The idea for Grand Lux Cafe came to life when the Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas asked David Overton, founder of the Cheesecake Factory chain, to create an upscale casual restaurant concept for their property. But what happened in Vegas should have stayed in Vegas -- or at least out ... More >>
What are the worst fast-food joints in the country? Last week Jenn Wohletz offered her list of five chain restaurants that should be put in chains, for various crimes against humanity, good taste -- and often any taste at all. One of the culprit's? Arby's, which reminded a reader when "one of the k ... More >>
For her most recent review, Gretchen Kurtz went to True Food Kitchen -- a restaurant that definitely focuses on good food that's good for you, even if the menu isn't overt about its good intentions. But when you go out to eat, do you want someone else to have decided what's healthy for you? See a ... More >>
When the Center for Science in the Public Interest handed out its Xtreme Eating Awards last month for the least nutritious dishes in the nation, people yawned. Except PR people, that is -- they went into overdrive. The list was as shocking as ever, but the truth simply doesn't hurt as much when you ... More >>
Hallelujah! It's finally Friday. Feel like cutting loose this weekend, having a few cocktails and then cutting a rug like nobody's watching? You've come to exactly the right place. As with every week around this time, we've put together a full rundown of the best EDM options available to you, and th ... More >>
Ignacio Leon Los Carboncitos 3757 Pecos Street 303-458-0880 www.loscarboncitos.com Paxia 4001 Tejon Street 720-583-6860 www.paxiadenver.com This is part one of my interview with Ignacio Leon, exec chef of Paxia and Los Carboncitos; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Ignacio Leon has ... More >>
It's been an...interesting year for Ambria, the American-Mediterranean restaurant that managing partner Steve Halliday opened on the 16th Street Mall in November 2011. Halliday, who revamped the space, a former Ling & Louie's where he was also a partner, brought in a big-name chef in Jeremy Kittelso ... More >>
The evenings are getting warmer here in the Queen City of the Plains, and that just means that more and more events are popping up. It's easy to go out on a budget this weekend, whether you enjoy biking to an adult prom, seeing surf-themed burlesque, or dancing at a pink party. As always, it's all l ... More >>
Some of the best food I've had this year came from the kitchen of Ambria, a Mediterranean-New American restaurant on the 16th Street Mall, whose line was built -- and quarterbacked -- by Jeremy Kittelson, a brilliant kitchen magician whose culinary background is more than impressive: He cooked at Vo ... More >>
There are words, cliches and phrases that we, as food writers, use far too often, and while we're all probably guilty of making your nostrils flare when we use some of the very same vocabulary that we're now going to criticize, it's when other food writers use these annoying and overused word ... More >>
Lori MidsonRobert Bogart Elway's Downtown 1881 Curtis Street 303-312-3107 www.elways.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Robert Bogart, executive chef of Elway's Downtown. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. Robert Bogart, a former Marine who becam ... More >>
Wanda James gets licked on "The Daily Show."The Daily Show's send-up of the Denver medical-marijuana scene earlier this week didn't thrill everyone in the MMJ community. Westword marijuana critic William Breathes, in a post about what viewers didn't see, noted reading "blogs and posts from f ... More >>
Mellow Mushroom outlets are popping up like, well, mushrooms. Another outlet of the Georgia-based pizza chain is slated to open next June in the Tabor Center, joining a line-up that already includes the Cheesecake Factory, Green Fine Salad, Corner Bakery and Ling & Louie's. There are over a ... More >>
Ken Levine.Ken Levine, the host of the Los Angeles Dodgers post-game radio show called Dodger Talk, is a comedy writer whose TV credits include Cheers, Frasier and The Simpsons -- good shows all. But Denverites may not be terribly amused by his latest offering, a blog headlined "Things To Do ... More >>
â€‹So, you know that old cliche, "If you can't say something nice about someone, then shut the fuck up"? I'm going to follow that advice here and just spell it out: Folks, today is National Cheesecake Day, and in honor of the high-calorie, right-to-your-butt occasion, the Cheesecake Factory is offer ... More >>
What happened in Vegas should have stayed there.
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Zombies are attacking this city.
Did an urban legend inspire a true tragedy?
From the week of January 8, 2004
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The pie's the limit.
California Pizza Kitchen makes a compelling argument for quality casual dining.
Buca di Beppo brings chain restaurants to a new low.
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