Chef n’ Brew Festival Filled With Great Pairings, Poor Planning

The first annual Chef n’ Brew Festival was held at the Oriental Theater on Saturday night. The purpose of the event was to highlight the complementary flavors of locally brewed beer with dishes from some of Denver’s finest chefs. In total, twelve breweries and twelve restaurants were present, several of whom were offering two pairings […]

Beer vs. Wine menu sneak peek. Are you ready?

Next Tuesday, November 13th, is the day–Beer vs. Wine: Chocolate Edition. For the event, Highland Tap & Burger is offering attendees a pre & post event Happy Hour. Come out and join us to see whether Beer or Wine will reign supreme when paired with chocolates from local chocolatiers. We’ve invited (beer guy) Ryan Conklin […]

Denver bartenders to square off at Beer vs. Wine: Chocolate Edition

Join us on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30pm when we find out just who reigns supreme: Grapes or Hops? It’ll be a battle of the titans when we pit beer, Ryan Conklin (Euclid Hall), and wine, Kevin Burke (Colt & Gray), against one another to find out which alcohol truly pairs better with chocolates. Highland Tap & […]

Row 14: They’re Doing it Right

Before I even start this article I have to tell you all about Row 14’s new On the Road, Off the Vine, To the Table initiative.  Row 14 is teaming up with Il Mondo Vecchio Salumi. You pay only $350 (they’re seriously making no money on this). You get a two-day, all-inclusive trip that includes […]

Event Recap: Colorado Wine vs. The World at Row 14

As many of you know, last week was Colorado Wine Week and Denver hosted Drink Local Wine 2012 a national conference celebrating and educating US wines. To whet appetites for the week of festivities, Row 14 & Chef Jensen Cummings and sommelier Kendra Anderson (aka Swirl Girl Denver), hosted a Colorado Wine vs. The World blind tasting event […]

The Liquid Diet

This Week in THE LIQUID DIET: like most of you, I was enchanted by the spell of the Holiday Season!  Which, like most of you, means that I was in the mood for booze.  There is something about this time of year that evokes a passionate drive to drink (responsibly of course).  Is it the […]

The Liquid Diet

This Week in The Liquid Diet: I feel like I am writing a restaurant review because the only other real boozy adventure I had this week was the Denver Off The Wagon trip to Oskar Blues.  That, and my Sunday Funday dinner. The true details of that trip have been locked in a vault never to be heard […]

The Liquid Diet

This Week in The Liquid Diet: We celebrate an honored American holiday rich in heritage and history.  The final Thursday of every November we pay homage to our past and get together with family and friends.  This day has a different meaning to all of us and unique traditions that play out from one household to the […]

The Liquid Diet

This Week in The Liquid Diet, it was all about the Old World!  Two wines that give you a glimpse into a simpler time where peoples’ immense passion and dedication yielded some of the best Juice your lips have experienced.   The roots of these wines run so deep I always feel like I am drinking a […]

The Liquid Diet

This Week in The Liquid Diet: We book-ended two Sunday Fundays of epic proportions, to say the least.  The list of beers consumed by the “Knights” this week was out of this world.  The following Sunday was a bit of tried and true along with some new.  Brunch and dinner and lots of it…booze and food, […]

Row 14 & Il Mondo Vecchio Disassembly Dinner – October 26

I scanned the email in my inbox, and this stood out: Animal: Hog Start Time: 7pm What the hell? I’ll be there. Turns out it’s a night of pork at Row 14. Executive Chef (and Wagon writer) Jensen Cummings is teaming up with Il Mondo Vecchio‘s Mark DeNittis for some serious pig eating. The Disassembly […]

This Week in the Liquid Diet

After the beat down my crew and I took at the restaurant this week I was in need a chill day of good food and libations. The discovery of a new spot for brunch and a long overdue return to a Denver gem were in order.  Naturally, a beer is on the docket, but this […]

The Liquid Diet

Note: This was meant to be published last Monday, but we were.. well it was GABF. This Week in The Liquid Diet:  Yet another week where I crammed a week’s worth of drinking into one day! This is a glimpse into the world of a few really geeky beer drinkers called the Knights of the Round […]

The Liquid Diet

Beer and food

This Week in The Liquid Diet: the “super secret stoner food not-on-the-menu” menu aka Fair Fare unleashed itself upon Denver (so don’t tell anyone because, well, it’s a secret).  A beer that had been waiting patiently since the year of movies like Wedding Crashers and Pride & Prejudice as well as songs like “Holla Back Girl” […]

The Liquid Diet

This Week in The Liquid Diet: This week I find myself knee-deep in cocktails and miraculously drink my way out of it! It begins with an evening filled with a first glimpse of the million dollar view atop Linger on their rooftop patio and a cocktail at Justin’s OG spot Root Down with the one and […]

The Liquid Diet

This Week in The Liquid Diet: an action-packed week in the wide world of a Chef, and a pursuit of the best liquid diets that Denver has to offer. Our travels will start at the one year anniversary of the acclaimed Euclid Hall with what else but way too much beer (or maybe just the right […]

New Bar Updates

The Occidental seems they won’t be opening their doors.  Rumor has it they won’t open at all due to property management issues and those involved walked away from the project.  So, we await the opening of Williams & Graham while mourning the closed doors (for now) of The Squeaky Bean. (More Wagon articles on The […]