—Photography by Aaron Colussi
The Draw: Shareable small plates of pan-Latin dishes in a bustling room
The Drawback: Uneven kitchen, thunderous noise when busy
Don't Miss: Grilled short ribs and morcilla; chilaquiles; yuca bread; empanadas
Details: Small plates, $3 to $18; platters, $36 to $72. Street...
Summer nights, tacos, and margaritas go hand in hand, which is one of the many reasons the second-annual Top Taco is a must. Tomorrow, June 25, 40 restaurants will convene at Denver’s Sculpture Park (marked by the towering Dancers behind the Performing Arts Complex) to compete for the...
June 24 2015, 10:30 AM
Wild mushroom spring rolls at ChoLon.
—Photo courtesy of Sarah Boyum
Recent years have seen a shift in dining trends. White tablecloths and fine stemware are no longer defining characteristics of a great restaurant. Some Denver eateries have also traded plain white plates for more creative, thoughtful serving pieces that add character to the dining experience. Here...
February 23 2015, 10:30 AM
—Photography by Aaron Colussi; Compilation by Anieca Ayler
During a year in which an abundance of openings gave Denver diners a dizzying array of new restaurant options, these 10 spots distinguished themselves with fresh perspectives and clear points of view. That’s a big deal in a highly competitive dining landscape. And while these places may not be...
—Courtesy of Sarah Boyum
As a New Mexico native, my ideal comfort foods typically include tortillas, chile, and some kind of slow-cooked meat. Scores of spots in Denver can satisfy that craving—El Camino Community Tavern and City O’ City are two of the best—but Leña’s chilaquiles pull me in time and again...
What I like most about Leña is this: The South Broadway Latin restaurant knows when to bend the rules and when not to. Take the house-made blood sausage: Order the item and two links arrive on a cutting board with a side of chimichurri and half a grilled tomato. There's neither fancy...
October 11 2014, 10:00 AM