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    September 11, 2014

    Clayton Moonbeam Harvest Rises Over Denver tonight

    The Second Annual Moonbeam Harvest, a culinary affair to raise funds and awareness for quality early-childhood education, will be held on the Clayton campus from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight. See also: Going Underground for Mako Shark Tacos at Machete

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    August 25, 2014

    Denver Restaurant Week and a Taste of Colorado on the Culinary Calendar

    The first summer edition of Denver Restaurant Week is in full swing, so there's plenty of great food to enjoy around town this week before you plunge into the eating orgy of Labor Day Weekend. Keep reading for a taste of what else is on the culinary menu -- including the start of the Taste of Color ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Ploughboy is the Nature's Plate People's Choice winner for Colorado

    Last week we told you about the Nature's Place People's Choice contest to choose the greenest restaurant in Colorado, as well as 23 other states. Well, the votes have been counted, and while WaterCourse Foods and The Kitchen in Boulder both were among Colorado's finalists, the Ploughboy in tiny Sali ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    DISH 2013: We came, we saw, we ate...and ate...and ate

    DISH, our nineteenth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, filled Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex with food and drink from some of Cafe Society's favorite restaurants, as well as Best of Denver reader choices. See also: Slide show on the food of DISH 2013

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    September 19, 2013
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    September 18, 2013

    Don't have your DISH ticket yet? Have we got a deal for you!

    DISH, Westword's annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, takes place this Sunday, September 22 in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex with food and drink from some of Cafe Society's favorite restaurants, as well as Best of Denver readers' choices. Close to fifty restaurants, ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Dining at Spuntino and a Denver chef who despises cupcakes: A second helping of Cafe Society, September 9-13

    This week, Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Spuntino, where owners/spouses Yasmin Lozada-Hissom and John Broening recently renovated the space, which was previously owned by Simone Parisi, who had originally conceptualized a casual "snack" environment. The couple decided to change direction and make the spac ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Be a DISH VIP and feed your caviar tastes on a tuna-fish budget

    On Sunday, September 22, Westword's annual celebration of the Denver dining scene will fill Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex with food and drink from some of Cafe Society's favorite restaurants, as well as Best of Denver reader choices. Close to fifty restaurants, trucks and food ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    DISH tickets go on sale today -- mark September 22 on your culinary calendar

    On Friday, we gave Cafe Society readers an alert that tickets for DISH, our annual celebration of Denver's dining scene, were going on sale early for dedicated readers. Those tickets go on sale to the general public this morning -- and this year's DISH promises to be bigger and better than ever. On ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Ten places to ride your bike this summer

    The wheels are always turning in Denver, which just won the REI Cycling Town Showdown as the country's bike-friendliest city. Denver not only has great places to ride your bike, it also has great places to ride your bike to. Here are ten of our favorites for this summer. See also: - Videos: Best b ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    City, O' City is doing seriously well these days -- and comedy helps

    It's easy being green these days, thanks to City, O' City and WaterCourse Foods, which are already off to a big year. "Business is really good," reports owner Dan Landes. "We're seeing newer and newer faces." But that doesn't mean they're younger faces: The biggest demographic growth has been in men ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Photos: Summit Tempeh's David Hanan demonstrates his cooking process

    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 >>

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    October 2, 2012

    TAG|RAW BAR's vegan omakase dinner is awesome

    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 >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Win tickets to Westword's Dish tonight! #dishword

    The table is set for Dish -- Westword's eighteenth annual food-and-drink festival that will fill the Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex with great entertainment, great drinks and great food tonight. If you don't have tickets, you can still purchase them here...or you can enter this ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Win VIP tickets to Westword's Dish! #dishword

    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 >>

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    September 4, 2012

    Dish, Tour de Fat and more on the culinary calendar this week

    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 >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Work Options for Women launches chef-driven cooking classes at Cafe Options

    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 >>

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    January 9, 2012

    OUT on the Town at WaterCourse Foods

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    WaterCourse Foods and City O' City owner Dan Landes hauls produce from suburban Hazel Rah Farm

    Aurora HendricksHazel Rah tomatoes are on the menu at WaterCourse Foods and City O' City.​When Dan Landes and his family converted their Lakewood backyard into a small farm four years ago, they started planting vegetables to use at WaterCourse Foods and City O' City, the two vegetarian eaterie ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Oktoberfest, Rockbar birthday and more on this week's culinary calendar

    ​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:

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    September 9, 2011

    Reader: City, O' City criticism shows that vegetarians can be cranky, too

    Stephanie DeCamp​After 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 >>

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    August 3, 2011

    City, O' City closed for August...when it will double in size

    The original dining area at City, O' 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 >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Charity benefits, wine-and-beer pairings and more on this week's culinary calendar

    Cassandra Kotnik.Wazee Supper Club turns 37 this week.​WaterCourse Foods is hosting an all-day benefit for the Chinook Fund, Wazee Supper Club is celebrating its 37th anniversary will all kinds of food-and-drink specials -- and that's just today! Keep reading to see what's on our culinary even ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    City, 'O City expansion plans go to the city today

    Lori MidsonThe former Moxie space will make way for an expanded City, O' City​The 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 >>

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    February 18, 2011

    An open letter to militant vegans: Shut the fu*k up!

    ​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.

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    February 17, 2011
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    January 21, 2011

    In the kitchen with WaterCourse Foods chef Rachel Kesley: Sweet potato and black bean tacos

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    City O'City nabs ex-Jonesy's chef Brendon Doyle and paves the way for a big expansion

    Lori Midson​Back 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 >>

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    September 2, 2010
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    July 28, 2010

    The truck stops here: secret gathering of gourmet vendors Friday

    Mark Manger​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Lard of the land: John Hinman wins cherry pie fight

    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 >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Top ten places to eat on 17th Avenue

    ​ When Olivea opened in May at 719 East 17th Avenue, it immediately earned a spot among the top ten restaurants on 17th Avenue, which has become a real restaurant row. Below, nine more places to brake for food along 17th.

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    September 17, 2009

    A Glass Half Full

    The city pours its heart into the ten-day Denver Beer Fest.

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    August 14, 2009

    The List: Denver's best green restaurants

    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 >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Watercourse owners have a new project in the works -- and on the water

    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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    March 27, 2009

    Veggie Girl: City, O' City

    Although I love eating out, I don't often go to vegetarian-exclusive restaurants. Sure, my husband and the majority of my friends don't eat meat, but we like trying new places, and at last count there were only three exclusively vegetarian eateries in the metro Denver area: WaterCourse Foods, City, ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    April 3, 2008
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    October 2, 2007
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    October 2, 2007

    Pig Out

    I feel the same way about pig roasts that I do my morning run: I like the idea of it, but the execution is rarely so satisfying. My first pig roast happened when I was a senior in high school. As student body vice president, I was charged with turning the hulking porker on a spit set up on the footb ... More >>

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    September 28, 2007

    Day Five: Wherein I Get Blackout Drunk Because My Roommate Liked the Transformers Movie

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 108-degrees today, but I’ve stopped caring about the heat. I experienced my first earthquake! It was very small and brief, but it still managed to send me flying from my bed and into the doorway for safety. I think I’m the only dork who has ever cowered ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 9/20/2007

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    This Just In...

    Open-mike jazz nights

  • Dining

    December 28, 2006

    The Year That Was

    From a goose chase to a great chase, 2006 was one wild ride.

  • News

    February 2, 2006

    Wild Ones

    The Horndribbles will satisfy your animal urges.

  • Calendar

    April 4, 2002

    Best Indie Comic Collection

    Captain Missiletoe: The First Collection 2000-2001

  • Music

    January 25, 2001


    Ravers come together to help one of their own.

  • Dining

    August 10, 2000

    The Bite

    Denver restaurants play musical chefs.

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