^
Keep Westword Free
4

Meet Mile High Chef Contestant Jay Spickelmier

Jay Spickelmier, executive chef at Jing, will face off against Sergio Romero, executive chef at Argyll Gastropub, in the Mile High Chef Competition at Dish-the Westword Menu Affair at the Fillmore tonight.

Before the cooking competition gets too heated, we asked both chefs to dish out some thoughts on Denver's dining scene. In this corner: Jay Spickelmier.

Denver has the best: Location as far as bringing the East and West Coasts together, thereby creating a lot of fusion.

What you'd like to see more of in Denver from a culinary standpoint: More local produce, especially specialty items like purple cauliflower, which goes along with my wish for a more vibrant farm-to-table approach in restaurants. I'd also love to see a great late-night eatery for us chefs to dine at after we get off work.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

What you'd like to see less of in Denver from a culinary standpoint: Processed and fast food.

Favorite Denver restaurant other than your own: TAG, Troy Guard's new restaurant in Larimer Square. He's got bone marrow and rabbit empanadas on the menu, which I find very cool.

Favorite local ingredient: Colorado lamb.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.