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Food Editor

Patricia Kaowthumrong

Food Editor

Patricia joined the 5280 staff in July 2019 and is thrilled to oversee all of the magazine’s dining coverage. As a writer and editor, she is dedicated to spotlighting minority-owned businesses and nurturing and diversifying the magazine’s network of contributors. A proud Colorado native, she graduated in 2010 from the University of Colorado Boulder with degrees in journalism and psychology. In her spare time, Patricia enjoys cooking Thai and Chinese dishes with her mother and hopes to write a cookbook someday. She also loves spending time with her husband, Gavin; son, Jack; and cocker spaniel, Teddy Roosevelt. Her other favorite things include anchovies, martinis, and fried chicken.

Articles By Patricia Kaowthumrong

The Best Places to Brunch in Denver

Whether you’re craving waffles, omelets, or chilaquiles, here’s everything you need to know about brunching well in the Mile High City.

Inside Snooze DTC. Photo by Denise Mickelsen

How to Make Snooze Pancakes at Home

Whip up the ultimate breakfast or brunch with the growing chain’s recipe for double chocolate brownie pancakes.

Group dining at Three Saints Revival

The 23 Best Bars in Denver

Whether you’re seeking sessionable beers for a weekend pub crawl or a well-made cocktail to take the edge off a long day, there’s a local bar for every purpose. Here, our favorite places in and around the Mile High City to grab a glass right now.

An overhead photo of four peoples' hands each grabbing a slice of a pizza pie from Redeemer Pizza.

Where to Find Denver’s Best Pizza

Whether you are a thin-crust fanatic or a Detroit-style devotee, here is where to grab a pie or slice right now.

Are Colorado’s Best Mochi Doughnuts in Westminster?

It took Kuluka Boba & Sweets’ owners Bao Phommatha and Julia Vang more than a year to perfect their mochi doughnut recipe.

Best new restaurant and bar Sips with a Z with neon lights

14 New Restaurants and Bars Heating Up the Denver Dining Scene, Winter 2023

Three LoHi restaurants, two cocktail lounges, and a Chilean food truck are among the best new restaurants and bars in Denver this season.

Where to Find Denver’s Best Italian Food

Pasta, pizza, and parm, oh my! These are our 25 favorite Italian restaurants in (and around) the Mile High City.

Red Tops' Queen City Heat pizza

Let Denver’s Red Tops Rendezvous Introduce You To Detroit-Style Pie

Square, cheesy-edged with the sauce on top, this pizza is a Motor City treat you’ll love.

10 Ways You Can Help Feed the Community This Holiday Season

Inflation and rising rates of homelessness are exacerbating food insecurity in Colorado. Here’s how you can ensure folks have warm meals on November 23 and beyond.

Breakfast food overhead

At Denver’s Cucina Bella, Two Brothers Are Creating a New Culinary Genre

It’s time to check out the Italian-American fusion creations at this year-old eatery near Lowry.

white bowl on wood. orange sauce

The 25 Best Restaurants in Denver 2023

This year’s winners represent the local dining scene more comprehensively than ever. How well do you know the flavors of the Front Range?

Host a Fall Harvest Feast Infused with Indigenous Ingredients

Andrea Murdoch, the chef behind Denver’s Four Directions Cuisine, shares a fall harvest feast of braised bison, salsas, and other dishes produced with Native North, South, and Central American ingredients.

Trout Almondine and steak frites at Chez Maggy. Photo by Marc Fiorito of Gamma Nine Photography

10 of Denver’s Best French Restaurants

Bon appétit, friends.

Russell Stippich stands in Bar Dough dining room.

Why Bar Dough’s Executive Chef Russell Stippich is Obsessed with Colorado Produce

The hospitality vet sounds off on where he developed an appreciation for cooking local fruits and veggies, the role models who shaped his career, and his favorite Denver restaurants.

Gaia Masala and Burger Puts an Indian Twist on Late-Night American Classics

Masala pizza, masala cheese steaks, masala fries—it’s masala mayhem, and we’re not complaining.

Fruition’s Menu Is All About Fresh Produce Without the Fuss

Since assuming the executive chef position last summer, Jarred Russell has spotlit seasonal produce at the farm-to-table eatery.

3 Denver Bakeries Serving Up Crazy Croissant Creations

Local pastry chefs are taking lamination—the process of folding butter into dough to produce flaky layers—to new heights.

Green-chile-topped carnitas with house-made tortillas on the new menu at Casa Bonita

Everything You Need to Know About Casa Bonita’s New Menu

Here’s what to expect from the pink palace’s highly anticipated food and drink lineup, from slow-braised carnitas to mezcal-infused cocktails.

A plate of chicken, small metal bowls with various curries, and naan at best Indian restaurant.

18 of the Best Indian Restaurants in Denver

We’ve rounded up our favorite Front Range restaurants serving South Asian specialties, from biryani in Denver to idli in Boulder.

How to Cook with Indian Spices, According to a Colorado Pro

Bina Mehta, a Fort Collins–based Indian chef and spice master, shares her expertise, from what to stock in your pantry to misconceptions about masala and curry powders.

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