South Broadway wouldn’t be the spot you know and love without Dylan Moore. As the Executive Chef/Owner of the acclaimed adjoining restaurants, Deluxe & Delite, his innovative efforts have cultivated a unique atmosphere and a loyal following. There’s more on his plate than just the delectable Summer Lamb Ragu. Between curating the ever-evolving menus, booking live music acts at Delite, and adorning each space with quirky vintage finds, it’s easy to wonder how he’s so full of good ideas. “I travel for inspiration,” he says. “I’m a food trip guy.”
Why he’s fly: Moore mentions first thing, “I live and breathe food and design.” His passion for his career is beyond evident, and his hands on approach is quite admirable. Deluxe was born eight years ago out of some gumption and elbow grease. “I wanted a little, tiny restaurant where I could do whatever I wanted.” As a front-runner in his industry, he leads by example, showing us it’s important to follow our intuition.
Favorite destinations, near and far: When Moore needs a quick jaunt out of town he heads up to Boulder, where he grew up. He enjoys the restaurant scene and the trusty Flat Iron views, “It’s 30 minutes away, but it’s worlds away.” As for longer getaways, his heart belongs to Rome, Italy. Moore went there for the first time at the age of 22 and thrived. He embraced the street chaos and sampled food from as many local eateries and sidewalk vendors as possible. It was a “do or die flight” he says, “I booked a flight and nothing else.”
A travel tip: “I’m big on being early. I’ve missed flights before and it’s a nightmare.”
Dylan Moore is one straightforward guy. Directness seems to be his forte, as his dishes are always on point.