With the horrors of holiday travel just beginning, you might find yourself with time -- lots of time -- at Denver International Airport in the days ahead. Fortunately, the food at DIA has never been better, thanks to a concerted effort to improve the restaurant offerings -- and add Dunkin' Donuts! ... More >>
The West Highland neighborhood and Highland Square complex have experienced ups and downs as gentrification continues and tastes change. Frasca duo Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson recently opened Pizzeria Locale on West 32nd Avenue not far from Frank Bonanno's Salt & Grinder, bringing ... More >>
The Broncos smacked the Raiders on Monday night, but the hometeam couldn't repeat the triumph on Wednesday, when the final episode of Top Chef Masters aired on Bravo. Jen Jasinski, chef/co-owner of Rioja, Bistro Vendome and Euclid Hall, who was named this year's Best Chef Southwest in the James Bear ... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, where legendary rapper Willie D of the Geto Boys answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! Dear Willie D, I'm in a long-distance relationship with a good man, but the miles are start ... More >>
The season premiere of Bravo's Top Chef Masters will hit televisions on Wednesday, July 24, and among the contestants battling for $100,000 in prize money -- money that will benefit a charity of the winning chef's choice -- is Jennifer Jasinski, exec chef and owner of Rioja, Euclid Hall and Bistro V ... More >>
Prince Harry might have stopped by The Market on Monday, but the real royalty was right down the street, at Rioja. Just a week before, Jennifer Jasinski, the chef who opened that Larimer Square restaurant with business partner Beth Gruitch almost a decade ago, was named Best Chef Southwest at the Ja ... More >>
On September 29, 2011, after the first night of the annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Left Hand Brewing publicly revealed a bottled beer that its owners and brewers had spent two years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to create. See also: - Strange Brewing faces a trademark threat ... More >>
I keep threatening to break up with Top Chef, the Bravo reality show that pits "cheftestants" (Bravo's word, not mine) against one another in a string of often ridiculous challenges and theatrically contrived snippets that force the chefs to look into a camera and say really stupid shit -- things li ... More >>
The tenth season of Bravo's Top Chef starts tonight, with three Colorado chefs among the competitors: Eliza Gavin of Telluride's 221 South Oak; Jorel Pierce, the executive chef of Euclid Hall; and Tyler Wiard, exec chef at Elway's Cherry Creek and culinary director of the Elway's group (which curren ... More >>
Josh Barhaug Fired Up 1135 Bannock Street 303-825-1995 www.gtfiredup.com This is part one of my chef interview with Josh Barhaug, who mans the line -- and pizza oven -- at Fired Up. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. The first recipe that Josh Barhaug ever attempted came out of a Bisquick b ... More >>
Brett Shaheen Wooden Table 2500 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village 303-730-2152 www.thewoodentablerestaurant.com This is part two of my interview with Brett Shaheen, exec chef of the Wooden Table. Part one of our chat ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Grizzly Bar in Roscoe, Montana. ... More >>
Brett Shaheen Wooden Table 2500 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village 303-730-2152 www.thewoodentablerestaurant.com This is part one of my interview with Brett Shaheen, exec chef of the Wooden Table. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Flipping pizzas at Pizza Hut. That was Brett Shaheen's firs ... More >>
Shredding it on the bunny hill, or something."First time?" the guy behind the Loveland rental stand asked as he installed the gadget that would hook my boots on to the board. I don't think he ended the question with "dude," but with his slouched over 'tude, I wanted to hear "dude" or "gnarl ... More >>
Meat: It's not all that's for dinner -- at least not on Monday nights at Duo and Olivéa, both of which are the first restaurants in Denver to join the campaign to go meatless on Mondays, a nationwide initiative (some would call it a movement without the "moo") to persuade Americans to stick ... More >>
Lori Midson Jay Spickelmier Japoix 975 Lincoln Street 303-861-2345 www.japoix.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Jay Spickelmier, executive chef of Japoix. To read part two of that interview, check back here tomorrow. Jay Spickelmier is wrist-deep in a large, deep, flat-bo ... More >>
Lori Midson Dylan Moore Deluxe 30 South Broadway 303-722-1550 Delite 32 South Broadway 303-722-1278 Deluxe Burger 5325 East Colfax Avenue 303-333-5683 This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Dylan Moore, exec chef of Deluxe, Delite and Deluxe Burger. You can read part one here. C ... More >>
About a month ago, if you'll recall, I raked my former idol, Mario Batali, over the coals for jumping on the bandwagon of the cute veggie campaign, Meatless Monday. And in the aftermath, as was only fair, I was chastised for my pigheadedness (no pun intended). But as my comments about anima ... More >>
Lori Midson This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Jennifer Jasinksi; to read part one of that interview, click here. Best food city in America: San Francisco Bay. I love the growing capabilities of the area and how you're so closely tied to the land. Restaurants there have the opp ... More >>
Lori MidsonTop Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg with fellow contestant Fabio VivianiOkay, so Jax-Boulder superchef Hosea Rosenberg wins Top Chef: New York and, along with the top title, gets $100,000 to blow on opening a new restaurant. Except he hasn't opened a new restaurant. In fact, as I rep ... More >>
Deluxe is about to get another sibling.Dylan Moore already runs a couple of this city's most engaging restaurants: Deluxe at 30 South Broadway, one of the (very) few examples of intelligently designed, historical California cuisine done right in Denver, and right next door at 32 South Broadwa ... More >>
Keegan Gerhard is a star -- and D Bar Desserts really shines.
A new look and a solid menu bring this late-70s landmark back to life.
From a goose chase to a great chase, 2006 was one wild ride.
Cuba Libre conjures up a new Cuban cuisine.
Fans had no trouble finding Rioja; now it needs to find itself.
How Dylan Moore got his groove back at Deluxe.
God has smiled on Oshima Ramen.
So Foie, So Good
Shopping around for metro Denver's top ten attractions for tourists -- and locals.
Triana needs to try harder.
Trinity Grille still has the feel -- and the food -- of a men's club.
To market, to market
Get a 'Cue
John Duran keeps things casual at Canopy Grill.
Citrus bubbles over with good things.
Is the Denver Art Museum looking to expand more than its gallery space?
Kissing off a year of six-minute smooches and sex-toy cigars.