Mark Antonation is the Westword Food & Drink Editor. He got his start by eating at and writing about every restaurant on Federal Boulevard and continues to cover the metro area's diverse international food scene, as well as the city's quickly changing restaurant landscape.
18 hours ago | Eating Adventures
Centro Mexican Kitchen has been through several incarnations and chefs over its sixteen years on the west end of Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall. Now it's going hyper-regional.
1 day ago | Open and Shut Cases
Sage Restaurant Group has been a driving force in the Denver restaurant scene for years; in the past year or so alone the group has opened Departure with celebrity chef Gregory Gourdet in the Halcyon Hotel in Cherry Creek, Kachina Southwester...
2 days ago | Eating Adventures
Quick: Name a food that rhymes with "poodle." If you came up with "noodle," you're on the right track to hunting down one of the most intriguing menu items at the Brutal Poodle, a new bar and grill with a decidedly goofy name at 1967 South Broadwa...
4 days ago | Lists
While there are plenty of restaurants that plan to debut in the next two months, this was a slow week for openings (by the standards of last year, at least). Menya Ramen & Poke continues its expansion after opening noodle shops on the 16th Str...
4 days ago | Open and Shut Cases
Boulder chef Alec Schuler announced at the end of 2017 that he was looking for a buyer for Arugula, his nine-year-old restaurant at 2785 Iris Avenue. Arugula's lease was set to expire in July and Schuler was looking to get out of the dinner b...
6 days ago | Construction Watch
Chef Efren Velasquez is coming full circle in his return to Jefferson Park. After sixteen years as a server, manager and chef at La Loma, where he helmed the kitchen at the Denver favorite, Velasquez helped move La Loma from West 26th Avenue to it...