Winner update: Last week, we asked Cafe Society commenters to guess how many caramel dipping dots the chefs at 1515 Restaurant drop on their deconstructed apple pie, one of the desserts that the restaurant will be featuring on the August 4 Test Kitchen dinner menu. The actual number of dots is 53, ... More >>
More than two dozen restaurants made their debut in February, including the long-anticipated Old Major. But Pig & Block Charcuterie wasn't around to greet its new neighbor (or benefit from some of those customers); it closed last month. Keep reading for all the openings and closings on the Denver d ... 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. "In the days that followed Than ... More >>
Cinco de Mayo is this Saturday, as is the Kentucky Derby -- offering plenty of reasons to celebrate Southern cooking as well as Den-Mex. If you know of a particularly good party connected to either of these two events, send the info to email@example.com or post it in the comments section below. But ... More >>
Just tell the truth, already: you are totally freaked out by Italian wine. By "freaked out", we mean shaking like a leaf. Shivering in your shorts. Just plain scurrred. Ask a wine retailer which category they find most challenging to sell to less experienced consumers, and you're likely to hear the ... More >>
Arugula Bar e Ristorante, 2785 Iris Avenue in Boulder, presents the Terroirs of Tuscany Wine Dinner, pairing classic wines from Tuscany with five courses. The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $79; call 303-443-5100 or visit www.arugularistorante.com. For information on dozens of culinary ... More >>
Happy Chinese New Year! Food events are picking back up for 2012 -- including a promotion from P.F. Chang's that starts today and runs through Monday, February 6; stop in to pick up a mysterious red envelope, then come back to find out what goodies you won. Visit www.pfchangs.com. And there ... More >>
Oskar Blues is celebrating its CANniversary, the coveted Beaujolais varietal gets released, and there's a lot more in food-and-beverages happening in this week's culinary calendar. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
A few months ago, we ranted about four all-too-common restaurant wine service mistakes that drive us absolutely mad. And while it's one thing to have a less-than-transcendental wine experience when there's no trained sommelier on staff, it's quite another to have one when there is. After a f ... More >>
Jenna Johansen dish 56 Edwards Village Boulevard, Edwards 970-926-3433 www.eatdrinkdish.com This is part one of my interview with Jenna Johansen, co-owner/chef of dish restaurant in Edwards. Part two of this interview will run in this space tomorrow. "I can talk about an apple for an ho ... More >>
Denver Restaurant Week isn't the only news on the local dining scene. This week, the Mountain Sun pub group wraps up Stout Month, Jax Fish House launches Oyster Month, and there's plenty more on the culinary calendar. Here's a taste:
A Flickr photo.If your New Year's resolution is to eat healthier and you want a head start, head to the Kitchen Table, 5375 Landmark Place in Greenwood Village, which presents Meatless Mondays every Monday. Tonight, you can learn about vegetable dishes that originated in Tuscany, everything f ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, is famed for its delectable dishes and extensive wine list -- and every Monday night, the restaurant offers a special four-course tasting menu, co-hosted by master sommelier Bobby Stuckey and chef Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson. T ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Got some gaps in your culinary education? There are seven different culinary workshops, discussions and demonstrations this week, plus tons of wine tastings, Dining Out for Life and the inaugural Boulder Brew and Music Festival. Keep reading for a taste of what's ahead: Monda ... More >>
There are plenty of St. Patrick's Day events (some of them even food-related!) that you can enjoy across the city today -- visit our extensive calendar listings for a full rundown. But if you're looking for something in the culinary scene that won't require you to wear green, then head to I ... More >>
Firenze a Tavola, the special Tuscan-centric dining room at Parisi, 4401 Tennyson Street, is offering up something special at 7 p.m. tonight: the Ultimate Tuscan Experience. Italian guest chef Daniele Raddi will re-create the flavors of Tuscany in four courses. The meal is $48, which doesn't ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, ... More >>
Bacaro Venetian Taverna, 921 Pearl Street in Boulder, is throwing a big party at 6:30 p.m. tonight. At Bacaro's Big Night, you'll see Big Night; sample some of the food in the film, including the infamous Timballo (new Bacaro chef Fabio Flagiello acted as a consultant/culinary trainer on the ... More >>
Chris Cina disappeared from the dining scene two years ago. Now hes back, and in a most unlikely place.
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
Who's slap happy?
This festival dishes up an al fresco extravaganza
Conspiracy and greed confront the wonder of childhood in I'm Not Scared.
Handbags and shoes and Barbies, oh my!
To Serve and Protect
Reduced Tuscan Sun feeds audiences low-cal fare.
Out of the Bleu.
Glendale stripped Veggo Larsen of his job -- but not his appetite for life.
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
Latecomers could miss the best of the brunch at Tuscany.
Hunger Artists makes something out of Nothing.
Even if you live in Denver, you may want to visit these hotel restuarants.
Denver restuarants are doing great, but Zenith could use a bit of push.
October 29 - November 4, 1998