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Ace Eat Serve: Excellent Happy Hour Spot for Food and Games

The hunt for Denver’s Best Ramen continues! When I heard Chef Thach Tran had taken over as head chef at Ace Eat Serve and the re-vamped menu included an Asian-inspired menu, I was looking forward to stopping in. Then when I noticed the menu touted an awesome happy hour deal where you could get a bowl […]

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Osaka Ramen: Eclectic Takes on Japanese Favorites

It’s time for another installment of my self-appointed quest to find the Best Ramen in Denver. Although I had already tried the chicken shio ramen at Jeff Osaka’s joint, Sushi-rama, I could not resist an invitation to try some additional bowls at the original source of Chef Osaka’s ramen empire — Osaka Ramen in RiNo. […]

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Sushi-Rama DTC: Fast-paced Fish and Satisfying Ramen

Another bowl a ramen slurped means another contender to be added to my list for the Best Ramen in Denver. I recently headed to chef Jeff Osaka’s joint, Sushi-rama, after hearing they were adding a few of the same ramens offered at his other restaurant, Osaka Ramen, to the menu at the DTC and Lone […]

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Gaijin at Zeppelin Station: Casual Ramen Spot in RiNo

UPDATED 12/22/2019: Gaijin is no longer at Zeppelin Station. The search for the Best Ramen in Denver continues. When I first heard about Gaijin Ramen & Yakitori at Zeppelin Station, I was immediately intrigued. Chef Bill Espiricueta has an impressive background, having worked in the kitchens of Acorn in RiNo as well as the Japanese restaurant Nobu, and […]

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Best Restaurants for Foodies in Portland, Oregon

On my recent Pacific Northwest (PNW) road trip, my husband and I drove from Seattle, out to Cape Flattery in Neah Bay – the most northwesternmost section of the continental US – and through a slew of beautiful Washington state national parks and monuments (Olympic, Mt. Rainer, Mt. St. Helens). We eventually ended up heading into Oregon […]