From Uncertainty to Stardom: Jelly Cafe + Q&A With Owners

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Owners of the Jelly Cafe and husband and wife team, Josh Epps and Christina Smith, opened this happening brunch spot after realizing there was a need for mom and pop style eateries in the city.  “We always saw a long line at Watercourse Foods during brunch. But they didn’t serve bacon,” laughs Josh. Jelly goes […]

Inside Patsy’s Inn: Denver’s Little Italy + Video

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Not many people know that Denver has it’s own Little Italy. And at the core of it, is a classic mom and pop joint place called Patsy’s Inn, which is Denver’s longest running Italian restaurant. It’s the kind of place you find super thick homemade noodles and an even thicker marinara sauce topped with heavy […]

Q&A Pastry Chef Watercourse Foods

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Rachel Kesley of Watercourse Foods talks to us about the Denver culinary scene. Read on to find out about her biggest kitchen mishap and how she ended up cooking for Prince. Carri: What trends do you notice in Denver food scene? Rachel:I see a lot more of the farm to table and using the whole […]

Go For Ramen & Authentic Japanese Cuisine At New Denver Restaurant.

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  A new Denver restaurant is warming things up this season with real ramen and one of the best sake selections in town. TOKIO was opened by Tokyo born Miki Hashminto in Denver’s Prospect Park just a few miles west of Coors Field in August. “Dining at TOKIO is the most authentic Japanese experiences one […]

Profile: Denver’s Central Bistro

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Dotted with vintage pieces from Denver’s past, Central Bistro is a true community eatery. Its famous “HOT” sign frames the kitchen entrance – a relic from the once great Regency Hotel where both Elvis and the Pope spent a Denver night. The Central Street restaurant offers patrons unpretentious gourmet dishes and a long list of […]

Review: Mountain Standard in Vail, Colorado

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One and a half years ago, the team behind Sweet Basil introduced a new restaurant concept in Vail: Mountain Standard. Serving up rustic American dishes cooked primarily over an open flame, Mountain Standard has quite literally become the standard for innovative comfort food in Vail. The owners, husband and wife team Matt and Jana Morgan, […]

Video: MICI Handcrafted Italian + Q&A

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Generation old recipes can be found at Mici Handcrafted Italian in Cherry Creek, Stapleton, Downtown Denver and soon.. Highlands Ranch. We head inside to chat with the family ownded business. and toss around a few pies. Q:  How did the idea for “Mici” come to be? Food was always the main attraction for our Italian […]

“Chop Shop” Refines Fast Casual Concept

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By: Andrew Hammerlund There’s a line in Jack Kerouac’s classic, On the Road, in which Marylou, Ed, and Dean left Denver and “roared east along Colfax and out to the Kansas’ plains”. Had these misfits hung around and survived Colfax for 60 plus years who knows what they would have thought of the east Colfax […]

Snooze’s Corned Beef Hash Prepared from Locally-Sourced Ingredients

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  The food is simply called hash. Made from a base of meat and potatoes, it was created during World War II as a more economical dish to allow for the rationing of meats.  No longer a concoction of necessity, hash is now slung everywhere from high-end restaurants to local favorites like Denver’s famed A.M. eatery, […]

Q&A with Lead Mixolgist at Atticus

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The area surrounding Denver University is seeing new growth and with that came the opening of Atticus, a restaurant and cafe serving comfort food with a focus on local. For more on the concept check out my review here.  We caught up with Tony, the lead mixologist, to learn how they are making this drink menu new and exciting while keeping […]