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Colorado Producers Clean Up at Good Food Awards

Local businesses win for their ciders, spirits, meats, elixirs, and coffees The 2018 Good Food Awards were handed out over the weekend, and six Colorado producers took home medals. Awards were given across 15 categories, from beer to...Show More Summary

The Guide to Fast-Casual Eating in Denver

Delicious and affordable food on the go The fast-casual restaurant scene was created with busy but discerning diners in mind, joining fast food and casual dining in perfect counter-service harmony. And Denver has plenty of talented chefs cooking up enticing dishes at a convenient pace for its city dwellers on a schedule. Show More Summary

Charcoal Restaurant Will Close After Tuesday’s Dinner Service

The dining destination operated for nearly seven years in the Golden Triangle A near seven-year run in the Golden Triangle comes to an end Tuesday evening for Charcoal Restaurant. The fine dining destination at 43 West 9th Avenue will close its doors at midnight after one last lunch and dinner service. Show More Summary

Colorado Five Announces its 11th Year Lineup

Participants will hold five Denver events throughout the coming year After more than a decade, the Five Colorado is expanding to include members outside of Denver and Boulder. The team of five chefs and two beverage experts forms each...Show More Summary

Elise Wiggins Builds the Modern Family Restaurant

She’s the 2017 Denver chef of the year Thirty years ago, Elise Wiggins wanted to open her own restaurant. She had finished a second year of college in her native Louisiana, she was living in and often cooking for her sorority, and one of the sisters had ties to a new family business. Show More Summary

Five Places Worth Trying This Weekend

For drinks, brunch, dinner, lunch, and a quick breakfast For brunch: In Cherry Creek, Hedge Row has been serving up a veggie-strong menu since late summer. Just in the new year, the restaurant run by The Kitchen team also started peddling brunch fare on the weekends. Show More Summary

A Vietnamese Hidden Gem in Aurora and the History of Honkytonks Across Denver

Plus two more good reads for the week’s end ADVENTUROUS EATING NEWS: Feeling like a challenge? Follow food writer Ruth Tobias on her journey with 5280 to Nón Lá The Eating Place in Aurora. This Vietnamese restaurant is known (or should...Show More Summary

End the Month with Pop-Ups and Pints

Stout season is still in full swing through the end of January Friday, January 19 Schizophrenic Narcoleptic Release What: Mockery Brewing chose one of its favorite brews, Schizophrenic Narcoleptic, for its first bottle release. The complex...Show More Summary

What to Expect From Denver’s Next French Restaurant

From the business partners behind Bar Dough and Señor Bear, Morin will be a new take on the classic Walk into any Culinary Creative endeavor on just about any evening, and the vibe is constant — a full house, some upbeat music, and one social group of diners. Show More Summary

Where to Find Denver’s Healthiest Restaurants

Fit for the fittest, here are the places to go for a delicious, nutritious snack or meal Good news, diners: No one will be sacrificing flavor and satisfaction for more vitamins and fewer calories at the following Denver restaurants. In fact, eating healthy and dining out have never been easier. Show More Summary

How to Tell if a Restaurant Sells ‘Good Food’

The 2018 Good Food 100 asks chefs to put their money where their mouths are At a time when every other restaurant is touting “farm-to-table” and perhaps just as many restaurateurs are running from scandal, it can be hard to answer the...Show More Summary

Barcelona Wine Bar Sets an Opening Timetable

The national concept will soon debut its Larimer Street outpost A Spanish tapas bar with 15 locations around the country has set a tentative date for opening along a growing block in RiNo. Barcelona Wine Bar will now be ready insideShow More Summary

Second Home Shutters After Nine Years in Cherry Creek

Social Fare immediately replaces it at the JW Marriott Second Home Kitchen + Bar closed Monday after nine years in Cherry Creek’s JW Marriott hotel, making way for Social Fare Denver Dining and Drinks. The former establishment was part...Show More Summary

A Burrito’s Guide to Denver

For breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there’s really no bad time to devour one Ah, January. It’s the season for diets and cleanses and somehow also the time for big and unabashed burritos — warmed, melted, grilled, smothered, breakfast, snack, or otherwise packaged. Originally from Mexico, burritos have finally become an American staple. Show More Summary

Dressed as a Neighborhood Haunt, The Wolf’s Tailor Also Will Be a Food Destination

It’s slated to open in Sunnyside in April Like the wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing, a few things are not what they seem at chef Kelly Whitaker’s forthcoming restaurant. Located at 4058 Tejon Street, The Wolf’s Tailor will be a neighborhood place, complete with a 1,200-square-foot backyard for enjoying snacks and drinks. Show More Summary

Just-Opened Menya Hits Three Food Crazes

The restaurant combines ramen, poke, and an upstairs izakaya Menya is the latest opening to join in Denver’s ramen, poke, and izakaya obsessions. This new two-floor restaurant at 600 East Colfax — formerly Los Tacos — offers all-weather options, serving a menu split between ramen and DIY poke bowls, as well as a handful of small plates. Show More Summary

Denver’s Essential French Restaurants

The bistros, the brasseries, and the bakeries with the finest fare Full fat, heavy cream, herbaceous, saucy, meaty, and flavor-filled. These are the words of true food romance, and of French cuisine. Since the 18th Century, France has been synonymous with fine food, thanks to staples from crunchy baguette to comforting beef bourguignon. Show More Summary

Birdcall Flops Into the Future of Fast Food

See the rundown on three recent reviews of local restaurants Birdcall The restaurant’s reimagined, kiosk-dominated take on a fast-casual spot should feel like the wave of the future, but Westword critic Gretchen Kurtz says Birdcall forfeits personality in the name of efficiency. Show More Summary

Crazy Mountain Brewing Departs Edwards

But the brewery will return to the Vail Valley in a new space this summer An 8-year-old Colorado brewery has outgrown its original Edwards location and closed suddenly with plans to relocate by late summer. Crazy Mountain Brewing Company,...Show More Summary

Alamo Drafthouse Will Open This Year in Downtown Westminster

Plus more fun food and drink news to know today REVITALIZATION NEWS: Downtown Westminster is starting to take shape at the former mall location, where an Alamo Drafthouse is among the first of the new businesses slated to open starting this year. Show More Summary

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