Change is inevitable, but it's not always smooth, which is why Eugene Kahng, co-owner of the soon-to-open Colorado Liquid Art Works brewery in Wheat Ridge, hit a few bumps when he painted over a mural that had decorated the side of Valente's Italian Restaurant, a community mainstay that closed in ... More >>
It's been several months since Bravo's Around the World in 80 Plates was filmed in cities spanning the globe, but the memories for hometown chef and contestant Jenna Johansen, who made it through seven countries -- and countless challenges -- before she was given the boot in last night's Thailand ep ... More >>
Tony Clement Roam 1033 East 17th Avenue 720-382-2935 www.denverseafoodrestaurants.com This is part one of my interview with Tony Clement, exec chef of Roam. Part two of our chat will run in this space tomorrow. A few months ago, when the former Wild Catch temporarily shuttered after then-executiv ... More >>
Lori MidsonPanang curry from Liang's Thai FoodThe first mobile food vendor on wheels was launched nearly 150 years ago, in 1872, when a Rhode Island native called Walter Scott trotted his horse-drawn freight wagon, stocked with sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, coffee and pies around the town of ... More >>
Lori Midson Jay Spickelmier Japoix 975 Lincoln Street 303-861-2345 www.japoix.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Jay Spickelmier, executive chef of Japoix. To read part two of that interview, check back here tomorrow. Jay Spickelmier is wrist-deep in a large, deep, flat-bo ... More >>
Chef Christopher Cina will be cooking at Jax Denver in JuneChristopher Cina, who's done hard time in galleys all over the metro area, including the Fourth Story, Aubergine Cafe, Tuscany, Zenith and Twig's Wine Bar and Pickles Deli in Tipsy's, a Goliath-size liquor store in Littleton, and is ... More >>
Lori Midson David Bravdica, the pizzaiolo behind Denver's only downtown pizza wagonIn the four hours that David Bravdica had been slinging pizzas, the skies rained, sleeted, snowed, dropped gropple and kicked up enough wind to blow flour from here to Tuscany, which is where Bravdica, a forme ... More >>
A Flickr photo.It's that time of year again: Time to gather around a table of people you don't know or don't like, shovel uninspiring food into your face and then retire to the couch and wait for the Tryptophan to get working. But what if it wasn't that way? What if you could build your perf ... More >>
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
In 1988, Westword published its fifth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Band (the Subdudes, just going national) to the Best Hungry Young Band (Big Head Todd and the Monsters, long before they started singing Hillary Clinton’s song) to the Best H ... More >>
Again the Masters of their doman.
Bistro Vendome gets a new chef.
Red-pepper jelly gets canned at Frasca.
That's All, Folks
Conspiracy and greed confront the wonder of childhood in I'm Not Scared.
To Serve and Protect
The Write Stuff
Builder Paul Lambert's dream house is the hit of the show homes, but homebuyers and creditors are raining on his parade.
A trip to Venice, by way of Albuquerque.
Beauty is in the eye of many beholders at the Foothills Art Center.
Contemporary and traditional art can be seen at the William Havu Gallery.
Campo de Fiori's food is something to shout about.
The Slow Food movement spreads its message, one bite at a time.
How to play the wild game in Denver.
Good Italian food can often be found in the neighborhood.
Denver's kilns are hotter than ever.
The barbecue scene in Denver still smokes.