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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 […]

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Union Station Farmers Market Chef Council Breakfast

I’ll admit, getting out of bed and out the door on a Saturday morning for a 7:30am call time is not my favorite thing to do. However, on this occasion I had a bit more pep to my step than normal as I headed down to the site of the weekly Union Station Farmers Market. […]

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Map of 2019-2020 Denver Dining Out Passbook Restaurants

UPDATE 10/2/2019: The 2019-2020 Denver Dining Out Passbook is now on sale. Enter the discount code “NEWDENIZEN20” in the shopping cart to get the book for $49.99 + shipping (normally $99.99).* The Passbooks are printed in limited number and sell out every year, so scoop one up while they are still available. Visit the Dining […]