The Wooden Table is Superb in the Burbs

For restaurants as well as children, it takes a Village—in this case, Greenwood. Chef Brett Shaheen and manager Jane Knauf met years ago when they were both working at Sambuca, Denver’s erstwhile jazz supper club. They then accrued a period of fine-dining experience between them—for Shaheen, it was cooking at Frank Bonnano’s Luca d’Italia and … Read more

Another Topgolf Opening in Thornton?

After opening its first Colorado facility in Centennial to raging success last summer, Topgolf International has announced plans to open a second Colorado Topgolf 30 miles north in Thornton. Sited on 17 acres at the southeast corner of I-25 and 136th Avenue, Topgolf’s proposed multi-tiered golf entertainment complex would sit next door to Thorncreek Golf … Read more

Carving a Niche: The Best in Denver Steakhouses

Shanahan’s Steakhouse The opulent surroundings at Shanahan’s—named for and co-owned by former Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan—rate as eye-popping, from a bar area teeming with glassware to a 25-foot-tall granite fireplace to abundant dark wood and leather pizzazz everywhere. The kitchen expertise is applied to Shanahan’s signature bone-in steaks—the meat next to the bone … Read more

Mountain Gumbo: The Lost Cajun

Real and honorary “lost Cajuns” populate the West. They crave authentic Louisiana food—simple fare, slow-cooked and brimming with flavor—and have a hard time finding it. Raymond “Griff” Griffin, from Barataria, 25 miles south of New Orleans, didn’t initially count himself among them. He’d worked as a cook in a fishing lodge for fifteen years. But … Read more

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