Denver has no shortage of places serving up delicious, locally brewed beers with solid food offerings. And now the venerable, revamped Wazee Supper Club is one of them. The beer list is as big as (if not bigger than) the food menu, which features your typical bar offerings -- burgers, wings -- with ... More >>
With holiday preparations filling the calendar, who has time to sit in a restaurant and linger over a meal? For that matter, who has time to cook a meal? Right now, takeout is looking pretty good -- and there are several good reasons to try Bono's Italian Takeout. The takeout/lunch menu at this fami ... More >>
Every week, Amber Taufen serves up a heaping helping of healthy food in Veggie Girl. Yesterday, she focused on the vegetarian fare at Crema. And while Crema's vegan lattes made with almond milk are certainly sweet, one reader thinks Veggie Girl needs to give spots serving vegan and veggie fare more ... More >>
In the wake of the Aurora theater shooting, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals canceled a Denver protest in deference to the victims. But now, PETA has made the tragedy the centerpiece of a new PR blitz. The organization has written a letter to the Arapahoe County Sheriff Office (see it bel ... More >>
My Brother's Bar is known for its burgers (and its history), and nothing about those burgers is known for being vegetarian-friendly: The words "juicy" and "mouthwatering" are generally thrown around. Also, "beef" and "bison." But the joint's Boulder Burger is vegan friendly -- and a fine option for ... More >>
Picking the Best Vegetarian Dish in a Non-Vegetarian Restaurant for the Best of Denver 2012 was a tough task. The owners of omnivorous restaurants have really gone above and beyond lately to cater to lacto-ovo vegetarians and totally plant-based eaters alike. In no particular order (save for number ... More >>
Eating Mexican food as a vegetarian isn't easy, and as a vegan? You might as well forget it unless you're at a plant-based restaurant. Or at Old Blinking Light Kitchen & Cocktails in Highlands Ranch.
Journalist, author, professor and sustainable living advocate Michael Pollan is lecturing at the Paramount Theater tonight, and yesterday, we held a contest that would give one Cafe Society reader the opportunity to snag a pair of complimentary tickets to his presentation. We asked readers to submi ... More >>
Freshcraft, which opened in 2010 on Blake Street, has earned nods from us for having a fantastic bottled beer list, and we've been looking at the myriad vegetarian options on the menu for quite some time, but we only managed to make it to the craft-beer-and-fresh-food joint this past Monday night. T ... More >>
Including this post, the total number of posts on Cafe Society in 2011 was 3,241. That's a lot of bloggering for a local restaurant scene blog. And who has time to go through all of them? Certainly not you. Which is why we've tallied up the top ten posts -- judging from traffic, at least -- on Caf ... More >>
Flickr photoAs if vegetarians don't get enough kudos for being greener and more animal-friendly than their meat-eating counterparts, now they get rewarded with hugs. And who doesn't love a hug? Today is Hug a Vegetarian Day, according to PETA2. And since we've been slaving away in our cubic ... More >>
Stephanie DeCamp"It's pretty unprecedented, what we're doing here," says City O' City chef Brendan Doyle, who's chomping at the bit to open the restaurant's expanded space today -- after more than a month off for renovations. "And we're all super-excited about it," he continues. "We use the ... More >>
One reader welcomed the news that Tiffin's has opened in Boulder -- but didn't appreciate this start to Lori Midson's piece on the all-vegetarian Indian joint: Seems that the Boulder granola set may be finally tiring of tofu. At least that's what Justin Patel, co-owner of Tiffin's, an all-ve ... More >>
The convenience of a workday lunchtime meal delivery is something taken for granted by many meat eaters; there are dozens of eateries all over the city willing to deliver anything on the menu right to your doorstep. But vegetarians and vegans who'd like a simple sandwich delivered for lunch o ... More >>
Downtown Denver has its share of cute, modern eateries dishing up sandwiches and salads, but the Corner Office still stands out in the crowd. Its so-hip-it-hurts, yet still playful decor provides the perfect backdrop for beautiful people sipping martinis and nibbling on the food offerings. E ... More >>
Paintings by vegan artist Ken Voss.On Saturday, VegFest 2011 took over the Exhibition Hall at Jefferson County Fairgrounds; among the lifestyle products available were these chaotic yet controlled abstract paintings by vegan artist Ken Voss. And more -- including aromatherapy for dogs and pap ... More >>
Lester Karplus.Lester Karplus, co-founder of DelectablePlanet.com, has eaten veggie for almost forty years; he'll be offering up cooking demonstrations at VegFest tomorrow, which runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. We talked to Karplus about his shift toward vegeta ... More >>
Beef broth does not a vegetarian chile make.Yesterday we finally got to chat with Larry Gutierrez, the president of Albuquerque-based Little Anita's, and he seemed confused as to what, exactly, constitutes vegetarian cuisine. Earlier this week, we reported that Little Anita's -- which veggie ... More >>
For over a decade, Little Anita's -- the Colorado outpost of a New Mexico group -- was a go-to spot for vegetarians hungering for meat-free green chile. But sometime last year, the five Little Anita's restaurants in the metro area started making both their red and green with beef stock -- whi ... More >>
Artichoke & Parmesan Dip at Wynkoop Brewing Co.One of the challenges of being a vegetarian is finding a place where you can kick back and relax with old friends, maybe make some new friends. Carnivorous folks take their hospitable hangouts for granted; we don't have that option. While Water ... More >>
Mario Batali endorses Meatless Mondays"He's dead to me." That was a good friend's immediate response to the news that Mario Batali, patron saint of cured meat, is supporting Meatless Monday, a non-profit that's trying to convince Americans to go vegetarian one day a week in order to reduce t ... More >>
Adam Brock and others speak out."You are what you eat" -- we've all heard that one before. But writers and activists such as Michael Pollan have brought the issue of conscious eating into the forefront. And tonight, the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, will serve up "Conscious Eating: ... More >>
On Tuesday, I asked readers to suggest where a friend should eat her first bite of meat -- ideally pulled pork -- in many years. After many mouth-watering suggestions, we made our choice -- and went out to eat meat. Here's her report:
The cover is green for a reason Reading Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma fucked me up good. It changed the way I looked at food forever and seriously altered the way I actually ate. Considering that eating is my vocation, this was no small thing. I have never looked at an ear of corn ... More >>
Vegetarians unite at the VegFest and Health Expo.
Letters from the week of 11/8/2007
Fall sees new menus and the passing of Chi Bistro, and I feel fine.
It's a dog-eat-dog world at the Rocky Mountain Cluster.
From the week of June 30, 2005
How I learned to stop worrying and love seitan.
From the week of July 31, 2003
It's easy being green at Sunflower.
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