BW Holdings

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Izakaya Den's move to new home next to Sushi Den set for May

    It was one of the biggest deals of 2012: Thirteen months ago, brothers Toshi and Yasu Kizaki announced that they had entered into a deal with BW Holdings, the company that controls the Wynkoop/Breckenridge group of breweries and restaurants, agreeing to swap Izakaya Den's current location -- a stand ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Gaetano's: A taste of this week's review

    I can only imagine what Chauncey Smaldone, the youngest of the loan-sharking, book-making Smaldone brothers, would've said when Lou's Food Bar hung out its shingle down the street. For decades, Smaldone ran Gaetano's, a cherished Italian-American restaurant that his family founded in 1947, and he no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2012

    Red alert: Denver's old-school Italian joints are disappearing

    If you're a relative newcomer -- i.e., not someone with a "Native" sticker on the bumper -- you might be surprised to hear that Highland wasn't always a synonym for "hot, new restaurant." Back in the day, the area once known as Little Italy was full of family-owned restaurants dishing up spaghetti a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Reader: Boot the graphic designer who does the signage for BW Holdings

    Open the door of the newly renovated Gaetano's, Lori Midson reports, and you'll see many familiar sights. The bar. The naked lady. The plates of pasta. It looks familiar, but better -- once you're through the door, that is. But the sign over that door? See also: - Exclusive first look: The new Gae ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Exclusive first look: The new Gaetano's reopens on Saturday

    For the past several weeks, whenever I've driven down 38th Avenue, passing my beloved Gaetano's on my way to somewhere else, I've experienced that pit in my stomach, the pit that comes with the fear of the unknown -- the dread that something you've come to know so well won't ever be the same. See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Demolition begins on the iconic Gaetano's

    I grew up on the far west side of town, a culinary black hole -- at least in the 70s and 80s -- that forced me and my family to drive what I believed were impossibly long distances to dinner. We went out to eat -- a lot -- and from as far back as I can remember, we graced Gaetano's at least once a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Tara Curry takes over the bar at Ghost Plate & Tap

    Ghost Plate & Tap has one of the most unique bar programs in the city, thanks mostly to the Coupe Bar, a second bar inside the restaurant where any local bartender can work a guest shift. And their cocktails often end up on the Ghost Plate's regular drink list, where the authoring bartender is given ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Wazee Supper Club will close Friday for a three-week overhaul

    The Wazee Supper Club has been serving cold beer and hot Colorado-style pizza since it was founded 38 years ago by the Karagas brothers, Jim and Angelo, who'd opened My Brother's Bar a few years earlier at 2376 15th Street. From the start, the Wazee was lower downtown's go-to neighborhood bar -- lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    The Izakaya Den/Pearl Street Grill deal moves forward...slowly

    In January, the owners of Izakaya Den announced that they had entered into a very involved deal with BW Holdings, the company that controls the Wynkoop/Breckenridge group of breweries and restaurants, agreeing to swap Izakaya's current location -- a stand-alone building at 1518 South Pearl Street -- ... More >>