Restaurateurs must have taken the same continuing education class on how to choose a name for their new ventures. I've lost count of how many spots have opened lately that were christened either with two words smushed together (as in Lower48 Kitchen) or joined by an ampersand or "and." Pastry chef ... More >>
For lovers of beer, bacon and chocolate -- not to mention wine -- there's a lot to look forward to this weekend in Denver. You can stir up some trouble at Brew & Stew, land in hog heaven at Cochon 555 or go ape at Monkey Town 4, whose arty eats are getting raves. Keep reading for a taste of what's o ... More >>
Noah French Sugarmill 2461 Larimer Street 303-297-3540 sugarmilldesserts.com This is part two of my interview with Noah French, pastry chef and co-owner of Sugarmill; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. Most underrated Denver restaurant: TAG|RAW BAR. It gets tons of awards and accolades, b ... More >>
Lou Ortiz Los Chingones 2461 Larimer Street 303-295-0686 loschingonesmexican.com This is part two of my interview with Lou Ortiz, executive sous-chef at Los Chingones; part one of our chat ran earlier this week. Most underrated Denver restaurant: Go Fish on Broadway. They make awesome sushi, and ... More >>
Editor's note: Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that got its start here in Colorado. The Westword office is closed, but Latest Word will be posting occasional updates. Watch for our full roster of stories to return tomorrow. The country's largest parade in honor of Martin Lut ... More >>
Pies used to be seen as the either the coup de grace on Thanksgiving or snarky protesters' tool of choice. (Remember when Ann Coulter, Ralph Nader and Jeff Skilling, former president of Enron, were all pied?) Then in 2011 the lattice-topped treat hit the big time, and Nation's Restaurant News declar ... More >>
This is part two of our interview with Biker Jim, chef-owner of Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs. Read part one of the Biker Jim interview. Jim Pittenger Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs 2148 Larimer Street 303-550-8231 www.bikerjimsdogs.com What you'd like to see more of in Denver/Boulder from a culinary stand ... More >>
It's always tough getting back to the grindstone after a three-day weekend, but at least there are some enticing food events happening during this short work week. Here's a taste:
Deluged by Republican presidential candidates who wanted to politic with the people dining at New Hampshire's Colby's Breakfast and Lunch restaurant -- and customers complaining about the interruptions -- a manager put up this sign: "No Politicians No Exceptions." "There is a time and a place, and ... More >>
Lori Midson Rob Lawler The Truffle 2906 East Sixth Avenue 303-322-7363 www.denvertruffle.com This is part two of my interview with Rob Lawler, former chef and the sovereign of cheese at the Truffle. Part one of my chat with Lawler ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I really do ... More >>
Since it motored into Denver earlier this month, Biker Jim's fancy new food truck, which he plans to take national, has been sequestered in a secret location somewhere in the city, but on Sunday, he'll introduce it to Denverites for the first time in conjunction with his latest appearance on ... More >>
Man and beast keep it local.At the Denver Zoo today, five gorillas chomped on lettuce and squash. Slightly more delicately, students from Steele Elementary ate pears, apples and wraps. And none of the ingredients in today's meals came from outside of Colorado. As part of Colorado Proud Schoo ... More >>
Whether you're more excited about getting your grub on circa April 20 -- the worldwide official day celebrating all things cannabinoid -- or April 22, Earth Day, there are plenty of food-related events taking place around town. Here's what's on the menu:
Lori MidsonBurn, baby, burn!On Friday night, Biker Jim hosted a little party inside his new brick-and-mortar at 2148 Larimer Street, inviting a few friends and a trio of motorcycle stunt riders to christen the concrete floor with the lashings of burnt rubber, the decibel levels of which made ... More >>
J. Wohletz Tony's Market facilitated two good holiday deeds last night: It hosted a food-tasting gala for Colorado Gives Day to benefit Street's Hope, and it also presented guests with fruitcake that was actually worth eating. Street's Hope is a faith-based, non-profit ministry that provide ... More >>
Well, Denver Beer Fest and the Great American Beer Festival have come and gone -- but there's still plenty to do, including a great excuse to head for the hills: Vail Restaurant Month starts today. Learn more about that, plus see what else is on the menu, below.
A Flickr photoDon't pretend like you didn't know this week marks the start of the Denver Beer Fest. We'll be covering it extensively, so check back for updates on what hoppy happenings are taking place. But, believe it or not, that's not all that's going on this week in culinary events. Keep ... More >>
If you can't make the drive up to Telluride for the annual Mushroom Festival, don't fret -- there's always the Bootstraps Western Wine Fest in Evergreen or Lakewood's Chile Harvest Festival. Here's what else is on the menu for this week's culinary events:
Alex bottoms out on Top Chef.Alex finally got sent home on this week's Top Chef D.C., which should appease his legion of detractors. In addition to his usual disjointed kitchen antics and incoherent decisions, he tried using sous vide -- which he'd never done before -- for the Elimination Cha ... More >>
A Flickr photo.This week, both Terroir and Duo are cooking outside their kitchens for various dinners, Twisted Pine celebrates its birthday -- and much more, including classes and dinners for every palate. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, July 12: The City of Aurora offers a kids' co ... More >>
Chipotle Mexican Grill, the ever-expanding Denver-based burrito chain, which just opened its first international store in London, is now upping the ante in the local produce department by committing to use 50 percent of at least one produce item from locally grown sources in its restaurants. ... More >>
The country's largest parade in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. will kick off this morning in Denver, Colorado, a mid-sized city with a small black population, but a big record of fighting for equality. Wilma Webb, then a state legislator, was instrumental in pushing to make MLK Day a holid ... More >>
You can touch this kind of hammer -- with your skull.Remember that old saying about how you shouldn't bring a knife to a gunfight? Well, apparently bringing a hammer to a gunfight works out better -- or at least it did on Saturday night in Wellington. A man reportedly showed up at 8410 N. Th ... More >>
I've never owned a horse, or even horse-sat for that matter. So I can't say for sure that I could properly maintain the nutrition of an equine if charged with such responsibility. If the horse didn't like Ben & Jerry's or the onion rings from My Brother's Bar, he might not have the best culin ... More >>
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