"As excitement builds over the World Cup 2014 hosted by Brazil this summer -- and with the Olympics taking place in Brazil in 2016 -- there's more and more interest among Coloradans in Brazilian culture and food," insists Jessica Dries, who, along with her husband Edglas Prado, recently launched Bra ... More >>
Short of cash and wondering how you can have fun this weekend? Don't worry. Whether you want to burn your mouth on chiles, see a rare 1930s samurai film or ride around on public transit all day as part of a competition, the town will be full of things you can do for $10. For a complete listing of al ... More >>
Before there was a Smashburger, before there was a Noodles & Company, before there was even a Chipotle, Colorado had another born-and-bred chain: Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard. Good Times was founded in 1987, six years before the first Chipotle went up on East Evans Avenue. The company was an ... More >>
Brazilian music and dance are taking over Boulder for the first annual Colorado Brazil Fest, hosted by the Boulder Samba School. The three-day Brazilian culture immersion festival, from Aug. 2-4, will feature music and dance performances showcasing local talent, a variety of workshops, Capoeira demo ... More >>
Picking the Best Vegetarian Dish in a Non-Vegetarian Restaurant for the Best of Denver 2012 was a tough task. The owners of omnivorous restaurants have really gone above and beyond lately to cater to lacto-ovo vegetarians and totally plant-based eaters alike. In no particular order (save for number ... More >>
Green chile-heads, I've noticed, divide into a couple of camps when it comes to debating who makes this city's best version of a food that graces just about every Mexican restaurant's menu in town: half swear by the Colorado-style gravy-like green; the others won't touch it if it's not in the chile- ... More >>
I wanted to weep tears of joy when I bit into my first empanada at Maria Empanada, the restaurant that's the subject of this week's review. I ate empanadas on a daily basis while living in Buenos Aires, but I hadn't had a real addiction-worthy version of the treat in the States until I stepped throu ... More >>
via Wikipedia CommonsIn this week's review of Caminito Tango, I found myself nostalgic for the culinary canon I ate for months in Buenos Aires, where I feasted frequently on platters of grilled meat, empanadas, plates of Argentine-Italian pastas, pizza, gelato-like ice cream and, possibly bes ... More >>
Mark MangerThis week's review sent me down a spiral of nostalgia, as I ate my way through Argentine staples at Caminito Tango, a Denver restaurant that you could find in any neighborhood in Buenos Aires. And everything from the pace to the pastries made me think of long meals enjoyed in the S ... More >>
You hear that sound? It's the sound of summer whistling its way out the door. Labor Day Weekend is upon us, and that means that even if we're still able to sit on patios next week, the moment when we're going to have to bundle up and brace for winter is any day. Don't let it go out with a wh ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe former Emporio do Brasil has big plans. It's already changed its name to Little Brazil, and within the next few weeks will move from the small spot on Federal Boulevard where it's been for five years to a much larger space near Colorado Boulevard and Leetsdale. The new Little ... More >>
Wednesday, May 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.
Along with recurring last-week-of-the-month events, like Great Divide's ever-popular Beer & Cheese Pairing, and weekly events, like Uptown Brothers' Medicinal Mondays, this week's calendar is packed with benefit breakfasts, a new cooking class for singles, and Boulder's Taste of Pearl. Here's ... More >>
Clever ruse, Bob Barker, but we know of your nefarious designs.If there's one thing we've learned from Dan Brown, it's that, when the Illuminati get a vast conspiracy reaching to the very highest levels of the world's centers of power going on, they like to drop little hints about it. For exa ... More >>
Deep in the midst of the digital age, International Film Series programmer Pablo Kjolseth makes no bones about his love of celluloid, the analog of film, especially, but not necessarily, in black and white. Because of that, the University of Colorado's IFS is arguably the region's last true v ... More >>
Last week's post featuring the wines of the Pinot Posse sparked much debate over the respective merits and flaws of modern, new world-style pinot noir. At one end of the table, we had the new world wine lovers, who revel in bottles bursting with ripe, mouthwateringly juicy fruit, and (though ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 83: Cazuela Colombiana from Cafe Brazil Every single time I go to Cafe Brazil, I feel compelled to study the menu -- a menu that I've all but memorized -- even though I nearly always order the same dish, a plate that's been on the board for two decades, ever since Cafe Braz ... More >>
Mark MangerWhen I returned to the United States after a stint in South America, I feared I'd be unable to find empanadas, that nearly perfect food that stuffs pastry pockets with savory filling. My quest eventually took me to Empanada Express Grill, at 2600 East Street in Golden, where owner ... More >>
Many Americans fondly remember food from their childhood -- a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on Wonder Bread for lunch, macaroni and cheese for dinner. But those aren't the comfort foods of my youth. Spending seven of my first nine years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, gave me a very different c ... More >>
Self-described green chile warrior Jack Martinez, the owner/chef of two Jack-n-Grill restaurants (a third outlet, in Westminster, will open in October), and the subject of this week's Chef and Tell interview, has a huge family that benefits from his cooking capabilities. One of their favorite ... More >>
It's been a summer full of fantastic wines, but even a wine-drinking professional (or is it professional wine drinker?) can grow weary of the standard red, white or rosé decision. If you, too, are searching for a supremely drinkable, inexpensive and easy-to-assemble option to guzzle through ... More >>
As the northern hemisphere tilts toward the sun during this season, the increased heat and humidity (what there is of it in Colorado, anyway) tends to drive oenophiles away from the full-bodied reds and toward the lighter, crisper whites. South of the equator, it's wintertime, but that's no r ... More >>
Wine tastings and wine appreciation classes are common enough these days that most of us know where to find the basics on California, France, Italy. But how about Argentina? Look no further than Aurora. The city offers an array of culinary classes through the year; from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonigh ... More >>
The May/June issue of Draft features a recipe for Patty's Chile Beer Granita, made with the Wynkoop Brewing Company's chile beer. I've always been a fan of the microbrew, which original Wynkoop brewer and partner Russell Schehrer invited me to try one morning. (The Westword office was once ... More >>
The Museo de las Américas does dinner and dancing right.
"New Gig," an October 2005 Message column, introduced readers to Gabriel Elizondo, who decided to leave his job as an assignment editor at Channel 7 in favor of an opportunity to join Al-Jazeera International, a new English-language spinoff of the controversial Arabic network. Over three years later ... More >>
The lovely space at 2191 Arapahoe Street is about to swallow another restaurant. On Friday, the Carrera family sent out this note:Buenos Aires Grill will be closing its doors for business as of February 16, 2009. We sincerely appreciate all the support you have given us over the years. It has been o ... More >>
Cafe Brazil, the fantastic Brazilian restaurant, has added a vital component: a river-rock bar. After a salon that was next door went out of business, the restaurant's ownership jumped at the opportunity to purchase the space. Besides the bar, they added seven tables --almos ... More >>
Buenos Aires has cut itself another piece of Colorado's dining pie. Four years ago, Francis Carrera gambled on Buenos Aires Pizzeria, an Argentinian pizza joint that he opened in a modest storefront at the then-unhip address of 1307 22nd Street, just off Larimer. And then he gambled again in J ... More >>
The Pseudo Dates Tuesday, August 12, 2008 Auraria Campus Better Than: Most other outdoor shows I’ve seen. Rarely are good bands, local or otherwise, featured on college campuses in and around Denver, but at 10:15 a.m. yesterday, someone made an exception. There’s always something surrealistic ... More >>
Perú Negro brings a musical legacy to life.
Buenos Aires is an oasis of magical eating.
Get an Argentine pizza the action at Buenos Aires.
A round-the-world tour of pizza.