Pictured: Bones’ halibut collar
—Photography by Carmel Zucker
Over the past few years, collars—the upper shoulder and neck regions of pork, lamb, and fish (if they had necks)—have landed on menus from New York City to Seattle. Denver is no exception. Here are some of the best local preparations of the fatty, versatile cut.
Izakaya Den and Sushi Den...
When Brent Thrash opened Moontower Tacos in February 2013, he did so with a menu listing more than 20 styles of tacos. That in itself isn’t significant in a Mexican food town like Denver, but of those options, six landed on the breakfast menu. These soft-sided eats were an homage to Thrash’s high...
Aurora native Marc Hughes always had a thing for science. As a kid, he wanted to be a geneticist; instead, over the years he filled his resumé with jobs including photographer, graphic designer, DJ, Denver Kickball Coalition commissioner, and English teacher in Japan. Four years after returning to...
Over the years, we’ve watched as the house-made soda trend has bubbled up at local restaurants and bars. The beverages that have emerged reach beyond cola and into unusual flavors that hint at a larger culinary movement.
ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro
1555 Blake St., 303-353-5223
Say the word “vegan” and many will roll their eyes (or shudder) at the thought of the strict dietary rules. Clearly, those folks have not been to Beet Box Bakery & Cafe in Denver’s San Rafael neighborhood, just south of Five Points. In addition to savory and sweet pastries (and the always-...
Can there be too much of a good thing? When it comes to the Kitchen Next Door, the answer appears to be no. The community pub, which functions as a casual, more affordable version of the Kitchen, expanded from Boulder to Glendale in February and to Fort Collins in June—and opened an outpost in...
—Illustrations by Peter James Field
Husk and halve 1 pound of tomatillos. Place them cut-side down on a grill until browned and softened; flip and repeat. Brush 3 ears of corn with olive oil and grill about 12...
The Curtis Club has a modern-day saloon vibe.
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Reclaimed and salvaged design details—finished in the owner’s woodshop—come together to create a contemporary urban saloon.