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Vesta Dipping Grill in the New York Times
Vesta Dipping Grill mentioned in the New York Times - 12/31/12
This article talks about some dining trends to be on the lookout for in 2013. One of those trends is house-made hot sauces, something we've done here for more than 15 years.
Sommelier Journal 2012 - Barrel-Aged Cocktails
Cask To Cocktail: Barrel-aged cocktail programs to pay attention to
303 Magazine Review - 2012
Peculiarian: Vesta, Goddess of Restaurants
Denver Post - 2012
Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's Restaurants - "One of the Top Workplaces in Colorado" -
Westword - Best of Denver 2012
Best First-Date Restaurant - Reader's Choice 2012
Denver Post - 2011
Vesta Dipping Grill is Denver's Restaurant Unstoppable - Secret to Vesta's endurance? Owner Josh Wolkon credits hospitality (and chef Matt Selby).
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Westword - Best of Denver 2011
Best Dinner on a Monday Night - The Denver Restaurant Week deal lives on at Vesta Dipping Grill, one of the sexiest, best-dressed feedlots in the city. While many restaurants shutter on Mondays, Vesta, the Goddess of the Hearth, flaunts her prowess by offering a three-course meal — which changes every month, and often features past Vesta favorites — at the DRW price of $52.80 for two.
Westword - Best of Denver 2010
Best Samosas at a Non-Indian Restaurant - What you should eat at Vesta Dipping Grill: the cheese plate, simply one of the best in the city. Also anything the kitchen does with duck, or beef, or pig, or venison or lamb — especially lamb. Definitely Matty's Wacky Apple, dipped in caramel and swathed in crunch. And the samosas, which fly under the radar but are vastly better than any samosa that's ever passed your lips at a curry house.
5280 - March 2009Top Chef - Matt Selby "Selby is a rocking role model and benevolent community leader"
Denver Life - September/October 2009I've brought every kind of diner to Vesta Dipping Grill and Vesta has won them all over and then some.
Colorado Restaurant Association - 2009 WinnerSmall Business Restaurant Neighbor Award
Westword - June 2009Twelve years after it exploded on the local dining scened, Vesta is still surprising us and supporting the community.
5280 - Top of the Town - July 2009
Top First Date Restaurant - Reader's Choice
National Philanthropy Day - 2008 WinnnerOutstanding Small Business
Zagat Survey - 2008America's Top Denver Area Restaurants. "A clever concept that still has legs after 10 years"
5280 - Top of the Town - July 2008
Top First Date Restaurant - Reader's Choice
Colorado Expression - October 2008Vesta ranks among Denver's sexiest and most enduring hot spots
Denver Channel 7 - A-ListBest Romantic Restaurant in Denver - 2008
Westword - August 2007Vesta still hs the buzz of a fresh, new restaurant. It's never lost its edge, and though others have tried, no one has replicated its balance of apps and entrees, meats and sauces, hipness and approachability.
5280 - Top of the Town - July 2007Top First Date - Reader's Choice
Architect Colorado - summer 2007Predictable I slikely the last adjective to come to mind on a visit to either of Wolkon's acclaimed restaurant's.
Best of Westword March 2007Best Way Out West Restaurant. "Amazingly, ten years later, the place remains the absolute definintion of a hip, sharp, trendy and groundbreaking restaurant."
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS 2007 DINING GUIDEOne of Denver's Top Twenty Restaurants "Selby's original LoDo eatery boldly jolts your taste buds for a cool, roller coaster ride."
5280 - May 2007The food is inventive and tasty, the atmosphere funky, and the theme fresh....Vesta should be a Denver hotspot for years to come.
DINING OUT - WINTER/SPRING 2007Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's are the furture of Denver Dining
Rocky Mountain News Top of the Rockies September 2006Best Chef - Matt Selby - People's Choice
Best Bartender - Jan Ebersole - People's Choice
Best Service - Vesta Dipping Grill - People Choice
5280 Top of the Town July 2006Year after year, our readers tell us LoDo's ubercozy, warm-hued, booth-filled, sauce-serving eatery is the place to take that new hottie for that ultra-important first date. Listen to them. It works.
Best Restaurant Ambience - Reader's ChoiceThe goddess of the hearth in Roman mythology, Vesta infuses this incarnation with plenty of warm curves, from the seductively wavy bar to the circular booths in the rear.
Best of Citysearch Editorial Winner - Best Date Spot 2006
Best All Around Restaurant in Denver
Avid Golfer Spring 2006Chef Matt Selby thinks big, cooks bold and refulse to succumb to culinary rules or guidelines. He's a gutsy freethinker who does his own thing, and his wonderfully eclectic menu is always an adventrue in food culture.
Westword February 2006A guaranteed winner for any first date.....Meat, fire, and sauce were all it took to make something totally and wonderfully new.
Best of Westword March 2006The dipping grill concept was both innovative and billiant when Matt Selby and Josh wolkon launced Vesta a decade ago, and both descriptions still apply"
Best LegsVesta Dippng Grill has been here almost nine years, and it still feels as fresh as it did the day it debuted in Lodo. Night after night, it fills seats and truns tables as though it were a brand-new hot spot
One of Denver's Top 20 Rocky Mountain News 2006Selby's Passion for flavor mating guarantee taht even humble side dishes like ginger ale-sauteed mushrooms will make you smile
Number One Reserved Restaurant in Colorado OpenTable.com
One of Denver's Ten Best RestaurantsRocky Mountain News 2004, 2005, Denver Post 2005
Best Place to Impress a DateWestword 2004, 5280 Magazine 2004, Rocky Mountain News 2004, Citysearch 2004
New York Times 2004"...a hip little restaurant..."
Citysearch 2004Best Group Dining, Special Occassion, Bar Scene, Upscale Casual
AOL City Guide 2004Best Romantic Restaurant
Rocky Mountain News 2004 Dining GuideOne of Denver's Ten Best Restaurants
Westword 2004Best Place to Impress a Date
Avid Golfer - 2004One of Denver's Top Nine
Citysearch 2003 Editorial WinnerBest Group Dining
Westword 2003Best Grill Crew, Best Cheese Course, Best Dinner After 10pm
Rocky Mountain News - Top of the Rockies 2003Best Restaurant for a First Date
Best Restaurant for GroupsBest Restaurant for Groups
One of Denver's Ten Best RestaurantsOne of Denver's Ten Best Restaurants
America's Top RestaurantsAmerica's Top Restaurants
5280- Top of the Town - June 2001Best Chef in Denver - Matt Selby, Best Place for a First Date, Most Sinful Dessert - Matty's Daffy Apple
Rocky Mountain News - April 2001Vesta tickles the palate. It remains atop the short list of places we recommend to visitors who need to be convinced that Denver is home to distinctive dining
The Wall Street Journal - January 2001"A fledgling eatery with buzz and big expectations ...this restaurant provides a sauce fix."
5280 Magazine - October 2000, 1999 (honorable mention), 1998One of Denver's Ten Best Restaurants
Denver City Search - Voters Choice - October 2000Denver City Search - Voters Choice - October 2000
Hemisphere's Magazine - United Airlines - July 2000Day two dinner of "Three Perfect Days in Denver"
Westword - July 2000"Best Roast Duck in Denver"
Westword - March 2000"good service, eye catching space.....weird and wonderful"
INSite Denver Magazine - 2000, 1999, 1998"Best Place for a First Date"
Zagat Survey 1999America's Top Restaurants
Travel and Leisure - November 1999A saucy and spirited answer to the ubiquitous sports bars and proliferating chain restaurants of Lower Downtown
Washington Post 1999Locals Favorite
Food and Wine - June 1999Vesta Dipping Grill is the sexiest (in Lodo) with its super contempo design.
Colorado Expression - Fall 1999A satisfying balance of casual coziness and elegant artistry
5280 magazine - November 1999It's the closest thing we have to San Francisco chic
Bill St. John - Denver Sidewalk - June 1998By far and away the classiest, most delicious restaurant in Lodo" Four stars
Denver Post - June1998The Best Restaurant in Lodo
Nation's Restaurant News - August 1998What's Hot in Denver
Diane Gould - Denver Post Restaurant Critic - May 1998This spot tingles with excitement, aiming to make eating out what, ideally, it should be - a treat for all the senses.
Design Award 1998Winner American Institute of Architecture
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