Iain Chisholm Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market 2449 Larimer Street 303-862-9850 amerigodelicatus.com This is part two of my interview with Iain Chisholm, chef-owner of Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market; part one of our chat, in which Chisholm admits that he doesn't mess with Asian ingredie ... More >>
So, this is adulthood. Grown men and women jostling for the last drops of spicy Bloody Mary mix. Zombie-eyed hangover victims marching grimly back and forth to fill their glasses. Is this what I have to look forward for the next fifty years, until I'm forced to take my booze intravenously? If you' ... More >>
When you're making a big meal for guests -- whether or not they normally eat meat -- you can't go wrong with comfort food. This mock chicken-and-dumplings dish features fluffy dumplings floating in a savory stew with your choice of chicken-meat replacement. See also: - Country skillet potpie (vegan ... More >>
I'm a firm believer in feeding my kids whatever the adults are having, so they've grown up eating everything from mussels to kale salad. One exception, though, is jerk chicken, which makes the green Tabasco that people put on eggs seem like, well, kids' stuff. But I love this spicy, Jamaican class ... More >>
Loren Cordain, a professor at Colorado State University since 1990, wrote the original version of The Paleo Diet a decade ago, but the eat-like-a-caveman regimen has taken off in recent years, given a real workout by CrossFit fans. By accident or design, chefs around town are offering dishes that fi ... More >>
The "caveman diet" is getting a real workout across Colorado. The creation of Loren Cordain, a Colorado State University professor who wrote The Paleo Diet and numerous follow-up books, the diet has been picked up by the Crossfit community and many other fans of healthy eating. But while it promises ... More >>
Chili's one of those stick-to-your-ribs dishes that's perfect for snowy spring days, especially when you don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. This very basic recipe can be modified to taste; you can add meat-replacement crumbles, use less garlic or toss in a dollop of maple syrup, even ... More >>
Punch Bowl - Social Food & Drink has been a big hit since the giant eatertainment complex opened last fall, but the food has been a work in progress. "After almost three months of tweaking," writes owner Robert Thompson, "we've finally landed on a menu that both we and the public can live with. Volu ... More >>
As an omnivore, I'm happy with pretty much anything you can shelter inside a bun. But as I wrote in this week's review of TAG Burger Bar, Troy Guard's vegetarian patty, a springy mash-up of soybeans, chickpeas and herbs, left me a few inches short of satisfied. So earlier this week for dinner, when ... More >>
Lucas Forgy Freshcraft 1530 Blake Street 303-758-9608 www.freshcraft.com Part one of my interview with Lucas Forgy, exec chef of Freshcraft, ran yesterday; this is part two of our chat. What do you enjoy most about your craft? Being able to engage with people in real time and make things happen.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is the second-largest chicken-focused fast-food restaurant chain in the U.S. -- and I have no idea why. Its fried chicken is moist, flavorful and has a warm, spicy bite. Its side dishes, while mass-produced, are actually good for what they are. And unlike its major competi ... More >>
No one's saying you have to go meatless just because it's Monday -- but as incentive to join the growing movement, every week we're offering an animal-free recipe. Spaghetti squash is fun to prepare and tastes delicious. This Cal-Mex-style dish utilizes mango, avocado, black beans and c ... More >>
No one's saying you have to go meatless just because it's Monday -- but as incentive to join the growing movement, every week we're offering an animal-free recipe. If you're looking for a little Southern flavor, this take on red beans and rice (adapted from Bryant Terry's Vegan Soul Kitchen) is jus ... More >>
No one's saying you have to go meatless just because it's Monday -- but as incentive to join the growing movement, every week we're offering an animal-free recipe. Everyone could use more leafy greens, and this is an easy and quick way to prepare them.
Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. During the month of Janu ... More >>
EsquireFeeling a little woozy from celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Perhaps you'd like to continue your Mexican-themed festivities and cure your hangover in a traditional way: sucking down a michelada.
An hour is all you really need.Bacon can be used as a weapon. I visited the Denny's at 900 West Alameda Avenue last evening, and was promptly greeted, not by a hostess or server (c'mon, that would be expecting way too much), but by a gigantic sign perched by the ubiquitous claw machine f ... More >>
J. WohletzBaked Brie with figs and toasted almonds After being rescheduled thanks to yet another Jackson Street substation outage, the "Scrumptious Holiday Appetizers" workshop finally took place last night at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Instructor Susan Evans of Chrysalis Herbs taught stude ... More >>
Lori MidsonMy last dinner before Thanksgiving included, among other hits and wonders, tater tots with bacon and blue cheese playfully paired with a diminutive bottle of Tabasco sauce. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Wh ... More >>
Lori Midson Best of Denver 2010 was released April 1, but Cafe Society is still counting down, in no particular order, our 100 favorite dishes. Send your own nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori Midson Samir Mohammad The Village Cork 1300 South Pearl Street 303-282-8399 www.villagecork.com Long before Samir Mohammad could legally drive a car, he'd flipped burgers, rolled taquitos, tossed pizzas, blistered his hands cooking red and green chile, washed dishes, waited tables, pr ... More >>
In the heat of Michael Bloomberg's quest to limit the use of salt in NYC restaurants, a recent study has found that a program aimed at reducing the nation's salt intake could shave 24 BILLION dollars from the national health-care budget. Healthy or not, we're siding with David Chang, who mak ... More >>
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