This Week's Top Denver Restaurant and Food News

By Ruth Tobias  |  June 6, 2014
Credit: Christopher Cina

From raw beef to brisket and raw oysters to catfish, here are the stories we devoured this week. 

What New York Times’ Maureen Dowd Was Told About Edibles, The Cannabist
Denver Post pot editor Ricardo Baca retraces the path to Dowd’s now-infamous alleged overdose on an infused candy bar.

Oysters in Denver: Ten Restaurants Making It Happen, Eater Denver
Eater spreads the bivalve love with this guide to great shellfish joints (supplement their list with our raw-bar roundup here).

Wayne’s Smoke Shack Puts You Deep in the Heart of Texas, Daily Camera
Critic Clay Fong lavishes praise on the Superior barbecue joint, pictured. (We concur: it’s on our bucket list of 30 dishes and drinks to try this summer.) 

Wott’s Happening at the Queen of Sheba on Colfax, Cafe Society
Westword’s Ethniche columnist, Mark Antonation, is covering Ethiopian food this month with his usual bravado; we wholeheartedly agree with his take on the raw kitfo.

Adrian Miller’s Top 5 Soul Food Dishes in Denver, Zagat Denver
The award-winning author lets in on his favorite spots for chicken and waffles, fried catfish and more.

Now Seating the Flintstones, Boulder Weekly
You can’t throw a stone from the Slate Rock and Gravel Quarry without hitting a Paleo dieter in Boulder, and restaurants are responding with relish.