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Bonnie Brae

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Memories, Family and Garlic: The Saucy Noodle Looks Back at 50 years

    At the Saucy Noodle, the tablecloths are still checkered, the spaghetti and meatballs are still drenched in garlic-studded red sauce, and the same slogan is still emblazoned on the awning: "If you don't like garlic, go home." It was Sam Badis' motto when he opened the restaurant in Bonnie Brae back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    What's the scoop on the skimpy sampling policy at Nuggs?

    For months I passed by the future home of Nuggs Ice Cream, watching the construction project and waiting for the hot summer day when the place would finally open and my family and I could mosey on over for dessert. That day came recently when we walked to Marczyk's II, drawn as much by Friday burger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Bonnie Brae Tavern still kicking (and cooking) at eighty!

    The Bonnie Brae Tavern looks pretty good for turning eighty this Friday, and not much different than the day it opened. The roadside eatery will celebrate eighty years of family operation on June 6 with 80 cent draught beers, $1.80 orders of burgers and fries and spaghetti and meatballs, and "Denver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Reader: Lowry and other areas east of Colfax lack restaurants

    East Denver got good news and bad news this month. First, chef/owner Jon Robbins, founder of Gypsy Kitchen, opened the brick-and-mortar Bistro Barb├Ęs at 5021 East 28th Avenue. But then came the news that Latke Love, its neighbor at 5151 East 28th, will be closing on May 31. That prompted one reside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Burgers, potions and wine on the culinary calendar this weekend

    From burgers to benefits and lectures to elves, this weekend has an abundance of choices for those looking to tantalize the taste buds. Here's a sampling of what's on the culinary calendar... See also: Win free tickets to Adult Daycare at The Lobby

  • News

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    El Chapultepec celebrating its eightieth birthday this week

    What's the oldest family-owned restaurant in the metro area? So far, we haven't found anything to top the Blue Parrot, the red-sauce emporium that the Colacci family opened in Louisville back in 1919, and has been run by members of that clan ever since. Within Denver city limits, we'd thought the cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    The ten best places to go for ice cream this summer

    Today's weather should seal the deal: It's summer. Whether we're going for a single scoop or a decadent sundae, one of our favorite ways to celebrate the summer is ice cream. Here are the ten best places -- both tried-and-true neighborhood favorites and a few exciting new joints, listed in no partic ... More >>

  • News

    March 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    The Dirty Cookie launches on Friday with late-night cookie, milk and ice cream delivery

    New restaurant and food concepts are conceived in all sorts of ways. Most owners and chefs spend months, years, even decades, slaving over the perfect idea, scribbling their dreams on napkins, their own bathroom walls, on coasters at the bar. But in the case of Chris Newell and his girlfriend Jennif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Get your "Guy Fieri" slice at Fat Sully's, opening Thursday on South Broadway

    Three weeks ago, Food Network personality Guy Fieri was romping around Denver, shooting footage for an upcoming episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and one of the joints where he made an appearance was the Denver Biscuit Company and Fat Sully's, a pizzeria that's located inside the Atomic Cowboy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    A fourth Jax Fish House will open in Glendale next spring

    Last Friday, we broke the news that Dave Query, the mastermind behind Big Red F, the Boulder-based restaurant group that already lays claim to eight restaurants in Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins, is adding a new chicken joint and brewery to his repertoire next year, this one in Lafayette. But the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    First look: Grillin' Wings & Things now roosting in Bonnie Brae

    "Don't be chicken," pleads the sign roosting above the new Grillin' Wings & Things, which opened last week in Bonnie Brae in a small storefront space that's seen a slew of sandwich shops open and shutter over the past several years. Despite the fowl joke, owner Michael Godart and general manager C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Grillin' Wings & Things opening soon in Bonnie Brae

    Ever since Fisher Clark Deli -- one of Denver's best -- closed in 2010, the space at 723 South University Boulevard, next door to Saucy Noodle, has struggled to keep tenants. When Fisher Clark shuttered, the joint that moved in -- the loathsome Loaves N Ladles -- lasted a mere five months; Apple Spi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Il Vicino opens on South Gaylord Street...with a liquor license!

    Brown Dog Pizza lost the fight of its lives last year when the Telluride-based pizzeria got its chain yanked by a throng of vocal neighborhood pit bulls who raised holy hell when the pizza joint attempted to secure a liquor license for the space at 1001 South Gaylord Street. And after admittedly for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Photos: NY Pizza Pub now open in Berkeley neighborhood

    It may not be the Bronx, but this new neighborhood spot has New York-style pies and more.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Here's the scoop: Scrumptious in Olde Town Arvada lives up to its name

    The Denver area has a plethora of good ice cream parlors, and no sooner was our list of the five best published last week than other suggestions began pouring in -- for places like Bonnie Brae and Eis Gelato, which are worthy of note, if not a place in the top five. But one name in particular caught ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Apple Spice Junction closes in a space that's clearly not meant for a deli

    The strip along South University and Exposition is stamped with merchants, bars, cafes and restaurants, including the (inexplicably) long-standing Saucy Noodle and the Bonnie Brae Tavern, but the space at 723 South University Boulevard, next door to the Saucy Noodle, is cursed with bad luck.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Talking Shop: LoyalTee shirts pay homage to local hangouts and landmarks

    ​CU-Denver MBA candidate Andrea Burns first conceived of the idea for LoyalTee -- a fledgling business that creates T-shirts celebrating favorite (and sometimes esoteric) local haunts -- as a class project. "I was aware of a few different companies that were basically doing the same thing in d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Bike to Work Day: The commuters came, mingled, declined to eat bananas

    For the love of God, sir, eat a banana.​Aside from the weather being particularly fine, my bike commute on Bike to Work Day this morning was not a whole lot different that it usually is -- most of my trip is on side streets as opposed to paths, since I live on the west side and apparently poor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Reader: Citizens Against Virtually Everything in a dog fight with Brown Dog Pizza

    ​The fur's flying on Old South Gaylord Street, where Brown Dog Pizza, an outfit out of Telluride, wants to open a 100-seat restaurant -- with a liquor license, and little parking. But then, many neighbors walk to this block, including Cafe Society editor Lori Midson, who's signed a petition in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Charcoal Restaurant going into former Apple Spice Junction space

    ​When the plans started forming for Satchel's on 6th, which opened this weekend at 1710 East Sixth Avenue, one member of the original crew from Satchel's Market was notably missing -- specifically former chef Jens Patrik Landberg. The Swedish native has got his own restaurant up his sleeve. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Seven 30 South offers a tipsy happy hour

    ​Happy Place: Seven 30 South, 730 South University Boulevard, 303-744-1888 The Hours: Monday through Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. The Deals: $2.50 draft beers, house wine, and well cocktails; $3 you-call-its; $4 premium wine and cocktails; $4-5 food specials. Were we happy? Flip the page to fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Ten ways to toast American Craft Beer Week

    ​It's American Craft Beer Week - seven days that Congress designated for an official celebration of microbrews, and only microbrews - and in Colorado, which has more than 115 breweries, this week is almost a state holiday. Here are ten ways to toast the occasion:

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Loaves N Ladles takes over the former Fisher Clark Deli

    Lori Midson ​"We're not changing a whole lot; we're just making improvements and expanding our selection," says Nina Stajcar, promotions manager of Loaves N Ladles, the new name for Fisher Clark Deli, 723 South University Boulevard, which was recently snapped up by Laurie Page and Stacy Irwin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Eclectic Concerts: More exciting than normal chamber music

    The Intermezzo Faculty, who will be performing at Kirk of Bonnie Brae tomorrow night as part of the Eclectic Concerts series.Of classical music's many charms, vitality is hardly one of them; most of the big names are long-dead white guys. So Eclectic Concerts, a chamber music series now in its third ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Happy 75th, Bonnie Brae Tavern

    The Bonnie Brae Tavern turned 75 on Sunday, and celebrated by serving 75 cent beers and plates of spaghetti for $1.75. "It was crazy in here," says Michael Dire, who co-manages the place with his cousin, Rick. Michael and Rick are the third generation of Dires to work at the Bonnie Brae, the ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2008

    Hideous Houses of Highland

    More is not merrier for Highland homeowners who want to stop construction in their neighborhoods.

  • Dining

    March 20, 2008

    Fisher Clark Urban Delicatessen

    Man does not live by bread alone – but you could come close here.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008

    Market Watch

    Both spots were serving the same purpose, separated by two dozen years and a million miles of desire. That old grocery store was dedicated to its community of farmers, drunks, rednecks and fishermen, just as Fisher Clark tends to the needs of the yuppies, old folks, new money and urban/suburban neig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2008

    Sunday Fun Day

    I was surprised this week to get an email from DISCUS, the national trade group for distilled spirits producers and marketers, about a pro-Sunday sales press conference to be held at Argonaut Wine and Liquor -- of all places. Two years ago, when I was reporting on a campaign to allow Sunday sales, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2008

    Sunday Fun Day

    I was surprised this week to get an email from DISCUS, the national trade group for distilled spirits producers and marketers, about a pro-Sunday sales press conference to be held at Argonaut Wine and Liquor -- of all places. Two years ago, when I was reporting on a campaign to allow Sunday sales, ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2007

    Bad Joke

    A poorly executed farce puts a small Denver paper on the map.

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Among the Mongols

    Steppe by steppe, the hordes are descending on Denver.

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of April 6, 2006

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    Last Call

    Just before Prohibition, the Colorado Legislature gave us 3.2 beer. Now Blake Harrison wants to repeal the scourge.

  • Dining

    February 23, 2006

    Raw Courage

    Still more from Magnolia's partners.

  • Dining

    December 8, 2005

    Bonnie Brae Tavern

    History repeats itself.

  • Dining

    May 30, 2002

    The Bite

    Taking a gamble on dinner in Black Hawk.

  • Food & Drink

    April 4, 2002

    Best Chicken-Fried Steak

    Bonnie Brae Tavern

  • Dining

    December 13, 2001

    Block Party

    The 700 South block of University Boulevard makes eating a family affair.

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Last Dance

    LoDo's only hip-hop club was hot. Too hot for the neighbors, who put a stop to F-Stop.

  • Dining

    March 2, 2000

    Saucy Behavior

    Bonnie Brae institution the Saucy Noodle finds room to stretch.

  • Dining

    March 2, 2000

    Slow Food

    Cucina Leone's carry-out needs a jump start.

  • Dining

    March 2, 2000

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

    Seven 30 South finds life after brunch.

  • News

    September 2, 1999

    Scraping Bottom

    Suburbanism invades the city.

  • Dining

    November 27, 1997
  • Dining

    June 14, 1995
  • News

    May 24, 1995

    D.C. POWER

    OUT-OF-STATE MONEY POURS INTO SUSAN CASEY'S CAMPAIGN.

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