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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

Owner Sara Hamid at Sawa Restaurant

17 New Restaurants and Bars in Denver, Spring 2024

Four bars, two sandwich destinations, and a pizzeria are among the best new restaurants and bars in Denver this season.

Restoration's vineyards during sunset.

9 Must-Visit Wineries to Add to Your Palisade Itinerary

There’s never been a better time to plan a Grand Valley sipping tour.

Caroline Glover’s Traveling Mercies Is the Ultimate Getaway Eatery

The chef-owner of Annette wants this seafood-focused cocktail bar, also in Stanley Marketplace, to transport diners out of Colorado.

Meet the Farmers Producing Regionally Adapted Seeds in Colorado

Businesses such as MASA Seed Foundation, Pueblo Seed Co., and High Desert Seed and Gardens are sprouting an agricultural revolution.

Kevin Morrison stands in his restaurant Rolling Pin Pizza.

One Denver Chef Opens Up About the Hospitality Industry’s Mental Health Crisis

Psychiatry helped restaurateur Kevin Morrison get through some of the darkest days of his life. But he’s among many industry members who need help.

14 of the best green chilis in Denver lined up in three rows.

We Blind Tasted 14 Denver Green Chiles. Here Are the Best

There’s no dish more emblematic of Colorado. Whether you’re smothering a burrito or scorching your tongue and eating it plain, here are the best green chiles in Denver.

Chefs Sheila Lucero, Amos Watts, and Kevin Grossi

Remembering Chef Amos Watts’ Good Humor

The Denver hospitality veteran behind the Fifth String, who died on Sunday, was beloved for his delicious cooking and joyful personality.

Spread of dishes at Kawa Ni

3 Japanese Izakayas in Metro Denver for Enjoying Sushi, Skewers, and Sake

Izakaya concepts are hot in Denver. Here’s where to experience the trend.

Small plates and wine at La Bouche. Photo by Riane Menardi Morrison

19 of Denver’s Best Wine Bars

Whether you’re a pét-nat connoisseur or don’t know a Chardonnay from a Sauvignon Blanc, there’s a wine bar in Denver that will satisfy your palate.

The Dungeness crab at Hop Alley

Mile High Asian Food Week Is Back. Here Are the Specials We’re Most Excited For

Look for these offers during the second annual celebration of Denver’s Asian food and beverage scene, which takes place April 28 through May 4.

Kuluka Boba + Sweets' donuts

How Kuluka Boba & Sweets Perfected Its Mochi Doughnut

The Westminster dessert and drink shop is a delicious, locally owned alternative to chains like Mochinut and Dochi.

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.

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.

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