Wine lovers have several opportunities to taste some great wines paired with multi-course menus tonight, when Denver restaurants will host three wine dinners, each featuring a different kind of wine. See also: Wine dinners, beer dinners and free smoothies on this week's culinary calendar
This week is brimming with events for culinary enthusiasts. In addition to several beer and wine dinners (some with special guests), the Kitchen's newest location will celebrate its opening, LoDo bites will give guests a chance to experience the taste of one of Denver's hottest neighborhoods, and th ... More >>
DJ Nagle Humboldt: Farm, Fish, Wine 1700 Humboldt Street 303-813-1700 humboldtrestaurant.com This is part two of my interview with DJ Nagle, executive chef of Humboldt: Farm, Fish, Wine; the first installment of our chat ran yesterday. Most noteworthy meal you've ever eaten: When I was a young c ... More >>
Steve Scott Babettes 3350 Brighton Boulevard 303-993-8602 cbabettes.wix.com/babettes This is part two of my interview with Steve Scott, owner of Babettes at the Source; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. Are there any current trends or innovators in the bread world that you find particul ... More >>
People in the restaurant business have worked hard all summer, and now The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe Street, is throwing its second annual "Roll in the Hay" at 10 p.m. tonight as a party for this city's hard-working service professionals. Guest bartenders Justin Lloyd and Allie Geppert of Star Bar will b ... More >>
Last week, when I interviewed Steve Redzikowski, chef and co-owner of Acorn, which just opened in the Source, he was fixated on a baguette, but not just any baguette: This particular baguette, he said, equated to the "best baguette in Colorado." He called it "phenomenal," and then followed up that s ... More >>
Master luthier Scott Baxendale lives in Athens, Georgia, these days, but he still has Denver on his mind. In fact, he says has plans to move back here. Right now, though, the gifted guitar maker and former Colfax Guitar Shop owner has his hands full in Athens, between running his latest guitar shop, ... More >>
By Leslie Simon PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK | 8/31/13 I guess we do really all love Dick's. For the first time last night, Phish sold out Dick's Sporting Goods Stadium, which can hold up to 26,000. Not too bad for some goofy dudes who have never had a hit song. Many assumed the show would se ... More >>
After reading last week's column, you may have correctly deduced that we were less than thrilled by a set of half-witted wine branding ideas designed to insult the intelligence of women everywhere. Lest you think we were unduly harsh in our assessment, trust that we understand that it's gotta be tou ... More >>
There's a cornucopia of culinary events this weekend -- from farm celebrations both urban and rural to beer olympics, wine festivals, a toga party and more. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
Last week we ruffled a few feathers (and piqued some serious ire for not naming names) with our post on a recent spate of rather unfortunate Denver restaurant-based wine service fails. And while that handful of experiences ran the gamut from mildly annoying to straight-up shitshow, we can confidentl ... More >>
Kendra AndersonPinot...yummy.Our wait was finally over. Last night, exactly 365 days after our first, utterly unforgettable evening with eight über-talented winemakers known as the Pinot Posse, we saddled up and ventured into the wilds of the Denver Tech Center for another wine-drenched homa ... More >>
Amos Watts Jax Fish House Denver 1539 17th Street 303-292-5767 www.jaxfishhousedenver.com The French Laundry, Thomas Keller's culinary temple in Napa, gets plenty of accolades, but Cyrus, a petite restaurant in the artsy Sonoma town of Healdsburg, is even better, insists its legion of junkies. And ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe first thing you're likely to notice upon breezing through the door at Coohills, a new French restaurant that opens in LoDo on Wednesday, is the show-stopping chandelier, a six-foot-tall contortion of twirls and spirals, twists and tangles, twigs and roots lustered with white l ... More >>
While Hazel and Dewey is named after owner Jenna Miles's great aunt, there's nothing geriatric about the store. Located on South Broadway, the shop (which opened in June) is William and Sonoma's spunky, Etsy-ified little sister where juicers have gnome heads, aprons are printed with apple motifs and ... More >>
Not that Charlie Palmer needs much of an introduction: The world-renowned, James Beard award-winning master chef, whose progressive American cooking, stylized with classic French techniques, has generated accolades all over the country, presides over an extraordinary number of restaurants, f ... More >>
The KitchenTim Wanner tasting at Hobo winery, a sustainable producer in SonomaWhen The Kitchen opened in Boulder seven years ago, it was a concept based on the idea of community feeding community, sourcing from local and sustainable producers and acknowledging their work while turning out bis ... More >>
Lori MidsonFrom the dish room to the boardroom, Ocean Prime's Cameron Mitchell is ready for prime time "Denver chose us," claims Cameron Mitchell, the president and founder of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, which includes Ocean Prime, the two-tiered steak and seafood supper club that opens Th ... More >>
Lori Midson Spencer Lomax Snooze, an A.M. Eatery Four locations in Colorado www.snoozeeatery.com This is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Spencer Lomax, the culinary director of Snooze. In part one of that Q&A, Lomax dishes on swine, green chile and cheek meat. Favor ... More >>
Lori Midson Charles MacDonald Z Cuisine 2239 West 30th Avenue 303-477-1111 www.zcuisine.com Don't miss part one of Lori Midson's interview with Charles MacDonald, the chef de cuisine of Z Cuisine. Rules of conduct in your kitchen: Less grammar, more hammer. I say that a lot in the kitchen, ... More >>
Every month, the Park Hill Golf Club and Argonaut Wine & Liquor have been teaming up to offer wine tastings for a good cause. Tonight, that good cause will be Easter Seals of Colorado Head to the Park Hill Golf Club, 4141 East 35th Avenue, for the tasting, which runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. a ... More >>
If you can't make the drive up to Telluride for the annual Mushroom Festival, don't fret -- there's always the Bootstraps Western Wine Fest in Evergreen or Lakewood's Chile Harvest Festival. Here's what else is on the menu for this week's culinary events:
Photo courtesy of Tomas Green/Beaver Creek.You know the summer festival season is upon us when Beaver Creek kicks off the high-country Blues, Brews & BBQ. That's only one of many culinary events to get you through Memorial Day; here's a sampling of what else is in store: Monday, May 24: Fra ... More >>
A Flickr photo.As spring rolls inexorably into summer, the wine starts flowing, the music starts playing and workshops on everything from soup to Asian cuisine start filling up. What will your week look like? Here's a taste of what's out there: Monday, May 10: Frasca presents its Monday Nig ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Citron New World Bistro, 3535 South Yosemite Street, is jumping on the wine-dinner bandwagon tonight with a meal showcasing West Coast wines -- including sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and riesling -- paired with lamb, scallops, duck, filet mignon a ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Got some gaps in your culinary education? There are seven different culinary workshops, discussions and demonstrations this week, plus tons of wine tastings, Dining Out for Life and the inaugural Boulder Brew and Music Festival. Keep reading for a taste of what's ahead: Monda ... More >>
There's a lot going on in food this week: The West End Tavern is releasing the long-awaited Pappy Van Winkle seventeen-year bourbon; the Green Route Restaurant Tour kicks off at 1515 Restaurant; and the Denver Central Library's Food Fight: Retaking Our Plates, a Fresh City Life Film Series, w ... More >>
There are two types of people in this world: those who are totally psyched to receive kitchen appliances as gifts, and those whose first instinct is to send the giver straight to the basement with an air mattress and a sleeping bag. (Gentlemen, it is extremely important to determine which type of p ... More >>
While it's still a few weeks before we bid a formal farewell to summer, the wine geeks at Lala's Wine Bar Pizzeria, 410 East Seventh Avenue, see no reason to wait, which, in part, explains why the restaurant and watering hole is hosting an end-of-summer pinot party tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m ... More >>
Get the skinny on The Thin Man. Okay, so the Looper and his bookworms wanted something "adventurous" for this year's One Book, One Denver. Like a mystery. So why not Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man? Hammett, after all, is the dean of the American hardboiled private eye novel. As his admirer Raym ... More >>
Blend your own in Boulder
The curtain falls on the latest JonBenét revival.
Felicity Huffman is desperately engaging in an off-kilter road movie.
Mark Tarbell keeps things simple at The Oven.
So Foie, So Good
At Vega, Sean Yontz is finally The Man. He's up to the job.
To market, to market
Gene Tang sets the stage for the real star at 1515: the food.
Oil's Well That Ends Well.