I often get asked by chefs and restaurateurs to suggest ways to separate themselves from the competition -- what they can do to stay relevant, especially in a city that's exploding with new restaurants and a swell of culinary talent. It's usually a long discussion, but if there's one piece of advice ... More >>
Two years ago, Denver's first Steak 'n Shake in decades opened in Centennial to big crowds and the kind of frenzy we wouldn't see again until, well, Dunkin' Donuts opened here in August. By then, though, the two metro Steak 'n Steak stores were embroiled in legal wrangles that ultimately saw their f ... More >>
Is Denver an "immature" burger market? That's what Cameron Tune thinks, and so he chose Glendale's City Set project for the first U.S. outpost of his Canada-based Big Smoke Burger. "There are a lot of one-off and two-off burger places in Denver -- Crave and Juicy Burger, for example -- and there are ... More >>
With ingredients like sambar curry, lacinato kale and pickled jalapeños, Linger's new brunch menu allows you to travel the globe without dusting off your passport. No strangers to traditional eggs and bacon, chef/owner Justin Cucci and his team also incorporate Japanese, Indian, New Orleans and Me ... More >>
Who would have thought that our humble state of Colorado could have hosted so many video games? While for many developers Colorado seems to be synonymous with little more than "snow," these games will take you everywhere from explosive recreations of '90s blockbusters to wholesome educational progra ... More >>
A great burger needs to stand on its own, a Westword reader noted last week in response to my review of Red Robin's Burger Works, a new concept that the Colorado-based chain tried out at the Shops at Northfield Stapleton before rolling it outside Colorado state lines. That means the burger has to ... More >>
A few years after Harold and Kumar visited White Castle -- but before they escaped from Guantanamo Bay -- Kumar Patel's real-life alter ego, Kal Penn, served a two-year-stint as the associate director of the White House's Office of Public Engagement. In 2008, the House and 24 star campaigned in 26 s ... More >>
Burger King issued a battle cry yesterday. In order to help boost its sluggish sales -- the chain has slipped to third, behind McDonald's and Wendy's -- the company rolled out the heavy artillery: ten new menu items, including specialty salads, chicken snack wraps, smoothies, flavored frozen coffee ... More >>
In hindsight Licensed To Ill -- released November 15, 1986 -- came to the table with a virtually infallible recipe: Rick Rubin produced the seminal radio-friendly rap album and Russell Simmons had not only signed Beastie Boys to a then baby Def Jam, but was also managing the three white boys ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe sliders are just one of several new add-ons at Park Burger Now that my kid's favorite Old School Burgers location has fallen victim to the economy, we've been hunting for a new burger palace. More to the point, we've been scouting a burger joint where my kid will actually eat a bur ... More >>
Ah, the burger. Labor Day grilling tradition, force of good and ease in the American diet. We take you for granted, burger. We assume that because you are a national culinary treasure that you are also unassailable, that you can be toyed with--unmercifully at times--and that you'll still com ... More >>
Crabby about sliders.
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