Clearly, any place called Shish Kabob Grill is going to specialize in grilled meats -- and Shish Kabob does those very well. But if you're looking for a plate of falafel, hummus and baba ghanouj near the Capitol, sans meat, this is the spot for you. We named it Best Middle Eastern Restaurant in 2011 ... More >>
Pancakes, pitbulls and yoga are all on the calendar this weekend, which includes a wonderfully off-kilter mix of interactive parties and fun-for-all gatherings. If you're into miniature versions of your favorite horror movie scenes, the Diehorrorama show at Eslinger Gallery is the spot for you. Crav ... More >>
Every time I drive by Palais Casablanca -- which is often several times a day -- there's rarely, if ever, a single car in the parking lot, and on the various occasions when I've poked my head through the door, the dining room, with its plush pillows and traditional floor seating, has been eerily vac ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Slamming for Syria," details how eighteen-year-old Syrian-American slam poet Amal Kassir is using her celebrated skills to raise awareness about the crisis in Syria. Amal, a member of the Minor Disturbance slam team that last year took top honors at the Brave New Voices Int ... More >>
The odd name of Firedough Mediterranean Grill, Bakery & Pies says it all. This new outpost in Centennial specializes in savory pies (known as "manoushi"), but it also offers marinated and char-grilled meats, fresh bread and salads and other Mediterranean specialties, many from family recipes handed ... More >>
Emily Reiman Mudhoney formed around the same time as Sub Pop, the record label with which its sound became synonymous; Mark Arm and Steve Turner had recently left Green River and teamed up with former Bundle of Hiss drummer Dan Peters and ex-Melvins bassist Matt Lukin. The band crafted an exhilarat ... More >>
Denver's a great town for vegetarians and vegans, as the Best of Denver 2013 attests. In that issue, you'll find accolades for Best Vegetarian Green Chile and Best Vegan Market, as well as many more green categories. But if you're looking for the best plant-based dishes in the city, look no further ... More >>
There are a lot of good Mediterranean restaurants in town -- places with great falafel, hummus or baba ghanouj. But for a good Mediterranean restaurant to rise to great, it should not not only execute the staples well, but also offer dishes that go beyond the basics. And for vegetarian and vegan din ... More >>
Disgusted with the re-election of George W. Bush in 2005, Firewater ringleader Tod A left New York -- where he'd lived for the previous two decades and where he'd fronted Cop Shoot Cop -- and headed out of the country on a three-year journey that took him to the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent ... More >>
The war in Iraq has forced many Iraqi students to abandon their hopes of an education. Some fled the country and had to put their education on hold, while others found their schools destroyed. Recognizing these problems, the Iraqi Student Project, a St. Louis-based organization that has volunteers ... More >>
Yesterday, we highlighted a conservative activist's view that the Aurora theater shooting isn't a national story. And according to one of our readers, it's not the only story, either -- but blanket coverage of it is preventing us from learning about potentially more important ones.
Bentley Folse Finley's Pub 375 South Pearl Street 303-282-4790 www.finleysdenver.com This is part one of my interview with Bentley Folse, exec chef of Finley's Pub. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. I suppose my parents liked the car," muses Bentley Folse, whose first name conjures images ... More >>
Regis University in Denver is taking the lead on a program to teach online college courses in refugee camps in Malawi and Kenya, and in urban Syria. The four-year pilot project is called "Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins" and it aims to solve a stark problem: the dearth of higher educ ... More >>
J. Michael Melton Zydeco's 1730 Wynkoop Street 303-293-2887 www.zydecosdenver.com This is part two of my chat with J. Michael Melton, exec chef of Zydeco's. Part one of our interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite Denver/Boulder restaurant(s) other than your own: I eat at Tom's Home Cookin ... More >>
After readers responded to my lament about the lack of interesting ethnic food near the Tech Center, I decided to explore not just the southern suburbs, where I grew up, but the entire circle outside of Denver city limits, looking for the best ethnic restaurants in the metro area, strip-mall salvati ... More >>
David Bumgardner Williams & Graham 3160 Tejon Street 303-997-8886 www.williamsandgraham.com This is part one of my interview with David Bumgardner, exec chef of Williams & Graham. Part two of my chat with Bumgradner will run in this space tomorrow. The executive chef of Williams & Graham is leani ... More >>
Lester Karplus.Lester Karplus, co-founder of DelectablePlanet.com, has eaten veggie for almost forty years; he'll be offering up cooking demonstrations at VegFest tomorrow, which runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. We talked to Karplus about his shift toward vegeta ... More >>
Lori Midson Rhett Songer Zi Fusion 7340 South Clinton Street, Englewood 720-934-6402 www.ziasian.com This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Rhett Songer, executive chef of Zi Fusion. In part one of that interview, Songer dishes on the F-word, racism and sexism and eating a puppy... ... More >>
Cafe Society served up four Guess Where contests last week, featuring everything from green chile at La Fogata (yes, we're folding the green chile guesses into this contest) to a bowl of mystery pho to this plate of Syrian sausages. For correctly identifying it as coming from Damascus Grill, ... More >>
Llewellyn Werner thinks skateparks could get Iraq's economy rolling
Twenty years later, our one-man military machines still going Rambo.
Dont judge this restaurant by its hummus. Wait for the entrees.
Richard Kelly leaves nothing behind in his pop-packed, apocalyptic pageant.
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Modern Mexican standoff
An epic figure turns human -- and fallible -- in Oliver Stone's Alexander.
The media's massive buildup to battle makes war seem almost anti-climactic.
These out-of-the-way restaurants should be on the eaten path.
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
Eating well for a good cause.
A Time for Drunken Horses eloquently depicts the plight of the Kurds.
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
Fair to Middle Eastern.
Denver readies itself for a bio-bomb — but is the federal program behind this exercise a dud?
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