9:52 am, Apr 6, 2005
The dreaded day is quickly approaching. For those of us who owe Uncle Sam, April 15 looms on the horizon like a money-grubbing grim reaper.
No one particularly likes tax day, but McCormick and Schmick's seafood restaurant in DTC is hoping to help ease the pain with a loooooong happy hour starting at 1 p.m. and lasting until 8 p.m. Drink... MORE
8:10 am, Apr 6, 2005
Home run...Baseball season is here with hot dogs, cold beer, and...veggie burritos. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) just named Coors Field one of the country's top 10 vegetarian-friendly ballparks. Next time you're at the park, check out the offerings: veggie burger, veggie burrito, veggie wrap, and panini sandwiches with... MORE
9:50 pm, Mar 29, 2005
Raw deal...Tonight, March 29, marks Jax Fish House's third annual "Charitable Mollusk" oyster-eating contest. Slurp down as many raw oysters as you can stomach in 90 seconds and raise money for the Young Fundan organization supporting the children and families of Children's Hospital (participants must raise $250 in sponsorship fees). Last... MORE
10:00 pm, Mar 22, 2005
Friendlier Skies...Forget about pretending a tiny bag of stale Chex Mix fills you upfly in style with special take-out from Zaidy's Deli. For $10.95, order a Flight Bite with a sandwich (choose from chicken breast, turkey, roast beef, tuna, ham and Swiss, corned-beef and Swiss), apple, chips, and a cookie in a box to go. Call either of Zaidy... MORE
11:55 am, Mar 21, 2005
A few weeks ago, I told you about this nifty new guide to brunchables in Denver and Boulder. I've been putting it to good use.
Yesterday I visited Aix for brunch, and discovered not only a great brunch menu, but a great cocktail as well. I had roasted chicken with pesto, poached eggs, sunchokes and country potatoes - which was all delish -... MORE
10:56 pm, Mar 15, 2005
Après tea...Beer and nachos giving way to tea and clotted cream? It does indeed at Vail's Wildflower restaurant. Chef de cuisine Steve Topple's one-and-a-half-year stint at London's Waldorf Hotel inspired him to bring the high-tea tradition to the mountains. Topple encourages skiers (and nonskiers alike) to trade in the suds for a cuppa,... MORE
10:00 pm, Mar 8, 2005
Yet another...Solera's Brian Klinginsmith (co-owner/manager/partner/wine guy) is packing up and moving to California. Like Adega's Chris Farnum, he's trading in wine for a new venture: real estate. But, he's not washing his hands of grapes entirely--Klinginsmith will still consult for private buyers in Denver and elsewhere. He'll be at Solera... MORE
1:47 pm, Mar 4, 2005
If coffee and a vitamin count as a balanced meal (and I'm just certain that they don't), then I'm doing great on the breakfast front. I've never bought into the breakfast-as-most-important-meal concept, but weekend brunch is one of my favorite indulgences.
Now I have a handy-dandy guide to my travels: Rise and Dine: Breakfast in Denver... MORE
9:19 pm, Feb 25, 2005
Denver Post restaurant critic Kyle Wagner this week listed her Top 10 restaurants in Denver.
"Best" is such a value-laden term. I tend to think in terms of where do I most like to go to eat? Mel's and Vesta Dipping Grill definitely rank at the top of my list, but so do Barolo and Avenue Grill. I ate at Aix on 17th Avenue for the first time... MORE
10:00 pm, Feb 22, 2005
Trading wine for tortillas...Last week we reported that revered sommelier Chris Farnum was leaving the grape biz (his last day at Adega is Feb. 26 and he'll finish up at Mirepoix in March). He's off to Chipotle, where he'll be director of operations for the monster burrito's Midwest division. Farnum's charge is to double Chipotle's number of... MORE
11:37 pm, Feb 15, 2005
Going, going, gone -- word is Chris Farnum, the revered sommelier for Denver Group (Adega, Mirepoix, Table 6) might be hanging up his tasting glasses. It'll be interesting to see the shakeout at Adega and Mirepoix -- both of which place huge emphasis on their wine programs. At Mirepoix over the weekend, there wasn't a sommelier to be found at... MORE
11:37 am, Feb 4, 2005
Whoever said there is no such thing as a free lunch obviously didn't have friends in the restaurant industry.
Strings is offering free appetizers from the winter menu for those who are willing to head down on Friday between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 pm. to help break in the new set of bar stools. (Any excuse for a party, eh?)
Chef Amy Vitale is... MORE
7:43 pm, Jan 30, 2005
I think I'm on an official Greek bender. And, no, I'm not talking about frat houses and beer bongs.
It's the food. I'm really on a roll lately, mainly because of the impossible cravings for the Greek salad at My Big Fat Greek Cafe, a mom... MORE
4:44 pm, Jan 26, 2005
I am seriously heartbroken about this.
We all have our favorite local hangouts -- you know the sort. The place you like so much that you really don't want the word to get out, because deep down, you're a selfish bii-atch and don't want a bunch of idiot wankers showing up at your cool secret spot.
I'm pretty sure that's the exact reason that... MORE
7:30 am, Jan 24, 2005
There are some things you just have to see to appreciate, and a drag queen brunch is absolutely one of them.