While some people puzzle over the readers' pick for Best Fried Chicken, Leah wants to know the specific dish readers voted for when they awarded Euclid Hall the prize for Best Vegetarian Dish in a Non-Vegetarian Restaurant. "They have pretty much nothing vegetarian on their menu," she writes, "so if ... More >>
Summit Tempeh is up and running at 1670 Jasper Street. Owner David Hanan is operating a small production facility using hand-processed Anasazi beans from Dove Creek, Colorado. Westword's Danielle Lirette recently took a tour and brought back photos. See also: - Shepherd's pie with tempeh satisfies ... More >>
We're always happy to see another vegan, multi-course dinner being offered -- and we'll be really happy if TAG|RAW BAR continues to host its weekly vegan omakase meal for a long time to come. Every Thursday, chef/owner Troy Guard puts together a four-course, $30 menu for plant-based gourmands. See ... More >>
It's almost here: Tomorrow night, Westword's annual food fest arrives in Sculpture Park, but for a few lucky Cafe Society readers, there's still time to snag last-minute tickets. If you haven't yet bought your ticket to Dish -- or you bought a general admission ticket -- no need to eat your heart ou ... More >>
On Thursday, September 6, Dish, Westword's eighteenth annual food-and-drink festival, will fill the Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex with great entertainment, great drinks and great food from restaurants and trucks that have been hand-selected by Cafe Society scribes. But Denver ... More >>
The ecologically minded SustainAbility hosted Recycled Runway, a fashion show Friday night at the Sherman Events Center that attracted an unpretentious collection of hippies, fashionistas, press, parents and those who aren't a typical presence in the fashion world, creating an "awesome mix" of peopl ... More >>
Denver Restaurant Week ends this Friday, March 9, so be sure to take advantage of the $52.80 per couple deals available at the 340 participating restaurants while you still can. And don't forget to share your dining experiences here for a chance to win a DRW gift certificate for $52.80 at Ocean Prim ... More >>
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 >>
Enjoy good food for a good cause tonight at WaterCourse Foods, 837 East 17th Avenue, which is hosting OUT on the Town, a fundraiser for Denver's 35-year-old GLBT Center. The restaurant will donate at least 10 percent of its profits today directly to programs at the Center; for more informatio ... More >>
For last week's "Year in Review," we recapped what the subjects of the 2011 Chef and Tell interviews would like to see less of in Denver. This time, we're serving up their wish lists of what they'd hope to find on Denver's plate in the new year - everything from year-round farmers' markets to whole ... More >>
As we've discovered in our weekly Chef and Tell interviews, Denver's kitchen commanders are, if nothing else, unapologetically opinionated. We pepper them with dozens of questions, and sometimes their answers are salty -- especially their responses to what they'd like to see less of in Denver from a ... More >>
When you think of healthy restaurants in Denver, one of the healthiest cities in the country, a couple of spots whose menus are rife with the terms "organic," "sustainable" and "local" come to mind: WaterCourse Foods and Root Down, for example. You won't find them on Healthy Dining Finder -- ... More >>
Root DownA sampling of produce from the Root Down garden.Justin Cucci, owner of Root Down and Linger, has been gardening near Root Down since it opened three years ago. But he'll be the first to deny credit for what grows there. "I'm a city person," he says. "I have no green thumb in me. We ... More >>
Pizzeria BastaThe garden at Pizzeria Basta, early in the season.Kelly Whitaker, chef-owner of Boulder's Pizzeria Basta, spent every summer of his childhood on a farm -- and he hated it. "My grandfather was a farmer, and I spent every single summer on his farm, but I hated vegetables, and my f ... More >>
Our cups runneth over with beer events this week -- including the sold-out Great American Beer Festival this weekend. But there are also events for wine, tequila and sake enthusiasts taking place, on top of more beer events than you can shake a salted pretzel at. (And feel free to remind us i ... More >>
FacebookIt's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Denver. And by Christmas, what I mean is: the Great American Beer Festival. Although that three-day holiday runs from September 29 through October 1, there will be plenty of beery festivities leading up to the occasion. Parties are planne ... More >>
We know you're all gearing up for the Great American Beer Festival -- and what better way to start your marathon training than with various Oktoberfest events? That and much more are happening in the food scene this week; here's a taste of what else is on the menu:
Stephanie DeCampAfter a five-week makeover, the expanded City, O' City made its debut yesterday -- to both raves and rants. The vegetarian restaurant has merged its original home -- which was once the home of its sibling, WaterCourse Foods -- with the space next door, gaining twice as much d ... More >>
The original dining area at City, O' City...now closed for August.Most restaurant closings are not good news. But when City, O' City closed its doors on Sunday night, it was a cause for celebration. "In a mescal-induced dance-party frenzy, we knocked the wall down between the existing space a ... More >>
Hunter StevensThe owners of City, O' City were at the Wellington E. Webb building last Friday, going for an expanded liquor license that will cover their soon-to-expand space. The plans have been approved, and work on the much-needed expansion into the former hair salon next door will take ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe former Moxie space will make way for an expanded City, O' CityThe plans for the new, improved City, O' City go to the city today. Dan Landes, who opened the original WaterCourse Foods in the City, O City space in 1998, has now bought the whole building, which will allow for a m ... More >>
Dear militant vegans: Please, please, for the love of all things holy, do a favor for everyone -- non-militant vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike -- and shut the fuck up already.
While Rachel Kesley, the subject of this week's Chef and Tell interview, isn't a vegetarian, WaterCourse Foods, the restaurant whose kitchen she presides over, is strictly vegetarian. The menu, a mash-up of vegetables, grains, tofu, seitan, tempeh, cheeses, pastas and Mexican dishes, has a l ... More >>
Lori MidsonBack in September, Brendon Doyle, the head chef of Jonesy's EatBar, parted ways with Jonesy's owner Leigh Jones. "I want a chef that has kitchen manager capabilities, and that's not Brendon," said Jones at the time. Doyle, for his part, made it clear that he was looking for "some ... More >>
Astrophagus kicked off Bocumast Records' month-long residency at Lost Lake BOCUMAST RECORDS RESIDENCY 08.05.10 - 08.26.10 | Lost Lake Over the last month, Lost Lake handed over the booking keys for Thursday nights to Bocumast Records. During that time, the imprint was tasked with scheduli ... More >>
Mark MangerThe hot food story of the summer is the success of the gourmet food trucks and carts, which we predicted in our June 3 cover story. So far, we've seen trucks from Steuben's, Deluxe, Paris on the Platte, WaterCourse Foods and the Denver Biscuit Company, in addition to such gourmet c ... More >>
Kim LongThe upper crust of pastry chefs: Elizabeth Thomas and John Hinman.It started off so innocently: Elizabeth Thomas, pastry chef forWaterCourse Foods and City O' City, was visiting her sister, who works at Marczyk Fine Foods, and got a taste of the pie that John "Haji" Hinman had been ma ... More >>
There's a lot going on in food this week: The West End Tavern is releasing the long-awaited Pappy Van Winkle seventeen-year bourbon; the Green Route Restaurant Tour kicks off at 1515 Restaurant; and the Denver Central Library's Food Fight: Retaking Our Plates, a Fresh City Life Film Series, w ... More >>
If you care about where your food comes from, then April is a great month to eat out. More than a dozen food temples are participating in the Green Route Restaurant Tour, a month-long environmentally turbocharged map crawl ballyhooing restaurants (and other businesses and organizations) that ... More >>
The city pours its heart into the ten-day Denver Beer Fest.
Mark MangerOrganixx is Sheehan's most recent green adventure. But is it his favorite? This week, I talk a lot about green -- about green restaurants and the green movement, about organic foods and natural foods and the perils of being a mountain locavore. So for this week's List, it seems ... More >>
The owners of City, O' City are trying another country altogether.Dan and Michelle Landes, owners of WaterCourse Foods and City, O' City, Denver's award-winning vegetarian restaurants, have a new venture in the works -- and this one will actually be on the water. Along with partner Dave Pac ... More >>
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