As the year draws to an end, Cafe Society is compiling our annual Restaurant Roll Call -- a compendium of all the restaurants that opened and closed in 2012. That very long list includes plenty of food for thought on the Denver dining scene.
And one category is particularly rare: Restaurants that ... More >>
Four years ago, Alex Waters opened Bistro One with a lot of promises and Olav Peterson in the kitchen. But Peterson left two years ago to open his own restaurant, Bittersweet, and this spring Waters finally closed Bistro One. Then he quickly resurrected the space in May as 3 Monkeys Cantina -- a cas ... More >>
I was rather hoping to see a few monkeys when I stopped by 3 Monkeys Cantina, the new Mexican restaurant that owner Alex Waters opened yesterday in the former Bistro One space, which he closed four weeks ago after a four-year run at 1294 South Broadway.
No monkeys, no trees. But the new quarters, ... More >>
Did you miss last call at Pete's Monkey Bar? The Dead-centric spot at 717 East Colfax Avenue had "a fucking awesome run," according to owner Pete Penzastadler, and closed after one final bash last night.
Westword photographer Nick Callaio was there; see the complete slide show here.
Alex Waters, the owner/chef of Bistro One, is taking a sabbatical, albeit a short one. "My kids and I are heading to the mountains today for a little break, and then it's back to work," says Waters, who will close Bistro One, his four-year-old restaurant, on Thursday and reopen it as 3 Monkeys Canti ... More >>
J. Michael Melton
1730 Wynkoop Street
This is part one of my chat with J. Michael Melton, exec chef of Zydeco's. Part two of our interview will run in this space tomorrow.
I got the gift of the Southern double name," drawls J. Michae ... More >>
When it opened three years ago under chef Olav Peterson, Bistro One had more highbrow aspirations -- but under chef-owner Alex Waters and his wife, Diane, it's evolved into a neighborhood joint with a menu of French comfort food and a crowd of regulars who like to spend lazy evenings in the b ... More >>
Bistro OneAfter I ate at Bittersweet for this week's review, I stopped by chef-owner Olav Peterson's old stomping grounds, Bistro One, where owner Alex Waters has turned his three-year-old restaurant into a solid neighborhood joint with a menu full of Southern comfort food.
And Bistro One is ... More >>
Former Bistro One executive chef Olav Peterson will open his own restaurant later this yearAfter two years behind the burners of Bistro One, the French-American food temple at 1294 South Broadway, Olav Peterson is striking out on his own, retiring his whites from that kitchen to make way for ... More >>
"I was fourteen, working at a French bakery in Castle Rock as a dishwasher, and near my dish station, there was a picture of a chef's kitchen in France...and there was something about that picture that always intrigued me and made me feel like it was my destiny to have my own professional kit ... More >>