It is Texas time in Denver. All we'd need is the Geto Boys and Gary Clark Jr. to hit the spectrum of Lone Star exports: St. Vincent brings her shock of white hair to town tomorrow, the Toadies' Rubberneck victory lap hits Englewood and songwriting genius Joy Ely makes the Soiled Dove the perfect pla ... More >>
If you ask Darrel Truett, executive chef of Barolo Grill, to describe the fragrance -- and taste -- of truffles, he grunts. Loudly. "They're indescribable," he admits. "All I can say is that for two weeks straight, their scent permeates the kitchen, and as soon as I smell them, I make this sound, wh ... More >>
Panic! at the Disco's Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die tour hits the Ogden Theatre on Saturday, January 18. Tickets ($29.95) go on sale this Friday, October 18 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on local radio and what's selling at lo ... More >>
The signature signs of a city that's on the culinary fast track reside in its willingness to take aggressive risks, push infinite boundaries and continually adapt to a fickle dining public whose expectations are always on the upswing. Denver is that city -- a major metropolis that refuses to slow do ... More >>
'Tis the season of decadence at Barolo Grill, Blair Taylor's lovely Italian restaurant in Cherry Creek North that, each year, bestows truffles upon Denver diners during its two-week truffle festival, an annual tribute to fresh black Burgundy truffles and the fall harvest of the coveted -- and far mo ... More >>
Darrel Truett Barolo Grill 3030 East Sixth Avenue 303-393-1040 www.barologrilldenver.com This is part one of my interview with Darrel Truett, exec chef of Barolo Grill. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Darrel Truett has spent the entire morning on the horn, negotiating the price of black ... More >>
No matter who you were pulling for in last night's Presidential contest, if you were on the losing side, you undoubtedly heard more than a few of your disgruntled peeps threaten to move to Canada in protest. Well, before you start packing your bags, we thought it only proper to give you the lowdown ... More >>
Spring is just around the corner, as is our 29th annual Best of Denver issue, which hits the streets on Thursday, March 29. And until midnight March 22, you can still vote for your favorites in our 2012 Best of Denver Readers' Poll. In the meantime, here's a taste of what's on the culinary menu for ... More >>
Just tell the truth, already: you are totally freaked out by Italian wine. By "freaked out", we mean shaking like a leaf. Shivering in your shorts. Just plain scurrred. Ask a wine retailer which category they find most challenging to sell to less experienced consumers, and you're likely to hear the ... More >>
David Bromberg's eclectic musical expertise is rooted in the sounds of America. Since the 1960s, the singer and guitarist has drawn from a palette of influences, from bluegrass to ragtime, from country blues to New Orleans jazz. Taking lessons from the legendary Reverend Gary Davis as a Columbia stu ... More >>
Russo's Kitchen Tavern in Englewood will host the Italia! Patio Wine Party; Massimo Bracco, the owner of the Sartirano vineyards in Piedmont, will share his wines and knowledge with diners. The event starts at 6 p.m. and costs $27.99; for more info, call 303-799-9474 or go to www.russosvall ... More >>
There is culinary life after Mother's Day, starting with tonight's Lamb Jam and continuing the seasonal launch of the Colorado Wine Train, the Swallow Hill Music Winefest and much, much more -- with or without fermented grapes. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Along with recurring last-week-of-the-month events, like Great Divide's ever-popular Beer & Cheese Pairing, and weekly events, like Uptown Brothers' Medicinal Mondays, this week's calendar is packed with benefit breakfasts, a new cooking class for singles, and Boulder's Taste of Pearl. Here's ... More >>
I tend not to like contrived and cutesy challenges, but I thoroughly enjoyed watching the chefs putting together cookies for Sesame Street's Cookie Monster and his friends Elmo and Telly when they visited the set of Wednesday night's Top Chef, seeing everyone's expression lighten suddenly as ... More >>
A Flickr photo.The week's starting off with a big, heart-shaped bang and winding down with chili cook-offs and docent dinners. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, February 14: There are far too many Valentine's Day events to list here; check our online listings to see all the heart-warm ... More >>
Laura ShunkIt was negative six degrees in Boulder two nights ago, but that didn't stop anyone from heading over to Oak at Fourteenth for the Fabrizio Iuli wine dinner, a five-course tasting event paired with all organic wines from Piedmont. The place was packed when we bellied up to the bar, ... More >>
Arrivederci, Tre...They sent Tre home on last night's Top Chef All-Starsbecause his risotto wasn't loose enough? Give me a break. Perhaps it tasted terrible. Perhaps Anthony Bourdain was right in saying the focus should be on the rice, not the accompanying ingredients (Antonia had commented e ... More >>
Mark MangerI can hardly believe how much the Denver dining scene has changed over the last few years. What was once a town with just a few options has become a sea of stars, with great new restaurants giving diners better choices than they've ever had before. It's an exciting time to be eatin ... More >>
My first interview with Ryan Hendrix, one of the co-founders of Oklahoma's Colourmusic, didn't happen for one reason or another. But he more than made up for it the second time around. He was incredibly generous with his time, and extremely interesting and honest, too. These qualities come through ... More >>
Monday, January 29, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
From the week of August 3, 2006
From the week of May 19, 2005
Blue Country Heart (Columbia)
Virginia-bred guitarist John Jackson explores the sunny side of Southern music.
Ben Stevens is on the road again -- and he couldn't be happier.
July 8 - 14, 1999
Blues singer-songwriter Mary Flower is back in season.
Mar. 12 - 18, 1998
Cephas & Wiggins are keeping a blues tradition alive.
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