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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
It may not be the Bronx, but this new neighborhood spot has New York-style pies and more.
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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:
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
More is not merrier for Highland homeowners who want to stop construction in their neighborhoods.
Man does not live by bread alone but you could come close here.
A poorly executed farce puts a small Denver paper on the map.
Steppe by steppe, the hordes are descending on Denver.
From the week of April 6, 2006
Just before Prohibition, the Colorado Legislature gave us 3.2 beer. Now Blake Harrison wants to repeal the scourge.
Still more from Magnolia's partners.
History repeats itself.
Taking a gamble on dinner in Black Hawk.
Bonnie Brae Tavern
The 700 South block of University Boulevard makes eating a family affair.
LoDo's only hip-hop club was hot. Too hot for the neighbors, who put a stop to F-Stop.
Bonnie Brae institution the Saucy Noodle finds room to stretch.
Cucina Leone's carry-out needs a jump start.
Seven 30 South finds life after brunch.
Suburbanism invades the city.
Ashley Gray didn't take candy from strangers. She did from her "Uncle Jon."
The candidates in the Denver's DA's race refuse to come to order.
OUT-OF-STATE MONEY POURS INTO SUSAN CASEY'S CAMPAIGN.