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 »

Paleo Delights at Just BE Kitchen

Delicious food that's free of grains, refined sugar, and gluten

Despite a jet-setting career in the corporate world that included a 10-year stint in London, Jennifer Peters wasn’t fulfilled. “I had a great job, but there came a point when I realized that something was missing in my life,” says Peters, the owner of Just BE Kitchen {2364 15th Street, 303.284.6652}, a restaurant in LoHi that she, along with chef ... Read More »

Small Bites: Amanda Faison Leaving 5280 and more

Check out foodie news, plus where to celebrate this First Friday

Amanda Faison is Leaving 5280 Magazine As reported by Eater Denver, Amanda Faison will be leaving 5280 Magazine on November 1. After working with the publication for two decades, Faison plans a move to Summit County. She will remain on the magazine’s masthead, but will shift her focus to covering different stories. Faison is one of Denver’s longest standing food writers, and has served as a ... Read More »

Eureka! All-American Restaurant Opening in Boulder

Quality food made from scratch, plus an all-American beverage program

Boulderites, unite! Eureka! {1048 Pearl Street, Boulder} has announced that it will be opening in the newly built Pearl West area on September 5. This one-of-a-kind dining experience will feature quality, scratch-made menu items alongside a unique all-American beverage program. Think killer local beers, classic cocktails, and small-batch whiskeys galore. “Our commitment to quality in an approachable atmosphere makes our ... Read More »

Punch Bowl Welcomes Matt Selby as Regional Executive Chef

Chef Selby will be leading culinary expansion for the Punch Bowl enterprise

Punch Bowl Social {multiple locations} found its match with esteemed local chef Matt Selby, who will be overseeing culinary operations at both the Baker neighborhood and upcoming Stapleton locations. He’ll also be responsible for training new executive chefs from around the country as the concept continues to grow nationally. Chef Selby has an impressive resume, boasting 15 years at Vesta ... Read More »

White Lies Opens July 6 Inside Black Eye Coffee

A café's P.M. alter ego in Capitol Hill

White LIes

Nearly eight months after Denver fell in love with Black Eye Coffee, its alter ego White Lies rears its head on Wednesday, July 6. For Black Eye {800 Sherman Street, Denver; 303.955.1205} devotees, this is a pleasantly surprising turn of events. But for Black Eye’s owners, it’s been the plan from the beginning. Here’s what you need to know about White Lies {800 ... Read More »

Sugarmill to Shake Up Denver’s Pastry Scene

A new chef unveils new desserts and menu at this Ballpark restaurant

Sugarmill cherry shortcake

Anyone who follows the Denver food scene would probably agree that it’s experiencing an exciting growth spurts. Hundreds of restaurant openings, an emphasis on locally raised and butchered meats, brilliant local booze, and an influx of talent have conspired to position Denver as a hot culinary destination. However, there’s something missing. Baker Miller. Tartine. Dominique Ansel Bakery. Major foodie destinations are ... Read More »

Dio Mio Pasta Coming to RiNo

Look for the “artisanal spaghetti monsters” this fall

There’s just nothing like fresh pasta, as fine-dining Chefs Alex Figura and Spencer White know well. The two have joined forces to create Dio Mio {3264 Larimer Street, Denver}, an oasis of fresh pasta set to open this fall. Dio Mio means “My God” in Italian, and Chef Figura—previously of Lower48 Kitchen and Black Eye Coffee—explains, “it stems from the ... Read More »

The Winners of Top Taco 2016

The best tacos and tequila drinks in Denver

Top Taco

Top Taco, voted “Best New Festival in Denver, 2014” in its inaugural year, threw down last night at the new, larger venue across from the old digs in Sculpture Park. This year, 45-plus of the best restaurants from the Denver/Boulder area battled it out for the best tacos and tequila drinks to the tunes of Sambadende. After nearly four hours of eating, drinking, ... Read More »

The Pig & The Sprout Opens in Denver

Something pig is coming this way

One of the biggest compliments that Andy Ganick had ever received regarding his pig-centric restaurant, The Berkshire {7352 East 29th Avenue, Denver; 303.321.2010}, was oddly enough from a vegetarian. Even though she, and her entire table, identified as vegetarian, they loved the meaty entrées served at the restaurant. Although it’s quite the feat to switch someone from sprout to swine, this ... Read More »