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Charlie Master

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Cafe Society: Week in review

    Things you might have missed this week while using the PopTart setting on your toaster... July restaurant closings and openings.Seeing Jason Sheehan in person: Check out this video of a chat he had at the Denver Press Club.Jason asking where the best Rocky Mountain oysters can be found.Sketch losing ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 6, 2009
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    August 5, 2009

    Charlie Master is moving on

    Charle Master will soon be out of Sketch.​Charlie Master -- well-known floorman-about-town and scion of the former Mel's restaurant empire -- is packing it in at Sketch, leaving his gig with Jesse Morreale and Sean Yontz to become the new FOH guy for Goose Sorensen at Solera. "I'm excited abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 5 edition

    The Breathe boys.​Who's gonna clean up this mess? Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Kyle Evans of Breathe Carolina. • Q&A with Krispy Kream of the Knux. • Tip sheet: Meet Shel, our new favorite band. • A first look at Pictureplane's new video. • MP3 Freeloader: Joy Subtraction. ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 2, 2009
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    June 19, 2009

    Party animals at Do at the Zoo

    Nancy LevineIt's a jungle out there! Charlie Master in the Sketch booth. The Denver Zoo hosted its twentieth annual Do at the Zoo last night, and Denver's party animals were out in force, sampling tidbits from dozens of restaurants and getting wild! See for yourself on our slideshow.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Otto's Grill opening in former downtown Brix

    While Charlie Master is now ensconced at Sketch, his former restaurant, Brix, is slowly settling into history. Although the original Brix space at 3000 East Fillmore Street is again empty (Barron's died within weeks), the second Brix location, downtown at 2200 Market Street, should reopen on Friday ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 23, 2009
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    April 14, 2009

    Sketch introduces Wino Wednesdays

    When we first visited Sketch, the new wine bar tucked into the old 1st Avenue Hotel at 101 Broadway, we took note of its location facing Big Lots and its bar manager, Charlie Master, who'd injected much-needed humor into Cherry Creek with his white-trash specials at Brix, and immediately suggested t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    A quick sketch of Sketch

    I stopped by Sketch last night, the new wine bar in Jesse Morreale's project at the old First Avenue Hotel at First and Broadway. Technically, it doesn't officially debut until March 20 (and from then on, will be open from 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. seven days a week), but as people wandering around this incre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Charlie Master could be getting back in the game

    When I talked with Charlie Master over a month ago, he stated rather conclusively that he was getting out of the restaurant business for good once his parents, Mel and Jane Master, sold the last Mel's - whose former home at 1120 East Sixth Avenue is now occupied by Mojitos. (For more on that discuss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, December 5 edition

    Join us for a few cups of blog. Today in Cafe Society: • Izakaya Den (pictured) joins the lunch bunch. • What Denver restaurants would you recommend to Food & Wine? • Charlie Master could be getting back in the game. • Candy Girls sink their teeth into Flake and Curly Wurly bars. Today in ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 23, 2008
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    October 21, 2008

    Swimming in gluttony at Jax Fish House

    With Sheila Lucero in the kitchen, a meal at Jax goes swimmingly. Once again, I find myself wishing I were a big fat man, one of those renowned, infamous gastronomes of old. I wish I were James Beard, who could put away a dozen oysters, a pound of Gulf shrimp, a whole chicken and maybe a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    Another last night at Mel’s Bistro

    Goodnight, Mel's. I got word last night from Charlie Master that the last location of the Master family restaurant empire is finally closing. Mel’s Bistro, at 1120 East Sixth Avenue, has been on the block for some time now, and while many of Denver’s big names were rumored to have looked into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Will the new Mel's space add up for Adde Bjorklund?

    As we've reported, the Masters family is looking to unload the space at 1120 East Sixth Avenue, where Mel and Janey Master got their local restaurant start thirty years ago as partners in Dudley's. Since then, the spot has been Chives and Piscos, then Montecito when the Masters took it on again afte ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 28, 2008
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    August 14, 2008

    Mel's Anti-Bistro spills onto a patio

    Welcome to Mel's. July's heat dried up the outdoor patios, but now that temperatures have cooled off, patios are heating up again. Promising to be among the hottest in town: Mel's Anti-Bistro at 1120 East Sixth Avenue. Charlie Master reports that the new patio opened this week, and it's already a ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 7, 2008
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    July 10, 2008

    Unmasked

    With egg on my face!

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2008

    Mel's: The Signs, They Are a-Changin'

    The Masters are on the move. Mel’s in Greenwood Village (at 5970 South Holly Street) had a couple of parties (one for friends, and then a knock-down, drag-out staff bash) over the weekend, and is closing today for remodeling. The hostess I talked to last night said that the staff had been told to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Hit the Brix!

    The Master family is on the move, as outlined here. But before all the changes hit Mel's, there's a goodbye party for Brix, the restaurant that Charlie Master opened five years ago at 3000 East Third Avenue. The party isn't at Brix, though, since Charlie has been out of that for a while and the ven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Mel's: Master of His Domain

    It looks like Mel and Jane Master will be leaving Denver, closing their Southwestern-themed Agave Grill (at 5960 South Holly Street in Greenwood Village), selling a majority interest in Mel’s of Greenwood Village (shown here, and located right next door to Agave) to its general manager and a group ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 19, 2008

    Wine Time

    Blend your own in Boulder

  • Dining

    March 6, 2008

    TV or Not TV

    Another star turn for Ian Kleinman.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2008
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    March 5, 2008
  • Dining

    November 8, 2007

    TV or Not TV

    Frasca is famous — so why is its chef doing an infomercial?

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 28, 2007

    Denver Restaurant Week, Day 4

    We're midway through Denver Restaurant Week, and reports are coming in. Restaurant Kevin Taylor? Full to capacity. Barolo Grill? Booked solid. Luca d'Italia? Ditto. Owner Frank Bonanno (above) has said that he couldn't find a table for even his mother if she were to wander into Mizuna one nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    There Goes the Neighborhood

    Okay, so the rumors have been flying about some big shakeups happening at Mel's in Cherry Creek, and I'm here to tell you that the bad news is true. I just got off the phone with owner Mel Master a few minutes ago, and he told me that Mel's will, in fact, be closing — probably sometime this su ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 21, 2006

    Santa Baby...

    Some culinary wishes and dishes for the new year.

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Swimclub 32

    Let the music begin!

  • Dining

    December 22, 2005
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    November 3, 2005

    Growing Pains

    Divide and conquer at Steak Au Poivre.

  • Dining

    September 15, 2005

    Bite Me

    All I Need

  • Dining

    May 5, 2005

    Bite Me

    Chef and Tell

  • Dining

    April 7, 2005

    Bite Me

    Eyes on the Prize

  • Food & Drink

    March 24, 2005
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    March 17, 2005

    Bite Me

    For the Birds

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    March 3, 2005

    Bite Me

    Comforting Thoughts

  • Dining

    December 30, 2004

    Twelve-Stepping

    Here's my prescription for starting the year in fine style.

  • Dining

    November 4, 2004

    Bite Me

    American Dreams

  • Dining

    September 23, 2004

    Bite Me

    Dosa Reality

  • Dining

    May 27, 2004

    Come Monday

    Let's hear it for the Boy who brought us Brix.

  • Food & Drink

    March 25, 2004
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    February 26, 2004
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    February 1, 2001

    The Bite

    Sean Kelly says goodbye--and takes Aubergine and the Biscuit with him.

  • Dining

    November 30, 2000

    Market Value

    Market owner to keep cafe open as a testiment to his brother.

  • Dining

    August 3, 2000

    The Bite

    Bleu in the face.

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