Larimer Street has become one of Denver's hottest dining destinations. The trend started a dozen years ago in Larimer Square, when Larimer Associates made a conscious decision to fill the block with chef-driven restaurants rather than tourist traps. Since then, ambitious eateries have continued to o ... More >>
"The guys from Pour Kids are great at opening sports bars and taverns, and Table 6 is great at fine-dining and service, so let's take what we all do -- the fun of sports and the amazing food and service of Table 6 -- and meld them into one." That's the idea, says Brian Midtbo, behind Table to Tavern ... More >>
Autogrill, a chain of roadside food stops that dot the Italian motorways, are what "Italy has in place of the oddball combination of fast food restaurants under one roof that we have at Jersey Turnpike rest stops," writes former New York Times restaurant critic. But instead of pimping flattop burger ... More >>
Andrew Knowlton, the appointed "Foodest" at Bon Appetit magazine -- and the guy who named Boulder America's Foodiest Town in 2010 -- has just released his listacle of the country's fifty Best New Restaurant nominees, and two Denver restaurants -- their names won't surprise you -- made the cut. See ... More >>
It might be too hot to bake -- but it's not too hot to eat dessert, and Kate Gibbons has been stopping by restaurant kitchens around town, discovering how they cook up their sugar highs. At Euclid Hall, executive pastry chef Eric Dale just created a new dessert menu, which includes a "Payday" candy ... More >>
I love tasting menus, much the same way that I'm a proponent of communal tables and hanging my butt at the bar, which is where I prefer to eat. And if I can get a tasting menu at the bar, with wine pairings, even better. Yes, I like extended, evening-long meals, and, frankly, prefer them, especially ... More >>
Olav Peterson is introducing a new deal at Bittersweet tonight: a three-course, prix-fixe dinner, paired with wines, for $40 -- and only available on non-holiday Thursdays. "As our way of thanking our supporters, we want to focus on giving back to our guests, and one way to do that is by launching a ... More >>
By 9 a.m. this morning, Westword pot critic William Breathes had received at least three e-mails asking how he felt about his "real identity" being outed in the New York Times today by Frank Bruni, the former Times restaurant critic turned columnist. In a piece titled "Colorado's Marijuana Muddle," ... More >>
I've had some exquisite food at Opus, the Littleton restaurant that's orchestrated by executive chef Sean McGaughey, who took over the burners after opening chef Michael Long departed the fine-dining restaurant to spearhead the kitchen at Aria, which opened in late 2010 in Cherry Creek. Long parted ... More >>
It's been a year since Andrew Casalini and his wife, Jen Dactano, opened Satchel's on 6th, at 1710 East Sixth Avenue -- a replacement for Satchel's Market, the Park Hill market-turned-restaurant that they'd closed in the fall of 2010. Over the past twelve months, Casalini has worked hard to establis ... More >>
Restaurateur Robert Thompson made his name in this town with Brasserie Rouge, a much-lauded, now-defunct French restaurant in the IceHouse that won our Best New Restaurant Award, then closed not long after. Thompson left town for a while, then made a strong comeback with Argyll, a basement gastropub ... More >>
Lori MidsonTo us, a bar seat in a restaurant isn't a consolation prize. In fact, more often than not, we'd prefer to land one of those more low-key seats instead of going all-in at a table, especially when there's an interesting cocktail list and an affable bartender to lead us through dinner ... More >>
Denver is blessed with many great restaurants -- some modest, some considerably more ambitious -- and yesterday, Kendra Anderson served up six moderately-priced restaurants that happen to have very impressive wine lists. Their wine lists night be "super cool," but the rest of the post's head ... More >>
A few months ago, we ranted about four all-too-common restaurant wine service mistakes that drive us absolutely mad. And while it's one thing to have a less-than-transcendental wine experience when there's no trained sommelier on staff, it's quite another to have one when there is. After a f ... More >>
Frasca Good & Wine master sommelier Bobby Stuckey is a James Beard finalistEarlier today, in Portland, the James Beard Foundation released the listage of superstar chefs, restaurants and restaurateurs who are finalists (semifinalists, of which there were several from Colorado, were announced ... More >>
The sommelier title hasn't always been a glamorous one. In fact, according to Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay's new book, Secrets of the Sommeliers, it was once a title relegated to restaurant workers who proved themselves unworthy of the kitchen, a lowly crew banished to the wine cellar for lif ... More >>
Olav PetersonLast month, we reported that Olav Peterson, the ex-executive chef of Bistro One, 1294 South Broadway, had vacated his gig there to open a new restaurant, which we now know will be unmasked in early December. But before Peterson's new restaurant is unleashed to the public, he's ... More >>
Over the past few years, Boulder has become rife with wine educators, serving as the home for a high percentage of the country's few master sommeliers. And that is, in large part, due to Wayne Belding and Sally Mohr, owners of the Boulder Wine Merchant, 2690 Broadway, and among the first Am ... More >>
Last week, we noted that old-school restaurateur Leo Goto was back in the biz with a restaurant and events center in Littleton. This week we took a closer look at his new digs, poked around the kitchen, caught up with executive chef Andrea McGrath -- who is about to have a baby -- and spent ... More >>
Inside Argyll, Denver's Best New Restaurant.Last year may have broken all records for restaurant openings in metro Denver -- despite the lousy economy. The roster literally ran from A to Z, with more than a dozen new spots all strong contenders for the Best New Restaurant award of the Best of ... More >>
Monday was a happy day at Happy, the noodle house at 835 Walnut Street in Boulder that Dave Query's Big Red F group opened a year ago as Happy Noodle House. Over the months, Query and company have made a number of adjustments at the restaurant -- starting but not ending with the name -- and ... More >>
Where were you then? That's the question the new Archive Room will ask diners. Neil Arnold, Jeff Arnold and Storm Ireland, the owners behind the Pour House Pub at 1435 Market Street, will bring some LoDo fervor to Arvada in early November when they open the Archive Room at 5601 Olde Wadsworth Bou ... More >>
Bistro VendomeToday is Bastille Day, and while the really cool parties will no doubt take place on the streets of Paris, we've got plenty of celebratory bashes to storm right here in Denver, beginning with Bistro Vendome, the Frenchified spot at 1420 Larimer Street that's encouraging habitues to "si ... More >>
Denver can never have too many brunch joints, and it just got another good one when Root Down, the new restaurant at 1600 West 33rd Avenue, added brunch this past weekend. Root Down is now open 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, as well as for dinner and drinks in the evening.
Chef Pete List welcomes you to Beatrice & Woodsley. After dark, Beatrice & Woodsley glows. The windows, tinted gold, show a dreamlike version of the interior. The interior shows a dreamlike version of a restaurant that’s supposed to be a cabin in the aspens that is really the fancy of a guy f ... More >>
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