Velveeta Cheese

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    September 22, 2014

    Five More Strange New Foods in all the Wrong Shapes, Colors and Textures

    There seems to be no end to the bizarre, weird, wild and wacky edible creations that pop up every day. Last week alone was rife with tales of wasabi toothpaste (technically not a food, but food-ish), some people who thought airline food was so loved it should be offered for home purchase, and a belo ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Chile Relleno at La Fiesta

    No. 100 Chile Relleno at La Fiesta 2340 Champa Street 303-292-2800 The traditional chile relleno is soft -- like the relleno served at El Chingon, which Gretchen Kurtz reviews this week; Gloria Nunez, who shares the kitchen there with her grandson, grew up in Mexico City. But crispy rellenos also ha ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    Reader: Happy birthday, Casa Bonita! I'm still digesting my last meal

    Happy birthday, Casa Bonita! Tomorrow Denver's amazing Mexican village in a shopping center, a Colorado landmark celebrated on South Park, will mark its fortieth birthday. In honor of that august occasion, yesterday Bree Davies served up plenty of puke-filled memories and secrets of this beloved spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Chris Fairbanks on Sexpot Comedy, suicidal civil engineers and the Tosh controversy

    Chris Fairbanks is a standup comedian, illustrator, and skateboarder who has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Fairbanks is making the most out of his trip to Denver, with performances scheduled every night. On thursday the 20th, Fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    St. Louis-style pizza like Velveeta on a cracker?

    Denver blog posts want a pizza your heart. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares a comment from a reader who compares St. Louis-style pizza to a Town House cracker smeared with Velveeta. Big Media's Jason Salzman on the issue of whether Mike Coffman supports or opposes a path to citize ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating a freezer bread sandwich and a weird salad?

    Any deli worth its crust knows better than to serve a sandwich on bread that's just been pulled from the freezer, but that's exactly what I got at this decades-old deli that added insult to injury when the plate also came lobbed with a macaroni salad pelted with globs of a mysterious processed chees ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013
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    April 23, 2013

    Guess where I'm eating this meatloaf...and Velveeta?

    Baby, it's cold outside. Wouldn't a nice, warm plate of meatloaf and Velveeta on toast taste good right now? Can you guess where I'm eating? And while you're at it, if you know of other spots around town that feature Velveeta in a dish, please share the info in the comments section below. Special ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Reader: For $20, Mizuna's mac and cheese should be better than sex

    Yesterday Lori Midson celebrated the lobster macaroni and cheese at Mizuna as one of our 100 Favorite Dishes. This is not standard, comfort-food mac and cheese; it uses poached sweet lobster meat in place of Oscar Meyer ham and silky mascarpone instead Velveeta. And it doesn't have your standard, co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes: Lobster macaroni and cheese from Mizuna

    Suffice it to say that I eat out more than the general population, unless, of course, the general population can catalogue more than 450 restaurant meals in a year -- which is about the number of breakfasts, lunches and dinners that I stomached in 2012. Pathetic, isn't it? But all those food dates a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    The new happy hour at Trillium makes me ecstatic

    You can sink a cheap drink at just about every watering hole in Denver, a city that's indisputably obsessed with the ritual of happy hour. The bar at Interstate Kitchen & Bar features a late-night happy hour, wherein a cooler of cold beers in cans -- barkeep's choice -- are a mere $9; the duo of dai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Drew Archer, chef of TAG Burger Bar, on pointing fingers, Ruffles and bacon

    Drew Archer TAG Burger Bar 1222 Madison Street 303-736-2260 This is part one of my chef interview with Drew Archer, from TAG Burger Bar. Tune in tomorrow for part two of my interview with Archer. The first thing that emerges from the kitchen is a heap of french fries: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Five appetizers I hate seeing -- and eating -- at parties

    I love parties -- of the cocktail, holiday, birthday, anniversary or wine and cheese varieties -- and one of the things I look forward to at these parties is the spread of appetizers. The hors d'oeuvres, starters, nibbles, noshes and crudité are what often determine how good a party really is -- th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Gather adds a new gathering place to the Golden Triangle

    Gather, a new community lounge and cafe, opened today at 1062 Delaware Street. The concept comes from ChoLon's Lon Symensma -- whom we picked as best chef in 2012 -- and ChoLon partner Jim Deters, who opened Galvanize, a 30,000 square-foot collaborative workplace in the same historic Rocky Mountain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Five food trends that need to die with 2012

    This year has been an interesting and generally productive one for food trends, with global tastes well-established, house-made fruit and vegetable pickles all the rage, gourmet burgers and craft brews holding steady, and Peruvian and Thai fusion cuisine everywhere. But with the good comes the bad, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Part one: Denver and Boulder's most quotable chefs

    Check back tomorrow to see another round of our favorite Chef and Tell quotes. Thanksgiving is a day that gives us food for thought and time to reflect on the things for which we're thankful - our health, our friends, our kids, our jobs and dogs, wine, and the family master baster whose glossy gol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, July 27-29, 2012

    Down to your last few dollars before rent is due next week? Don't worry about it. You can still have fun without forking over a lot of cash. From a Dragon Boat Festival to movies in the park, this town will be full of things to do for under $10. And as always, if you're a responsible planner and can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Ryan Leinonen on "Mr. Wizard," Velveeta, pig's nipples and the raw vegan

    Ryan Leinonen Trillium 2134 Larimer Street 303-379-9759 Hey!" hollers Ryan Leinonen to one of his cooks. "How's that cauliflower soup doing? Make sure you keep an eye on it." And for the next two hours, Leinonen, the chef-owner of the month-old Trillium, watches from afar at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Get your Thanksgiving dinner from the Dollar Tree (PHOTOS)

    J. Wohletz​With national cram-your-gut-and-pass-out-on-your-couch day approaching, many food- insecure Denverites may be wondering how they will squeeze a huge Thanksgiving din-din out of a lean wallet. But never fear -- whenever there are poor locals looking for a holiday feast on the cheap, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Round two with Eric Rivera, exec chef of Cafe|Bar

    Lori Midson​ Eric Rivera Cafe|Bar 295 South Pennsylvania Street 303-362-0227 This is part two of my interview with Eric Rivera exec chef of Cafe|Bar. Part one of my chat with Rivera ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Bouchon, in Napa Valley. The food an ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Second Helping: Bourbon Grill

    Teal Nipp​At lunchtime on Saturday, I dragged a couple of friends east on Colfax, eager to sate my curiosity about Bourbon Grill, the walk-up window under a red awning that seems to always have an eclectic line of people waiting for an order.

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    May 27, 2011

    Guinness and grub at The Irish Rover's happy hour

    ​Happy Place: The Irish Rover, 54 South Broadway, 303-282-4643 The Hours: Daily from 3 to 7 p.m. The Deals: Two-for-one well cocktails, wines by the glass, and draft beer; $1 off select appetizers. Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

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    March 3, 2011

    Round two with Lon Symensma, exec chef of ChoLon

    Lori Midson​ Lon Symensma ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro 1555 Blake Street 303-353-5223 This is part two of my interview with Lon Symensma, executive chef of ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro. In part one of that interview, Symensma rips on bird's nests, extols the virtues of lop chong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Travel Channel's Food Wars takes on Pueblo sloppers

    A Flickr photo​What's up with Pueblo getting so much attention for its food scene? Not only did the city earn the tenth slot on Livability's recent list of "Surprising Food Cities", but last week the Travel Channel came through town to pit two variations of the city's culinary crown jewel agai ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Chef and Tell with Samir Mohammad from the Village Cork

    Lori Midson ​Samir Mohammad The Village Cork 1300 South Pearl Street 303-282-8399 Long before Samir Mohammad could legally drive a car, he'd flipped burgers, rolled taquitos, tossed pizzas, blistered his hands cooking red and green chile, washed dishes, waited tables, pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson ​According to the bartender, who talked to the chef, there are seven cheeses in the macaroni and a heart attack that you see you bubbling away in the snap above. None, apparently, is Velveeta or white American, because I asked. I could be really cranky and ask you to not just name ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    100 Favorite Dishes: Enchiladas from Taco House

    Lori Midson ​ As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to Number 86: Enchiladas from Taco House If you need proof that I'm not a food snob, that I don't spend ... More >>

  • Music

    May 21, 2009


    Tuesday, May 26, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 1-877-598-6659.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Beyond Playlist: Doves and more

    Doves Kingdom of Rust Astralwerks It's not exactly a mystery why Doves remain more popular in the U.K. than on these shores. After all, the band's music tends toward denseness, not instant accessibility -- and Jimi Goodwin and the brothers Williams, Jez and Andy, feel that brevity is highly overr ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009

    Mountain Music

    Colorado meets Texas in Steamboat Springs.

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    December 25, 2008
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    October 9, 2008

    Review: Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew LIVE

    Super Cr3w and JabbaWockeeZ. Photo by Josh Norton, courtesy of MTV. Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew LIVE October 8 Wells Fargo Theatre Most concert events inspired by television series couldn't seem cheesier if they were funded by Velveeta -- but the current tour of notable conte ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 20, 2008

    Fisher Clark Urban Delicatessen

    Man does not live by bread alone – but you could come close here.

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    November 26, 2007
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    November 26, 2007

    Mexican Standoff

    I asked the Mexican what he wanted to eat during his visit to Denver. In addition to being the author of Ask a Mexican, a weekly column now published in 31 papers, Gustavo Arellano is the food editor at our sibling paper, OC Weekly, in Southern California. So finding the perfect lunch spot before h ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Fall Out Boy

    Friday, May 11, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Culture

    May 3, 2007

    Red Herring

    A cold-war play that never heats up.

  • Dining

    October 19, 2006

    Night and Day

    How do you transform a good sandwich shop into a bad martini bar? Ask Gelman's.

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    July 13, 2006
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    January 13, 2005

    The Beatdown

    The good, the bad and the ugly of neo-country.

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    November 27, 2003

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    November 27, 2003
    Biggest Turkeys Ever!

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    July 10, 2003


    Dangerously in Love (Columbia)

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    March 27, 2003
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    March 29, 2001

    Best Hamburger

    Night Shift Saloon

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    March 26, 1998

    Guitar Noir

    Deadbolt's songs have the highest body count in rock and roll.

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