• Tacolandia 2018 Was the Taco the Town
    August 20 at 5:13 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Tacolandia returned to Civic Center Park on August 19, bringing along dozens of Westword's favorite taquerias and Mexican restaurants offering samples of their best dishes. But the food was just part of the fun: This round also included lucha libre…

  • 24 Hours at the Denver Diner
    August 14 at 12 p.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    In July, the Denver Diner property was sold for $3.5 million by its longtime owner, George Skordos, but the diner itself will continue to operate. And thank goodness: Not only does the iconic eatery sit at the intersection of two notable Denver…

  • BrunchFest Celebrates Everyone's Favorite Weekend Pastime
    August 13 at 1:33 p.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    Is brunch simply a mid-morning meal on Saturday or Sunday? For some — like the attendees of BrunchFest, on Sunday, August 12, at Civic Center Park — brunch is a lifestyle and a frame of mind. The festival captured all the right elements: warm…


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  • Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Gave a Big Taste of the Neighborhood
    August 13 at 9:32 a.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    Denverites descended on the tenth annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine festival, where more than 21 restaurants, bars and cafes in the neighborhood served up delicious bites on Saturday, August 11. In addition to rounding up great food and wine,…

  • Bang Up to the Elephant! Is Well Done, Indeed
    August 7 at 6:03 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Bang Up to the Elephant! is a rare breed, a restaurant designed to take a "house-of-mirrors look at Caribbean food and approach." It definitely has a funhouse atmosphere, welcoming hours, entertaining cocktails and a name that salutes a Victorian…

  • Denver Burger Battle Crowns a Two-Time Champ
    August 3 at 8:56 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Denver has no shortage of feisty food and drink competitions, where cooks, bartenders and brewers square off over tacos, chicken, fancy small plates or — for booze lovers — cocktails or craft beer. The latest cook-off to hit the city was the Denver…

  • Denver's Best Bar and Restaurant Patios for Every Occasion
    July 29 at 6:14 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Denver stands out as one of the top cities in America for outdoor dining and drinking. From balmy spring days to sultry summer nights to cool autumn evenings, there's almost always a good excuse to enjoy beer, cocktails and food on a stunning…

  • Farmers' Market Finds With Amos Watts of Corrida
    July 23 at 1:03 p.m. by Linnea Covington

    On Saturday, July 21, chef Amos Watts of Corrida in Boulder was the guest chef at the weekly Union Station Farmers Market cooking demo. He had planned recipes that would use Olathe corn, but none was to be found, so he improvised a dish…

  • Travel Back in Time at Denver's Ten Oldest Mexican Restaurants
    July 21 at 4:03 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

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

  • The Best Things We Ate in 2018 (So Far)
    July 18 at 5:54 a.m. by Westword Staff

    Six months are in the books for 2018, giving us plenty of time to eat our way through Denver's restaurants, food trucks and food halls to search out the best bites of the year so far. This is our favorite kind of photo album — one filled with food…

  • Denver Food Lovers Slow Down for Slow Food Nations 2018
    July 16 at 11:36 a.m. by Linnea Covington

    Slow Food Nations took over Larimer Square the weekend of July 13 to 15, 2018, with a mission to showcase local, traditional and responsibly produced food and the people behind it. Both Colorado ingredients and global fare were celebrated, with…

  • Slow Food Nations Presents the Best of Our State at Colorado Fare
    July 14 at 8:36 p.m. by Linnea Covington

    When you combine Colorado's top chefs with the state's best farmers and ranchers, you get a delicious spread of bites made with creativity, passion and summer sun. At the Colorado Fare event on Friday, July 13, hosted by Slow Food Nations, guests…

  • Denverites Ate Big at the Big Eat
    July 13 at 8:27 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    EatDenver, the city's independent restaurant organization, invited Denverites to eat big on Thursday, July 12 — and that's exactly what they did. The Big Eat brought together some 65 restaurants under the vault of the Denver Center for the…

  • Tour the Ten Best New Restaurants of 2018 — So Far
    July 10 at 1:13 p.m. by Mark Antonation

    We're halfway through 2018, so we just made our picks for the best new restaurants in Denver so far. Here's a tour of all ten eateries to give you a taste of what to expect when you go. You'll find rolling carts loaded with Latin American bites,…

  • FNG Lives Up to Its Name: It's That Good!
    July 10 at 5:31 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    During a decade of owning his own restaurants, Troy Guard has learned that “location trumps all,” he says. And once you've chosen a location, then give the surrounding neighborhood what it wants to eat. In the case of Highland's FNG, Gretchen Kurtz…

  • What's Fresh at the South Pearl Street Farmers' Market
    July 9 at 8:57 a.m. by Linnea Covington

    For Colorado-grown and locally made foods and natural products, the South Pearl Street Farmers' Market has it all, with more than 100 vendors to choose from. Right now apricots, peaches, snap peas, dill, kale, cherries and green beans are all in…

  • Breckenridge Hootenany Shows Littleton a Helluva Good Time
    July 8 at 3:38 p.m. by Miles Chrisinger

    What's better than a hoedown, a shindig and a barn-burner combined? A hootenanny! Breckenridge Brewery hosted its 28th annual beer, music and food bash at its Littleton campus (2920 Brewery Lane) on Saturday, July 7. Games, bands, brews and good…

  • Chef Demo: Peaches and Tomatoes Are In!
    July 2 at 8:14 a.m. by Linnea Covington

    On Saturday, June 30, chef Chris Starkus of Urban Farmer hosted the chef's demo at the Union Station Farmers' Market. His goal was to create three easy dishes to showcase the best of the season, including peaches from Morton's Orchard in Palisade,…

  • The Food, Booze and Luchadors of Top Taco 2018
    June 29 at 3:45 p.m. by Jake Cox

    Denver's taco nobility descended on Stanley Marketplace (2501 Dallas Street in Aurora) for another year of Top Taco, a competition to crown the annual tortilla tsar. This year's champs were Los Dos Potrillos for traditional, Necio Latin Eatery for…

  • Brunch Sizzles at Bacon Social House in Sunnyside
    June 26 at 5:41 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Bacon Social House definitely lives up to its name. A party atmosphere is built into its brand, and as Gretchen Kurtz notes in her review of the restaurant, this Sunnyside spot serves up a winning trifecta of brunch, bacon and booze.



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