The Devil Wear's Prada (due this Sunday, November 24, at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom) first came together in 2005. Formed in Dayton, Ohio, by members who came up in the local hardcore scene, the act is a Christian band, but it has never traded on that aspect of the band with any overt, ham-fiste ... More >>
According to Williams & Graham barman Sean Kenyon, who was also the MC at last night's Espolón Tequila Cocktail Fights, Bryan Dayton, bar manager at Acorn, is "pretty." Very, very pretty. And, as Kenyon pointed out multiple times, Dayton was on the cover of GQ magazine. Kenyon was full of quips, co ... More >>
Legal marijuana is big business -- or at least that's what investors are banking on. Yesterday, 22 cannabis entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to more than sixty investors gathered at the Denver Athletic Club in the second Mile High confab hosted by the California-based ArcView Group, which ... More >>
Born Stuart Goddard in London, Adam Ant was the bass player for a band called Bazooka Joe, an outfit that opened for the Sex Pistols for its first live gig. In 1977, he formed Adam and the Ants, and while early on the group was coming out of punk, after Malcolm McLaren recruited the players to form ... More >>
For a guy who doesn't like drama, Bryan Dayton, a nationally-recognized bartender, sure knows how to set the stage. On graduation weekend last month the Oak at Fourteenth co-owner found himself facing a restaurant with lots of empty seats -- even though the place had been booked solid. And Oak had d ... More >>
ELECTRIC SIX @ LARIMER LOUNGE | TUES, 2/19/13 Electric Six has been bringing the party to the unwary for a decade. The group's songs combine '80s rock, disco and New Wave into a cranked-up, ultra-catchy sound all its own, with lyrics that mix a David Lee Roth-esque bravado with surreal barrages of i ... More >>
On March 9, 2011, Steve Redzikowski, co-owner and chef of Oak at Fourteenth, stood on the street in disbelief. The restaurant that he and his partner, Bryan Dayton, had opened four months prior in Boulder, was smoldering, the thick surges of smoke emblazoning the downtown Boulder skyline. It would t ... More >>
Bryan Dayton and Steve Redzikowki, the team behind Oak at Fourteenth, in Boulder, are opening a new restaurant in Denver next year. The duo, who spent months rebuilding Oak after a devastating fire all but gutted the acclaimed restaurant in March of 2011, will open Acorn in The Source, a 26,000 squa ... More >>
Is it possible that a murder could have taken place in broad daylight at a traffic-light-controlled intersection in a sizable American city and no one saw much of anything? That's a question that arises three days after a slaying that left a man dead behind the wheel of his SUV in Aurora.
Since they first opened -- and re-opened -- then reopened Oak at Fourteenth, owners Bryan Dayton and chef Steve Redzikowski have tried to create a true neighborhood restaurant, pulling in crowds of regulars with their creative take on North American cuisine and an equally inventive beverage program. ... More >>
A year ago, Bryan Dayton and Steve Redzikowski were just hitting their stride at Boulder's Oak at Fourteenth, garnering national accolades in the process. And then on March 9, fire broke out in the chimney of the wood-burning oven, forcing Oak to close for months so that the entire space could be gu ... More >>
It's been just over a month since Bryan Dayton and Steve Redzikowski reopened the doors of Oak at Fourteenth, revealing the space they had to rebuild after fire destroyed the original restaurant last spring. "Things have been going really well," Dayton says. "I mean, really well. It seems like every ... More >>
Lori Midson'Tis the season to get obliterated with family members and co-workers, and just in time for those special events, Food & Wine has released its list of the fifty best bars in the country. And while you're sure to find it a useful guide if you're headed out of state, you don't have t ... More >>
Sarah CowellWhen Oak at Fourteenth shuttered last spring due to remodel after a fire, the staff and management seized a unique opportunity: While they scurried to get the restaurant rebuilt, they also spent the down months studying and creating so that when the place reopened, they'd be at th ... More >>
Sarah CowellBusiness at Boulder's six-month-old Oak at Fourteenth was on fire when the restaurant actually caught fire last spring, forcing owners Bryan Dayton and Steve Redzikowski to shutter their spot so that they could gut it and rebuild it from the ground up. It was a long road back, but ... More >>
After six months in business, Oak at Fourteenth was really building momentum this past spring, nabbing accolades from around the country that culminated in its listing in the March Food & Wine as one of the country's best new bars. That honor arrived the same week that a fire erupted in the flue of ... More >>
Bryan Dayton, owner of Boulder's Oak at Fourteenth (which is under construction after a fire there this spring), flew to Vegas this fall and outdid dozens of mixologists from around the country to bring home a big first prize: He was named GQ Bombay Sapphire's most inspired bartender in the country. ... More >>
I just returned from a week in Manhattan (New York, not Kansas), where I worked at the BAR 5-day program. The BAR 5-day is a masters'-level spirits and mixology course taught by six men -- F. Paul Pacult, Steve Olson, Andy Seymour, David Wondrich, Doug Frost and Dale Degroff -- who are icons in our ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe third time was the charm for Bryan Dayton, owner of Boulder's Oak at Fourteenth, which is currently being rebuilt after a spring fire: In his third national cocktail competition of the year, the bartender bested 47 other top-notch professionals from across the country to take h ... More >>
Lori MidsonIn the months since a massive fire consumed Boulder's Oak at Fourteenth, requiring a remodel that would strip the property to its studs, owner Bryan Dayton hasn't exactly been idling. The former president of the Colorado Bartenders' Guild has kept up with staff trainings, continued ... More >>
Tara AndersonPart of the Pearl Street Mall has been evacuated after fire broke out this morning at Oak at Fourteenth, the recently opened restaurant owned by bartender Bryan Dayton, chef Steve Redzepi and general manager Annie Polk. Flames burst out in the attic, a space between the ceiling ... More >>
Tyler NemkovAt a Sunday night event featuring bizarro go-go girl oompa loompa hybrids, an old-timey popcorn machine and an announcer named DumpTruck, Oak at Fourteenth's Bryan Dayton and Steuben's Randy Layman proved to be the biggest attraction. Tyler NemkovOkay, so what would you call the ... More >>
Bryan Dayton first started talking about his own project six months ago, when he forewent an offer from then-beverage director James Lee at Happy's Bitter Bar, 835 Walnut Street, to pursue his own project. He'd teamed up with chef Steve Redzikowski and beverage distributor Annie Polk, and the ... More >>
Some enticing photos have been posted on Facebook by Bryan Dayton and Steve Redzikowski, depicting the new kitchen, dining room and bar of Oak at 14th, going into 1400 Pearl Street in Boulder. The photos are especially exciting because they show a complete restaurant. Which means that openin ... More >>
14th Street will soon be Oak at 14thBryan Dayton, president of the Colorado Bartenders Guild and former bar manager at Frasca Food & Wine, divulged the details of his forthcoming Boulder restaurant a couple of weeks ago, describing a menu rooted in North America supplemented with a geeky beve ... More >>
Earlier this year, president of Colorado Bartenders Guild Bryan Dayton was set to leave his five-year post as bar manager of Frasca Food & Wine and head to the Bitter Bar--until his own project kicked into high gear instead. After months of keeping mum about that project, Dayton just told u ... More >>
The Bitter Bar may not have needed much more momentum to rise to the top of the Colorado cocktail scene, but it was set to take another great leap forward when it locked in mixologist Bryan Dayton, the president of the Colorado chapter of the US Bartender's Guild, to craft libations behind th ... More >>
Lori Midson Bryan Dayton, the bar manager of Frasca Food & Wine in Boulder, is leaving his gig of more than five years to join the über-talented mixology crew of Bitter Bar, the Boulder watering hole whose chief mixologist, Mark Stoddard, recently trotted home with gold in the 42 Below Cock ... More >>
These days, it seems like every city has a Taste of Whatever-Ville. Taste of Dayton, Taste of Barstow, Taste of Weehawken, and so forth. What's more, it seems that, in the larger cities, every neighborhood wants to get in on the action with its own mini-festival celebrating whatever it was that m ... More >>
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The Breeders and the Montana Boys Wednesday, May 28, 2008 The Ogden Theatre, Denver Better Than: The last two times that the Pixies played live in Denver. The show started early, so I missed the entire Montana Boys set, even though I made it to the Ogden by 8:30. They sure do run a tight ship aroun ... More >>
Heartless Bastards may be on Fat Possum, but they ain't singing the blues.
Who would wait in line for the Who?
From the week of August 24, 2005
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Modern Muse forcefully revisits the suddenly timely Inherit the Wind.
Friday, August 12, Bender's 13th Avenue Tavern, 303-861-7070.
Sunday, February 27, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
From the week of August 26, 2004
Academic All-Americans make the grade while breaking a sweat.
Life Starts Here (Luna Music/Rockathon Records)
Frisco Nordic Center
Return of the grievous angel--a tribute to Gram Parsons, The Road Kings, Paul Westerberg