Mercantile's braised short rib sandwich. —Photo by Rachel Adams
We kicked off National Sandwich Month on August 1 by unveiling our ultimate list of Denver’s 31 must-try sandwiches. And while we’ve been busy celebrating (aka stuffing our faces) ever since, in between bites, we caught up with local chefs to talk sandwiches. Last week, they sounded off...
August 26 2016, 10:30 AM
Get ready, fried chicken lovers!
Fried chicken, always a classic picnic staple, has risen to trend-worthy status in the last couple of years—right about the same time that Dave Query and his restaurant group Big Red F opened the Post Brewing Company in Lafayette in January 2014. The popularity of chef...
August 25 2016, 10:00 AM
Stop by Angelo's Taverna before 6 p.m. to enjoy dollar oysters. —Photo courtesy of Angelo's Taverna
As any parent knows, planning and executing a glitch-free night out with your significant other is quite the affair. Between paying a babysitter, getting ready, braving crowds, and just trying to stay awake, we sometimes wonder if it’s even worth the trouble.
That’s why my husband and I started...
August 25 2016, 9:44 AM
Jesse Morreale makes a comeback. —Photo by John Johnston
It’s been nearly three years since the very public battle between Jesse Morreale and the city that resulted in the closure of El Diablo and Sketch Wine Bar. Since that time, Morreale has largely faded from public view. Now he’s back—and in a big way.
August 23 2016, 9:58 AM
Hugh Acheson in front of his new post. —Photo courtesy of Punch Bowl Social
The fast-growing Punch Bowl Social made a whopper of an announcement this morning: Robert Thompson’s Denver-based “eatertainment” concept has hired celebrity chef Hugh Acheson to take the culinary reins. Acheson signed on as culinary partner about four months ago and has...
August 22 2016, 7:55 AM
Image courtesy of lesleyk / Flickr
If you’ve dined at Bistro Barbès in recent months, perhaps during a stretch when the weather hasn’t been meltingly hot, you might have been the lucky recipient of an after-dinner chocolate. If that’s the case, you’ve had a taste of the future.
In the coming weeks, Jon Robbins, the...
August 19 2016, 11:10 AM
—Photo courtesy of Retrograde
If you see herds of people entering what looks like a walk-in freezer at Frozen Matter, one of Denver's newest ice cream shops, don’t be alarmed. Owners and creators Josh Gertzen and Geraldine Kim are running a sweet surprise in the back of the creamery: a...
August 19 2016, 10:01 AM
(Left) Dinner is served: pork loin and cherries, wood-roasted carrots, and grilled peppers and Burrata. (Right) Bryan Dayton mans the head of the table.
End-of-summer evenings may be the best times of the year to host backyard feasts. For Steven Redzikowski and Bryan Dayton of Acorn, Oak at Fourteenth, and Brider, that means putting just about everything on the grill—local squash, chiles, carrots, and pork. Top that with dessert and a...