Dave Query

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    November 7, 2014

    A Six-Pack of the Best Culinary Events in Denver This Weekend

    The weekend is full of celebrations -- of breweries, of good causes, even of apple pie. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar. See also: Win a Seat at a Punch-Making Class at Bones

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    August 11, 2014

    Spruce Now Open in Hotel Boulderado

    The Hotel Boulderado opened on New Year's Day 1909. Since then, restaurants have operated almost continuously in the Boulder landmark, including a few that became landmarks themselves -- like Q's, which Dave Query opened there almost twenty years ago. But in an ongoing effort to update the hotel, Q' ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    From Baere to Snooze, a dozen openings: A second helping of Cafe Society, July 14-18

    This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz visited Troy Guard's "modern steakhouse," Guard and Grace, which didn't quite live up to expectations -- or its hefty price tag. For Chef and Tell, Mark Antonation talked to Dave Query of the Big Red F about being the first owner of Q's in the Hotel Bouldera ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    Q's in the Hotel Boulderado closes, making way for Spruce

    The Hotel Boulderado opened on New Year's Day, 1909. Since then, restaurants have operated almost continuously in the hotel, including Q's, which set up shop there nearly twenty years ago. But yesterday Q's closed its doors, and a new concept called Spruce will soon take its place, with an expected ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    Lola unveils new logo and menu in changing LoHi

    Ten years isn't a long time, unless you're in the restaurant business, in which case surviving a decade can seem like a monumental achievement. And with the rapid changes in Denver dining tastes and the explosion of hot new restaurant neighborhoods over the past few years, older eateries find themse ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    First Look: Bitter Bar reopens today with James Lee as owner

    A half-dozen years ago, there was a race to see which restaurateur would open the first hip noodle bar in the area. Frank Bonanno won when he opened Bones at the very end of 2008; soon after, Dave Query's Big Red F group debuted Happy Noodle Houseat 835 Walnut Street in Boulder, and XO took over an ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Uh, oh: An O Bar for downtown -- and an Obar for Cherry Creek?

    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 >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Former Dogfish Head brew master Bryan Selders joins Big Red F's Post Brewing

    Reality TV fans know him as the quirky but loveable co-star of the Discovery Channel's short-loved series Brew Masters. Beer geeks know him as the guy who helped create and produce odd, boundary-busting beers for Delaware's famed Dogfish Head Brewing for nearly a decade. And now Colorado will get to ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Exclusive: Ian Clark, chef of Jax Boulder, is leaving to open BRU Handbuilt Ales and Eats

    After a decade with Big Red F, Dave Query's burgeoning restaurant group, which includes Lola, three outposts of Jax Fish House (a fourth will open this spring in Glendale), Centro Latin Kitchen, West End Tavern, Zolo Grill and the Bitter Bar, chef and brewmaster Ian Clark, currently the chef at Jax ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Reader: Forget Jax -- what's the World of Beer?

    Jax is about to add a fourth location, in the new City Set development in Glendale, behind the Hilton Garden Inn at the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Cherry Creek Drive -- an area definitely shy of good restaurant options. Jax isn't the only eatery going into the project: Udi's will have an outle ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Culinary Calendar for the weekend: Summer's not over yet

    There's a cornucopia of culinary events this weekend -- from farm celebrations both urban and rural to beer olympics, wine festivals, a toga party and more. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:

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    September 10, 2012

    Harvest season, honey and sake all on the culinary calendar this week

    The second week of September is full of culinary events; and there's something for everyone -- especially if you're free on Sepember 15. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:

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    August 24, 2012

    Lucky's Bakehouse and Creamery opening in Boulder

    Earlier this year, when I interviewed James Van Dyk, the executive chef of Lucky's Cafe, a breakfast and lunch joint in Boulder, he mentioned that in the year he'd been cooking at the long-standing cafe, an extension of Lucky's Market, he'd significantly changed the menu, "transforming it," he said, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    La Revolución Taqueria Cantina opening next week in Louisville

    Fifteen years ago, remembers Rick Betance, he hired James Lee at Zolo Grill, giving the bartender his first real bar job, a position that would plant the seeds for Lee's rise to mixology stardom. Now, after Betance spent years as an owner and operator of a boutique hotel in the Alaskan wilderness an ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Boulder bashes and fashion-inspired food on this week's menu

    Boulder may have been knocked out of our Street 16 neighborhood tournament (look for the winner later today), but it was Cafe Society's pick for the Best Food Neighborhood in our Best of Denver 2012 -- and this week's culinary calender will highlight many reasons for that. But there are plenty of e ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    James Lee: Colorado bartending has risen so much in three years

    In this interview, James Lee, one of the godfathers of Colorado cocktail culture, discusses the Pimms Cup that made him see the light, one thing he thinks bartenders absolutely have to measure, and the night he was called the worst bartender ever.

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    November 30, 2011

    Reader: Cafe Society is all about gossip...and we love it!

    Will Wild Catch reopen this week, as remaining owner Daniel Kuhlman has promised? Does Lou's Food Bar need a kick in the pants? And what qualifies as a chain restaurant in Boulder, anyway? SALT? Any of Dave Query's spots? These are all hotly debated issues on Cafe Society.

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    October 17, 2011

    Foodography: Flagstaff House celebrates forty years in Boulder with an anniversary gala

    Lori MidsonLast night, Boulder's best chefs cooked at the fortieth anniversary gala for the Flagstaff House.​Mark Monette, executive chef/co-owner of the Flagstaff House, stands in his kitchen, beaming like a kid who just got his first video game. "These are all guys I know -- guys who I respe ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011
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    June 28, 2011

    A new Jax Fish House anchors in Fort Collins

    ​"I had nothing to do with it, other than drinking at the bar last Tuesday night," claims Jamey Fader, the culinary director of Big Red F, the Dave Query restaurant group that operates numerous dining dens in Denver and Boulder, including West End Tavern, Lola, Zolo Grill, Happy, Centro and J ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    James Lee leaves the Bitter Bar and Big Red F for a restaurant in Salida

    James Lee and Dave Query​The explosion of cocktail culture in Colorado was ignited by a legion of talented bartenders working to prove that their craft is more than mixing rum and Cokes; it's creating drinks that reflect their deep understanding of spirits. And few bartenders have done more t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    West End Tavern's Wing King Challenge on Man V. Food season opener

    ​The last time stunt-eater Adam Richman, star of Man V. Food, was seen chowing down in Denver, he was taking on the seven-pound burrito at Jack-n-Grill. And after many hours of prepping and filming and chatting and chewing, the burrito won. But that didn't discourage Richman from making a sec ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    Chef Christopher Cina is jumping for Jax

    Chef Christopher Cina will be cooking at Jax Denver in June​Christopher Cina, who's done hard time in galleys all over the metro area, including the Fourth Story, Aubergine Cafe, Tuscany, Zenith and Twig's Wine Bar and Pickles Deli in Tipsy's, a Goliath-size liquor store in Littleton, and is ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009
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    May 21, 2009

    Jax puts its fin into the wine game

    Jax Fish House, which is part of the Big Red F Restaurant Group, has introduced its own wine -- with the help of vintner Sineann, a small winemaker in Yamhill County, Oregon, run by Peter Rosback. That's after Big Red F head honcho Dave Query traveled up and down the West Coast looking something goo ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Sweet talk from Keegan Gerhard and other tasty events

    There's quite a smorgasbord of food-related fun tonight. "Taste Test: Random Encounters in the History & Science of Food" returns to the Lab at Belmar, 404 South Upham in Lakewood, at 6 p.m. today, March 12, when the focus will be on...sugar. Keegan Gerhard, pastry chef, Food Network host,owner of ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Top Chef: Hosea Rosenberg

    Well, at least someone in the restaurant industry has some money now... You've all heard that Colorado's own Hosea Rosenberg (chef at Dave Query's Jax Fish House in Boulder, at least for now...) won this year's Top Chef prize.  He walked away with a slot at this year's Food Wine Festival in A ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    Turn on the TV: Top Chef finale tonight

    Hosea Rosenberg, chef at Jax Fish House in Boulder, has made it to the final round of Bravo's Top Chef; the winner will be revealed tonight on the season finale. Cheer the hometown favorite at West End Tavern, 926 Pearl Street in Boulder, where Rosenberg will be holding court alongside Melissa Har ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Another local on Top Chef: New York

    The premiere episode has run, the first two chefs have been booted, and while I know everyone in town was excited about having two locals in the game (Hosea Rosenberg, exec chef at Jax in Boulder and Melissa Harrison, sous at another Dave Query joint, Centro Latin Kitchen), how ‘bout us having thr ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 23, 2008
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    January 10, 2008

    Fun With Molecular Gastronomy

    A visit to Mr. Wizard.

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    October 18, 2007

    Champagne Dreams

    There’s lots of activity bubbling below the surface.

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    July 19, 2007

    Fish Story

    Get fresh at Oceanaire.

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    November 9, 2006
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    September 7, 2006


    Eat, drink and be merry.

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    June 30, 2005

    Bite Me

    Fat City Chops

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    August 26, 2004

    Bite Me

    War and Pizza

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    March 27, 2003
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    March 6, 2003

    The A List

    Lola's fans have discovered the joy of Mex.

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    February 1, 2001

    Cuba Libre

    Joe Schneider treats Boulder diners to island delights.

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    November 16, 2000

    It's a Small World

    Tiny and terrific, Emma's is off to a great start.

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    April 29, 1999
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    September 3, 1998
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    December 4, 1997
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    March 27, 1997
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    September 19, 1996
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    September 27, 1995
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