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Rachael Ray

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    The Candy Sushi Kid is growing up, and so is Sushimee Candy

    Seven-year-old Miles Louison was browsing through a cookbook when he saw something that caught his eye: sushi made out of candy. Five years later, he's the owner of Sushimee Candy, and is known as the Candy Sushi Kid. Business is going swimmingly. See also: - Lyla Padden has a successful cupcake ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Round two with Lucas Forgy, exec chef of Freshcraft: Avery beer rep is a ninja!

    Lucas Forgy Freshcraft 1530 Blake Street 303-758-9608 www.freshcraft.com Part one of my interview with Lucas Forgy, exec chef of Freshcraft, ran yesterday; this is part two of our chat. What do you enjoy most about your craft? Being able to engage with people in real time and make things happen.

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    May 31, 2012

    Biker Jim on where he'd eat if had only 24 hours in Denver

    This is part two of our interview with Biker Jim, chef-owner of Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs. Read part one of the Biker Jim interview. Jim Pittenger Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs 2148 Larimer Street 303-550-8231 www.bikerjimsdogs.com What you'd like to see more of in Denver/Boulder from a culinary stand ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Part two: James Van Dyk, exec chef of Lucky's Cafe, weighs in on vegans and the missing fish

    James Van Dyk Lucky's Cafe 3980 Broadway, Boulder 303-444-5007 This is part two of my chat with James Van Dyk, exec chef of Lucky's Cafe in Boulder. Part one of our interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Just one: Momofuku Ssäm Bar in New York. David Chang's food ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Empty your wallets! Tickets to the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen are now on sale

    I'll never forget the first time I attended the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. It was the final year that Julia Child, the late, great American chef who demystified French cuisine -- and passed away in 2004 -- made an appearance at the annual Aspen culinary orgy, back when there was no Food Network, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Round two with the Trinity Grille's Patrick Canfield

    Patrick Canfield Trinity Grille 1801 Broadway 303-293-2288 www.trinitygrille.com This is part two of my chef and tell interview with the Trinity Grille's Patrick Canfield. Part one of our chat ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Edwardo's in Westcliffe, Colorado. Going there always rem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Readers: The naked truth on Padma, Nigella, Nadia -- anyone but Mario Batali!

    Padma should show off the family jewels.​Inspired by the nakey pictures of Anthony Bourdain that have surfaced on the web, last week we served up the "Five celebrity chefs we'd love to see naked," starting with Rachel Ray and ending with...Mario Batali? Why not? Batali had already exposed his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Five celebrity chefs we'd love to see naked

    Courtesy of TMZ​The week's top foodie fracas started when TMZ posted photos of Anthony Bourdain and his then-sous chef in a pool, nakie-nakie-eggs-and-bakey. Apparently the photos were twelve-year-old shots taken during a Caribbean vacation by Bourdain's now ex-wife, and Bourdain had no reser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Round two with Patrick Horvat, exec chef of Venue

    Lori Midson​ Patrick Horvat Venue 3609 West 32nd Avenue 303-477-0477 www.venuebistro.com This is part two of my interview with Horvat. Part one of that interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Marotta's, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. It was where I got my start i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Round two with Scott Yosten, exec chef of Steakhouse 10

    Lori Midson​ Scott Yosten Steakhouse 10 3516 South Elati Street 303-789-0911 www.steakhouse10.com This is part two of my interview with Scott Yosten, exec chef of Steakhouse 10. Part one of my interview with Yosten ran in this space yesterday. Favorite food city: Chicago. The ethnic borough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Biker Jim's flight of sliders

    ​ Cafe Society invited some of our favorite restaurants and food trucks to share samples at Dish, September 9 at Ninth Avenue Historic Park. Here's what they'll be serving: Jim Pittenger Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs bikerjimsdogs.com/ What are you serving at Dish? We'll be hustling a flight of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Gumbo, red beans and rice from Mikes² kitchen

    ​ Cafe Society invited some of our favorite restaurants and food trucks to share samples at Dish, September 9 at Ninth Avenue Historic Park. Here's what they'll be serving: Mike Carlin and Mike Levine Mikes² kitchen www.mikes2kitchen.com/ What are you serving at Dish? Gumbo, red beans and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Oh Henrys from the Tasterie Truck

    ​ Cafe Society invited some of our favorite restaurants and food trucks to share samples at Dish, September 9 at Ninth Street Historic Park. Here's what they'll be serving: Nathan Miller Tasterie Truck www.thetasterietruck.com/ What are you serving at Dish? We'll be serving the Oh Henrys, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Mezcal's squash blossom quesadillas and mahi mahi ceviche

    Lori MidsonRoberto Diaz, exec chef of Mezcal​ Cafe Society invited some of our favorite restaurants and food trucks to share samples at Dish, September 9 at Ninth Avenue Historic Park. Here's what they'll be serving: Roberto Diaz Mezcal www.mezcalcolorado.com/ What are you serving at Dish? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Ian Kleinman's heirloom tomato salad and Thai basil space foam

    Lori Midson​ Cafe Society invited some of our favorite restaurants and food trucks to share samples at Dish, September 9 at Ninth Avenue Historic Park. Here's what they'll be serving: Ian Kleinman The Inventing Room inventing-room.com/ What are you serving at Dish? I'm doing an heirloom tom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Signature burgers from OG Burgers

    ​ Cafe Society invited some of our favorite restaurants and food trucks to share samples at Dish, September 9 at Ninth Avenue Historic Park. Here's what they'll be serving: Zach Hines OG Burgers www.ogburgers.com/ What are you serving at Dish? A few of our signature, grass-fed burgers. We're ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    September 7, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar's steak tartare

    Lori MidsonSteak tartare from Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar​Cafe Society invited some of our favorite restaurants and food trucks to share samples at Dish, September 9 at Ninth Avenue Historic Park. Here's what they'll be serving: Sergio Romero Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar www.legranddenver.c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Beatrice & Woodsley's beignets

    Lori Midson​ Cafe Society invited some of our favorite restaurants and food trucks to share samples at Dish, September 9 at Ninth Avenue Historic Park. Here's what they'll be serving: Pete List Beatrice & Woodsley beatriceandwoodsley.com/

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Snooze's Taleggio deviled egg mousse-stuffed prosciutto pillow

    ​ Cafe Society invited some of our favorite eateries to share samples at Dish, September 9 at Ninth Avenue Historic Park. Here's what they'll be serving: Scott Bermingham Snooze www.snoozeeatery.com What are you serving at Dish? A Taleggio deviled egg mousse-stuffed prosciutto pillow with b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Kickin' pork green chile from Sam's No. 3

    Patrick Armatas Sam's No. 3 http://samsno3.com/ What dish are you serving at Dish? We're serving our kickin' pork green chile, as well as our veggie green chile; the pork green chile is easily the most popular item we serve at the restaurants. Customers like it so much, in fact, that they even bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Interstate kitchen Bar's griddled cheese and hot tamale

    Lori Midson​ Andre Lobato Interstate Kitchen Bar www.interstaterestaurant.com/ What are you serving at Dish? Tomato soup with griddled cheese and...

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Round two with Doug Anderson, head baker at Hi*Rise

    Lori Midson​ Doug Anderson Hi*Rise 2162 Larimer Street 303-296-3656 www.hirisedenver.com This is part two of my interview with Doug Anderson, owner and chief baker of Hi*Rise. Part one of my chat with Anderson ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I'm totally unqualifi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Round two with Doug Anderson, head baker at Hi*Rise

    Lori Midson​ Doug Anderson Hi*Rise 2162 Larimer Street 303-296-3656 www.hirisedenver.com This is part two of my interview with Doug Anderson, owner and chief baker of Hi*Rise. Part one of my chat with Anderson ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I'm totally unqualif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Round two with Noah Stephens, executive chef of Vert kitchen

    Lori Midson​ Noah Stephens Vert Kitchen 704 South Pearl Street 303-997-5941 www.vertkitchen.com This is part two of my interview with Noah Stephens, exec chef/owner of Vert Kitchen. Part one of my chat with Stephens ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I love French ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Thirty overused, irritating and just plain awful food words and phrases that make our mouth hurt

    ​There are words, cliches and phrases that we, as food writers, use far too often, and while we're all probably guilty of making your nostrils flare when we use some of the very same vocabulary that we're now going to criticize, it's when other food writers use these annoying and overused word ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Round two with dish's Jenna Johansen

    ​ Jenna Johansen dish 56 Edwards Village Boulevard, Edwards 970-926-3433 www.eatdrinkdish.com This is part two of my interview with Jenna Johansen. Part one of this interview ran yesterday. Greatest accomplishment as a chef: Opening my restaurant. I've done a lot of work to get to where I a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    TIME magazine unveils its world's most influential people poll -- and plenty of food warriors are on the list

    Is Jamie Oliver one of world's most influential people? ​Every year, TIME magazine (which seems to get smaller each month) holds a little poll full of big names -- names that, according to those at TIME, are the most influential people in the whole wide world. And from now until April 14, yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Chef and Tell, part two: Rachel Kesley on umeboshi vinegar, the traveling food cart and eating a buzz button

    Lori Midson​ Rachel Kesley WaterCourse Foods 837 East 17th Avenue 303-832-7313 www.watercoursefoods.com This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Rachel Kesley, executive chef of WaterCourse Foods. In part one of that interview, which ran in this space yesterday, Kesley dishes on pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Rachael Ray's inane, layered world

    ​Rachael Ray's world has a lot of layers. I know this because when I was sitting at Crook's Palace in Black Hawk, munching on a surprisingly good burger with house-cured bacon and a homemade bun while researching this week's cover story, I was watching one of her shows, $40 a Day, on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Interstate Kitchen Bar's Andre Lobato on a SWAT team invasion, eating a fried tarantula and the demise of some of Denver's best restaurants

    Lori Midson ​ Andre Lobato Interstate Kitchen Bar 901 West Tenth Avenue 720-479-8829 www.interstaterestaurant.com "The idea, when we opened, was to accommodate industry people and chefs, bartenders, cab drivers, doctors, anyone who worked off hours," says Andre Lobato, explaining the orig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Biker Jim gets love from Tony Bourdain on tonight's episode of No Reservations

    Lori Midson ​Back in November, acerbic mouthpiece Tony Bourdain spent a few days in Denver, where he took down Sandra Lee and Rachael Ray (among others) from the stage at the Buell and stomached nearly a half dozen hot dogs from Biker Jim's wiener cart at 16th and Arapahoe, an apparent epiph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Cafe Option's Craig Dixon on women, Yelp-type restaurant reviews and his liver

    Lori Midson Craig Dixon, executive chef of Cafe Options ​ Craig Dixon Cafe Options 1650 Curtis Street 303-573-0733 www.cafeoptions.com Craig Dixon, chef of Cafe Options, is struggling. I've just asked him what it's like to work in a kitchen staffed predominantly by females -- the restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Obsessive eaters, professional winos and star chefs commune in Aspen for the Food & Wine Classic

    Lori Midson Spanish superstar chef José Andrés at last year's Aspen Food & Wine Classic​ Starting today, the glitterati of the food world will descend upon Aspen, when that glitter gulch town uncorks the Food & Wine magazine Classic, four days of over-the-top gluttony overrun with super-star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Travel Channel's Food Wars takes on Pueblo sloppers

    A Flickr photo​What's up with Pueblo getting so much attention for its food scene? Not only did the city earn the tenth slot on Livability's recent list of "Surprising Food Cities", but last week the Travel Channel came through town to pit two variations of the city's culinary crown jewel agai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Top ten T-shirts to give you food for thought

    T-shirts, like tattoos, tell you a lot about a person's passions and prejudices, likes and dislikes. They, like tatts, have become an overt form of self-expression -- a bumper sticker for the body -- that lets people know if you're a fan of the Rolling Stones or the rolling pin. But while concert te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Part two: Chef and Tell with Jennifer Jasinski from Rioja and Bistro Vendome

    Lori Midson ​This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Jennifer Jasinksi; to read part one of that interview, click here. Best food city in America: San Francisco Bay. I love the growing capabilities of the area and how you're so closely tied to the land. Restaurants there have the opp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Strange Sauce: The week in national food news

    ​We hope you've already eaten lunch, because you won't be hungry after this: Seems that California's Olivera Egg Farm is facing six violations for permit violations stemming from local complaints about their reported daily pumping of chicken excrement into a 16.5 acre pond near the facility. T ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Part two: Chef and Tell with Jeff Osaka of twelve

    Lori Midson​This is part two of my interview with Jeff Osaka, exec chef of twelve. You can read part one of my interview with Osaka here. Rules of conduct in your kitchen: I don't have any rules per se. The only thing I ask from my kitchen staff is to pay attention and be respectful. There's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Guy Fieri's rock-and-roll culinary road show comes to Denver on December 9

    Food personality Guy Fieri​Two weeks ago, on November 18, Tony Bourdain stopped in Denver for a talkfest at the Buell, in which he wore a Biker Jim T-shirt (and called Jim's dogs the "pinnacle of American food"), slandered Sandra Lee and Rachel Ray, deemed Chris Angel a "douche" and called the con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Ten celebrity chefs and the foods that should be thrown at them

    ​If you've never read Anthony Bourdain's infamous post on Michael Ruhlman's blog eviscerating Food Network stars and proposing theoretical Iron Chef matches, please do so now. It's one of the funniest bits of food writing out there. So when I read that Paula Deen got an accidental pork fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Cooking Dirty: Fourteen days and counting

    And who, you may ask, is the handsome devil right there?  That's me, folks. No bullshit. No disguises.  The anonymous restaurant critic in the flesh and en clair. On Monday, June 15, at around 4 p.m. local time, my cover was finally, permanently blown.  That picture is the jacket phot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    (Udi's) Nuggets on the Rachel Ray Show

    If you were tuned in to The Rachel Ray Show this morning -- and honestly, who wasn't? -- you probably caught the "snack time"segment, when she hands out a little something for her audience to munch on as the show continues. The snack this morning was from Udi's here in Denver.So I called Eric Clayma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, May 14 edition

    Open wide... Love bites. Today in Cafe Society: • Zpizza to open z doors in Greenwood Village. • Uncork at Four Mile Historic Park tonight. • Get a job! Jesse Morreale's job fair. • Our Weekly Bread: Jersey Mike's. • Drinking with Pete at Union Station. • The Maker's Mark Mint Julep: D ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    Video: Chef Frank Bonanno makes his Bones as a TV star

    Here's a video of 2008 Best Chef award-winner Frank Bonanno -- of Mizuna, Luca D'Italia, Osteria Marco and the newly opened noodle bar Bones at 701 Grant Street -- giving a tutorial on how to make Lobster and Edamame Ramen. The video-production quality ain't exactly Rachel Ray yell-a-vision, but it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008

    Rachael Ray Invents Colorado’s Official Food

    A few months ago, in order to assist the Colorado Tourism Office with its woefully embarrassing state marketing campaigns, we asked readers, “What Does Colorado Taste Like to You?” Looks like one of those readers was none other than that empress of evoo Rachael Ray, and she responded with an on- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008

    The Westword.com Blog Shortcut, July 1 Edition

    So you think you've seen every new Westword blog simply by visiting The Latest 'Word? Think again. Backbeat Online leads with shocking news about the death of 22-year-old Tickle Me Pink bassist Johnny Schou (pictured), whose body was found on the very day the group's much-anticipated new album came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008

    Ray Loves Terrorists, Wants To Make Them Pie

    I can’t believe that this is twice in a single week that I have to stand up for people or institutions that I can’t stand simply because they are being attacked by people or institutions that I can stand even less. First it was Starbucks, the victim of an attack from Mark Dice and The Resistanc ... More >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    I Pity the Yule

    Separating heavenly holiday music from Hell's noels.

  • Dining

    January 26, 2006

    Big Time

    Taking the tube

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