Matushia Coming to Cherry Creek North

Matushia Coming to Cherry Creek North

Acclaimed Japanese restaurant to open in Denver. First Aspen, then Vail and next Denver. That’s been the trajectory that famed chef and restaurateur Nobuyuki Matsuhisa has taken in Colorado. Matsuhisa Cherry Creek will be a 7,800-square-foot restaurant at Steele Creek, which the developer describes as a “transformative” apartment and retail project at 1st Avenue and Steele […]

ChoLon's Soup Dumpling on Select National List

ChoLon’s Soup Dumpling on Select National List

Food Network found ChoLon on its dumpling search. When I read the headline, “Where to Eat Great Dumplings” on the Food Network’s site, I knew that if Denver were on the dumpling list, ChoLon would be the selection — storied dish at sleek 16th Street eatery. Here’s what the site had to say: Denver: ChoLon […]

Ramen is Sushi Tora's Weekend Lunch Special

Ramen is Sushi Tora’s Weekend Lunch Special

Longtime downtown Boulder sushi fave offers ramen bowls. Like many foodies, I was quite fascinated when New York restaurateur David Chang launched Momofuku, an epicurean ramen restaurant on First Avenue in the “Far East Village” a decade or more ago. He re-elevated the classic Japanese noodle dish from the depths it has sunk to as […]

Motomaki on 29th Street's Fast Casual Row

Motomaki on 29th Street’s Fast Casual Row

Son of Hapa Sushi’s slogan is “Fast. Healthy. Delicious. Japanese.” I don’t know imagine that “motomaki” is a real Japanese word. But in the fast-expanding realm of “fast casual” eateries, all that seems to count is the “concept.” With two dozen or so guests coming for Christmas Eve, the holiday letter left to write and, yes, the tree […]

Yo Mama! YAMA is Opening at Steamboat

Yo Mama! YAMA is Opening at Steamboat

Slopeside at Steamboat, YAMA is opening today, just steps at the ski area’s main base. Chef Brian Vaughn is known for serving exquisite composed dishes that taste as fabulous as they look. He promises the same with modern interpretations sashimi , sushi and ramen, linchpins of Japanese foods.

Lafayette's Pho Cafe Shines

Lafayette’s Pho Cafe Shines

Fine versions of familiar dishes in suburban strip mall. Colorado’s Front Range is awash with pho restaurants, and most serve not only the Vietnamese soup but an array of other Southeast Asian and even Chinese dishes. The menus seem interchangeable, but Lafayette’s Pho Café stands out in terms of flavor. The outside likes like any other […]