Just around the corner from lavish CY Steak in the Diamond Cabaret -- which to my relief and chagrin, does not offer a happy hour -- is Cliff Young and his son Zachary's other concept, Bar Red. Until recently known as BaRed, the restaurant revamped its menu and changed its focus to classic-ish Itali ... More >>
Doug Mace has gotten out of the kitchen at CY Steak, the steakhouse next to the Diamond Cabaret that Cliff Young opened five years ago. CY shares a kitchen with baRed, the bar/lounge/restaurant around the corner at 437 West Colfax that Young and his son, Zach, opened in December, and that means the ... More >>
Veteran restaurateur Cliff Young and his son, Zach Young, encountered many obstacles trying to open baRed, the bar/lounge at 437 West Colfax Avenue. But they finally opened the doors last month, just in time for New Year's Eve. "With live blues and two crimson floodlights creating columns of light v ... More >>
Cliff Young and his son, Zach, opened the doors of baRed this past weekend -- very, very quietly. But beyond those doors was a stunning renovation of the old stone building on Colfax Avenue, around the corner from CY Steaks, which Cliff Young also runs. See also: The naked truth about a bar's name ... More >>
Doug Mace CY Steak 1222 Glenarm Place 720-317-2664 cysteakdenver.com BaRed 437 West Colfax Avenue This is part one of my interview with Doug Mace, exec chef of Cy Steak and the forthcoming BaRed; part two of my chat with Mace will run tomorrow. "I was a fat, chubby kid -- you know, the kind of k ... More >>
What's in a name? Plenty, if you're trying to plan a new bar -- and find that another bar project has claimed the same name. Cliff and Zachary Young, the father/son team opening a new watering hole at 437 West Colfax Avenue, right around the corner from CY Steak, which Cliff has run since October 20 ... More >>
Back in the early '80s, Cliff Young's eponymous spot at 700 East 17th Avenue (today the home of Hamburger Mary's) was about the swankiest spot in town, during an era when swank was definitely in. But price point isn't the only thing that's changed in Denver over the past three decades. "Back then, w ... More >>
Cliff Young and his son, Zachary, are planning to open a bar right around the corner from CY Steak, the restaurant that Cliff opened next to the Diamond Cabaret in October 2009, next September. The name of the spot: O Bar. "It's something my dad always liked," says Zachary, explaining that it is p ... More >>
James Van Dyk Lucky's Cafe 3980 Broadway, Boulder 303-444-5007 This is part one of my chat with James Van Dyk, exec chef of Lucky's Cafe in Boulder. Part two of our interview will run in this space tomorrow. Back in the '60s, when James Van Dyk was growing up on the East Coast with a single worki ... More >>
Lori MidsonIt was a trip to the bank, followed by a jaunt to a burger shack in San Diego, that convinced Terry Sandrin to open his own meat emporium. "I was at our local bank in Littleton last fall, and there was a couple who was grilling burgers outside in the parking lot with a line that w ... More >>
Only in Denver. Only at 1222 Glenarm. On one side, fine French food at CY Steak, Cliff Young's new restaurant. And on the other? The Diamond Cabaret, whose emissaries have been spotted at the Stock Show, touting whiskey specials and "topless square dances" all week. And tonight only: topl ... More >>
Long before other Denver restaurants started offering pico de gallo -- or naming themselves Pico De Gallo -- this Mexican eatery was making fans with its "special" salsa. Among the fans eating there Sunday night: former mayor Wellington Webb and some of his extended family and, just a table ... More >>
Lori MidsonAt CY Steak, the Caesar salad is dressed...even if the entertainers aren't.How cold was it last night? So cold that Barry Fey was wearing long pants. But the dining room at CY Steak, the revamped steakhouse attached to the Diamond Cabaret at 1222 Glenarm Place, warmed up fast -- a ... More >>
CY Steak has its own entrance next to the Diamond Cabaret.Cliff Young, whose eponymously named restaurant transformed the Denver dining scene, is back in business at the Diamond Cabaret, where his CY Steak opened this week at 1222 Glenarm Place. It was a soft opening -- in a room full of hard ... More >>
Sean Yontz"Hey, get up, I have something to show you," instructs Sean Yontz as he strides into Sketch, one of the five venues he oversees with business partner Jesse Morreale. And their mini-empire will soon expand to a half-dozen, because Yontz, it turns out, is booting me off my stool to sh ... More >>
Cliff Young, back behind the bar.When Cliff Young's opened back in 1984, it was the hottest restaurant in town -- a beautiful space on East 17th Avenue that was full of beautiful people eating beautiful food. After that run ended in '93, Young wound up moving to France, where he bought an old man ... More >>
Boy, oh, boy. Today in Cafe Society: • Top ten ways America ruined pizza. • Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill opens today in Park Meadows. • The gang's all beer! • Strings serves up an unbeatable beet recipe. • Oooh la la! Cliff Young is back, and opening a steakhouse at the Diamond Cab ... More >>
In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>
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