The signature signs of a city that's on the culinary fast track reside in its willingness to take aggressive risks, push infinite boundaries and continually adapt to a fickle dining public whose expectations are always on the upswing. Denver is that city -- a major metropolis that refuses to slow do ... More >>
Mitch Mayers always knew he wanted to be a chef, even when his parents insisted he go to Cornell. So he paired that with classes at culinary school, and after a stint with Hillstone -- which sent him to Denver to run the kitchen at the Cherry Creek Grill -- he's now the exec chef at Black Pearl. An ... More >>
Mitch Mayers Black Pearl 1529 South Pearl Street 303-777-0500 www.blackpearldenver.com Part one of my interview with Mitch Mayers, exec chef of Black Pearl, an yesterday; this is part two of our conversation. Favorite restaurant in America: Morimoto, in New York City. When I ate dinner there, Mori ... More >>
Mitch Mayers Black Pearl 1529 South Pearl Street 303-777-0500 www.blackpearldenver.com This is part one of my interview with Mitch Mayers, exec chef of Black Pearl; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Mitch Mayers wanted to cook; his parents insisted that he go to Cornell. He negotiate ... More >>
Black Pearl, Steve Whited's popular contemporary American restaurant on South Pearl Street, opened in 2005, and while several of the dining dens on that stretch of asphalt have shuttered or suffered from an identity crisis, the unpretentious Platt Park gem has remained largely consistent, despite a ... More >>
Lori Midson "No such thing as too many liquor licenses." That was the word from Steve Whited, owner of Black Pearl, who stopped me on my way to Den Deli last night for some sushi and a bowl of ramen. Whited was just as excited as I was that the Japanese seafood market, noodle house, sushi s ... More >>
Encore RestaurantEncore, the New American restaurant at the Lowenstein, 2550 East Colfax Avenue, is pouring complimentary glasses of wine from now till Christmas for its customers -- but there's a good will catch: In order to sip, you've got to bring a new unwrapped toy, which the staff will ... More >>
Tonight, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Black Pearl, 1529 South Pearl Street, the restaurant owned by Sean Huggard and Steve Whited, who also run Encore at 2550 East Colfax, celebrates four years of survival in the restaurant-soaked Platt Park 'hood with a big time party featuring complimentary passed appet ... More >>
Is the critic cracked?
Recycling is good for the planet and it can taste good, too.
A little competition never hurt anyone.
It takes time to make a Pearl.