This week in Cafe Society, critic Gretchen Kurtz plunged into the great barbecue debate after visiting to Kings BBQ. For Chef and Tell, we checked in with Alex Seidel about the status of his new restaurant, Mercantile Dining & Provision, which will be opening around Labor Day in the newly refurbishe ... More >>
On Saturday, June 14, the Cherokee Castle & Ranch Foundation will host Waterloo, a birthday celebration honoring Tweet Kimball, the last owner of Cherokee Castle & Ranch and developer of the Cherokee Castle & Ranch Foundation, on what it would have been her hundredth birthday. At the event, attendee ... More >>
Jody Johnson has been in the bar business for more than three decades. After owning the Toby Jug in southeast Denver for seven years, he moved to Sedalia and ran the Sedalia Grill for 22 years -- but got tired of the winters down there. "Then a friend of a friend called, who said, 'I hear you might ... More >>
This is the first National Bison Day, a project pushed by groups that would like to make bison the national mammal. For the past century, every day has been a bison day in Denver, since the city has had its own herd since 1914 -- but if other bison boosters had their way, there would be two more her ... More >>
Between sake tastings, chili and avocado competitions, and the Chefs Food & Wine Pairing Competition, Denver's dining scene has a lot on its plate this week. Here's a sampling of what's on the menu:
Lori MidsonIf you want pizza, your best bet is to head to Chicago or New York; for lobster, go to Boston (or better yet, Maine); Salmon or Pacific oysters swim best in Seattle; crab is best in San Francisco or Maryland; and a hankering for barbecue will take you to Kansas City, Memphis or the ... More >>
Get in the mood for St. Patrick's Day at Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 North Daniels Park Road in Sedalia, which will present a Taste of the Emerald Isle Irish Single Malt Whiskey Celebration from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. tonight. The event, which costs $65, features a tour of the castle, an Irish ... More >>
From benefits to help those suffering in Japan to parties to help people help themselves on St. Patrick's Day, there's plenty happening in town this week. Here's a taste of what's on the menu.
"The Searchers."The Colorado legislature just nixed a plan to tack a ten-cent fee onto movie tickets, money that would have been used to provide financial incentives for film companies that want to make movies in this state. As revised, the bill would now ask for donations from movie-goers -- ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Beer dinners, wine tastings, and a photography class on capturing images of fine food are all on the menu this week -- and much more. Here's a taste of what's coming up:
A Flickr photo.We're halfway to St. Patrick's Day -- what, you haven't been counting? No matter; the folks at Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 North Daniels Park Road in Sedalia, have been keeping track for you, and at 6:30 p.m. tonight, they'll host the Halfway to St. Patty's Day Irish Singl ... More >>
Between the Denver Beer Fest, the Great American Beer Fest and various Oktoberfest events taking place around the city, you're sure to find your fill of beer at one place or another. Still, there's lots more non-carbonated fun taking place, including a new movie series at Infinite Monkey Theo ... More >>
Colt & Gray pours a mean drink -- and cooks a great burger.Yes, for the first time in years, our Best Burger in Denver is actually served in Denver -- rather than at Bud's Bar down in Sedalia. It's at Colt & Gray, the restaurant that opened last August at 1553 Platte Street, and was also a c ... More >>
Assorted agencies took down a marijuana-grow operation on Sugarloaf Mountain in July.As smoke continues to gather over medical-marijuana operations in Colorado, local law-enforcement agencies continue to find weed-growing operations in remote locations -- and Pike National Forest appears to b ... More >>
There was a time when I swore that the best barbecue to be had in the state of Colorado was at the Bugling Bull Trading Post, a kind of general store/truck stop/campground supplier down on 1668 North Highway 67 in Sedalia. Pit man Mike Frislie used to run a kind of outlaw smoking operation ... More >>
Mark MangerIf Dad likes meat, you can't go wrong at Columbine Steakhouse.Last week, Ask the Critic was all about me and my mom, and where I should take her while she was in town now that I have run through all of Denver's standard family-in-town destinations. In the end, we ended up hitting several ... More >>
Every Monday through the end of March 2009 (when we unveil the Best of Denver 2009) we'll be posting a list of some of our favorite Denver dishes/restaurants on Cafe Society. Have a request? A comment? Post it here. Jason Sheehan's recent review of The Counter (shown here) got us thinking ... More >>
Squeeze off a few rounds. It'll make you feel better. On October 23, the Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network is hosting a wine tasting and auction, with proceeds earmarked to provide mental-health services to insurance-challenged folks in the area. And what's being auctioned off? Among other th ... More >>
Suspicions confirmed: Bud's makes the best burger in Colorado.
An embarrassment of riches and bitches.
Where the burger is better.
Portions of Mr. & Mrs. Smith were filmed in Glenwood Springs. Last week the American Film Institute issued its updated list of the top 100 films of all time. As to be expected, Citizen Kane is still number one, but Casablanca fell to number three in favor of The Godfather. To view the complete lis ... More >>
Vonnegut Thursday is the new Friday. You got the memo, right? That said, here's some kick ass shows worth checking out tonight... Vonnegut, Epilogues, (die) Pilot and All Capitals comprise a kickass local bill at the Bluebird, while former Against Tomorrow Sky guitarist/vocalist Mike Stephens' ne ... More >>
From the week of July 27, 2006
Pleased to eat you
Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger
Where There's Smoke
Here's my prescription for starting the year in fine style.
The Write Stuff
Man About Town
Paintball Adventures, Sedalia
Ride the light...ride the light...ride the light.
Growing, growing, gone
A tart treat from the Painted Bench.
THINGS YOU DID IN DENVER WHILE YOU WERE STOPPED DEAD IN TRAFFIC ON THE WAY TO DIA.