1:37 pm, Jun 11, 2008
This time of year, happy hour demands a sun-drenched patio. We're always on the hunt for the best spots, and our recent fave is found at Vine Street Pub in Uptown. The two-month-old neighborhood pub (courtesy of Boulder-based Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery) does briskÂ outdoor business, what with two patios, 21 beers on tap, and an affordable menu... MORE
11:11 am, Jun 11, 2008
Vail's Larkspur chef, Thomas Salamunovich, has one goal when he and his 13-year-old son, Leo, appear on "The Today Show" tomorrow morning: teach Leo, and his two other sons, how to make farm-fresh eggs with crab-potato stuffing and caviar fondue. Salamunovich wants breakfast in bed on Father's Day.Â
Salamunovich's appearance on national TV is a... MORE
1:53 pm, Jun 10, 2008
When we ordered Berkeley-newcomer Gemelli's garden pizza (basically a salad atop pizza crust) a couple weeks ago, we never imagined it would one-up Parisi's version of the dish. Gemelli's, a five-month-old spot along Tennyson Street, dishes up a salad pizza that's tasty with baby greens, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, green onions, and avocados, all... MORE
10:21 am, Jun 10, 2008
As more restaurants, grocery stores and caterers pull tomatoes from their offerings, the FDA says certain types are safe to eat.
These include cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, tomatoes sold with the vine still attached, and tomatoes grown at home.
Salmonella poisoning can involve more than an upset stomach.
Salmonella can cause serious and... MORE
12:02 pm, Jun 6, 2008
Low-fat and low-cal items have become commonplace in restaurants. But are they really what they claim? A group of TV stations in eight cities recently tested "healthy" entrees from a variety of chain restaurants.
You know where this is headed, right?
Among the worst offenders was Chili's "Guiltless Chicken Platter," which promises just 580... MORE
9:00 pm, May 26, 2008
News: The Post's Kristen Browning-Blas Steps Aside
In last Wednesday's Denver Post, food editor Kristen Browning-Blas announced she's stepping down after seven years "Time to pass the oven mitts". As she passes the torch to restaurant critic Tucker Shaw (who has been at the paper since 2005), we realize this is the end of an era--one that brought... MORE
9:00 pm, May 6, 2008
Coming Soon: Ink! Coffee to Cherry Creek
Ever since Cherry Creek's Emogene Patisserie et Cafe closed last fall, we've been watching to see what would go into that tony location. Finally, an answer: Aspen-owned Ink! Coffee is taking over the glass-enclosed space. We hear the shophome to our favorite white coffees and blended chaiswill... MORE
9:00 pm, Apr 29, 2008
Best Bites: Limón's Scallop Tostada
Though it's been a couple weeks since I dined at Limón in Uptown, I can't stop thinking about my entrée: the scallop tostada. This spring disha combo of pan-seared scallops, spinach, quinoa, crispy tostadas, and avocado creamis a brilliant contrast of Peruvian tastes and... MORE
9:00 pm, Apr 22, 2008
BBQ Biz: Rockabilly and Ribs and the Q Worldly Barbeque
All of the sudden Cherry Creek North is becoming a hot spot for barbecue. On Sunday, Tambien Cantina kicked off its Rockabilly and Ribs throwdown of outdoor grilling, cold beer, and swinging tunes. The weekly event takes place on the Cherry Creek restaurant's patio each Sunday from 2 p.m... MORE
9:00 pm, Apr 15, 2008
New Discovery: Grilled Skewer
While New Saigon (www.newsaigon.com) on Federal Boulevard will always be our go-to spot for Vietnamese food, Grilled Skewer is an excellent option for those on the east side of town. The family-owned restaurant opened in the fall and though the menu is small, it's packed with terrifically fresh eats. Our favorite... MORE
9:00 pm, Apr 8, 2008
Food Fight: The Cupcake Wars, Continued
Two shops in Bluebird District on Colfax Avenue are counting on your sustained devotion to cupcakes. The dueling businesses (they're situated about a block apart) take two different tacks. Eight-week-old Lovely Confections is a classic niche bakery, with a half-dozen cupcake flavors in the case, a drink... MORE
9:00 pm, Apr 1, 2008
Uptown Update: Strings, D Bar, and Tastes
There are exciting things happening on 17th Avenue. Of note, Strings' head chef Aaron Whitcomb (formerly of Table 6) is working his culinary magic by simplifying the menu. For proof, check out the refreshing chicken salad sandwich with basil pesto and fresh mozzarella or the divine Lola Rosa salad... MORE
1:10 pm, Mar 26, 2008
Health magazine is out with a list of the healthiest chain restaurants -- including 10 sit-down eateries and five fast-food joints -- and the list includes two Denver-based winners and a few surprises.
Chipotle and Noodles topped the fast-food list, along with Panera, which has numerous area locations.Â In the sit-down category, there were a... MORE
9:00 pm, Mar 25, 2008
Salad Wars: Cava Greens versus EYT
While Mad Greens and Green Fine Salad Co. appear to have cornered the local salad market, there are two other spots that have captured our attention: Cava Greens and EYT. Of the four, Cava Greens (downtown and Congress Park) brings us back with interesting toss ins such as quinoa, roasted corn, and Gruyere... MORE
1:29 pm, Mar 24, 2008
Congratulations to Westword's Jason Sheehan, who today was named a finalist in the prestigious James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards. MORE