Like a lot of newcomers, Jason Hicks was a bit flummoxed by his first visit to the Shadow Tree apartments last year. The complex, just a short stroll off East Colfax in Aurora, is home to a growing number of refugee families, relocated from places like Nepal and Burma and Somalia. It's a population ... More >>
All three Denver locations of Mellow Mushroom (1201 16th Street, 2154 East Commons Avenue in Littleton and the new spot at 9721 Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree) are offering a special "High on Thai" menu. The munchies will be available through Sunday, July 14. Keep reading for a look at the menu. S ... More >>
Jenna Johansen, the former exec chef -- and still part-owner -- of Dish restaurant, in Edwards (she's now in Denver, engaged to Il Mondo Vecchio sausage king Mark DeNittis, who's involved with a new project, Salumeria Cansano in Wash Park), is strutting her culinary prowess on a new Bravo TV show, A ... More >>
Karma Asian is small, tucked into the middle of a block on a busy stretch of Broadway, but the menu encompasses a pan-Asian theme with options from Vietnam, China, Japan and Thailand. And almost everything on Karma's menu is already vegetarian/vegan or can be made with tofu and veggies, so do ... More >>
Lori MidsonIt hasn't been a good year for our economy, but it's been a stellar year for the Denver restaurant scene, which continues to produce culinary heroes and push the envelope. I can't even begin to guess how many meals I've eaten in restaurants over the past year, but I'm fairly certai ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 54: Carnitas with mole verde from Tarasco's
Thanawat Bates Palace Arms at the Brown Palace 321 17th Street 303-297-3111 www.brownpalace.com/dining This is part one of my interview with Thanawat Bates, exec chef of the Palace Arms at the Brown Palace. Part two of my interview with Bates will run tomorrow. The definition of culture shock? Spe ... More >>
Infected Mushroom.If you're into live psychedelic trance, then you've heard of Infected Mushroom, and you probably even bought tickets to the outfit's Fox Theatre appearance tonight. (8:30 p.m., all ages, $30-$32) And if that's not your cup of tea -- or record of choice -- then keep reading, ... More >>
Dancing Noodle Thai Cuisine is open again after a brief summer break. After a sabbatical in Thailand, the couple who owns Dancing Noodle, our pick as Best Thai Restaurant in the Best of Denver 2010, are back in the kitchen, cooking up Thai fare that's certain to be more authentic than ever. ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 61: Chili gobi from Jai Ho
Lori Midson No. 66: Sea scallop and rock shrimp noodle bowl from Bones Like a lot of people, I spent the majority of my years as an undergraduate obsessed with keeping my waistline shaped to a size two (those days are long, long gone) and spending whatever leftover scholarship money I had o ... More >>
What I craved -- but not exactly what I got.After I put out my call for Laotian food recommendations, a number of readers suggested that I head to Woody's Wings n Things, a dark, sparsely-decorated strip-mall joint in Westminser that serves, yes, chicken wings -- in addition to a long list of ... More >>
Some like it hot -- and US Thai delivers.It's not easy finding Laotian food in Denver, as Laura Shunk discovered after her recent return from a trip to Southeast Asia. On the hunt, she dropped by Edgewater's US Thai, which has an owner from Laos, a chef who's cooked all over Thailand, some s ... More >>
Lori MidsonSweet Ginger Asian Bistro & Sushi will open later this month at 2710 East Third Avenue, in the subterranean space that was formerly home to Plush. "We want to try and open before Thanksgiving, and we should have our liquor license by next week," says owner Julie He, a restaurant v ... More >>
Daily CameraOpas Sinprasong.When it came to taking advantage of his employees, Opas Sinprasong, who owned several Boulder-area Siamese Plate restaurants, appears to have been an expert. Sinprasong pleaded guilty to harboring illegal aliens and failing to pay taxes -- offenses likely to result ... More >>
Boulder's Chautauqua provides the stunning setting for StrEat Chefs, a sampling of street food from all over the world, from the roads of Bangkok to the beaches of Mexico, delivered straight to your plate. Tonight, Hosea Rosenberg (the Top Chef winner who's introducing his own StrEat Chefs ... More >>
Lori MidsonWild Ginger, the excellent Thai restaurant at 399 West Littleton Boulevard in Littleton, is on hiatus until August 28, an extended holiday of sorts, while owner Somsak Damrongsang hangs out in his native Thailand and the kitchen gets a makeover. "We remodeled the dining room fou ... More >>
Lori MidsonBack in October, Yan de Yang, the owner of Chopsticks & Sushi at 1630 Welton Street, shot and killed Lloyd Running Bear, allegedly in self defense. While that's all being sorted out behind bars and closed doors, Yang's former restaurant is showing new signs of life with bright sig ... More >>
The Colorado Department of Tourism will have some interesting spokespeople this winter -- namely, people who have never seen snow before. They're giving three finalists a three month, all expenses paid joy ride through the amusement park we call home. All the winners have to do is document their e ... 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 >>
Sandra Renteria's folk art forms a children's book.
Midnight Madness at the Esquire Theatre
The People's Republic of Boulder is all about life, liberty and the pursuit of self-esteem. So it's not surprising that local bureaucrats would come up with the first-ever Pinnacle Awards, a way of recognizing Boulder County employees "who exemplify the county's guiding values." But check out their ... More >>
Just back from Boulder district attorney Mary Lacy's press conference, which was hurriedly scheduled following the arrest in Bangkok, Thailand, of John Mark Karr, who's been identified as a suspect in the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. The scene itself was quite comic, and I plan to write more abou ... More >>
As noted in this June blog item, Patsy Ramsey's death a couple of months back, and the press coverage that followed it, seemed more like a temporary flashback to the first generation of tabloid-TV stories than a full-scale revival of interest in the 1996 death of Boulder tot JonBenet Ramsey, Patsy's ... More >>
Denver's strip-mall restaurants explore new territories.
From the week of March 9, 2006
Head for the hills -- the hill country of Sapa.
Aurora Asian Film Festival
The art of young tsunami survivors will be showcased in Denver.
Yummy Yummy Tasty Thai has all you care to eat -- and then some.
Capitol Hill Books
Get Your Goat
Kids may not mind that Freaky Friday has already been done to death, but you might.
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
While Moongate rises, Little Panda falls short.
Give our food critic something to chew on.
Jodi Foster gets to know Chow Yun-Fat in Anna and the King.