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1996 Stories by Kyle Wagner

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  • Mouthing Off

    published December 26, 1996

    Here's a good New Year's resolution for public-relations people: Stop sending so much junk mail along with press releases. Every two weeks I... More >>

  • When You Dish Upon a Star

    published December 26, 1996

    Over the past year I've eaten the food of more than 200 restaurants, including 32 Italian spots, 15 Chinese, 5 steak, 4 French, 2 fusion and 1... More >>

  • Trash Landing

    published December 19, 1996

    Of the nearly 500 Christmas decorations Mary Mulhern has rescued from dumpsters over the past twenty years, the recently acquired Mr. and Mrs.... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published December 19, 1996

    Read-letter daze: In response to a statement I made that Parker lacks "decent pizza" (Mouthing Off, November 21), the owner of a Parker pizzeria... More >>

  • In the Swim

    published December 19, 1996

    The holidays cry out for traditional activities, so this year a few harried wives and mothers in my neighborhood collaborated to start what we... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published December 12, 1996

    Tempting fate: It was my first fortune-cookie message completely out of the realm of possibility. "The secrets of seven dynasties will be revealed... More >>

  • Other Love

    published December 12, 1996

    Before I left on a trip to New York many years ago, I called an old college buddy who'd grown up there and asked him for restaurant... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published December 5, 1996

    Foie gripe, part II: Talk about your wild goose chases. I've been following foie gras around for weeks now, and guess where it's brought me: right... More >>

  • Double Jeopardy

    published December 5, 1996

    The sign outside the modest Lancer Lounge promised Salvadoran and Japanese food, a combination so unusual we couldn't resist popping in for a... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published November 28, 1996

    Foie gripe: My mention of Hudson Valley Foie Gras in the November 7 Tante Louise review, "Fedded Bliss"--particularly my use of the word "humane"... More >>

  • Married, With Restaurant

    published November 28, 1996

    Most couples promise to stay married "for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health," but no wedding vow directly addresses the problems... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published November 21, 1996

    Withered on the vine: Cliff Young has shut down Napa Cafe, at 2033 East Colfax Avenue. This isn't the first Young venture to close abruptly,... More >>

  • Catch the Wave

    published November 21, 1996

    At the rate they're going, the partners in the Larimer Group have only to open a Sephardic-Ethiopian restaurant and they'll have the culinary... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published November 14, 1996

    Beers repeating: After poring over Claim Jumper's extensive beer roster, we were inspired to have a microbrew tasting with some old friends... More >>

  • Big Deal

    published November 14, 1996

    In case someone missed it the first several hundred times I said it, I don't like chain restaurants. They generally have all the charm and warmth... More >>

  • Edge

    published November 7, 1996

    Forget which ski area has the lowest lift-ticket prices and what mountain has the most high-speed quads--you already know that (or the resorts... More >>

  • Fedded Bliss

    published November 7, 1996

    "I'll take you anywhere you want to go," said my husband of seven years (as of that very day). "No review, no analyzing the food, no eavesdropping... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published November 7, 1996

    Here's the beef: Ivan Utrera's letter to the editor published in this issue is itself filled with so many "ignorant criticisms" that I feel... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published October 31, 1996

    Book 'em: International restaurant reviewer and cookbook author Patricia Wells wasn't originally scheduled to come to Denver on her book tour to... More >>

  • Born to Bun

    published October 31, 1996

    In Denver to promote her latest cookbook, Patricia Wells, restaurant critic for the International Herald-Tribune, complained about cooking's... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published October 24, 1996

    This sud's for you: The Wynkoop Brewing Company is looking for a few good men...and women. The search is on for the 1997 "Beerdrinker of the... More >>

  • Bye, Bye Brazil

    published October 24, 1996

    Leaving a depressed Europe in the early 1900s, two groups of immigrants--one German, one Italian--found new homes in the high plains of southern... More >>

  • Waiting for Gateau

    published October 17, 1996

    When Robert Tournier opened his first Le Central in Santa Monica in 1978, the likes of Jane Fonda were beating down the doors to get at his... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published October 17, 1996

    On a roll: You can smell the cinnamon from the street outside a modest home near the defunct Lowry Air Force Base, where single mom Minnie Rhodes... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published October 10, 1996

    Pulling up steaks: The covered wagon in the parking lot at Emil-Lene's Sirloin House (16000 Smith Road in Aurora) stood in an oval of gravel and... More >>

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