Sometimes even the most exotic meal is just dinner -- a warming plate of food and a couple of beers in a quiet booth. The spices and presentations may seem a little unfamiliar, or at least far from the American comfort-food canon, but as long as there's nothing too fussy -- food that needs to be ass ... More >>
Edgewater, with a population of just over 5,200, may have the highest ratio of Thai restaurants per capita of any spot in Colorado. Fans of Thai cuisine in the metro area are already familiar with the vibrant flavors and tongue-melting heat of U.S. Thai, but newcomer Thailicious, open less than a ye ... More >>
Suvipa Thai didn't have to do much to make its dining room presentable for guests: a new coat of paint in the small, square room and some flowers on the tables, and everything was ready to go. The previous tenant, Pho De, had already painted over the lime green and sky blue of Lotus Vegetarian, whic ... More >>
When Taste of Thailand opened, there were a total of five Thai restaurants in Denver. In the intervening twenty years, Thai cuisine has blossomed in town, but Taste of Thailand has stuck close to its time-tested formula of garden-fresh cuisine, traditional Thai recipes (with a few Colorado twists), ... More >>
I ordered the tom yum and the panang curry Thai hot. Big, BIG mistake. My kid, on the other hand, has more common sense than I, and just shook his head knowingly at the server when he ordered his own pad Thai, asking for a spice level of medium. He wins. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bon ... More >>
With the temperatures dropping, Thai food -- with all its fresh flavors and heat -- is sounding very appetizing. Thai Monkey Club, which Gretchen Kurtz just reviewed, is just one of the exciting new spots that's joined a line of favorite standbys. Spice junkies often quabble over the spots with the ... More >>
I don't know about you, but I'm a little surprised by the assumption that Americans can't take the heat. In this week's review of Mali Thai Cuisine, general manager Alex Tongbua didn't come right out and say it, but he did soft-shoe around the point by noting that "American people, some never eat Th ... More >>
Danielle LiretteFor years, much of what was sold as coffee was so light, sweet and flavored, it had little relation to the actual drink. But now the trend is moving in the other direction, with craft baristas letting the inner bean shine through, pouring strong black coffee never to be sullied with ... More >>
In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>
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. Pete and Barb have exactly one ... More >>
Denver may have an abundance of Thai restaurants, but most of them serve food that's a far cry from what you'll actually find in that country, one of the best in the world for eating. If you know where to look though, you can find a handful of restaurants turning out wickedly hot curries, vibrant pa ... More >>
Lori MidsonJim Abajian and his wife, Patsorn, made their first connection over Thai food: they met at the Thai restaurant she ran in Washington, D.C. where Jim was a frequent customer. So when they moved to Golden, it didn't take long for them to spot a gap in the market. "We realized that Go ... More >>
Michael RosacciJoel Warner's post on the Perk Cycle -- the bike-powered coffee cart that was just rolled out by Wash Perk Coffee Shop -- inspired a response from Michael Rosacci, who sent us shots of Thai street carts that included a full-blown kitchen on the back of a motorbike. Along with h ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 75: Tom yum goong from Thai Flavor When it comes to Thai cuisine in Denver, US Thai gets all the accolades, and while they're well-deserved, the beloved Thai temple in Edgewater has formidable -- and fierce -- competition, namely from Thai Flavor, a florescent-lit, brightly ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 80: Larb nua from Taste of Thailand. Taste of Thailand chef/owner Noy Farrell, who has been turning out Thai food since 1994 from the kitchen confines of her faithfully crowded restaurant across the street from Swedish Hospital, grows vegetables, berries, herbs and various ... More >>
Any real city must have high-quality Thai takeout. Sure, it's nice to sit down and be waited on every once in a while, but the true test of Thai cuisine is how it tastes in your living room rather than the restaurant's dining room. Not only does Swing Thai pass this test with flying colors, ... More >>
Yesterday, I got a very nice note from loyal reader Jason Marsell, hipping me to some killer street food in one of the most unlikely of places.Pad Thai on the 16th Street Mall.I was both intrigued and highly skeptical -- my first blush of overwhelming enthusiasm giving way to some more sober and res ... More >>
This just in from observant reader Jason Marsell: There's a somewhat new cart on the 16th Street Mall (at Stout) that's a one-woman Thai food operation, and it's fantastic. I consider myself a Thai food fanatic and her pad thai gai is some of the best in town. I know, I can't believe I'm saying it ... More >>
This little storefront curries favor with fans of Thai food.
J's Noodles New Thai
Head for the hills -- the hill country of Sapa.
Yummy Yummy Tasty Thai
Yummy Yummy Tasty Thai has all you care to eat -- and then some.
The new Thai Basil has a way with translation.
A healthy meal at Moongate Asian Grill can be a transforming experience.
Tuk Tuk takes casual Thai food indoors.
Two new eateries to feed your habit.
J's Noodles muddles along without its owner at the helm.
Busara spices things up.