Cory Treadway Wynkoop Brewing Company 1634 18th Street 303-297-2700 wynkoop.com This is part one of my interview with Cory Treadway, exec chef of the Wynkoop; part two of our conversation will run in this space tomorrow. "I was the first white kid -- the first gringo -- to ever roll egg rolls," ... More >>
The term "celebrity chef" is as ubiquitous as pork belly, but I bet that if I asked ten people for a definition, I'd get ten different answers. To some, it means a nationally known chef with a mug you'd recognize from appearances on TV. Denver has a few of these, such as Keegan Gerhard of D Bar Dess ... More >>
On last night's season five episode of Top Chef Seattle, Tyler Wiard (nickname T-bone), the culinary director of Elway's -- and the exec chef of Elway's Cherry Creek -- is sent packing, along with fellow chef Chris "CJ" Jacobsen, the two of whom were bludgeoned by judges Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi, ... More >>
Food programming has come a long way since Julia Child cooked her way into our hearts, boning chickens, flipping potato pancakes and never missing a beat when the occasional pan dropped on the floor. For all her affability, Child was trying to do one thing: demystify fine cooking for an audience dep ... More >>
The tenth season of Bravo's Top Chef starts tonight, with three Colorado chefs among the competitors: Eliza Gavin of Telluride's 221 South Oak; Jorel Pierce, the executive chef of Euclid Hall; and Tyler Wiard, exec chef at Elway's Cherry Creek and culinary director of the Elway's group (which curren ... More >>
Denver has not one, but two contestants on Bravo's tenth season of Top Chef, which was filmed in Seattle and will start airing in November. The lineupincludes Jorel Pierce, the exec chef of Euclid Hall, and Tyler Wiard of Elway's. And yes, there's a third Colorado chef, Eliza Gavin of 221 South Oak ... More >>
Cafe Options, 1650 Curtis Street, welcomes Elway's Cherry Creek executive chef Tyler Wiard at its Work Options for Women cooking class tonight. Wiard will be demonstrating grilling in this hands-on class, which benefits WOW. Call 303-573-0733 for more information. For information on dozens of culin ... More >>
Happy Monday! Here are some cool events to help get your mind off the heat this week:
Work Options for Women, a local -- and laudable -- non-profit that enables impoverished women to work in the food service industry by giving them hands-on job training, is always cooking up new ways for chefs and foodniks in the community to become involved, and beginning in February, WOW will roll ... More >>
Lori MidsonTop from left to right: Tyler Wiard, Matt Selby, Bryan Dayton and Paul Reilly. Bottom from left to right: Mark DeNittis, Brandon Biederman, Jamey Fader and Enrique SocarrasWhen six Denver chefs, one bartender and, for good measure, a muscled and tatted sausage emperor all trotted ... More >>
Jamey Fader and Tyler Wiard are back at the James Beard House.Lori Midson is off on a mouth-watering mission: She's winging her way to New York City, where she'll attend tonight's dinner at the James Beard House being prepared by the Five -- which now comprises ten local chefs. The Five con ... More >>
Two wine events are bound to wet your whistle tonight, one way or another. First up: The Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, will host the Wine of the Americas fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Executive director Maruca Salazar will discuss the art of the Americas while wine experts serve up ... More >>
Oh. My. God. We just heard that Tyler Wiard (Elway's Cherry Creek), Elise Wiggins (Panzano) and Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja, Bistro Vendome and Euclid Hall) are joining forces with a national "roast beef" sandwich chain to create a new sandwich that'll be called "The Big TyWigSki." "I'm looki ... More >>
Tonight, while the rest of us will be grubbing and imbibing at Dish, Westword's annual bash dedicated to Denver's dining culture, the chefs who comprise the Denver FIVE -- Jamey Fader, Troy Guard, Brian Laird, Matt Selby and Tyler Wiard -- will be bringing down the storied James Beard House i ... More >>
A Flickr photoThe Crested Butte Annual Arts Festival kicks off today and runs through Sunday, August 1; among the fabulous culinary offerings are cocktail seminars, gourmet dinners and free demonstrations. But the real draw is tonight's five-course dinner prepared by the infamous Denver FIV ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Some of Denver's favorite restaurants are hosting special events tonight, featuring everything from rum to Wynkoop beer to five of the town's best chefs. First up: The Five -- Troy Guard of TAG, Jamey Fader of Lola, Matt Selby of Steuben's and Vesta, Brian Laird of Barolo and ... More >>
The Denver Five: Keegan Gerhard, Troy Guard, Matt Selby, Jamey Fader and Tyler WiardThe Denver Five -- Tyler Wiard, Keegan Gerhard (D Bar Desserts), Troy Guard (TAG), Matt Selby (Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's) and Jamey Fader (Lola and Big Red F Restaurant Group) will convene tonight at E ... More >>
Lori MidsonTyler Wiard, Jamey Fader, Troy Guard and Matt SelbyThe three-day Denver Food & Wine Classic wrapped up on Saturday, September 12 with a Grand Tasting on the wet and sloppy grounds (thanks, rain) of Metro State College. To see a slideshow of all the fun, including some action snaps ... More >>
The Denver Five: Keegan Gerhard, Troy Guard, Matt Selby, Jamey Fader and Tyler Wiard To celebrate the fact that the Taste of Colorado won't be back for another year, the Denver Five, a cartel of homegrown chefs that get together every so often in each other's restaurant kitchens, are cooking ... More >>
Tyler WiardThis is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Tyler Wiard, the executive chef at Elway's Cherry Creek. You can read the first part of Midson's interview with Wiard here. Proudest moment as a chef: When I won the National Pork Award in May of 2008. I had won the state pork compe ... More >>
Lori Midson"I got my ass kicked, but man, did I learn a lot," recalls Tyler Wiard, talking about the early '90s and his days as a line cook for Dave Query and John Platt at Q's Restaurant in the Hotel Boulderado. He must have been up to the task, because Query pulled him off that line and int ... More >>
Busdriver deals with negativity.Better late than never. Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Regan "Busdriver" Farquhar. • Flier of the Week: Dressy Bessy at the Gothic, September 5. • Win stuff in our random midweek contest! • Dulcinea's to re-open as Pete's Monkey Bar. • Single F ... More >>
Even though green chile is not a traditional Mexican dish, it's a traditional dish at Mexican restaurants north of the border. It changes as it travels, thickening and becoming more hearty as it travels up towards the Canadian border. The Colorado version is thick and gooey, stuffed with po ... More >>
The eating event of the weekend is the inaugural Cherry Creek North Food and Wine festival, a three-day eating and drinking blowout on Fillmore Plaza that celebrates the culinary arts. The festival includes chef demonstrations by Tyler Wiard (Elway's), Michel Walthere (MiniBAR) and Jeff Bo ... More >>
Nancy LevinePhilip Tanaka's yellowtail with jalapeno, cilantro and yuzu I hated the Curious Case of Benjamin Button. For a year the PR hype machine had told me how great it was going to be, and then everyone I know who saw it told me how great it was and how much I'd love it. So by the time ... More >>
By the time 5 p.m. rolls around on a work day in Japan, patrons have made their way into the nearest izakaya to knock back shochu (pronounced 'show-chew'), a clear distilled spirit, similar to vodka (sans the hangover), that can be made from rice, sugarcane, sweet potatoes, barley or buckwhea ... More >>
Today marks the first day of the Wine Festival at Steamboat, a four-day food-and-wine event that includes cooking demonstrations, food and wine seminars, grand tastings, fly-fishing and mountain biking, food and wine day trips, and the uncorking of more than 800 domestic and international bot ... More >>
One of the best food events of the year, Plates for the Peak, a small plates fundraiser and silent auction to benefit Urban Peak, a non-profit that saves kids from the jaws of homelessness, returns for a sixth year to Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake Street, tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. The star-st ... More >>
When Elway's opened in Cherry Creek, it immediately set itself apart from other steakhouses by adding an unusual element: fun. Not cut-your-tie off steakhouse fun, but fun in the way food was presented, putting Elway's a cut above the other upscale meat-and-potatoes joints around town. (New sibling ... More >>
Have a bucking good time at this charity event.
Watch Denver's finest take on a mechanical bull.
Once a classic, always a classic.
Mel's Restaurant and Bar
Baby, It's a Wiard World
The Real Deal
The name game
Musings on Mel's and more.
Sean Kelly says goodbye--and takes Aubergine and the Biscuit with him.