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Birdcall, Now Open in Five Points, Ups Denver’s Fried Chicken Game

Fried chicken sandwiches rule the roost at Denver's newest coop

Down on your cluck? Chin up, peeps: Denver just got its newest fried chicken roost—and it’s anything but meaty yolker … er mediocre. OK, enough with the chicken puns. Birdcall {800 East 26th Avenue, 720.361.2976} is the latest endeavor from Peter Newlin and Jean-Phillipe Failyau, the duo behind Homegrown Tap & Dough, Park Burger and Park and Co., all of ... Read More »

Flat-Out Best Denver Restaurant Rooftops for Weekend Brunch

Bottomless mimosas, eggs Benedict and mile-high views

  Given Denver’s hot temperatures, we’re seeing plenty of skin this summer, perhaps none more so than on Denver’s rooftops, which offer plenty of gazing opportunities. We love our rooftop bars and restaurants, we’re obsessed with bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas, and weekend brunch is our favorite pastime. And at these nine breweries and restaurants, you get all three for ... Read More »

DO Chef Panel: Restaurant Lessons

The chef panel talks about life lessons in the restaurant biz

The DiningOut (DO) Chef Panel serves as the voice of culinary talent in Denver, Boulder, and beyond. This month we asked our lineup of chefs, “What is the hardest lesson you’ve learned from the restaurant industry?” “I think the hardest lesson that I learned is that it is not for everyone, it is harder than anyone tells you that it is. Everyone that ... Read More »

Prime Picks Winners: Milkshakes

Top of the town shakes that are making summer chill

Red Velvet Shake from 5280 Burger Bar

Summer is many things: Patio happy houring, sunny days on a beach, ice cream and hot dogs at a Rockies game. But for us, one of the classics that often goes unrecognized is the milkshake. As versatile as it is delicious, this American mainstay has been satisfying dairy fiends for decades—and it’s time we gave it a proper nod. So ... Read More »

7 Westminster Restaurants You Should Try

Take your dining experience up north


Acting as a midpoint between Boulder and Denver, it’s very easy to coast right through the city of Westminster. But we recommend making a stop—our neighbors up north have something going on. From competition-worthy barbecue to cult status Tex-Mex, here are seven restaurants you should check out in Westminster. GQue BBQ We’ve been raving about Jason Ganahl’s competition-winning BBQ at ... Read More »

Emmerson to Open in Boulder

The grain-focused concept is set to open next month


With an emphasis on grain-focused goods, Emmerson {1600 Pearl Street Suite 100, Boulder; 720.693.8966} is sure to be our next go to spot. From the mind of entrepreneur and restaurateur Ben Kaplan (an investor/partner at Oak at Fourteenth, The Source, and the upcoming Source Hotel) and his team of owners/operators, Emmerson will open next month. Named after Wild Emmer—the ancient “mother ... Read More »

Matt Selby Returns with Bremen’s Wine & Tap

Selby introduces an American neighborhood eatery to LoHi

bremen's wine & tap

We’ve always had love for Matt Selby. Spanning a career of nearly 20 years, Selby is best known in the Denver scene for his 15-year long tenure at Vesta before acting as opening chef for both Steuben’s and Ace. Over the next few years, Selby bounced around town with stints at Corner House, Central Bistro, and most recently, Punch Bowl Social. ... Read More »

Six Must-Do Events at Slow Food USA

Discover what's on your plate

Slow Food Nations has finally landed in Denver. Since its start in 1989, the Slow Food movement has grown globally involving millions of people reaching over 160 countries. So what is Slow Food? Slow Food is a grassroots organization, with a mission to prevent the disappearance of local food and traditions and to counteract the rise of fast life and ... Read More »

Sneak Peek of French 75

Frank Bonanno's newest restaurant brings classic French fare to the business district

french 75

After months of anticipation, Frank Bonanno’s newest creation, French 75 {717 17th Street Suite B, Denver; 303.405.7575} is set to open on Monday, July 17. Marking Bonanno’s 10th restaurant (well technically 11th, if you count Lou’s Food Bar, which shuttered this past winter), French 75 exudes a level of casual sophistication with intimate plush booths, exposed brick, and a connected bar/open kitchen ... Read More »

Top Taco Margaritas

Shake up your margaritas like the pros

sol mexican cocina

Slow roasted carnitas, savory spices, and tequilas as far as the eye can see—sure, we still have dreams about Top Taco. To reminiscence on our taco-fueled bonanza, we gathered a few margarita recipes from the winners of Top Taco. Here are two winning margaritas sure to impress at your next summer bash. SOL Mexican Cocina’s Watermelon Margarita In a pint glass, muddle 5-6 watermelon ... Read More »