—Photo courtesy of Cattivella
For 12 years, chef Elise Wiggins has been helming the kitchen at Panzano inside the Hotel Monaco. But the Louisiana-born chef is finally striking out on her own with Cattivella, her very first solo venture.
The wood-fire-focused Italian spot is slated to open in Stapleton in mid-November. While...
June 28 2016, 12:45 PM
Photo by Yucatar / Upsplash
As the craft beer industry has expanded in Colorado, it's become more and more difficult to know what to drink. Even die-hard suds lovers could use some help navigating the packed liquor store shelves and myriad taproom offerings.
Husband-and-wife duo Paul McConnell and...
June 28 2016, 10:00 AM
The spring vegetable salad from the "Sprout" side of the menu.
Tucked behind Union Station, The Pig & The Sprout resides in a section of LoDo in flux. Despite the new apartment buildings, construction crews busy at work, and the addition of a King Soopers on 20th and Chestnut, the streets here still feel stark and lifeless in contrast...
June 27 2016, 9:00 AM
—Photo by Sara Ford
Now that summer is officially upon us, I plan on spending the warm weekend evenings hosting casual cookouts for family and friends. But while most barbecues involve burgers, steaks, and hot dogs, my typical spread looks a little different. My husband and I are gluten-free and many of our friends...
June 25 2016, 8:53 AM
Kyle Mendenhall in the fields at Toohey & Sons Organic Farm in Hygiene, Colorado. —Photo by Laurie Smith
When it was announced in March that executive chef Kyle Mendenhall was no longer with The Kitchen, it was big news. Mendenhall had been there for eight years and had seen the company through its expansion from Boulder to Denver, Fort Collins, and Chicago. And then suddenly, he...
June 23 2016, 10:35 AM
Cured deer rice crispy, a dish by Best New Chef Iliana Regan of Elizabeth restaurant in Chicago, is demoed during the Grand Tasting. —Photography by Nick Tininenko/ Getty Images for FOOD &WINE
The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen isn't just an opportunity to rub elbows with big-name chefs, master sommeliers, and restaurateurs, it's also a wealth of information. Here, my favorite tidbits from the three action-packed days of seminars, the American Express Restaurant Trade Program...
June 22 2016, 11:29 AM
—Courtesy of Pearl Wine Company
From an early age, food has been an important part of Dustin Chiappetta’s life. His parents both worked in the restaurant industry, and through his teenage years he served as a cook at the family’s café in the small mountain town of La Veta. During college, Chiappetta began learning about wine and...
June 21 2016, 2:45 PM
The Stanley Hotel's chef de cuisine Vince Vigil addresses Table diners. —Photo by Christopher Pascual
In the minds of most Denverites, Estes Park is synonymous with Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes as a dining destination? Not so much.
But what most flat landers don’t know is that every weekend, the Stanley Hotel’s more intimate neighbor, the Lodge at the Stanley, hosts a different guest...
June 20 2016, 10:06 AM