Tyler Wiard

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Win two general admission tickets to Wings & Whiskey at ACE

    VIP tickets to Sunday's Wings & Whiskey battle at Ace, Josh and Jen Wolkon's ping-pong emporium in Uptown, sold out weeks ago, but there are still general admission tickets available to the event, the proceeds of which benefit the Denver Housing Authority's Youth Culinary Academy. And you can win tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Come Rain or Come Shine benefit for flood victims at Balistreri tonight

    Colorado restaurants and residents alike have been eager to lend a helping hand to the very start of the food chain: First with the Tables to Farm dinners at Colterra and SALT that benefited Boulder County farmers, and tonight with Slow Food Denver's Come Rain or Come Shine fundraiser. See also: H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Make a date on Saturday to become a hero against childhood hunger

    "We became chefs because we're passionate about sharing food with our community and, to me, community is all-inclusive," says Jensen Cummings, co-owner and chef of the Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery. "We strive to inspire kids and families across all walks of life to come together through vibrant foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    A new juice bar at Ace, 4/20 parties and more on the menu this week

    Ace our Best New Bar at 501 East 17th Avenue, will introduce another great feature this morning: a juice bar featuring six juice varieties. The ping pong hall/restaurant will also be offering a raw breakfast menu: nuts, dried fruits, flax and chia seeds, almond butter and honey. The juice bar at Ace ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Reader: Tom Colicchio probably hasn't so much as microwaved a burrito in years

    Three Colorado chefs started out on the season premiere ofTop Chef Seattle last week, and two moved on. But Euclid Hall's Jorel Pierce was out, booted by Tom Colicchio. And how did that feel? "While the pressure was intense and intimidating," Pierce says, "I know now that I learned a lot about mys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Guess where I'm eating a bacon cheeseburger?

    I'm on my way to the Big Apple for a few days to cover the FIVE dinner at the James Beard House, where Denver chefs Samir Mohammad, Hosea Rosenberg, Jenna Johansen, Jessica Scott and Tyler Wiard will be cooking -- but the NYC culinary cognoscenti won't be getting cheeseburgers. And while New Yorkers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Hot Rocks Griller Challenge heats up Cherry Creek

    The fourth annual Hot Rocks Griller Challenge at Elway's Cherry Creek last night, a benefit for the Denver Health Foundation, was hot in more ways than one: hot in temperature, with the the late spring sun beating down during the first hour or so; hot in hotties who stripped down because of that sun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Big names on the menu for tonight's Hot Rocks Griller Challenge at Elway's

    The fourth annual Hot Rocks Griller Challenge heats up this evening at Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East First Avenue. The party, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., pits fifteen of Denver's top chefs against each other in a friendly competition benefiting the Denver Health Foundation.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Five things you'll always find in the fridges of the Denver FIVE

    Like a lot of voyeurs, I'm intrigued by the contents of other people's refrigerators, especially the refrigerators of chefs. And apparently, so is Leigh Sullivan, the innovator behind FIVE -- five local chefs and their bar cohorts, all of whom cook (and pour) at various restaurants and venues around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Lola hosts Dos Casas benefit for Brent's Place

    On Wednesday night, Lola hosted its fifth annual Dos Casas event benefiting Brent's place -- but the diners packed into every corner of the restaurant were the real beneficiaries, since they got to enjoy the fare of some of Denver's top chefs, who all donated their efforts. Here's what they cooked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    The 2012 crop of FIVE chefs and bar stars includes a powerhouse of big names

    If you've been wondering how Leigh Sullivan, the ex-wife of Troy Guard, who owns TAG and TAG|RAW BAR, is doing since the couple split last year, the answer is "better than ever."

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Brandon Foster, exec chef of Vesta Dipping Grill, on Jimmy Buffett Fridays, the yuck of a yam cake and tie-dye

    Lori Midson​ Brandon Foster Vesta Dipping Grill 1822 Blake Street 303-296-1970 This is part one of my interview with Brandon Foster, executive chef of Vesta Dipping Grill. Part two of my interview with Foster will run tomorrow. "Sweat Hog." Those are the words inscribed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Photos: Hot Rocks Griller Challenge, 6/15/11

    Pulled pork with basil pesto, pickled red cipollini onions on brioche by Tyler Wiard at Elway's. ​The original Elway's hosted the annual Hot Rocks Griller Challenge last night, when sixteen of Denver's top chefs competed to make the best slider. The winner? Troy Guard of TAG and TAG | RAW Ba ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Tonight: An Evening of Decadent Delights at Lola

    A Flickr photo​Some of Denver's top chefs are participating in tonight's aptly named Evening of Decadent Delights at Lola, 1575 Boulder Street. Alex Seidel (Fruition) will create the passed hors d'ouevre; Sean Yontz (El Diablo) is tapped for the appetizer course; Goose Sorensen (Solera) will w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2010

    Today: Elway's Cherry Creek celebrates #7

    Chef Tyler Wiard and QB John Elway keep Elway's cooking.​ Want to watch today's Broncos game in style? Elway's Cherry Creek, the steakhouse/watering hole at 2500 East First Avenue that features memorabilia from John Elway's career (and sometimes even the former quarterback himself), should sco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    The Denver Five are passing the torch to five new chefs

    From left to right: Matt Selby, Tyler Wiard, Troy Guard, Jamey Fader and Brian Laird​In 2003, Leigh Sullivan was questioning what a lot of us in Denver ponder when discussing the Denver dining climate. Why, she wondered, is everyone focusing on the restaurants and chefs in San Francisco, Chica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Eat your heart out during the Cherry Creek Arts Festival

    The chefs of Denver FIVE will cook this weekend at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival ​Ready, set, sizzle! You know that summer's in full swing when the sun beats down on the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, which kicks of its three-day crowd-burst tonight at 7 p.m. on Clayton Street, between Second an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    TAG takes top place in the Hot Rocks Griller Challenge

    Lori MidsonThe triumphant team from TAG and the Barolo Grill crew.​Elway's was hot, hot, hot at last night's Hot Rocks Griller Challenge, a benefit for the men's programs at Denver Health. Governor Bill Ritter welcomed the crowd -- and got to speak from experience about Denver Health's care, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Tonight: Small plates at Vesta to benefit Urban Peak

    ​The annual Plates for the Peak fundraiser, tonight at Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake Street, is a delicious highlight of the summer fundraising scene, featuring contributions by many of Denver's top chefs. From 6 to 10 p.m., enjoy small plates created by Brian Laird (Barolo Grill), Keegan G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Booze, festivals and charity events

    ​Beer release parties, brewery birthdays and Old South Pearl's BrewGrass Festival are where it's at in food this week -- but there's plenty more for teetotalers or those who prefer wine or stronger spirits. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, June 7: Jill's Restaurant, 900 Walnut Street ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Crazy-good food under a tequila haze: Denver FIVE dinner at Lola

    Lori Midson The tequila runneth over last night at Lola​At last night's Denver FIVE dinner at Lola, 1575 Boulder Street, Jamey Fader, culinary director of Big Red F Restaurant Group, the empire that oversees Lola, had this to say about his partners in cooking: "There are great things going on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Tonight: Gin up for Elway's Bombay Sapphire dinner

    Elway'sChef Tyler Wiard​There are few things more enjoyable than an evening of fantastic food artfully paired with cocktails, which is exactly what's on tap tonight at Elway's Cherry Creek Bombay Sapphire Spirit of Exploration dinner. Exec chef Tyler Wiard is preparing a five-course dinner wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    TAG, Elway's and the Denver FIVE, or, thanks to a tenacious PR type, just FIVE™

    From left to right: Matt Selby, Tyler Wiard, Troy Guard, Jamey Fader and Brian Laird ​Earlier this week, Tyler Wiard (Elway's Cherry Creek), Jamey Fader (culinary director of Big Red F Restaurant Group), Matt Selby (Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's) and Brian Laird (Barolo Grill) all convene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Tonight: Lola hosts a blowout benefit for Dos Casas

    ​Lola, 1575 Boulder Street, has pulled out all the stops for tonight's Dos Casas fundraising event, which offers three options: a five-course dinner at 6:30 p.m., paired with wine, for $75; the dinner plus exclusive patio seating and a chef meet-and-greet for $125; or an after-hours party star ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2010
  • Calendar

    March 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Tonight: March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

    ​Tonight, the Colorado Chapter of the March of Dimes will host its annual Signature Chefs Auction at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th Street. Tickets to the event are $150 per person and include small plates from many of Denver's top chefs, as well as live music and an auction th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Tonight: The Denver Five dish it out at D Bar Desserts

    ​ The Denver Five, a platoon of five local chefs who cooked together earlier this year at the James Beard House in New York City, and then decided that they'd like to cook with one another -- yet again -- in each other's hometown restaurant kitchens, gathered at Lola two weeks ago for the firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Still alive after the first Denver Five

    Nancy LevineJimmy Zanon's watermelon/chile margarita​ Last night I attended the first of a quintet of dinners coming from the Denver Five, the merry band of chefs who've represented Denver so ably by cooking at the renowned James Beard House in New York City the last two years. The group consists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Tonight at Lola: The Denver Five roll out the first of five dinners

    Denver Five chefs​ Keegan Gerhard (D Bar Desserts), Troy Guard (TAG), Tyler Wiard (Elway's in Cherry Creek) and Matt Selby (Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's) will join host chef Jamey Fader at Lola, 1575 Boulder Street, tonight at 6 p.m., when all five chefs will convene in Fader's home kitc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Crested Butte Land and Trust Food and Wine Festival uncorks today

    The first day of the four-day Crested Butte Land Trust Food and Wine Festival uncorks today. And unlike some local food and wine festivals where our homegrown chefs are snubbed, the Crested Butte powwow, which includes wine seminars, wine walks, chef dinners, grand tastings and gourmet picnics, par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Dos Casas at Lola tonight

    Tonight's Dos Casas, a benefit for Brent's Place, will bring seven of the town's best chefs - Jamey Fader of Big Red F, Sheila Lucero of Jax Fish House Denver, Matt Selby of Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's, Tyler Wiard of Elway's in Cherry Creek, Goose Sorenson of Solera, Sean Yontz of Mezcal and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2009

    Chefs go up front today for Operation Frontline

    Chefs Up Front, a benefit for Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline, brings twenty top chefs to the Colorado Convention Center at 5:30 p.m. today, March 15. The participating restaurant/chef combos include Andrew Lubatty of Avenue Grill, Pete List of Beatrice & Woodsley, Sean Huggard of Black Pea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Today's bite of Cafe Bites

    If you get Cafe Bites, our weekly newsletter, you know the routine: Ignore the following, because you learned all this yesterday morning. For everyone else:At 6:30 p.m. today, Lola, at 1575 Boulder Street, hosts the next in its "Pull Up a Seat" dinner series; special guest chef Tyler Wiard of Elway ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Elway's Downtown is seriously lacking in fun

    Elway's -- the original Elway's -- spawned this second location, which opened in January. The Ritz management, its F&B people and chef de cuisine Ben Davison all spent time poking around the kitchen and dining room of the Cherry Creek restaurant. In one of those quirks of synchronicity that I have c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2008

    Casa, Sweet Casa

    Lola's Jamey Fader gets creative with dining.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Quite a Ride

    When the stretch Hummer limo emblazoned with a Hornitos sign -- commandeered by a tequila-loving pal -- pulled up in front of my house, I knew I was in for an unusual evening, one that would take a few twists and turns, not unlike that limo trying to maneuver the winding stretch that led from my hou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007

    Elway's Interception

    Over the weekend, I finally reached Tom Moxcey, Elway's manager and expert floorman, to see how the second Elway's going into the new Ritz-Carlton Denver on Curtis Street will affect the original Cherry Creek location. "So you sound like you're having a good day," I told him. "It's a good day," Mox ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 7, 2006

    Fuse This

    Making the most of the mash-up craze.

  • Dining

    August 24, 2006

    Mel’s Restaurant and Bar

    Another vintage year.

  • Dining

    April 20, 2006

    The Name Game

    Modern Mexican standoff

  • Dining

    January 13, 2005

    Drink of the Week

    Laphroaig 10 Year Old

  • Dining

    December 11, 2003

    Bite Me

    Color Coded

  • Dining

    February 1, 2001

    The Bite

    Sean Kelly says goodbye--and takes Aubergine and the Biscuit with him.

  • Dining

    November 13, 1997
  • Dining

    February 22, 1996
  • Dining

    December 27, 1995
  • More >>