Nate Booth Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant 1101 Walnut Street, Boulder 303-444-3690 riograndemexican.com This is part one of my interview with Nate Booth, exec chef of the Rio, Boulder; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. It's a question that just about everyone has asked: What's in those pote ... More >>
A recent Time magazine story on the "13 Gods of Food" left a bitter taste when it failed to include a single female chef -- although seven male chefs made the cut, and sixty more were included in an accompanying article. To be fair, some female food entrepreneurs were included on the list, but the ... More >>
Robert Cherenzia learned how to make bagels in New York before hauling his baking secrets to Park City, Utah, where the Detroit native opened his own bagel shop and, he says, "fell in love with the restaurant industry." Years later, he moved to Denver, doing time at Wolfgang Puck Express and Paradis ... More >>
In a recent interview on Esquire.com, Wolfgang Puck commented on chefs' well-roundedness -- or surprising lack thereof. "You have many anxious chefs who know how to cook twenty recipes really well, but they don't have a good foundation for other things," he said. Kristen Cofrades, who, along with he ... More >>
After watching Top Chef this season, I have a new theory on why chefs don't like brunch. Maybe it's not, as many restaurateurs suggest, because the meal is a disruption to the kitchen's regular routine. Instead, could it be that they're secretly afraid of cranking out omelets as brown and dry as the ... More >>
Thomas Salamunovich Larkspur 478 Vail Valley Drive, Vail 970-754-8050 www.larkspurvail.com Larkburger www.larkburger.com This is part one of my interview with Thomas Salamunovich, exec chef of Larkspur and Larkburger, Part two of our chat will be posted here tomorrow. "Food wasn't a big deal in my ... More >>
Starting July 1, California will enforce a ban on foie gras -- delicious, delicious, fatty goose/duck liver -- and while PETA is thrilled, chefs are pissed. Why the ban on these tasty liver-lobes? Gavage, or forced tube-feeding off the animals, is seen as cruel and inhumane. But neither side in this ... More >>
Jenna Johansen, the former exec chef -- and still part-owner -- of Dish restaurant, in Edwards (she's now in Denver, engaged to Il Mondo Vecchio sausage king Mark DeNittis, who's involved with a new project, Salumeria Cansano in Wash Park), is strutting her culinary prowess on a new Bravo TV show, A ... More >>
Does anyone remember Wolfgang Puck's place in Cherry Creek? Not after they've had a bite of the goat curry at Phat Thai, the restaurant that Mark Fischer opened in December in that same spot at 2900 East Second Avenue. The goat curry rates a spot on our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. But Fischer is a ... More >>
No. 41: Goat curry from Phat Thai
Tom Coohill Coohills 1400 Wewatta Street 303-623-5700 coohills.com This is part one of my interview with Tom Coohill, exec chef/owner of Coohills. Part two of my chat with Coohill will appear in this space tomorrow. "This," confides Tom Coohill, "is too good to be on the menu. It's like buttah." ... More >>
Lori Midson Scott Yosten Steakhouse 10 3516 South Elati Street 303-789-0911 www.steakhouse10.com This is part two of my interview with Scott Yosten, exec chef of Steakhouse 10. Part one of my interview with Yosten ran in this space yesterday. Favorite food city: Chicago. The ethnic borough ... More >>
They've been doing this for EIGHTY-THREE years?!? There are a lot of things more important than watching and liveblogging the 2011 Academy Awards - but none of them are things we have to do today. Look for our recap after the show!
Stop it. Seriously.Groundhog Day may be officially devoted to celebrating a rodent that allegedly has some sort of ability to predict the onset of spring (and we think he's wrong, because despite Phil not seeing his shadow this morning, it's negative degrees outside and very much still winter ... More >>
Courtesy Denver International AirportWhat's the best grab-and-go option on Concourse B?This week, we're dishing up tips on how to eat at DIA during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Yesterday, we brought you breakfast spots. Today, we bring you something else. If you're one of the ... More >>
On Saturday night, YesPleaseMore, an organization that spreads the love for Colorado artistic endeavors through pop-up retail stores and events, descended on the Denver Pavilions for "Test Market," a collaborative production featuring a bevy of creative projects from around Denver, including ... More >>
Wolfgang Puck's alums prove me wrongA few weeks ago, when I reviewed Euclid Hall, I wrote that I'd noticed a certain shortcoming common to chefs who'd trained under Wolfgang Puck. "They're excellent cooks with mastery of technique," I mused, "but they're not innovative chefs." Plenty of read ... More >>
When Chris Elam, program director at Meatless Monday, told us his side of the veggie-movement story, he hinted that a national chef would soon be signing on to the cause. We mused that Emeril Lagasse, Tom Colicchio, and Wolfgang Puck were very much in play.
Jerry FrangasOver the past several years, northwest Denver has been the site of heated clashes over new development, struggling schools and other hot-button issues -- and the political pot got stirred into a frenzy when Denver City Council District representative Rick Garcia split for a gig w ... More >>
Jennifer Jasinski Executive chef/owner: Rioja and Bistro Vendome Unless you've been in self-imposed isolation or mandatory lockdown, you've no doubt heard the news: Jennifer Jasinski, executive chef/co-owner of Rioja and Bistro Vendôme, is just months away from opening Euclid Hall Bar and ... More >>
Max MackissockThis is part two of my interview with Max Mackissock, executive chef of Squeaky Bean. To read part one of this interview, click here. Proudest moment as a chef: One of the best parts about being a chef is watching people enjoy our hard work -- our food -- every day. That's alw ... More >>
If you've never read Anthony Bourdain's infamous post on Michael Ruhlman's blog eviscerating Food Network stars and proposing theoretical Iron Chef matches, please do so now. It's one of the funniest bits of food writing out there. So when I read that Paula Deen got an accidental pork fac ... More >>
It's been a long, rough ride for many of the shops at Denver Pavilions, with some high-profile restaurant disasters, including the Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe space on the still-empty bridge, which replaced the disastrous Cafe Odyssey, where diners got to eat at Machu Pichu (yum). But through it ... More >>
Duy Pham has a new restaurant -- in Pueblo, of all places.
If you must go for gourmet pizza, go to Sazza.
Meat and potatoes of Denvers restaurant scene.
Cooking Mama for the Wii looks good enough to eat.
Coffee, tea, or Councourse B.
Seven 30 South aint' broken, but under new management.
Red Rocks Bloody Mary
Out to Lunch
Big, Fat Fun
Kids Puck around with pizza
A meal at Bang! takes you back to simpler times -- and tastes.
Taking a gamble on dinner in Black Hawk.
So you think you know hockey, eh? Here's a quiz to see if you Av half a brain.
Return to Panzano
Denver restaurants play musical chefs.
Sharon Stone is a Goddess among men in the all-too-human Albert Brooks comedy The Muse.