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Where to Eat in NYC: Chinatown and Lower East Side

UPDATED: 12/1/2019 A lot of people visit New York City and are completely overwhelmed with finding a great place to eat. After all, NYC is a special place in the culinary world and you don’t want to waste a meal by just going to an “ok” restaurant. So many readers and Instagram followers have asked […]

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

The much anticipated official opening of Brutø, the newest Kelly Whitaker (of Basta and The Wolf’s Tailor fame) restaurant, 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 […]

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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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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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Cochon555’s Heritage Fire at Acreage Farms

This year, Cochon555’s Heritage Fire event came to Acreage Farms. Just a half hour from downtown Denver in in Lafayette, Colorado, this outdoor live fire cooking festival drew a healthy crowd of food enthusiasts to come eat their body weight in meat, chicken, and seafood over the course of several hours. It was an absolute […]