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Coming Soon: Cattivella

Elise Wiggins gives us a sneak peek of her wood-fired Italian cuisine

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

DiningOut's The List

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

Where to eat, drink, and play all around the city

Photo courtesy of FTW

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 »

Behind the Bar: Kevin Burke Bartender at Ste. Ellie

Denver's hottest bartenders deliver the season's most seductive sips

St Ellie's Kevin Burke

Sneak away from the buzz of the city for high-end cocktails and treats at Ste. Ellie {1553 Platte Street, Denver; 303.477.1447}. Tucked away underneath Colt & Gray, Ste. Ellie is undeniably swanky with crescent-shaped booths and dim ambient lighting, anchored by a modest bar stacked to the brim with glittering bottles of local and international spirits. With fifteen rotating cocktails—ranging from classics to current creations—as ... Read More »

9 Places to Celebrate National Margarita Day in Denver and Boulder

Free margartias anyone?

La Sandia

Today, we celebrate the beauty of the margarita with National Margarita Day. Whether you prefer them frozen or on the rocks, salt or sugar, there are plenty of margs to go around. Here are nine spots to find the best margarita deals in Denver and Boulder, plus a recipe to make at home. Boulder Centro Mexican Kitchen {950 Pearl Street, ... Read More »

Taco Tuesday: Tarasco’s

This south Federal gem serves up some serious Mexican food

Taco Tuesday Tarascos

Where: Tarasco’s {470 South Federal Boulevard; 303.922.2387} What: Three tacos for $10 Taco to try: Pastor with flecks of pineapple, trust us. Tarasco’s is a little-known find on South Federal Boulevard, tucked into a nondescript strip mall. With just a few tables and walls lined with proverbs and sayings in English and Spanish, the quaint eatery serves made to order Mexican favorites. Owner ... Read More »

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

Tune in on Tuesday, February 21 at 8pm MST

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 »

Brunch O’ Clock: Milk & Honey

A recently discovered favorite: Banana Bread French Toast

Milk & Honey

Stowed away under Larimer Square, Milk & Honey {1414 Larimer Street, Denver; 303.997.7590} offers a much-needed refuge from the hustle of the city. Serving up New American fare, in a calming, contemporary atmosphere, the secluded venue is most often associated with carefully crafted cocktails during happy hour or intimate romantic dinners. But with a recently revamped brunch menu, we recommend you pop in during the ... Read More »

The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

Adrian Miller's latest book looks at the lives of African-American chefs in the White House

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 »

Discover Denver’s Best Restaurants with Renzell—And Win a Free Dinner!

The restaurant rating app has expanded to 11 cities nationwide

Beatrice & Woodsley

With over 220 restaurants opening in Denver last year alone, choosing one spot for dinner can be a bit of a hassle. In the age of technology, patrons often reach out to the internet—through Yelp, Facebook, or our various dining sites—to help filter through myriad concepts. However, in a cluttered media universe full of subjective and often biased reviews, it can ... Read More »