11:00 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
1:00 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
12:14 pm, 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
11:00 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
6:55 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
11:00 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
11:00 pm, Jan 24, 2006
At last...Nearly two months after Colorado Expression wrote Undici was open for business, the Englewood Italian restaurant finally threw open its doors on Monday to seat hungry diners for lunch and dinner. "For months the phone has been ringing off the hook," says spokesman Pierre Wolfe. "Everyone wants to know when they can come in." We previewed... MORE
11:00 pm, Jan 17, 2006
Double take...Executive Chef Rollie Wesen, who opened the highly touted $5 million-dollar Summit at The Boadmoor Hotel, is leaving his position after just 12 days. The hotel's PR crew explains that Wesen and his wife Claudine Pepin are moving back East to be closer to family and to pursue career opportunities. Not so says Wesen, who is the son-in-... MORE
11:00 pm, Jan 10, 2006
Elbow room...In recent weeks, Parisi has been busier than we've ever seen it, with lines out the door noon and night. Happily, the wait will soon abate. On February 1, owner Simone Parisi will open the Italian restaurant's newly remodeled downstairsa space that doubles the current capacity and looks like a traditional Italian "taverna" with... MORE
11:00 pm, Jan 3, 2006
The king is dead...In the early hours of 2006, Mao Asian Bistro and Sushi Lounge (201 Columbine St.) closed its doors. For all the hoopla the once hipper-than-thou hotspot stirred up during its 2 year runthe least of which being the controversial name and decor that glorified Mao, the infamous Chinese dictatorthe restaurant closed... MORE
11:00 pm, Dec 27, 2005
I'd like to buy a vowel...Lola European Café, the new downtown coffeehouse open 24-7, has been renamed Leela European Café. Christening a place after your kid is quaintthink Emma's and Luca d'Italiabut when the cafe opened its doors, trademark alarms must have sounded for Dave Query, owner of LoLa, the wildly popular... MORE
11:00 pm, Dec 13, 2005
Sweet Stuff...You didn't see Duo listed in our Best New Restaurant story (December/January), because our editorial deadlines had come and gone when Duo first opened its doors. Executive Chef John Broening, formerly of Brasserie Rouge, does a bang-up job cooking inspired seasonal cuisine (don't miss the roasted chicken or any of the soups), but... MORE
11:00 pm, Dec 6, 2005
Overzealous...Colorado Expression says in its latest issue that Undici (1200 E. Hampden Ave.), an Italian restaurant run by the Kallas family (think Steakhouse 10) is open for business. But hungry diners will have to wait. An insider says construction hiccups have delayed the openingmost likely until early 2006. We'll keep you posted as to... MORE
11:00 pm, Nov 29, 2005
David and Goliath...If you haven't dined at Jack-n-Grill recently, you'll want to know the New Mexican hotspot no longer accepts plastic. Notices posted around the restaurant and on the doors explain that Jack-n-Grill is refusing to pay $16,000 in processing fees to Visa and American Express. The way the restaurant sees it, credit card companies... MORE
11:00 pm, Nov 22, 2005
Turkey talk...There are those among us who don't want to dirty the kitchen for a long-and-lengthy Thanksgiving dinner. For those souls leaving the cooking to someone else, there are dozens of Denver-area restaurants dishing up turkey dinners (and regular menus for tryptophan shunners). To name a few: McCormick... MORE