• Acova Creates a New Neighborhood Roost for a Changing Neighborhood
    October 16 at 5:50 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    After more than a year of construction, Acova opened this spring in the longtime home of Patsy's, on the edge of the Northside. It's a new neighborhood hangout for a fast-changing neighborhood, and it's making a few quick changes, too, as Gretchen…

  • First Look: Morin Brings French Style to Wazee Supper Club Space
    October 10 at 12:10 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Restaurateurs Juan Padro and Katie O'Shea, along with chef Max MacKissock, saw something special in the space occupied by the Wazee Supper Club for more than forty years at 1600 15th Street. So they transformed the corner into Morin, an upscale…

  • Phil's Place Celebrates the End of an Era
    October 8 at 1:10 p.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    Back in 2002, Our Place became Phil's Place when Phil Garcia took over a family bar at 3463 Larimer Street, long before the neighborhood was nicknamed RiNo. His parents, Junie and Gary Garcia, helped out, then took over in 2006. But now they're…


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  • Celebrate Italian-American Culture at These Very Old, Old-School Restaurants
    October 8 at 8:58 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Colorado was the first state to celebrate Columbus Day, and although the holiday has become controversial, the Italian-American community's contributions to this state remain undeniable. Chief among those contributions: some great restaurants with…

  • First Look: Uchi Brings Japanese-Inspired Cuisine From Austin, Texas
    October 4 at 8:59 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Uchi is dotting its "i" and crossing its chopsticks in a final push before opening night tonight, Thursday, October 4. Founded by chef Tyson Cole in Austin, Texas in 2003, Uchi specializes in sushi and other Japanese-inspired culinary delights.…

  • Yes, Sir! Officers Club Is Winning Hearts and Stomachs at Lowry
    October 2 at 5:28 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    This Lowry restaurant may be called Officers Club, but it knows who's giving the orders: neighbors, who wanted an easy gathering place where they could get good drinks and good all-American food and, above all, have a good time. And Officers Club…

  • <i>Westword</i>'s Feast Feeds the City
    September 30 at 6:50 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Denver's dining scene is defined by its diversity, from posh palaces of fine dining to craveable street-food bites of every description. This year's Feast captured the best of the food trucks, the mom-and-pop eateries and the culinary destinations…

  • The People of the Great American Beer Festival
    September 23 at 8:25 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The Great American Beer Festival ended yesterday, September 22, but not without a flashy send-off full of costumes, pretzel necklaces and plenty of beer. All photos by Danielle Lirette.

  • Oktoberfest Takes Over Larimer Street
    September 22 at 8:54 a.m. by Aaron Thackeray

    Oktoberfest means bratwursts, beers and oompah bands, and Denver got their fill of all as the German celebration kicked off its two-weekend stand on Larimer Street on Friday, September 21. Toast the arrival of fall on September 22 and 23 and again…

  • The GABF Paired Event Brought Chefs and Brewers Together
    September 22 at 8:13 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Beer lovers from all over the world descended on Denver for the Great American Beer Festival on September 20-22. But suds weren't the only thing on tap at the second GABF session on Friday, September 21. The Paired event brought talented chefs from…

  • The Gang's All Beer at Opening Night of the GABF
    September 21 at 8:04 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The Great American Beer Festival is back in town, with hundreds of craft brewers from around the country pouring out their efforts at the Colorado Convention Center. The GABF continues through Saturday, September 22, when the winners of this year's…

  • Keeping Up With the Family Jones
    September 18 at 5:33 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The Family Jones, which opened last fall in LoHi, is much more than a distillery that makes its own spirits. It's also a welcoming bar and a spirited restaurant, as Gretchen Kurtz reports in her review. Get a taste for the place with these photos…

  • A Walking Tour of Every Restaurant on the 16th Street Mall
    September 9 at 9:08 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    This week the Paramount Cafe closed after 33 years on the 16th Street Mall, while Hacienda Colorado set up shop just two blocks away. The 16th Street Mall is one of Denver's iconic tourist destinations, as well as a lunch and dinner draw for…

  • Dessert as Art From Four Denver Chefs
    September 5 at 11:20 a.m. by Mark Antonation

    Dessert rises to art form in the hands of talented chefs with patience, vision and skill. Pie, cake and chocolate  become visual masterpieces — in addition to being a sweet ending to dinner. Ty Leon of Bistro Georgette, Jennifer Noelani Akina of…

  • Taste of Colorado Fills Civic Center Park With Food and Fun
    September 4 at 2:26 p.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    The Taste of Colorado returned to Civic Center Park over Labor Day weekend, bringing a slew of corn dogs and funnel cakes and turkey legs, as well as more sophisticated fare and other, more arty vendors. Here's a taste of what you missed at the…

  • Super Mega Bien Delivers Food and Fun...Fast!
    September 4 at 5:44 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The small plates at Super Mega Bien come by dim sum cart. But as Gretchen Kurtz reports in her review, these plates could be delivered by mimes or shoved on a cafeteria tray by a lunch lady and they’d still be terrific. Here's a taste of what…

  • Ten Great Barbecue Joints Representing Denver's Diverse Scene
    August 28 at 6:55 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Denver's reputation for good barbecue has taken a turn for the better in recent years, thanks to the dedicated men and women taking the time to do smoked meats right. From tiny rural shacks to roadside trailers to bright and modern eateries,…

  • Denver Gets Fat on New Belgium Fun
    August 27 at 1:20 p.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    Bands, bikes and beers: a perfect storm of fun for Denverites. New Belgium Brewing brought all three to town with its Tour de Fat festival on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Billed as the "greatest little show on earth," the festival raised money for…

  • Celebrity Chefs Pack the House for Oskar Blues Beer and Food Dinner
    August 25 at 9:48 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    We didn't know what a hurly burly was going into Culinary Hurly Burly, held at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew on Friday, August 24. But if the great food, celebrity chefs, live music and free-flowing beer were any indication, we want more of them. Oskar…

  • At Acreage, the Ciders Are as Great as the Views
    August 21 at 6:04 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Stem Ciders opened a casual, farmhouse restaurant on its production campus in Lafayette. Acreage is a place of possibilities, with plenty of space, lots of great cider, and a Basque-inspired menu that happens to include best-selling burgers. For…


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