Great Food Blog

Thanks to Rocky Mountain News restaurant critic’s “Nibbles” column today, I checked out http://papayapate.blogspot.com/ , a mouth-watering food blog by John Broening and Yasmin Lozada-Hissom. She is a pastry chef and he is an executive chef. They are now partners in life and also in the kitchen at Duo Restaurant, which I haven’t been to yet. But Broening has a great rep in the kitchen but previously cooked in Colorado restaurants that didn’t make it. His food at the late Primitivo in Colorado Springs was a culinary highpoint of that food-blighted city (fine eating at The Broadmoor, The Cliff House and just an ephemeral sprinkling of other worthy places). His offerings at the late Brasserie Rouge in LoDo, just a block from Union Station, were wonderful as well, but the place was huge, and it was just too far from the main traffic flow to make it. In neither case did the fault seem to lie in the kitchen but rather with a business plan and/or financing — not unusual in the restaurant game. I hope the duo’s Duo is wildly successful, and I love their blog. If you enjoy food and recipes, you will too.

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  1. Duo Restaurant is at 2413 West 23rd Street (at Zuni) in northwest Denver. When I went to the restaurant’s website (http://www.duodenver.com) to check the address, I read that it won honors from Westword ad 5280 and was even cited in the NYTimes. That makes me even more eager to try it.

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