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Great Divide Shares Green Chili Recipe for National Chili Day

In celebration of National Chili Day—Thursday, Feb. 27—the soon-to-open Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse {215 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock} let DiningOut have a peek at the green chili recipe that will grace its brunch/lunch and dinner menus. This beanless recipe is loaded with pork, green chilis, and jalapeños, and it serves eight. Here’s how to make it at home (you ... Read More »

Colorado Well Represented Among James Beard Semifinalists

The James Beard Foundation today announced the semifinalists for the 2020 James Beard Awards, and Colorado is well represented among the nominees. By category, following are the Mile High establishments, chefs, and restaurateurs vying for James Beard Awards. The 2020 James Beard Awards will be presented Monday, May 4, at the Lyric Opera in Chicago. Best New Restaurant Sunday Vinyl ... Read More »

Cocktail Creators: Fresh Twists on the Margarita

National Margarita Day 2020 was officially Feb. 22, but when you’re as popular as the margarita, isn’t every day really your day? The margarita is so beloved that many establishments have expanded Margarita Day and corresponding drink specials to Margarita Week and even Margarita Month. In celebration of the margarita, a few of the Front Range’s top margarita makers were ... Read More »

Flavors of the Week: Feb. 21 and Beyond

A weekly smorgasbord of news bites and events from the Denver-Boulder dining scene. Whisky Magazine Honors Dairy Block’s Seven Grand Seven Grand {1855 Blake Street, Denver; 720.863.8975}, a Dairy Block tenant that offers nearly 700 whiskeys, was named Whisky Magazine’s Whisky Bar Group of the Year as part of the magazine’s 2020 Icons of Whisky America awards. Winners from the ... Read More »

Lovely Margarita: Front Range Bar Pros Toast Beloved Cocktail

BY STEVE LYSAKER The margarita’s history is shrouded in controversy, and opinions differ on how far the drink’s ingredients can be stretched and still be called a margarita, but its popularity is without question. The margarita regularly polls as Americans’ favorite cocktail, and a 2017 Nielsen survey found the drink gaining favor among men (44 percent of males surveyed listed ... Read More »

Northside Eatery + Market Opens in LoHi

By Erica Buehler

After a much-anticipated wait, Northside Eatery + Market, slated to be “Denver’s new favorite neighborhood gathering place,” is officially opening its doors this Friday, Feb. 21. {1691 Central Street, Denver; 303.993.5599} Radiating a clean and crisp, mid-century modern aesthetic—combining bright white subway tile, smooth black granite, and pops of color by way of tan leather seating and various plant accents—the ... Read More »

Cooking with Fire: Meet Colorado’s Hottest Hot Sauce, Salsa Makers

BY STEVE LYSAKER The craft condiment market has exploded in recent years, with artisanal barbecue sauces, mustards, salad dressings, syrups, and more filling grocery store shelves and popping up in restaurants. Among the hottest craft condiments—thanks in part to America’s burning obsession with all things spicy—are hot sauces and salsas. Over the past decade, salsa has joined—and occasionally displaced—ketchup as ... Read More »

Denver Restaurant Week Showcases New Faces, Old Faves

If the choices associated with Denver Restaurant Week seem overwhelming, it’s because they are. More than 240 restaurants have created special menus for the 16th annual event, which begins Friday, Feb. 21, and runs through Sunday, March 1. For the uninitiated, participating restaurants choose one of three price points ($25, $35, or $45) and craft a multicourse meal to match. ... Read More »

Drum(stick) Roll for Chicken Fight! 2020

By Erica Buehler

Buttermilk-fried, seasoned and grilled, fall-off-the-bone tender and finger-licking-good—we’re talking all things chicken as we get ready for some fowl play: Tickets for Chicken Fight! 2020 are available now. Another year, another chance to get cluck-wild at the biggest chicken festival around—Chicken Fight! is back and ready to take on a whole block of Denver with over 40+ restaurants participating this ... Read More »