9:00 pm, Apr 4, 2006
BargainSome say a discounted wine list means a restaurant in trouble, but I think it's a smart way to drive business on slower nights and build customer loyalty. Case in point: last Tuesday I dined at L'Atelier, Chef Radek Cerny's 50-seat restaurant in Boulder. As we sat down, our server announced since it was Tuesday bottles of wine were half-off... MORE
3:11 pm, Mar 30, 2006
I think I have a food hangover. Hubby and I checked out the new Bonefish Grill in Westminster last night, and I swear we ate nearly everything on the menu. I had to stay up late to digest my dinner (and many bites of his dinner, and our neighbors' dinners...) and I'd go back again tonight if I wasn't afraid that I might explode.
Generally, I'm... MORE
10:00 pm, Mar 28, 2006
NewsGood news for the little guy: Pizza Junction, a virtually unknown pizzeria in Greenwood Village, won top honors for tossing the Best Pizza in the West at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. The local take-out and delivery-service shop opened in November and won over judges with the Train Wreck pie: sausage, green pepper, onion,... MORE
10:00 pm, Mar 21, 2006
Gossip...There's talk that Z Cuisine, East Highland's tiny Parisian bistro, might be expanding into a vacant spot in the building. But chef and owner Patrick DuPays is tight-lipped, saying there are still details to work outsuch as figuring out gas meters and other logistics with the city. One thing is for sure, says DuPays: the popular... MORE
11:30 pm, Mar 20, 2006
Say hello to Mile Hi Buzz, a weblog by Denverite Dan Oltersdorf that features independent Denver coffeeshops. Denver Post columnist David Harsanyi features the blog today so I went over and checked it out. I'm impressed.
First, I never knew there were so many alternatives to Starbucks, places that welcome customers with free wi-fi, good... MORE
10:46 pm, Mar 20, 2006
This ought to make Colorado's wine lovers happy. A new web site, www.redwhiteandrose.com, will offer product reviews, interviews, recipes, and more, all focused around wines available in the Front Range area. Unlike national wine publications -- or even the fantastic newsletters sent out by some of the better local wine shops -- this site and... MORE
10:00 pm, Mar 14, 2006
Trend...For a long time, Denver only had two year-round spots in which to score the perfect hot dog: Mustard's Last Stand near DU, and Chicago on Colfax Avenue. But times are a-changing with two more shops opening: Steve's Snappin' Dogs (3525 E. Colfax Ave., 303-912-6515) and The Denver Dawg & Deli (1510 Humboldt St., 303-830-7283). Why the... MORE
10:00 pm, Mar 7, 2006
What's cookin'...Does your family swoon over your gnocchi? Do neighbors line up at the door for your eggplant Parmesan? Maybe it's time to add a little fame to your plate by entering the sixth annual Maggiano Little Italy's Best Italian Cook Contest. The winning home chef gets a trip to Napa Valley, plus his or her dish on Maggiano's menu for a... MORE
10:57 pm, Feb 28, 2006
I've been eating well this week. As part of Denver Restaurant Week, we'll visit three of Denver's tastiest spots to take advantage of the special $52.80 (for two, $26.40 for one) menus. There are many more to choose from, but we only have one week; one is a new spot, one is an old favorite, and another is simply a restaurant we've heard good... MORE
10:00 pm, Feb 21, 2006
Say it isn't so...Last week Bingham Hill Cheese Company, a micro-cheesery in Fort Collins closed its doors after six years. The cheesery produced Rustic Blue, Poudre Puff, Angle Feat, and our favorite, Harvest Moon, and had won 10 medals at the 2005 London-based World Cheese Awards (for the record, that's more than any other American producer).... MORE
12:00 pm, Feb 20, 2006
OK, so I'm totally late getting on the Rachael Ray bandwagon. I have foodie friends who have been raving about her Food Network shows for ages, but until this weekend, I never really cared.
Still, better late than never.
Last Friday I had suggested to a couple of my gal pals that we hit the Rocky Mountain Diner for lunch, thinking that a... MORE
11:14 am, Feb 14, 2006
It's nice for couples to have traditions. And though I'm running the risk of going overboard on the sappy scale, hubby and I make Valentine's Day an annual event. We don't go crazy with the chocolates or equally sugary cards; we simply go out to dinner at the same place every year.
One our very first romantic dates -- actually, I'm certain it... MORE
10:00 pm, Feb 7, 2006
All good things must come to an end...By now it's known the Tattered Cover Book Store is moving from Cherry Creek North to the Lowenstein Theater in Junebut where does that leave the Fourth Story Restaurant... MORE
5:55 pm, Feb 3, 2006
I don't normally hold grudges. But when it comes to bad food experiences, I never seem to quite get over them.
Case in point: The Palm.
I've received invites from Josh Hanfling and Walt DeHaven, who will both be on hand tonight as celebrity waiters to raise funds for the Children's Hospital, the Make A Wish Foundation of Colorado, and... MORE
10:00 pm, Jan 31, 2006
Shape shifters...Last year Sushi Den expanded its dining rooms and removed the back bar to alleviate absurdly long waits (good move). The South Pearl Street hotspot is again reconfiguring space, this time for a small, seven-person private room where no menu will be posted. Instead, Chef Toshi Kizaki will serve diners Omakase-style. "Omakase means... MORE