Quick! Name a Peruvian food. Chances are you named ceviche -- raw, citrus-marinated fish. But Bob Van Diest is hoping that will soon change. A year and a half ago, Van Diest and his family opened La Polleria, a small restaurant in Centennial serving another type of authentic Peruvian fare: rotisse ... More >>
Dining Out for the Homeless takes place today at various restaurants throughout Denver. Participating establishments will donate a portion of the day's proceeds to the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.
Not only did USA Today just name Denver one the best beer capitals in the world -- the whole fucking WORLD, y'all! -- but the internationally distributed daily newspaper also gave a shout-out to Patty's Chile Beer, named, of course, for Westword founder and editor Patty Calhoun, who likes things spi ... More >>
When Felipe Cufre moved from Argentina to Denver three years ago to join his American wife, he knew he wanted to do something related to food. He was working on a cookbook when he stumbled on the inaugural Civic Center Eats food-truck gathering in Civic Center Park in 2010, which inspired him to cre ... More >>
Earlier today, the Photo Atlas premiered its brand new video for "Swear I'm Innocent" on Spinner.com. According to Alan Andrews, the band's frontman, the high-energy, performance-based video was shot at the Inca house by the folks at Love Drunk, whom the band met through their friends from Omaha, Br ... More >>
Too cold to grill outside? Let Lala's Wine Bar Pizzeria, 410 East Seventh Avenue, do the work for you at today's Argentina BBQ & Wine Tasting, complete with grilled barbeque, a wine-tasting inside and tapas paired with that wine. And don't worry about the weather; this is all indoors from 4 ... More >>
What can you expect from an event called Around the World in 80 Sips? Wine, of course, from all around the globe, including vintages from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, France, New Zealand, Spain and the United States. Tonight's event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. (starting at 6 p.m. for VIPs) ... More >>
Mark MangerPeanut butter soup, fufu and bone-in, skin-on goat: not actually so weird.My first trip to African Grill and Bar for this week's review was a thrill ride because it offered a chance to explore a cuisine with which I'd had no previous experience and an opportunity to eat something s ... More >>
Sunday, May 8, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Two wine events are bound to wet your whistle tonight, one way or another. First up: The Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, will host the Wine of the Americas fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Executive director Maruca Salazar will discuss the art of the Americas while wine experts serve up ... More >>
There are a few key elements that seem to magically define what makes a perfect spring wine. Much like the lighter foods you're likely craving come April or May every year, your ideal wine should be as clean, bright and flavorful as a salad of just-picked berries and as aromatic as the seaso ... More >>
Courtesy of www.seniorliving.org.It's tax day, and few people are feeling the heat like the town's overworked CPAs. If a certified accountant remembered to "file" at either Morton's locations for a complimentary three-course steak-and-seafood dinner for two, the winners can claim their prize ... More >>
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Think caffeinated malt liquor was the most creative thing you'd ever find in a can? Wrong. A Panamanian company just put twelve ounces of hard liquor in a can, and it's on sale right now in the Caribbean and South America.
Courtesy of the Arkansas Democrat-GazetteMore than a thousand blackbirds, grackles and starlings fell from the sky on New Year's Eve in Beebe, Arkansas. So far, there has been no official explanation for the avian precipitation, but we thought we'd look to other unexpected things falling fro ... More >>
As the leader of Sepultura for over a decade, Max Cavalera helped put Brazil on the map. From the beginning, the outfit was clearly influenced by punk rock as much as it was by other metal bands, as evidenced by its socially conscious lyrics, its grassroots efforts to get its music out into t ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Nothing says fall like roasting green chiles, and Pueblo is celebrating in style -- plus adding beans to the mix with the annual Chile and Frijoles Festival, which starts today with a farmers' market. Tomorrow, there'll be a chile and salsa showdown; on Sunday, a jalapeno-eati ... More >>
It's Hatch chile season, and for a pair of local breweries, that means Hatch chile beer. Boulder's Twisted Pine Brewing will be making three kinds of beer using the specialty chiles, which are grown around Hatch, New Mexico, and shipped by the truckload to Denver, where fiery food lovers buy ... More >>
Friday, September 24, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
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:
Cafe Brazil was ready for the Biennial -- but was the Biennial ready for Cafe Brazil?While checking out the Biennial of the Americas website today, I spotted a new feature: host restaurants in the "what's hot" corner. Click the link, and you find 25 local restaurants -- ranging from 8 Rive ... More >>
Denver's street-food scene is exploding, what with all those cupcake trucks, biscuit-mobiles, gastro-carts on wheels and upscale taco wagons hawking their foodstuffs all over town. And the trend hasn't gone unnoticed by the Denver Public Library's free Fresh City Life programs, which integrat ... More >>
Pueblo Chamber of CommerceFoodie fun in Pueblo: the annual jalapeno-eating contestYes, it's yet another list. Livability, the site that invites you to "discover America's best places to live," has just released its list of "Foodie Finds: 10 Surprising Food Cities," and Colorado occupies two o ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Looking for a new option for celebrating the Rockies home opener? Head to the Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe Street, for its inaugural opening-day celebration -- featuring a pig roast and purple beer on the patio -- from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A Flickr photo.John Hinman of Marczyk Fine Foods recently got into a debate with Elizabeth Thomas, the pastry chef at WaterCourse and City, O'City: Who makes the best cherry pie in town? Since neither side would concede, you'll have to find out at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Sweet Action Ice Cream, ... More >>
Lori Midson As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up, in no particular order, a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to email@example.com.
Celebrate the wines of South America at Rialto Café, 934 16th Street, from 5 to 7 p.m. today, March 18, when exotic wines will be paired with chef-created specials. The event, $25, is part of Rialto's Wine Club; for more details, go to www.rialtocafe.com. And over at Parisi, 4401 Tennyson Street, ... More >>
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