After celebrating a monumental ten years in LoHi earlier this year, Lola has become one of the staples in the Denver restaurant scene. Passing by, it's easy to forget how good it really is. I'm here to tell you it's time to give Lola a fresh look. A crowd pleaser every time, the food is always on po ... More >>
Mayan Manjar Yucateco 5209 West Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood 303-936-5562 The TV was on when I walked into
Ten years isn't a long time, unless you're in the restaurant business, in which case surviving a decade can seem like a monumental achievement. And with the rapid changes in Denver dining tastes and the explosion of hot new restaurant neighborhoods over the past few years, older eateries find themse ... More >>
No. 98 Cochinita Pibil at Work & Class 2500 Larimer Street 303-292-0700 It's possible that every menu item at Work & Class, the raucous but welcoming homage to American slow cooking -- with a healthy dose of Mexican flavors -- could make our 100 Favorite Dishes list. The kitchen's spoon bread is a ... More >>
Work & Class 2500 Larimer Street 303-292-0700 If I were Scheherazade spinning tales to save my life before a disgruntled king, I'd look to Work & Class for inspiration. Within the confines of this much-anticipated Ballpark restaurant, which opened at full tilt four months ago and hasn't looked bac ... More >>
Four partners, Araceli Reynos, Ezzie Dominguez and brothers Isaias Poot and Juan Bootista, all of whom hail from the Yucatán Peninsula, in southeastern Mexico, have joined together to open one of Denver's only Yucatanian restaurants: Mayan Manjar Yucateco, which unlocked its doors last Friday, took ... More >>
The Oskar Blues crew is better known for peddling beer than pedaling bikes, but their new restaurant is bringing both to Longmont, under one roof. With tacos. And tequila. The Cyclhops Bike CANtina is an Oskar Blues joint through and through, right down to the pun in its name. And, when it official ... More >>
#56: John McEnroeArtist John McEnroe tangles with the challenges of synthetic materials and sculptural process in big, drippy works with minds of their own. Best known for sometimes-ragged installations molded from plastics and polymers and filling spaces in unexpected ways, McEnroe seems to natural ... More >>
Dana Rodriguez, who's spearheaded the kitchen at Bistro Vendome for just over two years, may be one of the most unheralded chefs in Denver, but that's about to change: In late July, she'll leave that kitchen behind to become the executive chef-partner of Work & Class, a new restaurant that will open ... More >>
What do Madhava honey, a vegan history lesson and "liquid fire" have in common? They can all be found on Pinche Taqueria's updated menu. On a slightly overcast Monday afternoon, Kevin Morrison, chef-owner of Pinche Taqueria, gathered his staff around the communal table at the new Highland locati ... More >>
The food truck row at Dish -- Westword's eighteenth annual food-and-drink event taking place in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex next Thursday, September 6 -- is full of stars this year: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs, Comida, Mestizo's, Waffle Brothers, Hey PB&J, Basic Kneads... And ... More >>
Israel Trevino has been trying to get back to Colorado since he left in 2000 and returned home to Texas, where he opened two outposts of La Playa Mexican Cafe in Harlingen and Austin. Those successful operations allowed him to explore possibilities for another location, and he settled on Centennial ... More >>
Paxia - Alta Cocina Mexicana is set to open today at 40th and Tejon, and while fans of the nearby Los Carboncitos are overjoyed, at least one is also dubious: Dear Steve and Michelle: You really thought that the Sunnyside Neighborhood needed yet ONE MORE mexican restaurant?!?!? In the six y ... More >>
Michelle GelmanWe here at Cafe Society headquarters love our taquerias, and Los Carbonicitos, which has three locations scattered across the city, is definitely one of our favorites. We can't get enough of the joint's street tacos, the Goliath-size tortas, the namesake carboncitos, the superb ... More >>
The Justice League of Street Food, the convoy of food trucks and carts that gave a whole new meaning to pavement cuisine when it became a superpower of street food last summer, is gearing up for its second party of the season -- and we're giving one Cafe Society reader (and a guest) free rein ... More >>
A Flickr photo Barolo Grill isn't the only restaurant that's unearthing truffles this fall: The Flagstaff House, at 1138 Flagstaff Road in Boulder, is also playing around with truffles, thanks to executive chef Mark Monette, who's created a five-course truffle-tasting menu for those who get ... More >>
Lori Midson This is part one of Lori Midson's Q&A with Roberto Diaz, the executive chef of Mezcal. Part two of that interview will run tomorrow. Roberto Diaz Mezcal 3230 East Colfax Avenue 303-322-5219 www.mezcalcolorado.com To celebrate Mexican Independence Day last week, Roberto Diaz s ... More >>
Il Mondo Vecchio salumi emperor Mark DeNittis, and the subject of last week's Chef and Tell interview, spends the majority of his time pimping dry-cured meats, but the chef has other passions, too, including four-wheeling and camp cooking. His cookbook, My Jeep Grille Adventures, which he r ... More >>
Nancy LevineRoberto Solis's deer with ashes sauce Outside, the temperature was dropping -- but inside Lola, we might as well have been on a beach in Mexico. That's because chef Jamey Fader and guest chef Roberto Solis were hosting a Yucatan dinner, full of the tastes of that region Solis's l ... More >>
Jamey Fader, your host at LolaI was at Lola, 1575 Boulder Street, twice on Sunday -- for brunch (the chicken-fried pork special) and dinner (the Sunday paella special). And you'd think I might have had my fill of Lola for a while -- but you'd be wrong. Because tonight, Lola is hosting a Yuc ... More >>
For proof that summer's scorch is coming to a screeching halt, all you have to do is look to Tambien, the Cherry Creek Mex in the city at 250 Steele Street that's been turning out rockabilly and ribs to the faithful every Sunday since April 26. This was one of our favorite Sunday excuses t ... More >>
Troy Guard was cooking again last night, and it felt good. The former Nine75/Zengo chef had joined Jamey Fader as a guest chef for a special dinner at Lola featuring dishes inspired by the flavors of Cabo and the Yucatan. It wasn't much of a stretch for Guard, who was raised in Hawaii, and it made h ... More >>
At 6:30 p.m. tonight, the Lab at Belmar kicks off the latest round of Taste Test, a series that "investigates the foods that we eat through a combination of history, science, anthropology and culinary arts," according to the Lab's Sarah Skeen. First up: "Taste Test: Chocolate," William Poole, founde ... More >>
After I posted last Friday's blog about the opening of El Camino, I received this note from partner Chris Golub about the new spot, which took the place of his four-year-old Swimclub32: Howdy Jason! Thanks for the mention in the blog! I have yet to reach out to you to discus ... More >>
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