Leo Goto, the legendary restaurateur who passed away on March 3, will be remembered with a Requiem Eucharist at 1 p.m. Friday, March 15, at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington Street in Denver. Goto, who opened his first restaurant, Leo's Place, in 1969, was the youngest person ever ind ... More >>
Raise a glass to the death of this year's dopiest bill -- so far. Senator Greg Brophy had proposed that parents be able to buy grown-up beverages at Colorado bars and restaurants for children over seventeen. But yesterday a Senate committee decided that Brophy's "Drinks With Dad" proposal was all we ... More >>
Technomic Inc. has released its inaugural list of Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Award honorees, winners, chosen from 115 fast-food, fast-casual and full-service restaurants, with the winners selected by consumers. So now for the two pressing questions: What, exactly, is Technomic, and which r ... More >>
Colorado tourism got an injection of life with its smart new "Come to Life" campaign. And while it had looked like the Colorado Tourism Office's budget might be headed for life-support, it just got an injection of of new/old money.
The Colorado Restaurant Association usually waits until its annual dinner celebration to announce its Industry Spotlight Awards. But this year, it's revealed more than a dozen people who'll be honored at the April 4 event at the Ritz Carlton, including the new additions to the Colorado Food Service ... More >>
At 10 a.m. today, the Colorado Restaurant Association and other organizations that oppose Initiative 300, the Paid Sick and Safe Leave proposal on Denver's upcoming ballot, will host a "300 against 300" rally in Skyline Park, just off the 16th Street Mall at Arapahoe. The organizers are trying to br ... More >>
For the past seventeen years, Westword has celebrated the Denver dining scene with its annual Dish event (formerly known as Menu Affair). And now we're transforming Dish into an even more delicious celebration of the dining scene, working in partnership with Denver Food and Wine and the Color ... More >>
Turn that frown upside down! Yesterday, a bill that would remove restaurants and bars from the archaic, post-Prohibition laws regulating the sales of low-alcohol beers in convenience and grocery stores made it out of the House Economic and Business Development Committee -- 13 to 0. Senate Bi ... More >>
One last beer bill is still alive at the legislature -- which means legislators still have a chance to do the light stuff. Although proposals involving which stores can sell what beers have all died, Senate Bill 60 would allow restaurants and bars to sell any beer.
One last beer bill is still alive at the legislature -- and it could be good news for bars and restaurants, not to mention their customers. Although earlier this week Senator Betty Boyd essentially killed her bill that would have allowed convenience stores to sell any beer, not just 3.2, she' ... More >>
Then-mayorJohn Hickenlooper visited a food truck in Civic Center Park.With the warm weather rolling into Denver, can a fleet of gourmet food trucks be far behind? Last year, the truck trend took the town by storm -- but by the end of 2010, things were looking stormy, with Sean and Denon Moore ... More >>
As anyone who's been in LoDo at closing time can attest, when 10,000 drunks pour into the street at the same time, it's like the fan just waiting to get hit by the, well, you know what. So how do you stop shit from happening? With "nighttime economies" becoming major revenue generators, that ... More >>
Paula Sandoval and her husband own Tamales by La Casita.John Haney is a Denver cop who happens to own a neighborhood joint, Haney's Coffee Shop. Susan Shepherd is a Highland Mommy who's all about urban farming. Jon Lehmann even has a campaign chef. They're all among the ten candidates runni ... More >>
The Colorado Restaurant Association wanted to encourage a restaurateur to run for the District 1 seat on Denver City Council that Rick Garcia's vacating, and so far it has two, sort of, and a third candidate who's a leader in the urban farming movement. John Haney, a Denver police detective who co- ... More >>
Tocabe's Ben Jacobs could have Denver rolling in dough.If you own a restaurant and have lived in Denver City Council District 1 for at least a year, the Colorado Restaurant Association wants to hear from you. Rick Garcia, the current rep for that district, is moving on to a federal job, so t ... More >>
Mayor John Hickenlooper is stranded in Washington, D.C., where he went to make a fast speech -- and now is stuck in that snowbound city. Which means he probably won't make the Colorado Restaurant Association "Candidates & Cocktails" event that starts at 5 p.m. today at Elway's in Cherry Creek, wher ... More >>
This month, the Colorado Restaurant Association inducted three more people into its hall of fame, an honor bestowed on those who've had a huge impact on the local restaurant scene. The CRA also awarded the Richard P. Ayers Award for Distinguished Service to Dick Weil. Weil's restaurant career beg ... More >>
This month, the Colorado Restaurant Association inducted three more people into its hall of fame, an honor bestowed on those who've had a huge impact on the Colorado restaurant world. We're profiling all three here on Cafe Society. First up is Tom Wilscam, who has his fingerprints on many institu ... More >>
On Monday, May 11, Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, will offer a wine dinner with Steve Lewis of Giuliana Imports presenting the wines of Bodegas Muga. Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey will be on hand, and chef/co-owner Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson will cook a four-course seasonal menu ... More >>
"Fork the recession!" That's the word from the Colorado Restaurant Association, which today will launch a campaign designed to make us forget the lousy economy and instead "feed the recovery" by dining out at one of Colorado's 10,500 eating establishments. For details, go to www.coloradorestaurant.c ... More >>
Get tipsy at the Denver Food and Wine Classic.
If Steve Horner gets his way, ladies could be singing the booze.
Where there's smoke, there's ire.
Swill with the swells at the Denver wine fest.
From the week of September 29, 2005
Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge
Where There's Smoke
From the week of December 12, 2002
Smoke Free or Die
High on Highland
Hot times in the old town
Denver restaurants band together to raise money for victims of terror.
Table Mountain Inn puts more than hospitality on the menu.
Denver restuarants are doing great, but Zenith could use a bit of push.
Dining family-style in style.
October 1 - 7, 1998
Here's a tip for restaurateurs: Before you cut into your waitstaff's wages, check state regulations.