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1997 Stories by Kyle Wagner

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  • Aisle Be Seeing You

    published December 25, 1997

    It's 10 p.m. and two weeks from Christmas, and a father and his two young boys are standing before the monster-sized gumball machines at the front... More >>

  • Summit of the Ate

    published December 25, 1997

    In the "best scenery" category of Denver-area dining, the Flagstaff House Restaurant is the undisputed view master--and has been on top for... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published December 25, 1997

    Eggs-pensive: Where in town can you drop more on a meal than at the Flagstaff House? Why, at Beluga, the exclusive new club at 1523 Market Street,... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published December 18, 1997

    'Tis the season to eat tacos: Speaking of old favorites, a busboy (busman? busdude?) called to say that his employer, the Mexico City Lounge, at... More >>

  • A Rare Pair

    published December 18, 1997

    Another opening, another show-biz eatery. With all the big chains linking their way across Denver, I sometimes worry that these warehouse-sized... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published December 11, 1997

    Book 'em: Trying to cook up gift ideas? The cookbook-publishing business is healthier than Microsoft, with thousands of new titles appearing over... More >>

  • A Tale of Two Eateries

    published December 11, 1997

    This is a tale of two eateries. Maharaja and India's share some owners, and their menus are identical. But that's where the similarities... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published December 4, 1997

    Made in Japan: This week's review restaurant, Domo (see above), bills itself as the only Japanese eatery in the Rocky Mountain region to serve... More >>

  • It Had to Be Yuba

    published December 4, 1997

    When Gaku Homma came to the United States from Japan eighteen years ago, he took his rice balls everywhere. "I couldn't eat white bread," he says.... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published November 27, 1997

    Low spirits: Sostanza at 1700 Wynkoop is closed until this Monday, December 1, while it serves out its seven-day suspension for liquor license... More >>

  • Club Med

    published November 27, 1997

    Some people look forward to leaving the house and getting away from their families. At Greek restaurants, though, the whole family tends to work... More >>

  • Fry Me to the Moon

    published November 20, 1997

    Not many people know how to make a demi-glace, or coulibiac, or osso buco, or banh trang. This is a good thing: It keeps down the number of folks... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published November 20, 1997

    Good morning, Denver: Okay, where should you go for a good sit-down, cooked breakfast that's available weekdays? Dixons Downtown Grill (1610 16th... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published November 13, 1997

    The Master plan: When Mel and Jane Master sold almost all of their interest in Bruno's to Tom Mirabito (see review above), they got Bruno's chef... More >>

  • There Goes the Neighborhood Joint

    published November 13, 1997

    One of my litmus tests of an American-Italian restaurant is its Caesar--even though the salad was actually invented in Mexico (albeit by an... More >>

  • The Edge

    published November 6, 1997

    Surprise! Colorado is a primo place to ski and snowboard. Oh, you knew that? Well, did you know there's a secret stash on Aspen Mountain that only... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published November 6, 1997

    What native cuisine has been as bastardized in this country as Chinese food? Mexican, of course. One Coloradan remembers having her first... More >>

  • Love at Second Bite

    published November 6, 1997

    At first the food at Little Ollie's tasted bland. By my second meal there, though, I started noticing a few flavors, albeit unfamiliar... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published October 30, 1997

    Trick or treat?: Don't be scared off by the chair problems at Vesta Dipping Grill (see review, this page), and do drop by on October 31, when in... More >>

  • Have a Nice Trip

    published October 30, 1997

    Poor Josh Wolkon. This past summer the 26-year-old former Bostonian finally opened his own restaurant, after years of envisioning a grill... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published October 23, 1997

    Lunch bunch: I took a lot of grief for my critique of the Laughing Dog Deli, at 1925 Blake Street, last year (Mouthing Off, March 14, 1996)... More >>

  • Out to Lunch

    published October 23, 1997

    Eavesdrop on the average downtown office conversation around noon and you'll probably hear the question "Do you wanna go out for lunch?" almost... More >>

  • Hanging Out to Dry

    published October 16, 1997

    It's mid-afternoon on an unseasonably warm October day, and Taz is rubbing Rebecca's back. They're hanging out on the steps at downtown's Skyline... More >>

  • The Name Game

    published October 16, 1997

    What's in a name? Well, for a Boulder restaurant trying to overcome the bad taste left by a previous ownership, a new name could mean the... More >>

  • Mouthing Off

    published October 16, 1997

    The egg and I: As the metro area slo-o-o-wly gains more first-rate restaurants like 15 Degrees and food a little less slowly surpasses sports in... More >>

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