The Flat-Out Best Spring Food-and-Drink Festivals in (and around) Denver

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here: the everything-food-and-drink list to end all lists. We’re undertaking a rather ambitious project—a year-long endeavor that lays out our flat-out best picks of the most exceptional culinary experiences in Denver and Boulder. We’ll cover the usual suspects: tacos and ramen, for example. Pizza and burgers, too. But think of this as the Herculean ... Read More »

Prime Picks Winners: The Classic Burger

DiningOut Prime Picks

March has been the month of many things—basketball madness, St. Patty’s Day shenanigans, the first day of spring. But it was also the delectable relaunch of DiningOut’s Prime Picks contest. Running every month and showcasing your picks for the best fare in Denver and Boulder, these capture the most delicious part about being a Mile High. This month, we decided ... Read More »

The Cherry Cricket Plans to Reopen in April

cherry cricket

It’s been over five months since a kitchen fire shuttered Cherry Creek’s oldest burger joint, the Cherry Cricket {2641 East 2nd Avenue, Denver; 303.322.7666}. Since then, the team has kept the spirit of the cricket alive, reassuring their fans with up to date info on their social media page and even participating in local charity drives. After months of construction, the wait ... Read More »

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Competing Cochon555 Heritage BBQ Chefs Dish on Pigs and Their Paths to Victory

Cochon 555

There’s no food soiree in the country more devoted to the almighty pig than Cochon555, a butchery-intensive culinary showdown that involves five local chefs tasked with creating no fewer than 30 dishes utilizing snout-to-tail cuts of heritage breed pigs. This year’s Denver smackdown, which is dedicated to barbecue, features Will Nolan of Eight K, the signature restaurant inside Viceroy Snowmass; ... Read More »

DO Chef Panel: Should Restaurants Get Political?

High Point Creamery

There are three things that you shouldn’t discuss at the dinner table: religion, sex, and politics. However, with the mass influx of political news being thrown at our faces—from nonstop TV coverage to political posts in our newsfeeds—at this point, it’s almost unavoidable to not discuss it. A handful of local restaurateurs and food writers alike have addressed the political climate in ... Read More »

Sous Chef Dave Hadley of The Preservery to Appear on “Chopped” This Week

Chef Dave Hadley

We couldn’t be more excited that a local chef is appearing on Chopped this week—Sous Chef Dave Hadley of The Preservery will be making his television debut on Tuesday, February 21 at 8pm MST. About Dave + Working at The Preservery Born in New Jersey, Chef Dave Hadley discovered his love of cooking early on by spending time with his grandmother ... Read More »

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Our Top 10 Picks for Valentine’s Day in Boulder

If you’re over the trite stuffed animals and rotting roses, we feel your pain. The only way to our hearts is through our stomachs anyway, so here’s our list of top Valentine’s Day dining events in Boulder. Because what’s sexier than delicious local bites, full glasses, flowing conversation, and coming home to a perfectly clean kitchen? (The answer here is ... Read More »

Wild Standard: Where Sustainability is King

King Salmon at Wild Standard

In our most recent issue of DiningOut Denver/Boulder, we highlighted 40 iconic restaurateurs and restaurants that are shaping Colorado’s culinary landscape. Among them was the inimitable Bradford Heap—and for good reason. The French-trained maître, who trained under renowned Alain Ducasse, has turned cooking on its head. Instead of painting plates with dozens of ingredients and feeding artistic whimsy by dolling up the tried-and-true, ... Read More »

Arugula Revamps Menu


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 »

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