Behold the highlights and low lights of what you may have missed this week on the Cafe Society blog.
Who's going to prance away with the "Prince of Porc" title? Cochon555, the exclusive nationwide traveling swinefest that was started three years ago by founder Brady Lowe, has pig-pointed Denver as a stop on its 2011 ten-city jaunt, which kicks off in New York City on January 16.
Marczyk Fine Foods pimps, among other things, pies, which are a hot seller during the holidays, and we've got the perfect pie porn video, complete with sultry music and massaging hands, to get you in the holiday spirit.
It's Halloween, all you freaks and zombies and meat puppets, but because we know that drinking on a stomach full of candy corn and stale taffy isn't exactly the kind of nourishment that Cafe Society readers yearn for, we've amassed a stellar list of places to get your grub on throughout the weekend.
The Lobby's Charley Sinden, who's the subject of this week's Chef and Tell interview, dishes on corn sprouts, his favorite pizza, offal (not this thing), the roach coach and the dingbat who walked into his restaurant and asked for a cheese pizza delivery from Domino's.
Speaking of chefs, and Halloween, we compiled an assemblage of celebrity kitchen commanders who we think would make killer zombies, no pun intended.
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In other scary news, Jill Warner and Erick Roorda, the owners of Mod Livin', Deluxe Burger and the Little Orange Rocket, have been dealing with hostile neighbors upset over the fact that the Rocket, a food truck, often blocks an alley off Colfax. At least one asshole, who wasn't playing tricks, fired off gunshots outside the Roorda's yard, apparently in protest. What a treat.
There will undoubtedly be costumed mimics of Guy Fieri out and about this weekend, but word on the street is that Fieri, the highly, highly animated host of the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, will be here, in person, this week to partake in the filming of several different Denver and Boulder restaurants (Sam's No. 3 downtown is definitely on the agenda and Steuben's is closing for part of the day on Sunday due to "Food Network filming"), which will be featured on an upcoming episode.
Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.
And, on that note, boo! See you back here on Monday.