Denver

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hangin' at the Ale House

Hangin’ at the Ale House

Post-Thanksgiving tradition at LoHi pub. It’s become something of a Thanksgiving weekend tradition for a few friends to gather someplace in Denver for an  afternoon or something casual to eat that isn’t turkey and some adult beverages to drink — and fine congenial company. We’ve been as many a eight or 10, but today, we were just […]

Coming Up: Two Celebrations of French Wine

Coming Up: Two Celebrations of French Wine

Beaujolais and Burgundy this weekend. The 16th annual Beaujolais and Beyond Food & Wine Festival on Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.in the McNichols Building in Denver’s Civic Center Park. The annual fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain French-American Chamber of Commerce is a French-themed event featuring 20 of Denver’s best restaurants pairing their cuisine with fine […]