Any food-nerd knows that it's almost impossible to keep up with every new culinary gadget or cool DIY kit -- but it's almost as tough to resist them. You contemplate giving up imported cheese or cartons of duck fat for a month just so you can buy some food-tastic item you really don't need -- but re ... More >>
2215 West 32nd Avenue
This is part one of my interview with Tommy Lee, exec chef of Uncle; part two of our chat will run tomorrow.
At 4:45 on a Saturday afternoon, a swarm of restless ramen geeks congregates around the door of Uncle, Tommy Lee's ... More >>
Last Friday, the news broke that one-time tween-dream Fred Savage will direct Charlize Theron in the upcoming female buddy-pic Ladies Night. The film is being described as Bridesmaids-esque, which means it will most likely be another mildly funny, wholly predictable rom-com attempt at proving that w ... More >>
IKEA: So big is has its own gravity.Unless you've been living under a poorly-designed rock for months, you know that IKEA Centennial opens on July 27, at which point everyone within a four-state area will charge through its doors, frothing at the mouth for low-priced, assembly-required home d ... More >>
891 14th Street
This is part two of my interview with Arik Markus, executive chef of Row 14. In part one of that interview, Markus dishes on crashing kitchens, the day he was fired by Eric Ripert and the echo of Daniel Boulud.
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Bree DaviesThe Aspen Grove Santa is a wandering one. Luckily, he's trailed by gaggle of carolers -- dressed like real-life, Disney-like Dickens characters, no less -- so he's easy to track down along the sidewalks of the outdoor shopping and "LifeStyle Center." I found him taking a break on a ... More >>
If you haven't heard (or don't check Pitchfork like its your Twitter account) Steve Albini is pissed off -- again. In a Q&A with GQ.com published this week, everyone's favorite producer/indie curmudgeon decided to attempt to assassinate Sonic Youth's impenetrable DIY credibility. Serving up s ... More >>
This is part two of my interview with Olav Peterson, exec chef of Bistro One. To read part one, click here.
Culinary inspirations: Whenever I go to Paris, I always come away with so many influences, whether it's from the art in the city or eating an iconic banana Nutella crepe off the stre ... More >>
Pyatt StudioAn Urban Hens chicken coop
Urbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from backyard chickens to front-lawn gardens, from gree ... More >>