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Brutø: Kelly Whitaker’s Latest Test Lab for Grains and Local Produce

The much anticipated official opening of Brutø, located in the Free Market in Denver, Colorado, is finally here. Yesterday I had the opportunity to sample nearly all of the items on the full lunch menu being served by the kitchen, which is led by chef Josh Legrand. Here are some items to look out for: […]

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American Elm: Strong Start for this Nouveau American Bistro

Opening new restaurant is an arduous, high-pressure endeavor. As soon as the first paying diner walks through the door, the hard work begins with working out the kinks — making sure servers and kitchen staff are working as one, tweaking the menu based on the first customer feedback, and dealing with all sorts of administrative […]

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Life

My Food Influencer Code of Ethics

I’ll never forget the first time I was ever invited to an event as a “food influencer.” I had been running my blog and @newdenizen Instagram account for some time before a local PR person emailed and asked if I would like to come to an event at a new restaurant where a guest and […]

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Japanese Home Cooking Meal at Ototo

Last week I attended a very special invite-only dinner created by Natsumi Oguchi and Den Corner Restaurants’ Toshi Kizaki held at Ototo on South Pearl Street. The theme was Japanese home cooking, ⁠where visiting chef Oguchi produced a spread of over a dozen items highlighting the allure of the simple yet delicious dishes that traditionally […]

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Cho77: Vibrant Food in a Beautiful, Casual Setting

Can I recommend a great place to meet up with friends after work? I recently discovered that Cho 77, which relocated from South Broadway to the 16th Street Mall earlier this year (and is located to two of Chef Lon Symensma’s other restaurants – Le Roux and ChoLon), has an excellent Happy Hour deal every […]