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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 […]

Pleasing Eats at Gunnison's Blue Mesa Grill

Pleasing Eats at Gunnison’s Blue Mesa Grill

Re-opened restaurant with new chef & new menu. I was knocked out by the elegant furnishings at the Inn at Tomichi Village (see my travel blog post), and once I learned the backstory, the sprightly and eclectic fare at the Blue Mesa Grill, the hotel restaurant, was no less of a surprise. Reopened along with the refurbishing […]

2 Great Restaurants Remodeled

2 Great Restaurants Remodeled

Rioja and Fruition get makeovers & reopen next month. Rioja on Larimer Square and Fruition on East Sixth Avenue are celebrating significant anniversaries, and their respective owners (Rioja partners Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch and Fruition’s Alex Siedel) are giving their first-born the gifts of new looks. Jasinski and Gruitch have since opened bought Bistro Vendome […]

I'm afraid I can't identify this line-up, and the announcement didn't help put names fo faces -- but I do like the dramatic image. What a group!

Denver FIVE Class of 2015 Named

Five top Denver chefs to represent city’s culinary scene. Leigh Sullivan, an ardent promoter of Denver’s culinary scene, established the Denver FIVE to showcase the local food and beverage talent.   The “Class of 2015″ with five more Colorado culinarians plus a two-man beverage team has been announced. The chefs are to create five unique dining experiences throughout […]

Frasca Appears on Another List as One of the Best

Eater.com picks America’s 38 most essential restaurants. Sometimes I think that I could write a blog only about the many honors heaped up Boulder’s Frasca Food & Wine. The latest is “The National 38: Where to Eat in 2015,” Eater.com’s list of 38 “essential” restaurants distilled from restaurant editor Bill Addison’s odyssey comprising “the 263 on-the-clock […]

Contemporary elegance includes both new and repurposed materials.

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.