Photos: The food of Westword's Dish 2012

Categories: Dish, Photos

All photos by Brandon Marshall.
Last night Westword's annual food party turned eighteen, and more three dozen local restaurants and food trucks stopped by to help celebrate the food fete. Held in the Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Dish 2012 celebrated the city's culinary culture by serving up samples from some of the city's best eateries, all invited to participate in the event by Cafe Society scribes. For more photos from the night, see our full slideshow, "Westword Dish 2012." In the meantime, continue through for photos of last night's mouth-watering fare.

See also:
- Slide show: Westword Dish 2012
- Slide show: Westword Dish 2011
- Local chefs dish on Denver's dining scene

Dish 2012 featured food from Colt & Gray, Fire on the Mountain, Sexy Pizza, Interstate Kitchen & Bar, Frijoles Colorado Cuban Cafe, Crimson Canary, The Corner Office + Martini Bar, Juicy Burgers & Dogs, Jonesy's EatBar, El Taco de Mexico, Cafe|Bar, El Chingon Mexican Bistro, Lala's Wine Bar + Pizzeria, Lucky Pie Pizza, Second Home, Brava! Pizzeria, Charlie's Ice Cream Social, City, O' City, Finley's Pub, The Inventing Room, Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, My Favorite Muffin, Polished Tavern, Rooster & Moon, Sexy Pizza, WaterCourse Foods, Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs, Comida, Crock Spot, Mestizo's, Waffle Brothers, Coaches Scoop, Hey PB&J, Basic Kneads, Tony's Bistro and Central Bistro.

Hamburger sliders (on the grill) from Juicy Burgers & Dogs.

Brava! Pizzeria's "fig and pig" pizza.

Brava! Pizzeria

Hey PB&J's grilled PB&J sandwich.

Lucky Pie's prosciutto and mozzarella skewers.

Location Info


Denver Performing Arts Complex Sculpture Park

Champa St & Speer Blvd., Denver, CO

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Westword Dishappointment is more like it. Food was uninspired and repetitive (how different can four pizza joints really be?). For $40 a ticket (not including booze), it was overpriced and boosts nothing special. It reminded me more of a neighborhood bbq block party with tents and trash patrol, which sounds cool but this was the lame version. I suggest the Westword crew attend a few other food and drink events and take some notes (Garden, Grapes & Hops is GREAT!) With that said- City O City, The Inventing Room and Hey PB&J were delightful!


Call me cynical but most of this food including pieces of a bagel and garlic knots are hardly worth leaving the house to go eat

Mantonat topcommenter

 @Gustov I overheard one girl berating her friend for having a bagel on her plate. Definitely not the wise choice. Most of the food was excellent, including Colt & Gray, Le Grand, Polished, Jonesy's, Biker Jim's, the PB & J truck (the Barcelona sandwich particularly), those pignoli from Tony's, El Taco de Mexico, the Comida truck, just to name a few.


I only wish there had been some Colorado beers to go with all that great Colorado food. I guess the plus side of having Stella Artois as a sponsor is that it helps defray some of the cost, but you definitely lose out on the beer variety.


@Mantonat @Gustov I completely agree, Mantonat. Colorado beers, ciders, and whiskeys were sorely missed. Also, there was some surprisingly wonderful food. In addition to what you mentioned, I would have to add the smoked pork dish from Crimson Canary, the Shrimp tostada from El Chingon, and the butternut squash and porcini dumpling from Cafe Bar.

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