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Where to Drink This Week: D Bar

December 12th, 2014 Posted by Chefs, Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

DSC06930D Bar, named for drinks, desserts and dining, closed in March of this year for a renovation.  D Bar opened in a new spot in uptown on 19th at the end of November 2014.  Food lovers will appreciate the delicious menu and variety of savory and sweet options.  Like each individual dessert, D Bar is decorated beautifully and with class.

Menage a Apple

Menage a Apple

Chef Keegan Gerhard and his team elevate traditional comfort food with a unique twist.  They also have a separate section for a pastry case where you can grab coffee drinks and sweets to go or to place special orders.

D Bar offers a happy hour from 3-6pm Monday-Friday and an afternoon tea served every day by reservation only.  (Reservations need to be at least 24 hours advance notice.)

D Bar is located at 494 E 19th St. Denver 80203. 303-861-4710.

Pastry Case Display

Pastry Case Display

Restaurant Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday 11am-10pm

Friday 11am-midnight

Saturday 10am-midnight

Sunday 10am- 9pm

Retail Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday 6:30am-10pm

Friday 6:30am-midnight

Saturday 8am-midnight

Sunday 8am-9pm

Pizza Salad Sandwich

Pizza Salad Sandwich

Where to Eat This Weekend: The Long I Pie Shop

November 28th, 2014 Posted by Denver, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

Long I LogoThanksgiving often means being thankful, eating lots of food, eating lots of sweets and eating lots of leftovers.  If you did not receive your share of home baked pie this week, check out Long I Pie Shop of Denver.  Shanua Lott not just bakes amazing pies but also donates 10% from each slice of pie to local non-profits and hires at risk youth to help teach them life and work skills.

You can enjoy these tasty pies throughout the week at various locations.  Long I Pie Shop does not have a store front, but here is where you can find them:

Fridays at Huckleberry Roasters (2500 Larimer St. and 4301 Pecos St. in Denver)

Saturdays and Sundays at The Universal (2911 W 38th Ave. in Denver)

Saturdays at Sweet Bloom Coffee (1619 Reed St. in Lakewood)

Fridays at Friar Farms (6405 South Boulder Rd. in Boulder)

Look for the Long I Pie Shop 1966 Airstream trailer (named Stella) around Denver area as well.

Flavors of the week can include: The Purple Pear with pear, lavender and crumble top, The Honey Flower with salted lavender honey custard and The Drunken Nut with bourbon chocolate and pecan.  Holiday pie flavors also include sweet potato ginger, spiced apple cranberry and pumpkin chocolate.

You can submit a whole pie or special order online via their website.

Long I Pie Spiced Apple Cranberry Pie

Long I Pie Spiced Apple Cranberry Pie


Where to Eat This Week: Homegrown Tap & Dough

November 21st, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

Homegrown TapHomegrown Tap & Dough is a family-friendly place with wood-fired, thin-crusted classic and modern pizzas, pastas, antipasto, salads, and a great beer program started by Jean-Philippe Failyau who owns Park Burger and Park and Co.  Homegrown Tap & Dough occupies the space on old South Gaylord that used to be Il Vicino.  The restaurant space has an inviting patio, a wood based rustic design inside that has almost a ski lodge feel to it and simple, satisfying Italian inspired dishes with Colorado flare.

They feature 21 unique specialty craft beers on draft, a huge wine selection and a beer cellar that will wow even the most knowledgeable beer connoisseur to go along with the food.  The pizza is cooked in a wood fire stove with thin crust and unique toppings.  The croque pizza has Idaho potatoes, ham, two eggs, fresh mozzarella, radicchio; the Homegrown has basil pesto, artichokes, roasted red peppers, Kalamata olives and pecorino.  The funguy pizza has garlic base, fontina, mozzarella, roasted mushrooms, arugula, shaved parmesan, prosciutto and truffle oil.  If you’re not in a pizza mood, try the potato gnocchi, sausage & rappini or the new spinach lasagna.

Homegrown Tap & Dough is located at 1001 S Gaylord Denver 80209.  720-459-8736.

Sunday-Wednesday 11am-11pm

Thursday-Saturday 11am-midnight

New Spinach Lasagna;

New Spinach Lasagna;



Where to Eat This Weekend: Tables

October 24th, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

Tables LogoThe Park Hill neighborhood in Denver has many restaurants that are tucked away gems that locals don’t mind you not knowing about.  Tables is one of these gems in the Park Hill neighborhood.  Chef/owners and husband and wife team Amy Vitale and Dustin Barrett opened Tables in 2005 and turned the space into an eclectic, homey restaurant with a seasonally changing menu.

The silverware and tables don’t match which gives Tables a warm, approachable, unique ambiance.  The menu is carefully crafted to include simple, seasonal ingredients that produce bold flavors.  Examples of the fall menu include:

  • Crispy Fried quail, apple-chestnut puree, Brussels sprouts saute & port reduction
  • PEI Mussels, house made sausage, avery white rascal ale broth, pumpernickel-fontina and pickled fennel slaw, cheese toast and sweet paprika aioli
  • Cider Glazed Scallops, horseradish, butternut squash & celery root risotto and apple-celery leaf salad
  • Pecan-Apple Pie & Maple Moscato Syrup, Whipped Cream
  • Pistachio Ice Cream, Cranberry Compote & Ginger Biscotti

Tables is located at 2267 Kearney St. Denver 80207. 303-388-0299.

Tuesday-Saturday 5-9:30pm


Lamb shank entree from Tables winter menu

Lamb shank entree from Tables winter menu, photo from Tables Facebook


Unique tables at Tables Restaurant, photo from Tables Facebook

Unique tables at Tables Restaurant, photo from Tables Facebook

Where to Eat This Weekend: Dorchester Social Eatery

October 17th, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

This weekend enjoy Denver’s beautiful fall weather at Dorchester Social Eatery with globally inspired cuisine and a roof top deck that will take you back in time to ancient Rome.  Dorchester Social Eatery recently opened in August 2014, and the spacious roof top patio and beautiful decor are refreshing scenery for dining on delicious food.

Chicken Tagine with olives and lemon braised carrots; photo from Dorchester Social EateryFacebook

Chicken Tagine with olives and lemon braised carrots; photo from Dorchester Social EateryFacebook

The menu at Dorschester Social Eatery will please any palate; you can find Asian, Mediterranean, Indian, etc. inspired dishes.  Flavorful dishes include the Moorish Chicken Tagine with roasted chicken, green olives and lemon braised carrots, the Murgh Kari Tikka with Indian spiced chicken kabob, murgh kari sauce, cilnatro chutney, Granny Smith apple slaw and naan bread or North American staples like Maryland crab cake fritters or Wagyu sliders.

Brunch items are just as diverse and satisfying: traditional English breakfast, the Yiddish with flatbread, smoked salmon, creme fraiche, tomatoes, capers, red onion and scallion or the tacos y carnitas with pulled pork, egg, breakfast potato, avocado, cremo, pickled red onions and cilantro.

Dorchester Social Eatery is located at 1448 Market St. Denver 80202. 303-872-5986.

Tuesday-Friday 11am-10pm

Saturday 10am-10pm

Sunday 10am-3pm

Dorchester Social Eatery's roof top patio. Photo from Denver Westword

Dorchester Social Eatery’s roof top patio. Photo from Denver Westword

Where to Eat This Weekend: To The Wind Bistro

October 10th, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

to the windTo The Wind Bistro is a small restaurant, only 19 seats, but has caused a huge following even though it just recently opened.  To The Wind Bistro is tucked away on East Colfax in Congress Park, and you could easily pass it if you weren’t looking for it.  To The Wind Bistro has gotten much attention for their seasonal menu and quality ingredients.  They were recently voted as one of the 25 best restaurants in Denver for 2014 by 5280 magazine.

Butter Lettuce Salad, photo courtesy of To The Wind Bistro Facebook

Butter Lettuce Salad, photo courtesy of To The Wind Bistro Facebook

Menu changes seasonally, like the wind, and some current fall menu items include salad with butter lettuce, gala apples, walnuts, blue cheese and apple vinaigrette, Chanterelle dusted monkfish with quinoa, heirloom tomato salad and lemon yogurt or Sweet potato gnocchi with mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and creme fraiche.

Though To The Wind Bistro doesn’t take reservations, they do take call ahead seating.  You can call 20-30 minutes ahead before you plan to be there.  If there’s an open table, they will save it for you.  Come see what all the fuss is about for this little restaurant.

To The Wind Bistro is located at 3333 E. Colfax Ave. Denver 80205. 303-316-3333.


Tuesday-Thursday 5-9pm

Friday and Saturday 5-10pm

Where to Eat This Weekend: Sunnyside Burger Bar

September 19th, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

Chef and restauranteur Troy Guard has many successful restaurants in Denver including TAG, TAG Burger Bar, Sugarmill, Bubu, Guard and Grace and Los Chingones. Add to the list newly opened restaurant Sunnyside Burger Bar in the Sunnyside neighborhood.

The concept of Sunyside Burger Bar is a combination between quick casual and and a full service restaurant. The food is served quick, but it is a huge step up from normal quick service food: gourmet burgers, hand cut fries and an extensive selection of craft beers on tap. Servers also come out to guests for refills or ordering additional food.

True to Chef Guard’s style, food at Sunnyside Burger Bar is influenced with global flavors. Burgers can come with beef, turkey, Colorado bison, salmon or veggie burger, and there are many types of styles to choose from. Try out the newest of chef Guard’s creations this weekend at Sunnyside Burger Bar; it won’t disappoint!

Sunnyside Burger Bar is located at 3759 Lipan St. Phone # 720-255-2485.
Open daily 11am-10pm.

Where to Eat This Weekend: Jimmy’s Urban Bar & Grill

September 12th, 2014 Posted by Culinary Connectors, Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

Jimmy’s Urban Bar & Grill is located on Blake Street in LoDo and serves up some of the best gastropub fare in Denver. Jimmy’s Urban Bar & Grill uses the freshest ingredients possible and dynamic flavor profiles that set itself apart from sub-par cuisine. The standard is set high for quality, and almost everything is made in house- even their ketchup. Some of the unique food at Jimmy’s includes:

-Fresh cut beer battered fries
-Greek nachos with fresh cut pita chips, hummus, gyro meat, red pepper aioli and raita sauce
-Jimmy’s Jambalaya- family recipe with crawfish, chicken Andoullie sausage, Basmati rice and flat bread
-African chicken sandwich- spicy crispy chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, red onion, hot honey sauce, meleguate creme on a brioche roll.
Blake Street bison- sliced Bison tenderloin, pasta, heirlooms, spinach, Brussels sprouts, Italian cheeses, balsamic reduction.

Jimmy’s Urban Bar & Grill also serves a delicious brunch on the weekends with bottomless mimosas. Happy hour is everyday from 4-7pm, and Wednesdays wine bottles are HALF OFF.

Jimmy’s Urban Bar & Grill is located at 1530 Blake St. Unit B, Denver 80202.
Phone # 303-298-5000.
Monday and Wednesday 11am-10pm
Tuesday and Thursday 11am- Midnight
Friday and Saturday 10am-1am

Where to Eat This Weekend: Sugarmill

August 29th, 2014 Posted by Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

DSC06874Sugarmill is not just one of Denver’s top dessert spots; it is also an amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner spot that has savory menu items with local, fresh ingredients.  Sugarmill is located in the Ballpark neighborhood in a small, quaint space next to Los Chingones.  The kitchen is right in the middle of the restaurant, so you can watch the chefs cook while you wait for your food.

Sugarmill opened in late 2013 and was the production of restauranteur-chef Troy Guard who also opened TAG, TAG Raw Bar and TAG Burger Bar.  Sugarmill has become a new favorite for many in Denver, and you can enjoy Sugarmill until August 29th for Denver Restaurant Week.  Sugarmill offers a dessert only and a more traditional 3 course option for restaurant week.

Sugarmill’s menu changes seasonally with ingredients that are fresh.  For the summer menu, must try items include the Colorado palisade peach shortcake, noahsphere (a chocolate dessert with flourless chocolate cake, marshmallow creme topped with hot caramel sauce), blueberry upside down cake with fresh blueberries, burrata toast with arugula and aged balsamic, pork loin chop and the fig and greens salad.

Sugarmill is located at 2461 Larimer St. 80205. Phone # 303-297-3540.

Monday-Thursday 8am-10pm

Friday 8am-11pm

Saturday 10am-11pm

Sugarmill's kitchen

Sugarmill’s kitchen


Burrata toast

Burrata toast




Where to Eat This Weekend: Twelve Restaurant

August 15th, 2014 Posted by Chefs, Denver, restaurants, Uncategorized, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet


Chef-owner Jeff Osaka is the genius behind twelve restaurant with the focus on a fresh, unique menu changing every month.  Twelve restaurant has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognition for their delicious, well thought out food.  In fact, Osaka was a semi-finalist in 2014 for a James Beard award for Best Chef Southwest.  Twelve restaurant’s prix fixe menu offered Monday-Wednesday is popular deal for many in Denver, and it has landed them on Westword’s Best of Award List as Best Prix Fixe Menu.

Twelve Restaurant

Chef Osaka

Earlier this month, Osaka announced he would be closing the doors of twelve restaurant on August 23rd, much to the disappointment of many.  The good news is that Osaka plans to re-open twelve restaurant in the future somewhere else that will accommodate more seating.  The other good news is Osaka is planning to open another restaurant, Osaka Ramen later this year.

Before twelve restaurant shuts its doors, for now, make sure to stop by to experience the pleasure of eating here one last time.

Twelve Restaurant is located at 2233 Larimer St. Denver 80205.  Contact them at 303-293-0287.

twelve restaurant is open every night from 5:30-10pm.