NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

The 2016 James Beard Foundation Dinner

This month, there’s been a lot of talk around the DiningOut offices about what the most memorable meals of 2016 were. Hands down, one of the most exciting menus and events was the James Beard Foundation‘s annual dinner, held at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash. The event brought together a handful of Denver’s top chefs, each preparing a passed appetizer and ... Read More »

Taco Tuesday: Los Carboncitos

Where: Los Carboncitos {locations on Sheridan, Pecos, and Sixth Avenue} Taco Tuesday Deal: $1 asada, al pastor, chicken tacos Taco to Try: Al Pastor When on the hunt for authentic Mexican fare in Denver, the approach is simple—all you have to do is turn the corner. Authentic Mexican restaurants have long been the cornerstone of our dining scene, with countless family-owned shops and ... Read More »

Behind the Bar with Fabian Valdez at range

fabian valdez

In this week’s bartender corner, we took a little vacation, or in this case a staycation, at range, located inside Renaissance Denver Downtown. range specializes in New American West, focusing primarily on cultural influences and cooking techniques inherent to the Rocky Mountain West. For locally-inspired sips, however, we saddled up to the bar and sat down with bartender Fabian Valdez. DiningOut: What ... Read More »

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CULINARY PERSONALITIES

The 2016 James Beard Foundation Dinner

This month, there’s been a lot of talk around the DiningOut offices about what the most memorable meals of 2016 were. Hands down, one of the most exciting menus and events was the James Beard Foundation‘s annual dinner, held at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash. The event brought together a handful of Denver’s top chefs, each preparing a passed appetizer and ... Read More »

Behind the Bar with Brandon Wise of Departure

In this week’s bartender corner, we stopped by one of Cherry Creek hottest restaurants, Departure. The aviation-themed restaurant has kept us intrigued with its take on modern Asian cuisine offering soul-warming bowls of ramen, fresh slices of sashimi and sushi, and dim sum favorites. The cocktail program truly brings the concept together, as the bar itself serves as a centerpiece ... Read More »

A Look Back with Frank Bonanno

Frank Bonanno

It’s May of 2002 and Doug Fleishman and I are opening a tiny restaurant with 18 items on the menu. We have put everything into this endeavor—exhausted threadbare savings, overextended credit cards, and the imposed upon the talents of friends and family, and when it is complete, Mizuna is a lovely, buttery yellow gem of a spot that we are ... Read More »

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BOULDER AND BEYOND

Arugula Revamps Menu

arugula

It was less than a year ago that we profiled the updated Arugula in Boulder—a “renovation” that saw Chef Sven Hedenas take the reins in the kitchen, while Owner/Executive Chef Alec Schuler switched out seasonal menus for weekly ones. To complement the culinary updates, Schuler touched up the elegant dining room with murals and a fresh color scheme. Since that relaunch in April 2015, ... Read More »

Fresh Thymes Opens Demo Kitchen and Market

Fresh Thymes Counter

Boulder’s Fresh Thymes Eatery {2500 30th Street, Boulder; 303.955.7988} has been offering Boulderites gluten-free, allergy-conscious, gourmet eats in Boulder for three years, but Owner Christine Ruch lately saw an opportunity to expand her mission—by opening a marketplace and demo kitchen just a hop away from the restaurant at 2690 28th Street, across from Rally Sports. Ruch, an accomplished chef and ... Read More »

Where to Eat Now: Scott’s on Alpine

scott's on alpine

Step off Pearl street and head to Scott’s on Alpine {1265 Alpine Avenue, Boulder; 303.442.6100} for some of the best bites that Boulder has to offer. Here you’ll find fresh, seasonal finds taken to another level, with an ever-rotating menu that changes at least four times per year. And as a bonus, you’ll also enjoy one of the best Flatiron ... Read More »

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