10:00 pm, Aug 28, 2007
NEW: SHELLS... MORE
10:58 am, Aug 22, 2007
I'll admit, I was late to the foodie reality show party. But somehow, though I managed to avoid ensnarement for years, I caved in recently. Bravo caught me by the apron with Top Chef, and now I'm hooked. Next up, Hell's Kitchen, Fox's version where 14 hopefuls will compete to work in Chef Gordon Ramsay's pressure cooker of a kitchen.
10:00 pm, Aug 21, 2007
NEW: IZAKAYA DEN HITS THE MARK
The brand-new Izakaya Dena second South Pearl Street offering by Sushi Den owner Toshi Kizakiwas too tempting to pass up in its first week open. This isn't Sushi Den Take 2; rather the menu is a sampling of sushi, rolls, sashimi, and fusion small plates, and we weren't disappointed. Two hits: the... MORE
4:14 pm, Aug 17, 2007
Here's something to play with over the weekend. We've taken 5280's popular restaurant listings and made them mobile-friendly. We think it's ready for prime-time, but we'd appreciate your help. Point your mobile browser here and search away.
We've tested mobile.5280.com on a variety of devices, including Treos and Blackberries (there's even a cool... MORE
10:00 pm, Aug 8, 2007
FESTIVAL: BOULDER'S FOOD AND WINE FESTIVALAs glasses clinked early this summer to honor Aspen's 25th Food and Wine Festival, bottles of wine were being set aside for the inaugural Boulder Food and Wine Festival. To celebrate Colorado's wine, 25 of the state's 60 vineyards will offer samples of over 100 local wines and meads. Grab a glass of... MORE
10:00 pm, Jul 31, 2007
CLOSED: BB's ON PEARL
In May, we were raving about newcomer BB's on Pearl's tender barrel-cut steaks and finely seasoned New York strip. The restaurant was one we could count on for relaxed dining and good people-watching every night of the week. Three weeks ago, though, the restaurant closed. Little is being said about the closure, and for... MORE
10:04 am, Apr 23, 2007
It may be time to say goodbye to the venerable Woody Creek Tavern.
...a proposed real estate deal could mean an end to the Woody Creek.....everyone is a little shook up. It has been open for 27 years.
Mary Harris, who owns the tavern with her husband, Shep, confirmed they have had an attractive offer on the restaurant and bar and are... MORE
10:47 pm, Feb 5, 2007
If only the timing were just a wee bit off. I'm still on the booze wagon as I wait for baby, but any wino worth his or her sip-and-spit should be heading by Sketch in Cherry Creek this week. As part of the restaurant's one-year anniversary celebration, they'll be hosting free wine tastings nightly, starting tonight.
Each night they'll also... MORE
5:42 pm, Jan 31, 2007
JANUARY 30, 2007
TASTE TEST: 5280'S PIECE OF THE PIEA couple months ago our staff embarked on a dining challenge: Design a new pizza for Bene Gourmet Pizza, a small Oregon-based pizza chain that has two Denver outposts. After studying Bene's extensive list of toppings (which range from fresh spinach and zucchini to roasted chicken and green... MORE
9:29 pm, Jan 22, 2007
I never thought much of eggplant. Sure, it's a nice color for cashmere or cotton. But the vegetable? It's nearly black, shiny, full of seeds, and a bit mushy and slimy when cooked. Not the most appetizing thing to emerge from a garden, in my experience, until you slice it, roll it in bread crumbs and slather the offending veggie in parmesan... MORE
8:43 pm, Jan 8, 2007
I've never seen deviled eggs on a restaurant menu before today. I've eaten them, certainly. Made them myself, many times. I've compared recipes with gal pals (do you add paprika and sweet pickle relish? Me, too!) But Steuben's restaurant on 17th Ave. offered the little comfort food nibbles as an appetizer. Cute, no? I had to have them, and... MORE
6:37 pm, Nov 13, 2006
I'm due for a vacation. But, since that isn't on the horizon right now, I may have to settle for a quick substitute and simply find a nice, warm, exotic ... dinner.
Over in Highlands, the darling little 8 Rivers Cafe is showing off their new fall menu with a $45 four-course "Autumn in the Carribbean" dinner next Wednesday, November 29. On the... MORE
11:00 pm, Oct 31, 2006
FOR THE KIDS: TREATS, WITH A TRICK?
Parents who want their children to develop a liking for more than just hotdogs and mac-and-cheese should dine at Trattoria on Pearl, an Italian restaurant in Boulder with an extensive children's menu. The trick: These dishes look like kid food but are actually decked out with healthy veggies and grown-up... MORE
10:00 pm, Oct 24, 2006
NEWS: ADAM MALI RETURNS TO DENVER
The metro area lost one of its most gifted chefs in June 2005 when Adam Mali closed the doors of Restaurant Kody in Evergreen. In search of jobs, Mali, wife Mary, and daughter Hana moved to Basalt, where Mali headed up the kitchen at Aspen's infamous Ajax Tavern. But yesterday I received exciting news: Mali... MORE
9:19 am, Oct 20, 2006
I went to the opening of the Black Cat bistro in Boulder last night, and despite the somewhat shaky connotations of the black cat moniker, we had nothing but wonderful luck with our menu choices. Chef Eric Skokan makes everything from scratch using the best (mainly organic) meats and produce, and his efforts show through in every course.