Local breweries have been teaming up for years with Colorado restaurants on custom-made beers, but other kinds of businesses and organizations have been raising a pint to the collaborative spirit as well, from Denver Comic Con, which joined forces with Breckenridge Brewery, to Oskar Blues, which wor ... More >>
Jaedo Ryu has big plans for Bop & Gogi, the fast-casual Korean restaurant that he and his wife opened last fall in Centennial (and I review this week). His goal of opening five locations and ultimately franchising may sound ambitious, but who knows? As Steve Ells likes to say, he didn't set out to b ... More >>
What will be the big culinary trends in 2013? As we prepare for a new year in gastronomy, we posed that question to dozens of people in the local food business, everyone from chefs and pastry magicians to restaurant brokers and PR consultants, from brewers and grape gurus to realtors and pig farmers ... More >>
Y'all, Mitt Romney ate at Chipotle earlier today. According to hungry and expert sources, the GOP's main man stopped by the Stapleton location of the Colorado staple and chowed down on a burrito with black beans, pork and pico de gallo. He even added guac -- which, as you know, costs extra. But, hey ... More >>
Chipotle Mexican Grill got its start in Denver, and in October it will be bringing its hometown a major thank-you present: the free Cultivate Food, Ideas & Music Festival.
The one-day festival, which Chipotle introduced last year in Chicago, drew 17,000 people to a city park for demonstrations by c ... More >>
"Denver has the most gabacho gabachos in the United States," Gustavo Arellano, author of Ask a Mexican, proclaimed yesterday, name-checking Tim Tebow (briefly), John Elway and Tom Tancredo, with whom he'd debated immigration eighteen months ago on the same Su Teatro stage.
Gustavo Arellano, author of Ask a Mexican, returned to the Su Teatro stage last night, where eighteen months ago he'd discussed immigration with Tom Tancredo. Before that debate, Tancredo and Arellano had met across the street for dinner at El Noa Noa. And no matter how he feels about Mexicans, "Tan ... More >>
Jamawn Woods isn't the only one blaming Denver-based Chipotle for the spectacular failure of his three Soul Daddy restaurants, which closed just weeks after the Detroit resident landed the grand prize on reality-TV show America's Next Great Restaurant. Steve Ells's fellow panelist and inv ... More >>
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This is part two of this week's Chef and Tell. Read the rest of Lori Midson's interview with Jay Spickelmier, executive chef of Japoix, here.
Favorite restaurant in America: Osaki's Sushi & Japanese Cuisin ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
"At long last," proclaims the Coalition of Immokalee Workers website, "a grower steps forward."
And let's not forget a restaurant company, Chipotle, which, as spokesman Chris Arnold had told us three weeks ago, was negotiating with that grower to get around a stalemate that had prevented the ... More >>
This week's Time magazine story on "America's Food Crisis and How to Fix It" cites Chipotle, Denver's homegrown success story, as one of the companies doing things right -- which made yesterday's petition delivery to Chipotle headquarters in LoDo, calling on the company to work with the Coalition of ... More >>
I have to extend an apologetic hand to both my fellow Westworder Joel Warner and, by extension, the Highland Mommies -- the web message board group in North Denver; See, at Monday's editorial meeting, Mr. Warner brought up a rumor he'd heard that Chipotle was changing its menu. There weren't many de ... More >>
A few days ago, I was a food nomad. Mindlessly searching for sustenance, I wandered along Colorado Boulevard looking for something cheap yet nourishing -- with nourishing almost immediately eliminating most fast-food joints. But not all. The spots that really piqued my 'buds were pla ... More >>