Denver Restaurant Week Consolidates

Ten days in winter set aside for affordable restaurant feasts. When Denver Restaurant Week was launched more than a decade ago, it was an epic, exhausting 17-day slog for restaurants. Foodies loved the many opportunities for bargain dinners, but a killer for those who prepared and served the meals. In deference to restaurateurs and chefs, this past […]

Trillium's ' Rehearsal Dinner' for Beard House

Trillium’s ‘ Rehearsal Dinner’ for Beard House

Leinonen schedules a practice run in Denver before New York debut. On Tuesday, November 11, Ryan Leinonen, owner/chef of Trillium in Denver, is cooking at New York’s prestigious James Beard House. His cuisine is described as a marriage of “the New Nordic larder with a classic American sensibility, offering Denver dwellers a dining experience that the Beard […]

Oceanaire's Lobster Roll Special

Oceanaire’s Lobster Roll Special

New England favorite works as a pre-theater treat. When I got wind of The Oceanaire’s current (till the end of the month) special on lobster and crab rolls, my mouth started watering. We had theater tickets the other night, and The Oceanaire is across the street from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. As […]

Upscale Sandwiches at the Pepsi Center

Upscale Sandwiches at the Pepsi Center

Club Level fans have access to Masterpiece Deli’s masterful sandwiches. Masterpiece Delicatessen, Denver’s award-winning deli that prides itself on providing “fine dining between bread,” is partnering with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment to provide its popular sandwiches at the Pepsi Center, home of the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Avalanche, special events venue and more. Masterpiece is or […]

'5280 Magazine' Publishes Best Restaurant Issue

’5280 Magazine’ Publishes Best Restaurant Issue

The top Denver restaurant again is Frasca in Boulder. Old restaurants, new restaurants names the “25 Best Restaurants” in Denver — and again the number one, Frasca Food and Wine, is in Boulder and Acorn in The Source has Boulder roots. Here’s the list, with the links going to the magazine’s write-up, not the restaurants’ […]

Wazee Supper Club's 40th

Wazee Supper Club’s 40th

Retro LoDo eatery opened before LoDo had that name. I don’t know why, but I’ve actually never been to the Wazee Supper Club even though it opened 40 years ago. It is located in a Denver historic neighborhood that former Denver Post writer Dick Kreck dubbed LoDo, and it was already an institution when I showed up in Colorado in 1988. This […]

Colorado’s Commonwealth Coffee Praised selected 15 top new roasters in the US., which specializes in list s of XX top this or that in the food or beverage realm published a list of what it considers the “15 Best New Coffee Roasters” in the land — new meaning launched in 2013 and 2014. Of Denver’s Commonwealth Coffee. […]