4:40 pm, Sep 18, 2007
Jay Cutler has taken over for Jake Plummer not only on the football field, but in the charity arena as well. Cutler and his Jay Cutler Foundation took over the role of host at last night's Savor the Grape wine tasting and buffet dinner at Morton's DTC, an annual fundraiser that Plummer used to host.
The highlight of last night's bash -- aside... MORE
1:34 pm, Sep 17, 2007
There are plenty of good reasons to visit Mezcal. The tequila list (200+). The crowd (Colfax-neighborhood-cool). The food (dollar soft tacos for happy hour!). But now I have an even better reason to drop in on Saturday nights: Mariachi Vasquez.
I popped in around 11 p.m.Â Saturday night, and the place was packed. My friend and I found a... MORE
7:18 am, Sep 13, 2007
I have never travelled by train before. It's on the list of Things To Do Someday. But I can now say that I have dined in a private, vintage rail car.
Yesterday I was treated to lunch on the Patron Tequila Express. The private car is owned by John Paul DeJoria, who owns the Patron Spirits Company, and it's absolutely gorgeous. Car #50 was... MORE
9:00 pm, Sep 11, 2007
EVENT: COLORADO COOKS FOR JAMES BEARDOn September 28 the Mile-High City will partake in an exciting event: The James Beard Foundation's first-ever Taste America national food festival. Denver has been selected as one of 20 U.S. cities to host a regional dinner celebrating the culinary organization's 20th anniversary and James Beard's legacy.... MORE
11:32 am, Sep 10, 2007
I love events that combine food, wine, and a competitive spirit.
Last night I attended the 9th annual Greatest Caesar Salad competition, sponsored by the Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food. The event pitted six of Denver's better restaurants against each other; The Palm, Elway's, Opus, Oceanaire, Panzano, and McCormick... MORE
9:00 pm, Sep 5, 2007
NEW: TAMBIEN HITS THE MARK
In July when Jesse Morreale and Sean Yontz closed Sketch,
a Cherry Creek North bistro that never quite caught on, they were already gearing up for their next
venture. Three weeks later the duo reopened the space as Tambien, a casual Mexican
cantina. The menu is a healthy mix of Mezcal and Chama, two of
1:17 pm, Sep 1, 2007
I popped into The Dish Bistro at 20th and Logan for the first time the other night, and I will certainly be back. It's one of those cute, cozy, super-friendly-staff kind of neighborhood joints that I love. And they have a nice, well-priced wine list, something that I really love. But the best part? I have found my new absolute favorite wine... MORE
12:58 pm, Aug 29, 2007
If you haven't been to Solera Restaurant's weekly wine tastings each Wednesday, you're missing out. Reps from the various vineyards or distributors are always on hand to walk you through each of five wines, and the casual atmosphere makes it ideal for one-on-one Q&A opportunities.
Tonight, they'll take a look at a handful of Australian wines... MORE
9:00 pm, Aug 28, 2007
NEW: SHELLS... MORE
9:58 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.
9:00 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
3:14 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
9:00 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
9:00 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
9:04 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