On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. The Orange Crunch ... More >>
Lions and dragons and boats took over Sloan's Lake Park this past weekend as thousands braved the heat to eat, shop and play at the 2014 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. The culture of the Philippines was showcased this year, but entertainment included everything from Japanese taiko drumming and marti ... More >>
In the next three months, nearly 150 new restaurants will open in Denver, which translates to a lot of food in our mouths. Some have insisted that we're biting off more than we can chew -- that the Denver restaurant landscape is becoming too saturated and that we can't sustain the onslaught. I don't ... More >>
On Sunday, September 22, DISH will dish out food and drinks from dozens of Cafe Society's favorite restaurants and trucks, as well as Best of Denver readers' winners, in the Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Orange Crunch, our pick for Best Food Cart in the 2013 Best of Denver , ... More >>
The big food news: Colorado cantaloupe season kicks off today, when pickers hit the fields to start harvesting Rocky Ford cantaloupes. "We love it when people come experience our famous cantaloupes at one of our grower's markets, but those who can't make it to Rocky Ford will find fresh field-ripene ... More >>
Born Stuart Goddard in London, Adam Ant was the bass player for a band called Bazooka Joe, an outfit that opened for the Sex Pistols for its first live gig. In 1977, he formed Adam and the Ants, and while early on the group was coming out of punk, after Malcolm McLaren recruited the players to form ... More >>
The battle-rap scene has grown tremendously over the past few years, thanks to video battles like Smack DVDs and Fight Klub, and leagues like King of the Dot, Grind Time and the UW Battle League springing up everywhere. Dizaster -- in town this weekend to battle Detour as part of the two-day Perfect ... More >>
You probably know him best from his weekly appearances on E!'s Chelsea Lately, where host Chelsea Handler frequently questions his sexual orientation and capitalizes on stereotypes related to his Asian-American heritage. But Jo Koy isn't just a basic-cable punching bag. He's been climbing his way up ... More >>
Politicians -- they're just like the rest of us! But sometimes, when they eat food, it has a bit more significance than just, you know, lunch. Such was the case with Secretary of State Scott Gessler's noon stop yesterday at the 16th Street Mall's Taste of the Philippines food truck -- whose owner ju ... More >>
The Taste of the Philippines got a taste of politics yesterday when Secretary of State Scott Gessler stopped by the food truck on the 16th Street Mall during the lunch rush for some chicken adobo, manok sa gata and lumpia. Though Gessler says he doesn't think he'd ever had Filipino food before, a ... More >>
Not only will the 16th Street Mall have a bigger range of food vendors than ever before this summer, but those vendors will be keeping much more extensive hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, under new contracts with the Downtown Denver Partnership, which over ... More >>
Hunter Pritchett Luca d'Italia 711 Grant Street 303-832-6600 www.lucadenver.com This is part two of my interview with Hunter Pritchett, exec chef of Luca d'Italia. Part one of my chat with Pritchett ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I just had an amazing meal at Red Med ... More >>
For last week's "Year in Review," we recapped what the subjects of the 2011 Chef and Tell interviews would like to see less of in Denver. This time, we're serving up their wish lists of what they'd hope to find on Denver's plate in the new year - everything from year-round farmers' markets to whole ... More >>
Lucy'sA couple of months ago, we noticed that Mt. Everest Restaurant and Bar, the home of one of our favorite lunch buffets, had shuttered. And while we lamented the loss of goat curry, we were pleased to see that a restaurant was slated to rise quickly in its place.
Neal Stephenson will be at Tattered Cover LoDo tomorrow, and in advance of his appearance we talked with him about his new novel, Reamde, a thriller based on a virus that steals your information and requires payment via gold in a MMO game. Before you click through to the interview, where we discus ... More >>
John Sayles is best known as a cult-director and script doctor, but apparently all that time spent writing and directing his own movies isn't enough for him, as he's also an accomplished novelist. Sayles will be hanging out at the Tattered Cover on Colfax this weekend to answer all your quest ... More >>
Lori Midson Rob Michaels Madison Street 1222 Madison Street 303-736-2260 www.madisonstreetdenver.com Filipinos are renowned for their unwavering hospitality, for unleashing food feasts that swell the belly, for ensuring that no host allows her guests to leave hungry. "We're known for provi ... More >>
The Tebros "in" the Philippines.The folks at Focus on the Family aren't the only ones who think drafting Tim Tebow was good for the Broncos and good for America. His fans look on him -- or maybe we should say Him -- with absolute reverence. So how will they deal with the irreverence of the Te ... More >>
Lori Midson For all of you finicky fish heads lamenting the lack of fresh seafood in our fine city, meet the Yabby Hut, a new fish joint that opened three weeks ago at 3355 South Yarrow Street, in the former Giovanni's Italian Cafe space. According to manager Linh Nguyen, the Yabby Hut (" ... More >>
Happy birthday to Twelve, which brought fine dining to a less-than-fine location at 2233 Larimer Street last fall, but has survived that first tough year. And tonight, chef/owner Jeff Osaka will celebrate his restaurant's first birthday by gifting diners with a complimentary glass of sparkl ... More >>
When I ran into Daniel Young on New Year's Day, it sounded like the chef who'd brought us Diced Onions (its former home at 609 Corona Street is now occupied by Table 6), ran the Denver Press Club kitchen and also worked for Carmelo Anthony was still in the running to become the new White House execu ... More >>
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