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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 […]

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’s top 21 list. 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 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 […]

Denver International Wine Festival This Week

Denver International Wine Festival This Week

The 10th annual Denver International Wine Festival takes place this week. Three highlight events are a four-course winemaker’s, the Taste of Elegance/Pairsine competition and the Grand Tasting. The chef dinner featuring Stellenbosch wines from South Africa takes place on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Meritage Restaurant in the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, conveniently […]

Bacon and Beer Fest is Back

Bacon and Beer Fest is Back

Third annual combo of popular beverage & popular meat. The weather this weekend invites all but the hardiest of snow-lovers to indoors. How about the third Denver Bacon and Beer Festival on Sunday, November 16 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.? The event at The Curtis features area restaurants and breweries offering creative bacon-based dishes and fine brew, with proceeds benefiting Metro […]