• Brewers Mix It Up at Collaboration Fest 2017
    March 26 at 5:58 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    If competition is healthy in the craft beer marketplace, then cooperation is even healthier — at least for beer drinkers seeking diversity. Colorado's beer scene offers a dizzying variety of styles and flavors, but when breweries combine their…

  • Our 100 Favorite Dishes of the Past Year: #100 to #75
    March 25 at 8:10 a.m. by Westword Staff

    We've been counting down our 100 favorite dishes around metro Denver to bring you the best the city has to offer, from entrees at lavish destination eateries to snacks at simple mom-and-pop shops. Here's a look at the photos we've taken along the…

  • First Look: Otra Vez Moves in on the 16th Street Mall
    March 24 at 3:49 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Otra Vez, a new cantina from the Tavern Hospitality Group, began mixing up margaritas this week on the 16th Street Mall at Welton Street. The Mexican restaurant and bar takes over a former Mike's Camera location with an understated facade facing…


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  • First Look: Infinite Monkey Theorem Unveils Stanley Marketplace Wine Bar
    March 23 at 11:16 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    What was once the break room for employees of the Stanley Aviation facility is now a chic new tasting room for Infinite Monkey Theorem, Denver's urban winery. Stapleton neighbors gathered yesterday for the grand opening of the wine bar at the…

  • Que Bueno Suerte! Brings Modern Mexican to Old South Pearl
    March 21 at 5:56 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Que Bueno Suerte! on Old South Pearl Street is designed to showcase modern Mexican fare, in the transformed home of Session Kitchen. The setting is stunning. And the food? Look at our photos, and then read Gretchen Kurtz's review. All photos by…

  • Swine Soiree Cochon555 Makes Pork Lovers Swoon
    March 19 at 11:51 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The annual pork parade known as Cochon555 trotted into town on Sunday, March 19, lining up five Colorado chefs in a battle of whole-hog cookery. This year's competitors were Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly, Darrel Truett of Barolo Grill, Bill Miner…

  • When Irish Guys Are Smiling: Capitol Hill Hooley at the Irish Snug
    March 17 at 11:16 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Since March 17 fell on a Friday, Denverites have been celebrating St. Patrick's Day for a week, and they'll party on this weekend — if they survived the fourteenth annual Capitol Hill Hooley at the Irish Snug on St. Patrick’s Day, that is. Once…

  • Sipping and Sliding at Left Hand Brewing Co's Hops and Handrails
    March 11 at 7:35 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Skiers and boarders competed for aerial dominance at Hops and Handrails, a festival that brought craft beer and a rail jam to Roosevelt Park in Longmont on Saturday, March 11. Hosted by Left Hand Brewing Company, the event boasted more than seventy…

  • Twenty Tasty Photos from Denver's Best Foodie Photographers on Instagram
    March 9 at 3 p.m. by Lindsey Bartlett

    This week we're celebrating the Twenty Best Instagrammers in Denver, photographers who focus on subjects ranging from the great outdoors to the changing Denver skyline to delicious dishes, since two of those twenty Instagrammers are foodies.…

  • Rolling in Dough at Dio Mio, a Fast-Casual Pasta Spot in RiNo
    March 7 at 5:48 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    At Dio Mio, a minimalist, fast-casual spot that opened in RiNo last fall, Alex Figura and Spencer White are trying to correct pasta’s second-class status one handmade noodle at a time. And as Gretchen Kurtz reports in her review, the two dough boys…

  • Beer Nerds Take Over Wynkoop for Day of Dorks Festival
    March 5 at 10:07 a.m. by Scott Lentz

    Beer nerds clinked glasses Saturday, March 4, at Wynkoop Brewing Company for the Day of Dorks beer festival. More than thirty breweries poured their geekiest beers and and collected school supplies for donation to local schools. Exotic ingredients,…

  • Hog Haven Farm Trots Out the Pot Bellies at Resolute Brewing
    March 1 at 9:23 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The pigs were out in force at Resolute Brewing on Wednesday, March 1 — which just happened to be National Pig Day. While humans enjoyed beers on the Centennial brewery's patio, rescued pigs from Hog Haven Farm in eastern Colorado paraded their pot…

  • First Look: Quality Italian Adds Flair to Cherry Creek Dining Scene
    March 1 at 9 a.m. by Mark Antonation

    New York City's Quality Italian opens Thursday, March 2, in Cherry Creek's Halcyon Hotel, adding a a touch of badda-bing to the fast-changing neighborhood. But the eatery, the creation of restaurateur Michael Stillman, is far more than your typical…

  • First Look: Low Country Kitchen Brings Southern Charm to Lower Highland
    February 27 at 3:07 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Low Country Kitchen started out life in the high country; owners Brian and Katy Vaughn opened their first restaurant in Steamboat Springs, but now they're ready to bring their taste of the South to Denver. The new Low Country Kitchen opens tonight,…

  • Denver Restaurant Week Reception Offers a Taste of This City's Award-Winners
    February 24 at 6:52 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Denver Restaurant Week begins today, February 24, and it got off to a tasty start at a reception at the Exdo Event Center honoring the Denver area's James Beard Award winners and finalists: Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja, Bistro Vendôme, Euclid Hall,…

  • Fish N Beer Is a Real Catch for RiNo
    February 21 at 6:14 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Fish N Beer, the tiny RiNo restaurant opened by Kevin Morrison and Aniedra Nichols last fall, will reel you in with its welcoming ambience and all the ambitious dishes coming out of the kitchen. Read Gretchen Kurtz's review of Fish N Beer, and…

  • Adrian Miller Launches <i>The President's Kitchen Cabinet</i> at History Colorado
    February 19 at 5:44 p.m. by Mark Antonation

    Author, food historian and Denverite Adrian Miller launched his latest book, The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas, on Saturday, February 18, at the…

  • Samoas and Suds at Renegade Brewing's Girl Scout Cookie Pairing
    February 12 at 8:19 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Every season is beer season in Denver, but Girl Scout cookies only show up for a couple of months each year. Beer drinkers at Renegade Brewing brought two worlds together by enjoying Samoas, Trefoils and S'mores matched with four house brews at…

  • Clyde Uncorks a Concept to Transform the Wine Bar
    February 7 at 5:30 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    With craft beer big these days, wine is ripe for a turnaround. Chris Fehlinger and Jon Lipshutz opened Clyde last fall in the former Capitol Hill home of Le Central. They've worked hard to make their concept feel fresh and created a good…

  • River North Brewery Wins First Beer Fight Club
    February 5 at 9:35 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    What happens at Beer Fight Club doesn't stay at Beer Fight Club: Eight breweries — Mockery Brewing Company, River North Brewery, Blue Moon, Epic Brewing, Zephyr Brewing, Beryl’s Beer Co, Black Shirt Brewing and Jagged Mountain — competed at…



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