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Bubba Chinos

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Boost Burger Closes Up Shop on Federal Boulevard

    Boost Burger, the automotive-themed burger joint on South Federal Boulevard, opened last spring in a building that had previously housed a branch of Bubba Chinos. Things were looking good over the summer as a new, permanent sign went up to replace the original banner. But now the windows are boarded ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Triple header: The three newest restaurants on Federal Boulevard

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard - south to north - within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Photos: 5280 Custom Kuts and the first Mile High Showdown Barber Battle

    It was a hair-raising experience. On Sunday the Denver Police Events Center in Jefferson Park played host to the first-ever Mile High Showdown Barber Battle, presented by 5280 Custom Kuts. Dozens of representatives of shops from all over the country came to town to compete -- and possibly win cash, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Photos: Original Chubby's opens in Westminster

    First things first: The Original Chubby's outpost that just opened in Westminster is not officially related to the original Chubby's, the iconic Mexican joint that grew out of the Chubby Burger Drive Inn on West 38th Avenue, which Stella Cordova bought in 1967 and where she kept working four four de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    El Rancherito has the huevos at breakfast and dinner

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    A second helping of Cafe Society, October 14-18

    This week Gretchen Kurtz reviewed the underrated and vegetarian-friendly Sunny Gardens, which specializes in dishes with mock meat. Mark Antonation, who's still eating his way up Federal Boulevard one restaurant at a time, stopped at the "burrito bunker" of the original Bubba Chinos. His meal there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Reader: A Federal Case is awesome, even if I never dine at Bubba Chinos

    Mark Antonation has been eating his way up Federal Boulevard for close to a year, reporting from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. This week, he made it to the original Bubba Chinos at 160 Federal, which serves all food on styrofoam, whether or not you're eating i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Pull up your big-boy chinos and dig into a Bubba Chinos burrito

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    From Vietnam Bay to Cherry Creek: A second helping of Cafe Society August 12-16

    Mark Antonation has been eating his way up Federal Boulevard and posting weekly dispatches on Cafe Society. This week he landed at Vietnam Bay, at 472 South Federal Boulevard, where the pristine white facade and nautical blue logo don't begin to hint at the collision of Louisiana and Vietnamese cuis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Muneca's/Dolly's development is now a Bubba Chinos

    The new sign outside 4500 Washington Street caused more than a few drivers to slam on the brakes -- not just because they suddenly realized they needed some fiery Bubba Chinos green chile, but they wondered what had happened to the longtime tenants of the building, Muneca's Mexican Restaurant and Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Pouring craft beer, pulling Strings: Our restaurant roll call for April

    Over two dozen eateries opened in metro Denver in April, everything from coffeehouses to second outposts for local breweries (Upslope and Renegade) to a third spot for Ali Baba to a tenth restaurant for Bonanno Concepts, Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria. But Denver also lost an institution: Strings closed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Sign of the times: Bubba Chinos space now for lease

    Last month, the sign on the door said that the Bubba Chinos at 1361 Court Place was closed for ten days for "remodeling." At the end of March, that was replaced with an eviction notice. Now there's a sign reporting that the spot -- which has been many, many restaurants over the years -- is now for l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    From A to Z, Alamo Drafthouse to Zanitas: Restaurant roll call for March

    Over a dozen restaurants opened in March, ranging from the ambitious Beast Bottle to Beantree Coffee & Deli. By contrast, only a handful of eateries closed their doors, including Big Easy and Grand Lux Cafe. Keep reading for our Restaurant roll call for March. See also: - Photos: ViewHouse Eatery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Bubba Chinos evicted from downtown location

    Although in mid-March Bubba Chinos promised to return to its home on Court Place after "remodeling," the only new decoration the place has is an eviction notice from Dikeau Reality, which owns the building. See also: - Bubba Chinos downtown has closed for "remodeling" - Reader: Bubba Chinos is on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Photos: Bubba Chinos mural at 160 Federal Boulevard pays homage to some rap legends

    Wow! We haven't seen this mesmerizing mural in the flesh yet, but Danielle Lirette, our photo intern, did, and she brought us back these great photos. The piece, which is painted on the side of Bubba Chinos at 160 Federal Boulevard, is the handiwork of PJ Sierra (aka Stale Art). Continue on to see m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Photos: Bubba Chinos has a new hip-hop mural by Stale Art

    People may debate the quality of the food at Bubba Chinos, but no one is going to quibble over the quality of the mural that local artist P.J. Sierra, also known as Stale Art, painted behind the first Bubba Chinos at 160 Federal Boulevard last week. Danielle Lirette stopped by to see the finished p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Reader: Bubba Chinos is on a remodel, close, rinse and repeat cycle

    The Bubba Chinos that opened last summer in a space near City Hall that has been many, many restaurants over the years has closed, too -- for "renovations," according to a sign on the door that says the place will reopen in ten days. But if it does, it doesn't sound like it will get a warm welcom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Bubba Chinos downtown has closed for "remodeling"

    The Bubba Chinos that opened downtown last year is currently closed, reportedly for "remodeling." Leonard Cordova, a grandson of Stella Cordova, founder of the original Chubby's , started the homegrown Bubba Chinos chain; this location at 1361 Court Place was a franchise. See also: - Bubba Chinos e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Original Chubby's about to open on Kalamath -- but how original is it?

    An Original Chubby's is about to open at 14th and Kalamath, and as evidenced by the sign already in the window, it wants you to know that there's no connection between this restaurant and any with similar names -- except at other Original Chubby's up in Thornton. See also: - Original sin: A Chubby' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Rico Pollo won't fly on Federal, but San Antonio Mexican Bakery rises above the fray

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard - south to north - within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Reader: So little time, so many choices on Federal

    Mark Antonation has an ambitious resolution for 2013: He's eating his way through Denver city limits along Federal Boulevard, from the southern border to the northern, and blogging about it for Cafe Society in "A Federal Case." But he got off to a rough start, when he found that the southernmost Bub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Guess where you're eating? At an EatDenver restaurant if you're djduray

    Cafe Society served up four Guess Where? posts last week, from a pint of rare stout at Providence Tavern, to a still-unidentified gingerbread house to a heart-shaped side of fried rice at Benihana.

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    At 4G's on Federal, the food is not the topic of conversation

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll skip the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's my second stop... Aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    A Federal Case: Eating my way up the boulevard

    Federal Boulevard is one of the most interesting stretches of pavement in the entire United States. The cultural and economic diversity represented in a few densely populated miles means that you can drive past looming Victorian mansions, the playground of the Denver Broncos, llanteros selling retre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Fifty latest reasons Colorado is the best state in the country

    Colorado is having a tough time. The ramifications of widespread wildfires and the Aurora theater shooting are still coming into focus, and many questions won't be answered for months. But we're not going anywhere. In Westword's annual attempt to chronicle on paper -- to count the ways, if you will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Reader: Here's why we need a health department...

    There's lots of action on the Denver restaurant scene -- the ongoing controversy over Frank Bonanno's fight with the health department, the upcoming Tavern Platt Park...and today, the opening of a new Bubba Chinos downtown, just steps away from City Hall, which will be serving up free chile cheese f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Bubba Chinos opens downtown tomorrow

    Green chile, meet cheeseburger. Downtown Denver, meet Bubba Chinos. The latest location in the chain started by Leonard Cordova, grandson of the late Stella Cordova of the original Chubby's, will open tomorrow at 1361 Court Place, just steps from City Hall. And first-day customers will receive free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Bubba Chinos expands into downtown

    Bubba Chinos, the burrito chain started by Leonard Cordova, grandson of Stella Cordova, the late and legendary Chubby's founder, will open a new franchise location at 1361 Court Place next month. "We're excited to cater to the downtown crowd. There aren't many lunch options over here," says franchi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Restaurant Roll Call for 2011

    Close to 300 new restaurants opened in the metro area last year -- and with that much action, perhaps it's not surprising that two of them are named Cebiche, and two of them are named Chinook. But the local dining scene also lost a surprising number of mainstays: the 29-year-old Pearl Street Grill, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Now open: Bubba Chinos on Colfax

    Laura Shunk​Plans have been in the works for a Bubba Chinos to move into the old Fanny's flower store on East Colfax since late last year, when Leonard Cordova's expanding empire picked up the lease on the location. After a paint job and patio renovation, the place finally opened this month.

  • News

    February 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Bubba Chinos opens two locations today, in Boulder and Thornton

    ​It's full speed ahead for Leonard Cordova and Bubba Chinos. The restaurateur has four or five more locations in the pipeline for spring, and two new stores just opened today. One is at 88th and York in Thornton. The other is in the University Hill food court in Boulder, a subterranean space ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    February 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    The colorful Bubba Chinos empire is expanding across Denver and into Boulder

    Mark Manger​This week, I reviewed the original Bubba Chinos location at 160 Federal Boulevard, where Leonard Cordova serves up a version of the green chile that his grandmother, Stella Cordova, made legendary at Chubby's. He's used that sauce to turn his own restaurant concept into an expandin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Review preview: Bubba Chinos

    Mark Manger​Over four decades ago, Stella Cordova took over the Chubby Burger Drive-In from its owner, and she soon turned Chubby's into a Colorado icon, renowned for serving the gravy-like green chile she'd learned to make while growing up in Pueblo. Stella passed away in 2009 at the age o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Reader: Does the Berkeley neighborhood have too much of a good thing?

    Lori MidsonBerkeley lost Brickyard BBQ, but will gain a Bubba Chinos.​The news that Brickyard BBQ has closed made more than one reader wonder if the Berkeley neighborhood now has more restaurants than it can support. Writes Claudia: Two BBQ restaurants was probably to much for the Berkeley ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Bubba Chinos will open its newest burrito kitchen on East Colfax

    ​Leonard Cordova, the grandson of the late and legendary Chubby's founder Stella Cordova, plans to open his ninth Bubba Chino's restaurant this spring at the corner of East Colfax and Franklin Street in the former Fanny's Corner flower shop. The Mexican burrito place will bring the quickly gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Ask the Mexican: Did Denver invent the Mexican hamburger?

    Gustavo Arellano eating more traditional Mexican fare​Gustavo Arellano, author of Ask a Mexican and a former food critic in Orange County, California, is in town this week for a visiting professorship at Metro and his debate tonight with Tom Tancredo. But really, he's here to eat -- a mission ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Former Bubba Chinos in Park Hill goes to pot

    This former Bubba Chinos at 28th and Fairfax could become a dispensary.​Would-be medical marijuana dispensary owners are snapping up empty restaurant spaces around town. The former Buca di Beppo at 1400 Market Street is turning into Farmacy, and the space at 5151 East 28th Avenue that formerly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Three homegrown Mexican chains get new siblings

    After spending the past week biting off more than I could chew at a bunch of new restaurants with "sustainable," "organic" and "seasonal" jargon littering their menus, I was ready for my Mexican food fix.I get a yearning at least once a week, and if it's not fulfilled, I turn into a complete bitch. ... More >>

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