Dish, Westword's eighteenth annual food-and-drink festival in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, is only hours away and our mouths are watering just thinking about all the delicious eats that will be featured there.
Here's a sampling of more on the menu:
Restaurant: Interstate Kitchen & Bar
Owner/chef: Andre Lobato
What dish will you be serving at Dish? Two: Pulled pork sliders on brioche with apple slaw and shrimp with stone ground grits.
What's your favorite dish on your menu? Chicken livers
Restaurant/ truck: Comida Cantina and The Comida Truck
Owner/chef: Rayme Rossello
Chef: Serena Romero
What dish will you be serving at Dish? Three items: grilled bacon and jalapeno taco with Asadero, cotija and smoked Gouda; sirloin taco: sirloin over sweet potato mash with roasted onions and house-made crema; roasted poblano and onion quesadilla: griddled with Asadero, cotija and smoked Gouda.
What's your favorite dish on your menu? The Sirloin Situation Taco!
Truck: Basic Kneads
Owners/chefs: The Bakken brothers: Joel, Reid and Eric
What dish will you be serving at Dish? We will be serving our wood-fired pizzas from our hand-built wood-burning truck. We have three main slices: the Margherita, the Safety (pepperoni) and our signature Sweet Thai Chili Chicken.
What's your favorite dish on your menu? I'm a "meat-reducer" and my brother's vegetarian, so we do a lot of our Hot Hawaiian (pineapple and jalapeno) or a twist on the Buffalo Chicken with "Buffalo" mushrooms and artichokes. One of our managers came up with the Falafel pie recently, which was smash hit!
Restaurant: Watercourse Foods
Owner: Dan Landes
Chef: Rachel Kesley
What will you be serving at Dish? Beet risotto with fava bean and roasted tomato saute and shaved goat cheese topped with a Balsamic reduction.
What's your favorite dish on your menu? Polenta florentine
Truck: Hey PB&J
Chef: Matt McDonald
What dish will you be serving at Dish? Two sandwiches: Barcelona: our almond butter, home-made date jam, manchego cheese and sherried onions; and the Thai: our spicy peanut butter, orange marmalade, basil, coconut and crushed peanuts. And milk shots!
What's your favorite dish on your menu? Can't decide between the Barcelona and Thai...
Restaurant: Jonesy's EatBar
Owner: Leigh Jones
Chef: Beau Simmons
What dish will you be serving at Dish? Lamby Joe Sliders: shredded Colorado lamb, caramelized onions, blue cheese and bacon.
What's your favorite dish on your menu? Low country grits
Restaurant: Frijoles Colorado Cuban Cuisine
Chef: Roxanne Negrin
What dish will you be serving at Dish? Lechon, Moro, Maduros: roast pork in our signature Mojo, white rice, black beans and sweet plantains.
What's your favorite dish on your menu? This one!
Find all the details on Dish, including how to get tickets, here.
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