Once upon a time, it was enough for a DJ to weave a spell on the dance floor, but those days are long gone. Now, anyone dabbling in electronic music had better have some serious chops as a producer. And when it comes to production, Alex Metric is one of the finest acts currently on the scene. He's r ... More >>
In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard - south to north - within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on thi ... More >>
In early June, Lon Symensma, the exec chef of ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, along with his co-sous chef, Jeff Stonebridge, traveled to Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia, a two-week journey that all started because of Symensma's affinity for fish sauce -- specifically Red Boat Fish Sauce, made with salte ... More >>
Just like they play sports, most people play video games for fun. But also just like they play sports, some people play video games competitively, both professionally and in organized amateur leagues. Yes, really. All over the world, big-money tournaments take place constantly, offering the top game ... More >>
Jose Guerrero ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop 2015 Market Street 720-878-2015 viewhouseco.com This is part two of my interview with Jose Guerrero, exec chef of ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop; part one of our chat ran yesterday. Favorite Denver/Boulder restaurant(s) other than your own: Oak at Fo ... More >>
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.
Six89 689 Main Street, Carbondale; 970-963-6890 www.six89.com Phat Thai 2900 East Second Avenue; 303-388-7428 343 Main Street, Carbondale; 970-963-7001 www.phatthai.com The Pullman 330 7th Street, Glenwood Springs; 970-230-9234 www.thepullmangws.com Part one of my interview with Mark Fischer, ex ... More >>
A serious bartending scene in Denver has culminated in dozens of cocktail contests, many of which propel our local bar men and women to a national spotligh, where they go up against the country's best. And tonight, one of the biggest contests of 2012 is going down at Green Russell: twelve bartender ... More >>
This photo is basically blowing my mind right now.In the small (literally) but fascinating world of people who make art using GI Joes, Gio Toninelo is pretty much a god. The founder and curator of GI Joe Fest, an international GI Joe-centric stop-motion film festival that branched out of Denv ... More >>
Lori MidsonSkew, which opened Monday night at 2070 South University Boulevard, is all about inexpensive but high-quality ingredients slipped on sticks in a hip environment that's both fast-casual and full-service, says Ton Phairatphibon, who operates the University Park restaurant with his br ... More >>
Jennifer Carroll is going, going, gone.Jennifer Carroll's meltdown when she got eliminated from last night's episode of Top Chef All-Stars was spectacular. She was graceless, almost out of control, so angry she clearly didn't know whether to laugh, cry or hit someone. She'd done a lot of brag ... More >>
Fabio Viviani is back -- bringing his sex appeal with him.Top Chef All-Stars back contestants from past seasons -- most of them finalists -- and promises to be quite a bit meatier than the regular Top Chef. For one thing, we don't have to spend the first few episodes figuring out who's who. ... More >>
Happy Place: Harry's, 818 Seventeenth Street, 303-607-9000 The Hours: Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m., 9 p.m. to close, and all day Sunday The Deals: $2-3 draft beer; $4 house wine and well drinks; $5 well martinis; $4-5 appetizer specials. Were we happy? Flip the page.
Culture on a stick. That's the new concept that Hutch Phanichamnuay and his wife, Wattra Phairatphiboon, are bringing to the University of Denver neighborhood in November when they unleash Skew, a fast-casual joint at 2070 South University, located in the former Stick-e Star space, which clo ... More >>
This is part one of Juliet Wittman's interview with Kelly Liken of Restaurant Kelly Liken. Part two will run tomorrow. Kelly Liken Restaurant Kelly Liken 12 Vail Road, Vail 970-479-0175 One of Kelly Liken's finest moments on Top Chef D.C. came when the contestants were challenged to make ... More >>
Kelly Liken returns for a Top Chef reunion.We'll be seeing Vail's Kelly Liken at the Top Chef Reunion tonight. Kelly was among the four finalists who went to Singapore, then was sent home in the penultimate episode -- but not before cooking many dishes that won the judges' praise. Interesting ... More >>
Kevin Sbraga (center) won the seventh round of Top Chef ."Kevin, you are Top Chef," Padma announced, and a stunned Kevin responded, "I am?" I was happy with the outcome of this seventh season of Top Chef -- but I would have been equally pleased had Angelo won. He irritates a lot of viewe ... More >>
Who beat Kelly and the rest of the competitors? Bravo! releases an early lookWE won't spoil it for you but... Have you spent this seventh season of Top Chef glued to your television on Wednesday nights? Were you wracked with grief when hometown-favorite Kelly Liken was eliminated last week? ... More >>
Hometown girl Kelly is headed home. The setting for this penultimate episode of Top Chef was Singapore, which ginned up the interest level quite a bit. It was fun watching the four remaining contenders picking and tasting their way through the Singapore street-food scene under the guidance of ... More >>
When the Four Seasons Hotel, 1111 14th Street, opens its doors for guests this fall, it will also give Denver a new place to eat: EDGE Restaurant & Bar. Defined by the Four Seasons as a "contemporary steakhouse," the eatery will also feature wild game and a tapas menu, as well as a long, by-t ... More >>
A Flickr photoThis is how they do it down under. At 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. tonight, Channel 12 will broadcast the Australian Rules Football Match of the Week. Fans who visit this page on the Australian Football Association of North America website can vote for which contest they'd like to see in the spo ... More >>
This Asian gem ignites an old flame.
I brake for sex. Even pedestrian sex.
Get out of Denver, baby, go!
Ham on Wry
Even with the radiant Gong Li, Zhou Yu's Train's a wreck.
How low can you go? All the way, with these fabulously tacky theme parties.
Tommy's Mai Tai
The Rest of Denver
New Year's Peeve
From the week of September 26, 2002
Two restaurants add up to one great Malaysian meal.
Alice and Blood Money (Anti-)
Season's eatings from a year's worth of meals.
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
The rise and fall of Zenith.
Who needs DIA? Singapore Grill will transport you to Malaysia.
The Pinnacle Club hopes to attract high-end diners to its lofty digs.
Toms Home Cookin dishes up Southern comfort at a new location.
Isle of Singapore Cafe
CUTTING UP WITH THE CHAINSAW KITTENS.