Were you at Chef & Brew, which paired some of the town's top toques with some of its best brews? Lori Midson was; she helped judge the event. And so was Mantonat -- which is why he was not at Westword's Denver Web Awards, to pick up the prize for Best Commenter on Westword.com -- an honor he won with his always entertaining, always informative comments on Cafe Society. See also: - Meet the Denver 2012 #Web Award Winners - Chef & Brew 2012 crowns food and beer winners - Slide Show: Chef & Brew 2012 - Chef and Tell: Elise Wiggins of Panzano
For example, here's Mantonat's take on Chef & Brews:
It's unfortunate that the venue was such a poor fit for the event. In 3 hours, I only got to try 8 of the 12 beer/food combos. Just about everything I tried was great though, so I'd definitely go back if they do it again next year, but only if it's at a bigger venue or outdoor location.
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