Eats & Beats

Cafe Brazil Chef Tony Zarlenga visited Eats & Beats to share one of their signature dishes: cold smoked blackened sakura pork tenderloin, sliced mid to mid-rare, with a sweet hot strawberry rhubarb glaze. 

This dish features heritage breed pork from Iowa. 

"Starting with quality ingredients is really is half the battle," said Tony. 

In it's 25th year, Cafe Brazil brings passion to its contemporary South American dishes. 

Pledge ten dollars a month and receive a gift certificate for Brunch or Dinner for two at Mount Vernon County Club. Enjoy a bountiful buffet for either brunch or dinner.  Brunch buffet includes excellent breakfast and lunch items. Dinner buffet includes Prime Rib and various entrée selections. Both buffets include salad bar, seasonal fruit and salad display and an elaborate dessert assortment.


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This past year brought Denver a great deal of dining diversity and what appears to be an unprecedented number of attractive new restaurants.

Denver Eater looked back at the venues that joined the fray in 2015 and compiled a list of the top 30 new restaurants, ranked and mapped for your convenience.

The 3rd annual Local Food Summit is March 2-3 in Denver.  Mickki Langston, executive director of the Mile High Business Alliance, visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis to describe the growing momentum behind the local food movement.

"The intention is to help build relationships between people who are working inside the food economy all the time," said Langston.  "Food is the foundation of our community, and it's delicious!"

In light of his new television series, "Chef Driven," chef  and restaurant owner Frank Bonanno visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to talk about public TV and food artistry.

"I really wanted to showcase what Denver has to offer,” said Bonanno. “...We are as good a beer town and wine town as any city the country.” This Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS, the next episode of "Chef Driven" covers  soul food in Denver (Feb. 21). Previous episodes have focused on beer, burgers, and bread.