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Elise Wiggins Cattivella

With a 12-year stint as executive chef of Panzano and countless awards under her belt, Elise Wiggins is a known culinary titan of the dining scene and for good reason—this woman knows her stuff. Not only does she have a breadth of knowledge like no other—just ask her any question about Italy—it is her precision to detail and her infectious ... Read More »

The Flat-Out Best Chinese Hot Pot in 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 »

Five Places to Get Your Game On

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Work, bills, responsibilities—let’s face it, adulting is hard. We all need an outlet to let loose, so why not add a little bit of fun into our lives? Luckily, our city has plenty of options when it comes to arcade games, bowling, and even ping-pong. Paired with great eats and a little bit of booze, we can make adulthood fun again. ... Read More »

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CULINARY PERSONALITIES

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 »

The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

Adrian Miller

Author Adrian Miller took the culinary world by storm when he wrote a history of African-American cuisine, titled “Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time” (now in its third printing), which went on to win a James Beard Award. The history, more than a decade in the making, came to fruition while the ... Read More »

Frasca, Alex Seidel, Eric Skokan, and Steve Redzikowski Named James Beard Semifinalists

Earlier today, the James Beard Foundation announced its 2017 roster of restaurant and chef semifinalists, four of which are Colorado contenders. Frasca Food and Wine, a perennial favorite of the Foundation and a seven-time nominee and two-time winner in the Best Chef: Southwest and Best Wine Program categories, is vying for this year’s Outstanding Restaurant title, a category that trumpets ... Read More »

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BOULDER AND BEYOND

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

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 »

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