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Benny Armas

  • News

    March 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Benny's closed for a two-day facelift

    We've followed Benny Armas since he was cooking up Mexican food in the kitchen of the old Oak Alley (that building is now home to Hanson's). In the '80s, he finally opened his own place at 225 East Seventh Avenue (now Mizuna), then moved across the street to a bigger space, once home to Chef Henri, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Botto Italian Grill spot could become a Mexican restaurant

    ​While we finish compiling our Restaurant roll call for June -- a compilation of all the openings and closings over the past month -- Cafe Society has also been checking up on the status of some projects announced long ago. Botto Italian Grill, for example, which was originally supposed to op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Benny's adds weekend breakfast hours, items -- but don't fold that menu

    Benny's has a new menu -- don't fold it!​Benny Armas got his start more than three decades ago, cooking in other people's kitchens. But from the moment he opened Benny's, his own place in central Denver, it's been a Denver institution, growing bigger (moving from its original spot at 225 East ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    The List: Denver's top ten green chile spots

    ​One of my first columns was about the way green chile changes on the way from southern New Mexico to Denver -- from the pure verde kick in Hatch to the thin, soupy sauce of Albuquerque, and the steady thickening as you travel north along the green chile trail until you reach the gelatinous go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Benny's gets ready to open its drink deck

    Back from Tucson, the land of cheese crisps but no green chile, I ran to Benny's yesterday to get a late-lunch fix. Benny's is a Denver institution that serves Colorado-style Mex to softball teams, book clubs, hatboys, party girls and anyone else who can escape their office on a Wednesday afternoon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    Benny's Opens New Patio

    Tucked into a booth at Benny's Restaurante y Tequila Bar, we were a couple of beers into our late brunch Saturday when we spotted Benny Armas, whose namesake restaurant has become such an integral part of Denver's dining scene. Benny's recently opened a new patio on the Grant Street side of the bui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2008

    A Chip Off the Old Block

    After thirty years, Taqueria Patzcuaro is finally adding a patio to the side of its building at 2616 West 32nd Avenue. The duplex that was there has been cleared away, and the restaurant's owners hope to have an outdoor dining area in place by June. And not a moment too soon, because three decades ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007
  • Dining

    October 5, 2006

    Road Warriors

    The owners of Steuben's have region to believe.

  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Off Limits

    The Outer Limits

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Chile Today

    Rocky Mountain oysters aside, Denver food is hot.

  • Dining

    June 20, 2002

    The Bite

    The good spirits of the old Oak Alley Inn will come to life in the reborn Hanson’s.

  • Food & Drink

    April 4, 2002

    Best Burrito

    Benny's Restaurante y Cantina

  • Dining

    March 14, 2002

    The Bite

    Smokin' deals

  • Food & Drink

    March 29, 2001

    Best Chips and Salsa

    Benny's Restaurante & Cantina

  • Dining

    November 23, 2000

    The Bite

    Tofu Duty

  • Dining

    February 24, 2000

    Chain Gang

    The links keep growing in Colorado's franchise restaurants.

  • Dining

    March 28, 1996
  • Dining

    June 8, 1994
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