Today in food news, The Daily Meal released its list of America's 50 best steakhouses, and only one Denver dining establishment made the cut. The Buckhorn Exchange is about as old school Colorado as it gets - from the taxidermy decor to its no-frills steak service. The meaty accolade included praise for Buckhorn's incredible staying power in Denver, as well as both its traditional cuts of meat and its wild game offerings.
In other news, Bite Squad, a restaurant delivery service, now has a small fleet in Denver. The new addition to Denver delivery aims to please both sides of the supply chain, i.e. both the restaurant and the customer. Restaurant owners have long expressed understandable grievances towards delivery services, citing that there is no benefit for the restaurants themselves, and if they wanted a delivery option, they would have created it themselves. Bite Squad purports to make the system more mutually beneficial, offering direct partnerships with restaurants and in-house technology to make the process seamless. The delivery company has experienced success in other cities like Seattle and Las Vegas.
Award-winning Chef Kelly Whitaker of Cart-Driver and Basta has partnered his restaurants with Seafood Watch, a Monterey Bay Aquarium initiative to put more sustainable seafood in top restaurants across the country. The environmental initiative makes it easy for restaurants in land-locked states to serve the most sustainable, fresh seafood available. Sounds like a perfect excuse to enjoy some ethically-sourced oysters at Cart-Drivers' upcoming brunch program in the near future.