision and determines to follow a dream. The usual impetus is downsizing or ... More >>
Once a year, on New Year's Day, I meet a squadron of friends and colleagues at P.F. Chang's for a hangover lunch, and one of the dishes that we always order is the joint's chicken lettuce wraps, which, if I'm being honest, are one of my guilty pleasures. The lettuce wraps here, however, could -- and ... More >>
Grand Lux Cafe closed in Park Meadows last week. According to the Park Meadows website, the mall (inside or out) still has Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Champps, Cru a Wine Bar, Earl's, La Sandia, P.F. Chang's, Red Robin, Thai Basil, White Chocolate Grill and two restaurant/pubs in N ... More >>
I have yet to find my go-to Chinese restaurant, chain or otherwise, in Denver. And not from lack of trying. I have favorite Japanese/sushi, Vietnamese and Thai spots all over town, but the best I have scrounged up for moderately priced, decent Chinese is effin Panda Express. And yes, I'm fully aware ... More >>
The idea for Grand Lux Cafe came to life when the Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas asked David Overton, founder of the Cheesecake Factory chain, to create an upscale casual restaurant concept for their property. But what happened in Vegas should have stayed in Vegas -- or at least out ... More >>
Ignacio Leon Los Carboncitos 3757 Pecos Street 303-458-0880 www.loscarboncitos.com Paxia 4001 Tejon Street 720-583-6860 www.paxiadenver.com This is part one of my interview with Ignacio Leon, exec chef of Paxia and Los Carboncitos; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Ignacio Leon has ... More >>
Bloom Restaurant, at 1 West Flatiron Circle in Broomfield, will shutter this Saturday after dinner service. The new American restaurant -- which is owned by Fox Restaurant Concepts, headquartered in Scottsdale -- has been something of a culinary oasis in FlatIron Crossing since the mall opened over ... 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 >>
Many readers sent as heartfelt accounts of their Denver Restaurant Week experiences, offering an interesting snapshot of the town's two-week eating orgy. And then there was this hilarious bit of satire from an alleged suburbanite, which went right over the heads -- and stomachs of some of the other ... More >>
Happy Chinese New Year! Food events are picking back up for 2012 -- including a promotion from P.F. Chang's that starts today and runs through Monday, February 6; stop in to pick up a mysterious red envelope, then come back to find out what goodies you won. Visit www.pfchangs.com. And there ... More >>
J. WohletzIKEA after dark.When IKEA opened its 38th U.S. store in Centennial last week, the offers of free sofas, mattresses, chairs, meals and even baby spruce trees turned what would already have have been a stampede of eager customers into a veritable feeding frenzy of folks feeling the n ... More >>
Courtesy of www.seniorliving.org.It's tax day, and few people are feeling the heat like the town's overworked CPAs. If a certified accountant remembered to "file" at either Morton's locations for a complimentary three-course steak-and-seafood dinner for two, the winners can claim their prize ... More >>
Denver Restaurant Week, which starts February 26, runs longer than a week -- and that's just one of people's quibbles with the event. It's an undenial "screaming deal," according to restaurateur Frank Bonanno, who has five restaurants -- Bones, Lou's Food Bar, Luca d'Italia, Osteria Marco and ... More >>
Lori MidsonCafe Society served up five Guess Where contests last week, with items ranging from hot-and-sour soup at P. F. Chang's (hey, it's no crime to eat at a chain) to a still unidentified pork sandwich to this burrata, which is definitely still in style. For tracing the mozz to Oak at ... More >>
Lori Midson I suppose I should take responsibility for stupidly ordering lettuce wraps at a restaurant that's not a P.F. Chang's. But the kitchen at this something-for-everyone hangout could certainly benefit from learning how to do them right. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonu ... More >>
We remember when LoDo's restaurant scene was a vast wasteland beyond the Wazee Supper Club -- and the area wasn't even known as LoDo. But those days are long behind us, as evidenced by LoDo Bites, the second annual "sip, sample, stroll" event, which will send diners out into the streets of lo ... More >>
For the duration of today -- National Tax Day -- all metro area P.F. Chang's China Bistro locations are providing a little relief by offering guests a 15 percent discount on all food items, with the exception of happy hour specials. Alcohol -- bummer -- isn't included, either, and while a ... More >>
Soon to be seen in BelmarThe 4,547 square foot space in Belmar vacated by the doomed Mark & Isabella and, before that, Chama, has been snapped up -- by the fourth location of Little India, which should open this spring. "Belmar is very excited about this new addition," spokeswoman Lisa Wieti ... More >>
In honor of putting another tax season behind us, many eateries are offering free and discounted deals. Here's a short list: All Cinnnabon outlets will give away free, mini-cinnamon rolls from 5 to 8 pm., while Micky D's is offering free small hot McCafé or medium iced McCafé coffee all day. But ... More >>
Downtown is a relative ghost town tonight, with even such mainstays as Dixons closed on account of snow. But there are still restaurants serving tonight, chief among them P.F. Chang's at 1415 15th Street (the only one of the metro locations open, and seating a fair amount of tables as well as doing ... More >>
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Z-Teca opts for another name change.
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