The machines are rising again, and the food service industry is making it happen. Technological advances aren't always a bad thing, and lately there have been some pretty effin' cool mechanical grub-stuffers out there, like the Burrito Box vending machine in West Hollywood (we need this badly!) and ... More >>
"I fired a manager after he said to me, 'Do something crazy and it'll get on YouTube and your career will take off!'" comedian Christopher Titus told me in an interview this summer. "I looked at him and was like, 'Really, that's your plan? Really?'" While Titus may be cynical about creating a phony ... More >>
A lone Captain D's Seafood Kitchen somehow stays afloat in metro Denver -- at 605 South Havana Street in Aurora. But while there are four more Captains in Colorado Springs and one in Pueblo, Long John Silver's has fourteen locations in Denver alone. Why all the local love for Long John, when the Cap ... More >>
I'm not at all sorry I missed being an adult in the 1970s. There were terrible fashion trends with bell bottom pants and clogs with heels, and worse hairstyles with that feathered look; the porn was all sweaty and hairy, and the food trends were...well, Irma Rombauer's Joy of Cooking came out and fo ... More >>
There are certain snacks and sips that were just too good to last forever -- but they damn well should have! Some really great ideas didn't last much past their initial hype; the companies responsible hurled them almost as quickly as they'd unfurled them. And while discontinued items do, on occasion ... More >>
You might not know the name Tom Ryan, but you've probably heard of Smashburger, the fast-casual concept he founded in Denver in 2007. Smashburger has been a smashing success, expanding to 200 locations worldwide in just a few years and nabbing the Forbes' title of "most promising company" in America ... More >>
Fast-casual restaurants are taking over the world, one burrito, burger and bowl of pasta at a time, offering customers the convenience of quick-service joints and some of the atmosphere and ingredient quality of sit-down places. And given Colorado's casual lifestyle and entrepreneurial spirit, it's ... More >>
Tom Ryan, Smashburger's founder and chief concept officer, yesterday hosted the official unveiling of the new, redesigned Smashburger location at 6305 East Hampden Avenue, walking guests through an eight-course menu of Smashburger items as well as a tour of the store. It was a blast, and I discover ... More >>
Business Insider recently served up a list of the most popular fast-food chains in the U.S., put together by food-industry research firm Technomic; McDonald's rated the number-one slot. And in her own analysis of that fast food list, Jenn Wohletz confessed to having contributed to the financial heal ... More >>
Beau Simmons Jonesy's EatBar 400 East 20th Avenue 303-863-7473 www.jeatbar.com This is part one of my interview with Beau Simmons, exec chef of Jonesy's EatBar. You can read part two of our chat tomorrow. Beau Simmons stretches out in his garden, his face tickled by the leaves of his heirloom-toma ... More >>
Pizza Hut's newest offering, P'Zolo stuffed sub sandwiches, are attempting to torpedo Subway. And while this isn't the worst campaign the Hut has ever waged, the P'Zolo is definitely on its short list of food flubs.
Domino's Pizza is not known for having the best pizza crust in the big-box pizza chain sphere of influence. Hell -- it isn't known for having the best pizza, either. So I was actually surprised when Domino's became the first major pizza-delivery chain to offer gluten-free crust (doing what smaller s ... More >>
Hot dog! Pizza Hut is now offering pizzas with crusts stuffed with hot dogs and garnished "with a mustard drizzle." Sadly, it is only offering these pizzas in the United Kingdom. What the hell, Hut?! Don't Americans deserve a mustard drizzle, too?
Brett Shaheen Wooden Table 2500 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village 303-730-2152 www.thewoodentablerestaurant.com This is part one of my interview with Brett Shaheen, exec chef of the Wooden Table. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Flipping pizzas at Pizza Hut. That was Brett Shaheen's firs ... More >>
The 16th Street Mall was temporarily shut down Wednesday, when Occupy Denver staged a march against the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is a conservative nonprofit that favors large corporations, demonstrators said, and its membership includes over 2,000 state legislators. The protest un ... More >>
Cafe Society last wrote about Tim Tebow when Euclid Hall introduced its bone-marrow "T-boning" Manhattan shot. This time around, the world of food and Tebow collide in very different way.
Need help proposing? This guy's got your back.Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if you're anything like me, that means you're thinking about Pizza Hut's $10 Dinner Box promotion. You say you're not thinking about Pizza Hut's $10 Dinner Box promotion? Well, you should be.
Yum! Brands -- parent company of such fast-food chains as KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell -- is currently lobbying the Kentucky state government to allow people to use their food stamps in its restaurants. Is this an example of unabashed corporate greed trying to divert state benefits from buyi ... More >>
Artisan pizza-makers these days are just plain snotty, with their real wood-fired ovens, rustic-style pizza crusts and authentic toppings. But no reason good, hardworking Americans shouldn't get a slice of the fad, too -- and Domino's is now delivering a real square deal: "artisan" pizzas del ... More >>
Das Racist -- the dudes responsible for the genius/idiocy that is "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" -- are in town this Friday night for the Remedy Relief show at Casselman's with Pictureplane, Hollagramz, DJ Synergy, Peter Black, Kent Dub and Nikka T. We've got tickets with your name w ... More >>
Pizza Hut, that bastion of American, has largely given up on the 320,000 citizens who inhabit the country of Iceland. The Hut's departure is based purely on economic reasons, and not the fact that it's difficult to deliver pies by dog-sled. Since the economy, like the sun, went south, Icelan ... More >>
There's a saying that war is not won on an empty stomach, but American officers on the battlefields of Afghanistan seem to have forgotten that adage, since Reuters reports that some American eateries have been stricken from the menu there. Kandahar, the location of our biggest base in that ... More >>
Welcome to our latest feature: Hey, DJ! Every Friday starting today, we'll be spotlighting the hottest, ahem, cats (see what we did there) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured cr ... More >>
While I was waiting in the parking lot of a strip mall off Alameda and Sheridan -- Westside! -- this weekend, I spotted the most awesome pizza-shop logo I've ever seen, for a place called Pizza Patron.The type font looks like Pizza Hut lettering, but the sign has a Latino guy squinting from beneath ... More >>
Classic cars hit the streets for the Super Cruise.
If you must go for gourmet pizza, go to Sazza.
On Monday, Quiznos announced that its executive management team transformation is complete with the appointment of David Deno as President. In a prepared statement, Quiznos CEO Greg Brenneman called Deno the final piece in the company’s strategy to bring in outstanding quick service management. De ... More >>
The Coral Room is an exotic addition to Stapleton.
Tucanos is pleased to meat you, but nothing more.
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Rounding up Denver's other Vietnamese eateries.
Diamond Grill tries to make the cut.
A local author takes the detective novel to the cleaners.
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