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Fine Brunch at The Nickel

Restaurant in the Hotel Teatro shines on a weekday morning. I attended The Nickel’s opening party last summer. The restaurant in the Hotel Teatro was jam-packed I could tell that it was interesting-looking, the bites and sips I was able to sample were promising, but I had no real sense of what it looked like […]

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.

Lower 48's Multi-State Toast

Lower 48’s Multi-State Toast

New heights for humble food. When I read the headline, “Best U.S. Toast” as Food & Wine’s most recent “top” list, Garrison Keillor’s frequent references to toast came to mind. But no, F&W didn’t find any top toasts in Lake Woebegone but rather in top eating cities — including Denver. Here’s how the site described Lower48 Kitchen, its Colorado […]

Denver Has One of America’s Best New Restaurants

Work & Class on Thrillist.com’s top 21 list. Thrillist.com loves lists, and I love it when a Colorado restaurant or other enterprise makes it onto one of the site’s “top” or “best” lists. Work & Class is the latest, just having been named one of “The 21 Best New Restaurants in America 2014.” It’s the […]

America's 'Most Eco-Conscious' Eatery Is in Boulder

America’s ‘Most Eco-Conscious’ Eatery Is in Boulder

Bramble & Hare tops national list. When I read the headline, “The Top Ten Eco-Conscious Restaurants in The United States,” I knew that one would be a Colorado restaurant (and probably Boulder, and I immediately thought: The Kitchen. But I guessed wrong. The Culturist selected Boulder’s Bramble & Hare, like the original Kitchen in downtown […]

Each chef (plus assistants) set out tasting portions of two dishes. Here, Relish Catering's Bill Miner presents house-made duck Mortadella sausage on a toasted seed cracker topped with cranberry puree and apple-fennel relish.

Denver International Winefest’s Winning Chefs

Best Chef, Most Creative Chef & People’s Choice selected. Once again, it was my privilege and my pleasure to be a judge at last night’s Pairsine chef competition component at the 10th annual Denver International Wine Festival.  Each competing chef was given two gold medal-winning wines from the wine competition several months ago and charged with […]

Eater.com's Denver Awards

Eater.com’s Denver Awards

Foodie website’s local winners. Eater.com names a host of national award winners and all local winners in the cities it covers — one of which is Denver. No person or place from the Mile High City once again made it onto the national list, but we do have local winners to celebrate. They are: Restaurant of the Year […]