Custom food is nothing new; Chipotle and other fast-casuals have been allowing people to have it their way for years. When Project Pie opened in Boulder last month, it did so with a "Chipotle-like mantra," according to its PR firm. Of course, it's not the only pizza place to do so. And when the foun ... More >>
Several bars and restaurants around town are planning parties for Saturday's Kentucky Derby gallop, and while it's the opportune time to dig out your frilly hat and dress the part, at least one bar -- namely the Bar Car -- is predicting that at least a handful of people will be wearing pizza. Jeremy ... More >>
Want to provoke a fight? Just start a discussion of where to find the best pizza in town. First you have to weigh the merits of thin/thick crust. Then you consider geography, and the benefits of Connecticut, New York, Chicago and even St. Louis styles. But once you're done chewing over all the possi ... More >>
After almost twenty years, Common Grounds left its original home on West 32nd Avenue last April and reopened in Sunnyside. This week, we learned what will take over that empty space: a second location of Pizzeria Locale, the fast-casual concept that opened its first Denver outpost at 550 Broadway la ... More >>
While some pizza fans are still debating what makes a good Chicago-style, deep-dish pie -- and whether it's even possible to get one in the Mile High City -- others have moved on to the Neopolitan pizza at Denver's Pizzeria Locale, which Gretchen Kurtz reviews this week. The original Pizzeria Locale ... 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. Joining the lineup this year: Patxi's, which will be dishing out two ... More >>
Let's hope that Gordon Ramsay doesn't walk off the job this week while he's in Denver filming footage for Kitchen Nightmares, the Fox reality show that most recently made headlines after Ramsay, the acerbic mouthpiece who hosts the show, concluded that Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, who own Amy's Bakehouse ... More >>
It's been in the works for years -- and, finally, tomorrow the crew behind Boulder's Pizzeria Locale (and, of course, Frasca Food and Wine) will open the doors on a Pizzeria Locale in Denver. But it won't be a carbon copy of the original in Boulder. For starters, it won't be a full-service, sit-dow ... More >>
Although downtown just lost another pizza spot, Toppings, today Pizza Republica will make its debut on 14th Street, right in front of the Colorado Convention Center -- and this downtown version of a restaurant that got its start in Greenwood Village looks like more than a fair trade. And more pizz ... More >>
A string of pizza joints opened in LoDo last year, in a neighborhood that already included the Wazee Supper Club and Two-Fisted Mario's, with Mellow Mushroom and Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria just a few blocks outside of LoDo. Wazee Wood-Fired Pizza was the first to open -- and also the first to close ... More >>
When Patzi Azpiroz decided he wanted to introduce authentic deep-dish, Chicago-style pizza in California, he spent two years experimenting with recipes in his San Francisco kitchen. Today there are a half-dozen Patxi's Pizza outlets in California, and this fall Azpiroz and his partner, Bill Freeman, ... More >>
Patxi Azpiroz Patxi's Pizza 3455 South University Boulevard, Englewood; 303-783-2000 185 Steele Street; 303-331-1000 www.patxispizza.com This is part one of my interview with Patxi Azpiroz, exec chef/owner of Patxi's Pizza; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Denver lays claim to an i ... More >>
After searching for the right spot for a year, Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson, the founders of Frasca Food and Wine, Pizzeria Locale and Caffe, all in Boulder, have found the space where they will put a second Pizzeria Locale -- this one at 550 Broadway in Denver. Readers responded ... More >>
It took a year to find the ideal space, but after an exhaustive search, Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson, the nationally-renowned owners of Boulder-based Frasca Food and Wine, Pizzeria Locale and Caffe, have inked a deal to open a second Pizzeria Locale in Denver. See also: - Best Piz ... More >>
Randy Balch Wazee Supper Club 1600 15th Street 303-623-9518 www.wazeesupperclub.com This is part one of my interview with Randy Balch, chef of Wazee Supper Club, which will reopen on Saturday following a remodel. Part two of our chat will run in this space tomorrow. Before waltzing through the d ... More >>
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 >>
Yesterday's news that Fired Up, a new pizza joint, will soon be opening in the Golden Triangle inspired this comment from Manfrenjensen: WTF is up with all the new pizza joints opening up all of a sudden?? I thought the upscale burger, cupcake, and DIY frozen yogurt trends were something, but I thi ... More >>
The Organic Pizza Company outpost at 891 14th Street in the Spire has expanded from a take-and-bake pizza joint to a "full-service pizzeria," and will host a grand reopening event Thursday, April 19. The expansion includes more seating, a flat-screen TV, a new menu and, most important, a liquor lic ... More >>
Is South Pearl Street being overrun by pizza joints? Last week Sexy Pizza opened in the former home of the Crushery, just a block away from the popular Kaos. But the comments have Harris wondering if South Pearl has really been overrun by hipster doofuses and douchebags:
Rob ChristensenPizzeria Locale rolls out a daily Aperitivo hour.One year ago next week, Pizzeria Locale finally opened its doors, revealing the Napolitano pizzeria that Frasca owners Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson had been working on for months, pushing forward even after their ... More >>
Lori MidsonLate last year, Pete Kallas, the owner of Steakhouse 10, the Athenian, Undici Ristorante and Greeks Gone Wild, a fast-casual joint in the DU 'hood, snapped up the digs of a former Fuhgidabowdit Pizzeria outpost -- directly next door to the Greek den -- which has sat dark for the p ... More >>
Lori MidsonFood Network magazine heralds the pizza at Pizzeria LocaleSix months ago, editors from Food Network magazine zigzagged across the country in search of the holy grail -- or, more precisely, the best pizzas in the United States, and in the September issue, on newsstands August 9, th ... More >>
This city has more dough slingers than you can a toss a pizza peel at, but next Monday and Tuesday nights at Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria at the Vallagio at Inverness, and Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria Ballpark, two of the world's most prized pizzaioli are going to be on stage: Neapolitan pizz ... More >>
Pulcinella Pizzeria and Wine BarAntonio Race, the owner of Pulcinella Pizzeria and Wine Bar"I got my passion from Tony," Kelly Whitaker of Pizzeria Basta, which I reviewed this week, told me. "I carried that through everything else I did." He was talking about Antonio Race, the native Italia ... More >>
Want to be the star of your very own reality show? If you have an ailing pizzeria, you could soon be a big cheese. Cafe Society just received news of a casting call from Chad Patterson of Beyond Around the Block Productions in Los Angeles (you can look him up on iMDb). Want your own slice of ... More >>
Mark MangerIt's been a banner year for pizza in Boulder: Between January 2010 and January 2011, three ambitious pizzerias opened their doors, all with wood-fired ovens baking renditions of Napolitano or Napolitano-inspired pizzas. Kelly Whitaker, chef and owner of Pizzeria Basta, says the ... More >>
While Boulder is experiencing an explosion of wood-fired pizzerias -- Pizzeria da Lupo and Pizzeria Locale opened within a few weeks of each other, in December and January -- Kelly Whitaker was here first. He's been hawking Napolitano-style pies, with a focus on seasonal toppings, at Pizzeria ... More >>
Mile High Pizza Pie, the downtown pizzeria currently hustling a 7.5-pound calzone that, should you successfully stuff it down your piehole, will likely cause your heart to stop, is offering a gentler, kinder Valentine's Day pizza to make your heart beat faster. For the remainder of the day, ... More >>
There are no tables inside the Rebellion, 2231 South Broadway, and although the patio offers extensive seating perfect for sunny Colorado days (summer and winter alike), you might not want to wait for clear skies to get your pizza fix. Understandable. Thankfully, the pizzeria offers deliver ... More >>
Mark MangerWhen I said that Big Bill's New York Pizza served the best authentic New York-style pie west of the Hudson River, I had a feeling I'd be hearing from people. Pizza joints are like football teams: Once you find your favorite (whether through proximity or childhood memories), you'r ... More >>
Lori Midson Earlier this week, Mark Dym got the good news: His sensational Neapolitan pies, snatched from the blistering wood-burning ovens inside the open kitchen of Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria, 2129 Larimer Street, had just landed in a top ten pizza parlors in America list, sharing space wi ... More >>
Film director Adam Green, who released Frozen earlier this year and just completed Hatchet II, which you can see later this fall, has hooked up with 1492 Pictures, the production firm that produced the Harry Potter films, The Goonies and Gremlins, to bring Killer Pizza to the cinematic screen. Th ... More >>
Lori MidsonVirgilio Urbano and Gabriel MongeVirgilio Urbano, the pie-slinger behind his namesake pizzeria in Lakewood, tosses his hands up in the air -- an automatic reflex, no doubt, from spinning pizza dough for the past four years -- and shakes his head. "Look, I can't make everyone happy. ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe future home a New York-style pizza joint from the Larimer Square gang and Sean KellySometime in December, Jeff Hermanson, Joe Vostrejs and Rod Wagner will add a new pizza bar to their portfolio of successful restaurants that already includes Billy's Inn, LoHi Steakbar and prett ... More >>
Lala's Wine Bar Pizzeria is a bright light in a former black hole. It also happens to serve the only almost-cracker-crust pies that interest me in Denver. Still, there are other good pizzas to be found, including at the Oven, which has won the Best Pizza prize in the Best of Denver for several y ... More >>
This spot sets itself up as one of those straight-outta-the-boroughs New York pizza joints the minute you walk through the door, and even before that, the minute you hear the name: Brooklyn M.C.’s Pizzeria. Like a fat kid picked on his whole life, suddenly coming back, junior year of high school, ... More >>
When Mark and Kristy Dym set out to turn a decrepit 1883 building into the very sleek, very modern Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria, they didn't stop at just completely rehabbing the interior. They also tucked a brand-new patio onto the back of the building, a hide-out that could be the perfect spot to e ... More >>
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