Denver’s Hottest Spot on Friday Nights Is Avanti

Avanti Food & Beverage, a collection of small start-up eateries housed under one cool roof, served by a couple of bars, is a bit of a phenomenon, yet not an unlikely one. The building itself is a reason to visit. Set in LoHi, the repurposed two-level warehouse offers two communal dining areas and bars. The … Continued

Denver’s 25 Most Iconic Dishes

Move over Rocky Mountain Oysters, Denver has grown up and its iconic dishes are classic and timeless, yet contemporary. We have purposefully skipped over the nostalgic or outrageous items that the city got a buzz for in the past so don’t expect the Denver omelet or the giant burrito at Jack ‘n Grill, and any weird meat variation at the Buckhorn Exchange on this list.

Bamboo Sushi Opens Today

When I heard that Bamboo Sushi was opening in Avanti Food & Beverage, I was both pleased and confused. Pleased because the restaurant is the world’s first Marine Stewardship Council–certified sustainable sushi restaurant. That means you can feel good about every single roll and piece of nigiri and sashimi you order. Seven years ago, I attended a symposium in which Kristofor Lofgren, the CEO of Bamboo’s parent company, the Sustainable Restaurant Group, spoke on the topic of seafood sustainability. By all accounts, this is a company that walks the talk.

Bamboo Sushi Brings Sustainable Seafood to Avanti

Avanti Food & Beverage opened in LoHi last summer, giving chefs the opportunity to test new restaurant concepts before moving to brick-and-mortar. One of the restaurant incubator’s first concepts, Farmer Girl, recently moved out, leaving a space to fill. Another tenant, Bixo, moved downstairs into the space, and now, Bamboo Sushi is the new kid on the block.

The Most Important Restaurants of 2015 in 18 American Cities

2015 was a big year for food. Today we’re taking a look back at some of the important openings of 2015 in 18 American cities. From haute food halls to revamps of iconic restaurants, the last 12 months were full of culinary innovation around the country.