This week, Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Spuntino, where owners/spouses Yasmin Lozada-Hissom and John Broening recently renovated the space, which was previously owned by Simone Parisi, who had originally conceptualized a casual "snack" environment. The couple decided to change direction and make the spac ... More >>
Jeremy Thomas Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar 1512 Curtis Street 303-534-1155 www.legranddenver.com This is part one of my interview with Jeremy Thomas, chef of Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Colorado native Jeremy Thomas spent a lot of time at the dinne ... More >>
Parisi Italian Market & Deli reopened last Thursday after closing for two weeks to renovate its space at 4401 Tennyson Street. The new quarters, designed by Semple Brown, boast an additional 24 seats, beetle kill pine lumber, putty-colored booths, and a new, rough-hewn bar, constructed from decades- ... More >>
Suffice it to say that I eat out more than the general population, unless, of course, the general population can catalog 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 are ... More >>
Dorina Miller, Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, the pastry chef at Duo and Olivea, and her husband, John Broening, executive chef of both restaurants, quietly re-opened Spuntino last week, the Italian cafe that Miller co-owned with Simone Parisi, who bowed out of Spuntino to concentrate on Parisi and Firenze a ... More >>
Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, the pastry chef of Duo and Olivea, where her husband, John Broening, is also the executive chef, was a regular at Spuntino, an Italian cafe in Highland, owned, in part, by Simone Parisi, who also runs a namesake pizzeria and deli, as well as its downstairs restaurant, Firenze a ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 68: Risotto frutti di mare from Firenze a Tavola Upstairs, in the convivial, bright-lit dining room of Parisi, the tables are littered with irresistible airy pizzas and housemade pastas, frilly salads and hearty sandwiches, and there's not an empty seat in the house. Downst ... More >>
Spuntino takes over the old Red Trolley location.After a soft opening yesterday, Spuntino is now open officially. The comfortable spot -- which took over the former home of Red Trolley at 2639 West 32nd Avenue -- will focus on serving quick and casual Italian dishes ranging from soups, salads ... More >>
Simone Parisi is turning Red Trolley into Spuntino.The former Red Trolley -- that beloved coffee, gelato, cereal and hot dog shop at 2639 West 32nd Avenue in Highland -- will soon become Spuntino, a quick and casual Italian restaurant. Simone Parisi, owner of Parisi and Firenze a Tavola, 44 ... More >>
Parisi, the beloved restaurant at 4401 Tennyston Street, is looking at a big night on New Year's Eve -- or Cenone di Capodanno, as they say in Italy. "We can't serve our New Year's Eve menu two days in a row due to its special ingredients (can you say cured foie gras?) and have been receiving ... More >>
Denver has many great Italian restaurants. As I wrote this week, Mark & Isabella's is not one of them. Here are ten of my favorites: Il Posto (2011 East 17th Avenue, 303-394-0100). Il Posto has an excellent location, crammed between other bars and restaurants, their patios shoulder to should ... More >>
I love Italian food. So much, in fact, that I once spent a month in Florence taking Italian language classes -- that I then immediately put to the test in my Italian cooking classes. Not a word of English was spoken, and sure, there was some confusion (my book of Italian recipes, filled with my il ... More >>
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