• Farmers' Market Finds: A Summer Salad From Chef DJ Nagle
    June 18 at 8:49 a.m. by Linnea Covington

    This past weekend's chef demo at the Union Station Farmers Market came from chef DJ Dagle of Briar Common Brewery + Eatery, who found just the right ingredients for panzanella made with farm-fresh ingredients and local bread and cheese. "Panzanella…

  • Ten Old Denver and New Denver Restaurants — Paired and Compared
    June 12 at 9:46 p.m. by Westword Staff

    With so many new restaurants in town attempting to redefine the basics of dining out, classic eateries can feel a little antiquated — but they can also provide a reprieve from the tricks and gimmicks of modern food service and hospitality…

  • Ship Tavern Charts the Course for Old Denver
    June 12 at 5:35 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Ship Tavern set sail right after Prohibition and has been providing a true taste of old Denver for decades. This is the spot for stiff drinks, prime rib and a Shipwreck Sundae. But with the Brown Palace changing hands, will this classic watering…


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  • Ace Eat Serve Crowns Its Wings & Whiskey Champion
    June 11 at 1:30 p.m. by Mark Antonation

    There was a big flap at 501 East 17th Avenue on Sunday, June 10, as Ace Eat Serve hosted its annual Wings & Whiskey festival to benefit the Denver Housing Authority's Youth Culinary Academy. Chefs from Hop Alley, the Highland Tavern, FNG, Cho77,…

  • Know Your Farmer: It's Easy Being Green at the Fresh Herb Co.
    June 10 at 9:07 p.m. by Linnea Covington

    For Chet and Kristy Anderson of the Fresh Herb Co. in Longmont, peonies are the bread and butter of their business from spring into early summer. But once the beautiful, wonderful smelling blossoms are gone for the year, the Andersons turn…

  • A New Friday Farmers' Market Comes to Stanley Marketplace
    June 4 at 9:48 a.m. by Linnea Covington

    A new Friday farmers' market launched at Stanley Marketplace (2510 Dallas Street in Aurora) on June 1 and will continue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday through the end of August. Organized by Local Colorado (which operates several other metro…

  • Hit These Ten RiNo Cocktail Bars Along Denver's Mixology Mile
    June 1 at 8:38 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    If you think the craft cocktail scene is all dried up, think again. The RiNo Art District is so awash in booze, we were able to stop at ten cocktail bars shaking up great things — and all but one are less than three years old. Whether you're…

  • First Look: Denver Milk Market Opens Friday, June 1
    May 30 at 8:19 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Restaurateur Frank Bonanno's staggering new market hall, Denver Milk Market, will make its public debut on Friday, June 1, with a weekend full of food, freebies and fun. Here's a preview of what to expect, including three bars — the Cellar, the…

  • Shop Like Ace Eat Serve's Chef at the Farmers' Market
    May 29 at 6:59 a.m. by Linnea Covington

    Ace Eat Serve executive chef Thach Tran was the guest chef for the Union Station Farmers' Market's weekly cooking demo on Saturday, May 26, 2018, put on by the market in partnership with EatDenver. See how the chef found all the ingredients he…

  • Atelier by Radex Serves Up a Taste of the Past...and Future
    May 29 at 5:29 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Radek Cerny, a big name in Denver's dining scene two decades ago, brought Atelier by Radex to Uptown in 2017. The restaurant gives diners a taste of the decades that paved the way for today’s earnest food scene, in a white-tablecloth, candlelit…

  • Chicken Fight! Crowns Denver's Premier Poultry Purveyors
    May 25 at 9:30 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    More than forty Denver restaurants dropped their socks and grabbed their...chicken, for Chicken Fight! This annual festival of fried bird served up thighs, wings and breasts in myriad sauces and crunchy coatings, proving that chicken has replaced…

  • By Thor's Hammer! Breckenridge Unleashes Razznarok at Stoney's
    May 18 at 7:26 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    A convergence of two of Denver's most obsessive crowds — craft-beer hunters and cosplay aficionados — packed the house at Stoney's Bar & Grill (1111 Lincoln Street) on Thursday, May 17. Why? Because Breckenridge Brewery was launching its annual…

  • Julep Gives New Twists to Southern Cooking's Greatest Hits
    May 15 at 5:41 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    At the RiNo restaurant, chef/owner Kyle Foster says he wants "to push more of the mentality of a Southerner, using their traditions and resourcefulness.” And hospitality, says Gretchen Kurtz in her review of Julep. And biscuits.

  • Late-Night Munchies: Where Denver Eats After Last Call
    May 14 at 5:57 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Denver doesn't have a reputation as a city for night owls, but some kitchens burn the midnight oil (or at least cook with it), serving hungry denizens of the dark after last call at the city's bars. We cruised through several neighborhoods to…

  • First Look: Union Station Farmers' Market Launches 2018 Season
    May 13 at 12:25 p.m. by Linnea Covington

    On a cool and cloudy Saturday morning at 9 a.m., the Union Station Farmers' Market bell rang for the first time this year, officially opening the market's 2018 season. More than twenty vendors, new and old, comprising farmers, artisan food makers,…

  • First Look: Death & Co Mixes It Up at the New Ramble Hotel
    May 9 at 12:05 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The Ramble Hotel is now open at 1280 25th Street in RiNo, and with it comes Death & Co, an innovative cocktail bar that will also serve as the hotel's restaurant and cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Death & Co was founded in New York City on…

  • Tenth Annual Picnic of the Pig Was Hog Heaven!
    May 6 at 8:18 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Lola Coastal Mexican went hog wild with its annual Picnic of the Pig on Cinco de Mayo, closing Boulder Street and working with Low Country Kitchen to throw a big block party complete with food and drink specials, live music and dancing,…

  • Ultreia: Destination Dining in Union Station
    May 1 at 5:51 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Ultreia is tucked into Denver's renovated train station, and this “gastroteka" will transport you to Spain. “When guests make decisions on where to spend money,” says co-founder/owner Jennifer Jasinski, “they want an experience.” And they'll get…

  • Rumble in the Rockies Pits East Versus West in Boulder
    April 30 at 5:59 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    The chefs sharpened their knives and went to battle at the Riverside in Boulder on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The Rumble in the Rockies pitted East (Thach Tran, Jeff Stoneking and Ryan Gorby) against West (Kyle Mendenhall, Steve Redzikowski and Thomas…

  • Travel Back in Time at Denver's Oldest Mexican Restaurants
    April 25 at 9:30 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    With the Blue Bonnet Mexican Cafe turning fifty years old this year as inspiration, we set out on a mission to visit Denver's oldest Mexican restaurants. We found eight other cantinas that have been serving green chile, tacos, enchiladas and…



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