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 >>
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 >>
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
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
From the week of 9/20/2007
Open-mike jazz nights
From a goose chase to a great chase, 2006 was one wild ride.
The Horndribbles will satisfy your animal urges.
Captain Missiletoe: The First Collection 2000-2001
Ravers come together to help one of their own.
Denver restaurants play musical chefs.