Restaurant Review: Ototo Raw Bar and Robota Grill

November 14, 2020 0 Comments

A welcoming, narrow space warmed by exposed brick and charcoal tinted pendant lights, comfort, and ease permeate the latest reincarnation of Ototo alongside subtle whiffs of smoke from the open kitchen. Now featuring grilled dishes and skewers, shared plates, and don’t worry, sushi enthusiasts! a raw bar, this prime South Pearl Street corner location offers …

Torchy’s Tacos Queso Pop-Up, Ink Lounge

November 14, 2020 0 Comments

Only a Texas transplant truly appreciates the rarity of good queso north of the homeland. Though many I know judge – and harshly – the quality of a restaurant based solely on the mastery of its salsa offerings, I tend to lean toward queso as a barometer of success instead. To reach the Tex-Mex ideal …

Restaurant Review: Sushi Rama

November 14, 2020 0 Comments

As you walk into Sushi Rama, smack in the epicenter of white-hot and evolving RiNo, petite, clear-domed plates of sushi whiz like flying saucers up and down the length of the central dining counter by “kaiten,” a special food conveyor belt that is the core concept of James Beard semi-finalist and restaurant visionary Jeff Osaka’s …

Restaurant Review: Brider

November 14, 2020 0 Comments

The newest incarnation from chef Steven Redzikowski (Oak at Fourteenth, Acorn), Brider feels like the chic yet comfortable living room of Denver. Though sleekly appointed with marble slab backsplashes, retro-industrial lighting and a lounge area stocked with bertoia diamond chairs, the restaurant (pronounced Bree-DAY) manages to retain the warmth of home and the welcoming aura of a …