Aurora's restaurant scene may not be on the cutting edge of national food trends or garnering acclaim for its food "concepts" and bar "programs," but the sprawling city has long been an international zone for cuisines not common in Denver. Competition is fierce and multiple restaurants come and go i ... More >>
The Kitchen Next Door Glendale 658 South Colorado Boulevard Boulevard 303-757-0878 You know how forty is the new thirty, and green is the new black? In restaurant terms, The Kitchen Next Door is the new TGI Fridays. If that sounds like a slur rather than a compliment, you're too young to remember ... More >>
The little brick storefront tucked under a looming tan awning at Iliff and Havana isn't exactly an eye catcher. Perhaps that's why restaurants -- including Sumo Sushi and Seoul Dook Baegi -- haven't had much success gaining a foothold. Newcomer (at least to Denver) Tofu House is the latest to hang i ... More >>
Six years and hundreds of rides since its inception, Denver weekly bicycle meet-up, Loops, is bigger and better than ever. The free group ride meets every Tuesday rain or shine for a nighttime ride around the city, and organizer Broox Pulford says that as Denver's population grows, so does the inter ... More >>
Eighteen TVS -- eighteen! -- hang from the walls and rafters at the Dancing Crab, a newly opened Louisiana-style seafood restaurant and sports bar in Aurora that occupies the former Shin Sa Dong space, which abruptly closed earlier this summer. The cavernous, 8,000-square-foot restaurant, now bedeck ... More >>
Suffice it to say that I eat out more than the general population, unless, of course, the general population can catalogue more than 450 restaurant meals in a year -- which is about the number of breakfasts, lunches and dinners that I stomached in 2012. Pathetic, isn't it? But all those food dates a ... More >>
The 1992 Lithuanian men's basketball team was much more than a bad fashion statement punctuated by mullets and tie-dye T-shirts. It was a crusade for liberty, pride and independence. While overshadowed by the U.S. team -- aka the Dream Team -- at the OIympic Games in Barcelona, it was the Lithuanian ... More >>
Josh Barhaug Fired Up 1135 Bannock Street 303-825-1995 www.gtfiredup.com Part one of my chef interview with Josh Barhaug, who mans the line -- and pizza oven -- at Fired Up, ran yesterday; this is part two of our chat. What you'd like to see more of in Denver/Boulder from a culinary standpoint: ... More >>
When the members of local experimental rock band Eldren gathered themselves and their gear together for a June 4 show at Aspen's Belly Up, they quickly noticed one person was missing: Josh Lee, the group's violinist, vocalist and electric guitarist. And then they received a call. From inside the Imm ... More >>
With no experience in accessory design prior to co-founding the jewelry company KORA in 2009, Maxandra Short took her inspiration in life experience. The world traveler was born in Singapore, lived in cities like Jakarta and Seoul, and eventually found herself in Los Angeles, working as a magazine w ... More >>
Though Korean barbecue joints are everywhere, Korean fried chicken is surprisingly hard to come by in this town. So I was really excited to sing the praises of the glorious, crisp-skinned Korean fried chicken I'd found -- at long last -- at Al Bae Nae, a Korean street food place in an Aurora strip m ... More >>
I love fried chicken -- from the triple-fried wing coated in sticky, spicy sauce of Southeast Asia to the Southern comfort of a battered and fried drumstick paired with mashed potatoes and gravy. But the Korean version could be my all-time favorite.
Havana Street or South Federal Boulevard. Which of these ethnic food hot spots is tops? Vote below!
Tony Clement Roam 1033 East 17th Avenue 720-382-2935 www.denverseafoodrestaurants.com This is part two of my interview with Tony Clement, exec chef of Roam. Part two of our chat ran yesterday.
Shin-il Kim, "Temporal Continuum: Intuitively Know Elan Vital Operate Emptiness," 2010.Where is art happening? Many of the most contemporary trends are coming from urban Asia -- Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul -- where technology wraps itself around ancient aesthetics with bold results. There are plent ... More >>
Arguably the biggest DJ ever to come out of Denver, Eric Galaviz aka Hipp-E made his bones promoting and deejaying at some of the earliest raves in Colorado. After leaving his indelible mark on our city, he moved to San Diego in the '90s, where he became an influential part of the West Coast house s ... More >>
Thomas Bohne with his winning dish.Food in the mess hall at the U.S. Army base in Wurzburg, Germany, was bad. So bad that Thomas Bohne, who had never even cracked open a blue box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, took it upon himself to make something edible. He dropped 99 cents on a Thai cookboo ... More >>
Lori MidsonWill Cisa The Corner Office 1401 Curtis Street 303-825-6500 www.thecornerofficedenver.com/food/dinner This is part two of my interview with Will Cisa, executive chef of the Corner Office Restaurant Martini Bar. In part one of that interview, Cisa dished on monumental cooking dis ... More >>
November is off to a fast start, with Quaker Steak & Lube opening its first store in Colorado, the homegrown Egg & I chain opening its 41st restaurant and the owners of Seoul BBQ opening Q Table BBQ. And on Monday, after two weeks of practice, The Village at Edgewater also officially opened ... More >>
Mark MangerSeoul BBQ's sibling restaurant, Q Table BBQ, is now openA month ago, we reported that James and Lily Kwon, owners of Aurora's Seoul BBQ, 2080 South Havana Street, were set to open a new Korean restaurant in Northglenn, Q Table BBQ, 311 West 104th Street, in October. That spot held ... More >>
We knew when we posted the video of the live octopus hot pot at Sik Gaek in Queens that we'd stir some feelings of outrage. And we weren't disappointed. Haterade poured in on Digg, Youtube and Cafe Society, decrying us for what we ate. We already gave special recognition to a particular veno ... More >>
Mark MangerKimchi at Seoul BBQKorean barbecues have been a hot topic this week. I reviewed Seoul BBQ, 2080 South Havana Street in Aurora, and also wrote about my meal at Sik Gaek in Queens. Although both restaurants feature Korean cuisine, the two dinners could not have been more different. ... More >>
That's a squirming live octopus. See video below.Between meals at Seoul BBQ, 2080 South Havana Street in Aurora, I went to New York City, and some friends and I made the trek out to Queens to experience Sik Gaek, a Korean barbecue joint that's gained nationwide notoriety for its gimmickry -- ... More >>
Mark MangerSeoul BBQ's sibling restaurant, Q Table BBQ, will open this month.Veteran restaurant owners James and Lily Kwon opened their first Colorado place, Seoul BBQ, 2080 South Havana Street in Aurora, three years ago. That spot is a Korean barbecue joint that serves up a traditional feast ... More >>
Mark MangerBanchan at Seoul BBQ When I first walked into Seoul BBQ, 2080 South Havana Street, an Aurora spot owned by veteran Korean restaurateurs James and Lily Kwon, I was expecting to dine in a restaurant that, like so many traditional spots from that country, put as much emphasis on the n ... More >>
Cherry Creek High School grad Matt Iseman has covered as lot of ground since leaving Creek behind for Princeton, then med school at Columbia and a residency back home at CU. That's when he pulled the old switcheroo and quit doctoring altogether to stand up and tell jokes in Hollywood. But in I ... More >>
In 1992, Westword published its ninth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Last Stand (the Denver Zephyrs, about to be supplanted by the Colorado Rockies) to Best Bail Bondsman (Duane Chapman, before he became known as “Dog”) to Best — and Sometimes ... More >>
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