The Internet is on fire with photos, memes and commentary about yet another f*cked up note left on a receipt. This one is courtesy of a St. Louis pastor, Alois Bell, who was miffed at an automatic gratuity assessed her large group at Applebee's, inspiring her to scrawl her now-infamous message: "I g ... More >>
The concept of "the backup" is a pretty familiar one in sports, electrical generators and dating, but you don't usually see it applied to restaurants. But the International House of Pancakes is my idea of the perfect backup restaurant: It's not a first choice for dining, but it's a suitable replacem ... More >>
Last week I did something I'd never done before: I had lunch at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar. It wasn't that I'd never been to an Applebee's before. I had, dozens of times, the visits usually consisting of me getting off work at a neighboring chain restaurant; ordering the biggest, medium- ... More >>
You've heard them pitching their products on the radio and you've seen them on VT: former Denver Broncos and their branded sauces and condiments. Now the company that runs the concession stands at Sports Authority Field at Mile High has brought them all together at Legends Grill, a brilliant new sta ... More >>
Happy Memorial Day! Cafe Society is taking the day off, and we hope you are, too. Looking for something to do? Here are some fun events worth attending. (And if you know of any others, feel free to drop them in the comments section below.)
If they want to celebrate today's news, Denver residents don't have to spend like Peyton Manning in order to cash in on the newest Bronco's impending arrival. As soon as it was reported that Frank Tripucka's retired number 18 could be on Manning's back this fall, restaurants and bar specials started ... More >>
Applebee's just hired hot Boulder-based Crispin Porter Bogusky -- the same creative outfit that Arby's recently signed -- to give the ubiquitous American meat-starch-veg spot an image boost of some kind. But here's the rub: Unlike Arby's, Applebee's doesn't really need a facelift. If the chain's g ... More >>
It's official: Yesterday, Trader Joe's confirmed that it will open its first Colorado location at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall in Boulder: a 14,000-square-foot store that is slated to open in 2013 at 1906 28th Street, where an Applebee's is currently located. Although the future Boulder store isn't ... More >>
Jodee Champion opens the show.It opened with a differently-abled World of Warcraft avatar and ended with fat-kid pedophilia, and there was an impressive amount of homeless people in between. Needless to say, then, the Funny Final Four at Comedy Works downtown got off to an excellent start las ... More >>
More than 2,000 people showed up for the final Civic Center Eats of the season. "It was a great summer and went out with a bang," says Kevin Morrison of Pinche Tacos. "It was a record day for us." With the shutterings of Deluxe's Little Orange Rocket and Crazy Good, as well as the debut of an App ... More >>
First Applebee's rolled out a food truck. Then the Gap introduced its own food truck, which will be rolling through several towns (although not Denver) as part of a "tacos and denim" campaign. Asks Owen: Where's the Ikea truck?!
First Applebee's revved up a food truck (aren't there enough brick-and-mortar locations if someone is craving a sizzler platter?). But that corporate move is a lot less bizarre than this one: The Gap is getting in on the action with a food truck called Pico de Gap. At least Applebee's is a ... More >>
Just as a few entrepreneurs have put their food trucks in park, permanently, Applebee's has rolled one out right here in Denver. Is this a sign that this trend has jumped the shark? "Trend. Over," says Kafromet: 'Damn you Applebee's!!! Damn you! Frickin' chain's have to ruin everything..... ... More >>
Applebee's executive chef Shannon Johnson in front of Applebee's Colorado's new food truck.Does this signify the end of Denver's hottest food trend? Last Saturday, AmRest, which owns Applebee's restaurants in eight states, including Colorado, rolled out the first Applebee's food truck at its Col ... More >>
AmRest, which owns and operates over a hundred Applebee's in eight states, had challenged its Colorado stores to create the perfect "Colorado Burger" -- ideally, one that incorporated "Stinkin" Good Green Chile, created by Bronco Mark Schlereth, spokesman for this campaign. He met up with fou ... More >>
The Applebee's Cowboy BurgerWhen the homegrown Smashburger decided to create a burger for Colorado, as it already had for Idaho (topped with potato chips) and Minnesota (topped with cheddar bar cheese and garlic-grilled onions), it came up with an iconic combo for the Colorado Smashburger, ad ... More >>
Dunkin' Donuts is being sued again. Danielle Jordan, 47, a diabetic, alleges that the cup of coffee she ordered from her local DDs was laced with sugar instead of the artificial sweetener she'd asked for, and is seeking "unspecified damages" (code for a shload of coinage) after allegedly exp ... More >>
Lori MidsonMirch Indian Grill is once again empty.The news of a pair of surprise closures -- the two Mirch Indian Grill restaurants in the south suburbs and Walk-In Burgers in Edgewater-- has readers serving up their own theories. Here's how davebarnes summed up the problems at Walk-in Burger ... More >>
Lori MidsonJorel Pierce Euclid Hall 1317 14th Street 303-595-4255 www.euclidhall.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Jorel Pierce, executive chef of Euclid Hall. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. "You can't write that! I'm not a pussy!" Jorel Pier ... More >>
Lori MidsonChoLon Modern Asian Bistro was one of the big restaurants to open in 2010.While many restaurants closed in 2010, many more restaurants opened -- including such hot spots as ChoLon, Euclid Hall, Green Russell, Lou's Food Bar and, on the very last day of the year, Bittersweet. Here' ... More >>
Bree DaviesThis is not what we had planned. By all accounts, the Santa representative at the Aurora Mall -- ahem, the "Town Center at Aurora" --positioned in front of Macy's in a red suit and plopped down in a mildly sad, purple button-back chair was our guy. But after an elf explained that w ... More >>
Lori MidsonBrendon Doyle, executive chef of Jonesy's EatBar Brendon Doyle Jonesy's EatBar 400 East 20th Avenue 303-863-7473 This is part two of my interview with Brendon Doyle, executive chef of Jonesy's EatBar. To read part one, click here. One food you detest: Tripe. It's awful -- like ... More >>
Johnny MolfettaMellow Mushroom's Tabor Center location opened to huge crowds. RESTAURANTS/VENUES OPENING IN JULY * Applebee's (re-opening after remodel), 410 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale Aviano Coffee, 3031 East Second Avenue Bites, 2796 South Broadway Boston Fish Shack (formerly Gelm ... More >>
Applebee's is scheduled to unveil its new took today at the store at 410 South Colorado Boulevard. That's one of the sixteen Front Range restaurants owned by AmRest, LLC, the second-largest Applebee's franchisee in the United States, which is remodeling restaurants from Loveland to Colorado ... More >>
Craving some Applebee's boneless buffalo wings? If you're a frequent customer (really?) of the restaurant's outpost at 410 South Colorado Boulevard, you're just going to have to wait ... until Thursday. The location, which temporarily shut down yesterday, is in the process of undergoing a s ... More >>
Flay's Dallas BurgerWhat with his Food Channel fame and a restaurant empire stretching from Las Vegas to New York City, it was bound to happen: Bobby Flay is now king of all he surveys. At least he thinks so. Applebee's recently introduced a menu concept of "regional American burgers" from ... More >>
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, which is owned and operated by Denver based Aloon Mor, has signed a deal with Doherty Enterprises to expand its dining concept to the East Coast.
A Flickr photo.Between the craft beer, anniversary parties and benefit events, there's plenty to fill your plate with foodie events this week. Here's a taste of what's coming up: Monday, May 17: Celebrate American Craft Beer Week, which highlights the industry and culture of craft beer, th ... More >>
I love the restaurant industry for so many different reasons. I love it because it is the last great American meritocracy, where nothing matters but what you can do on the job and where hard work, smarts and stamina are truly rewarded. I love it because it provides a creative outlet for so ... More >>
Come August, Rob McColgan and Anthony Pigliacamto will open Modmarket at 1700 28th Street in Boulder's flailing Twenty Ninth Street mall, a risky move that is nothing short of roulette, considering the succession of restaurants that have opened, and subsequently shuttered, in that wasteland of ... More >>
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