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20 Iconic Chefs in Denver & Boulder (in no particular order)

A profile of the people and places that have truly shaped the landscape of our Mile High dining mecca

Alex Seidel

Want to check out the full 40? Pick up the latest issue of DiningOut Denver/Boulder at your local Barnes & Nobles and Tattered Cover.  Read Winter 2017 issue here! Teri Ripetto {potagerrestaurant.com} It’s difficult to name a local culinary figure whose sense of purpose is more profound than Teri Ripetto—a chef, forager, gardener, and remarkably talented artist who, since 1997, ... Read More »

11 Must-Do March Events

Beer, bubbles, and oysters galore are on the menu this month

March is choc-a-block full of great happenings around town. We’ve rounded up eleven events that would be a shame to miss. Slurp on bivalves, enjoy IPA and pizza, head to Boulder for strong ales, enjoy one-of-a-kind collaboration beers, and maybe even find a little love. It’s going to be a great month and this doesn’t even include St. Patrick’s Day ... Read More »

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 »

Patrick Kelly Tapped as New Executive Chef of Panzano

Culinary Institute of America graduate, Patrick Kelly, now commands the popular northern Italian kitchen

Patrick Kelly, Panzano

When chef Elise Wiggins departed Panzano earlier this summer to focus on the launch of Cattivella, slated to open in Stapleton later this year, the self-described “naughty chef” left a massive void in the kitchen she’d overseen for more than a decade. Prior to Wiggins’s dynasty, the Northern Italian restaurant, adjacent to the Hotel Monaco, was commanded by Ben Davis, ... Read More »

7 Female Chefs Behind the 2016 WomenCook!

Meet the powerful women cooking this year

Carrie Shores

For a dozen years, WomenCook!—hosted by Work Options for Women (WOW)—has been bringing together female chefs in Denver to help women lift themselves out of poverty through meaningful employment in the food service industry. There are so many things we love about this event—not only does it support a noble cause, but it also showcases the brilliant women behind some of Denver’s ... Read More »

16 Chefs Share Their Secret Dinner Spots

The DO Chef Panel weighs in on hidden gems

We asked the DiningOut (DO) Chef Panel of over 70 chefs about the dinner spots they love, but no one knows about. Here are some of the best hidden gems and hole-in-the-walls in Denver, Boulder, and beyond to add to your list.   14 Chefs Share Secret Breakfast Spots 14 Chefs Share Secret Lunch Spots The DiningOut (DO) Chef Panel serves ... Read More »

The Latecomer’s Guide to Denver Restaurant Week

10 places where you still might nab a coveted reservation

Based on the recent activity on Visit Denver’s Restaurant Week website, reservations are going fast for this upcoming nine-day culinary orgy. Over 150 restaurants will be offering three or more courses for $30 per person and navigating the reservation process can be quite difficult. Don’t worry, we have done the hard work for you and compiled a list of 10 restaurants, ... Read More »

Inside the Technological Revolution of Restaurants

Bits and bytes that are changing the way we eat

iPad Order

Several months ago, the world paused to celebrate a landmark moment: the dawning of Marty McFly’s October 21, 2015. But unlike the sleek, machine-run world of Hill Valley, California, our 2015 seems technologically stunted. We have no whizzing hover boards, no floating cars, no robotic gas pumps. Alas. Technophile foodies need not despair, though; while we might have expected more ... Read More »

8 Restaurant Technologies We Love

Cutting-edge gadgets and gizmos that are changing the way we dine

iPad Restaurants

We recently profiled some futuristic tech that’s made its way into restaurants. More gadgets are entering the market every day, but here’s a run-down of some of the latest and greatest that we’ve discovered. Find them locally, and bask in the fun and efficiency of new-age dining. Tablet Wine Lists | These handy techno-tomes are perhaps the most widely used of the ... Read More »

14 Chefs Share Their Secret Breakfast Spots

The DO Chef Panel weighs in on A.M. hidden gems

Early Bird's Breakfast Tacos

The Denver-Boulder area has its famous breakfast spots—Snooze, Jelly, and Foolish Craig’s, to name a few. But what about the hidden gems? We asked the DiningOut (DO) Chef Panel of over 70 chefs about the breakfast spots they love, but no one knows about. Stay tuned for lunch and dinner hidden gems in the next couple weeks.   The DiningOut ... Read More »