Like many of you, I found myself downtown a lot over the holidays. But instead of grabbing a bite at the usual suspects on Larimer Street, I ventured farther afield and ended up at Pizza Republica, the restaurant that was built onto the Colorado Convention Center and opened last May. See also: Chef ... More >>
The idea of recreational marijuana for sale in your hometown gets closer to reality for many individuals. For others, though, it just keeps getting pushed away. Castle Pines recently passed an ordinance banning the sale of recreational pot, by a unanimous vote from its city council last week -- and ... More >>
Cafe Max, 2412 East Colfax Avenue, has introduced a wine-tasting and education program that takes place at 6 p.m. every other Monday -- including tonight. The course is led by certified sommelier Chade Pare and costs $20; call the cafe at 303-333-0003 for more details. It's Colorado Wine Week, whic ... More >>
Kitchen Table Cooking School is now cooking in its new location, at 6380 South Fiddler's Green Circle in Greenwood Village. The new spot is close to light rail, but also has plenty of parking as well as a new incarnation of Espressolé Caffe, where you can enjoy a cup of handcrafted coffee as well a ... More >>
The fourth location of Parry's Pizzeria & Bar opened this month at 5970 South Holly Street in Greenwood Village. This new outpost started service just in time to partake in the homegrown chain's massive tap-takeover event -- a collaboration with Avery Brewing Co. featuring a total of over ninety bee ... More >>
Lafayette City Council unanimously voted last night to pass an eight-month moratorium on all marijuana-related businesses, including the city's lone cannabis-friendly coffee shop. Veronica Carpio, owner of the Front Tea and Arts Shop -- which allows adults 21 and over to use vaporizers during certai ... More >>
Matt Lewis Bones 701 Grant Street 303-860-2929 www.bonesdenver.com Part one of my interview with Matt Lewis, exec chef of Bones, ran yesterday. This is part two of our conversation. Favorite restaurant in America: My experience at Bouchon was amazing, even more so because the chef de cuisine cam ... More >>
For the past four days, Chicken Kabob -- the fast-casual Persian joint that Foad Aftahi opened last fall at 9678 East Arapahoe Road in Greenwood Village -- has been mysteriously closed. The phone mailbox is full, and there's no message posted on the place to indicate Chicken Kabob's status -- beyond ... More >>
The concept behind Modmarket is fresh, seasonal, farm-to-table food served up fast. And it's caught on fast: After the original outpost opened in Boulder two years ago, the company quickly opened two more locations. We stopped by the restaurant at 8575 East Arapahoe Road in Greenwood Village yesterd ... More >>
Larkburger, which got its start as a little stand-alone burger joint in Edwards in 2006, plans to open an eighth Colorado location -- this one in downtown Denver.
If you've been following this blog, then you've no doubt read about the endless parade of pizza joints that are sweeping across the Denver landscape: Toppings started slinging pies in LoDo last Friday; Right Coast Pizza began tossing dough two weeks ago in Wheat Ridge; and Fired Up will open in the ... More >>
The Kitchen Table Cooking School is doing double duty on meatless Monday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, it will offer a cooking class on "The Incredible Edible Egg"; from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, the course is "Meatless Monday: Contemporary Mexico." Each class is $80, and includes food; the school is l ... More >>
otterbox.com The Consumer Electronics Show, that yearly technology bacchanal, kicks off today in Las Vegas. It's an orgy of smartphones, tablets, Justin Bieber and ... gospel singers belting out tweets? You better believe it. A host of Colorado companies are there, showing and telling and (ho ... More >>
A Flickr photo.It's no secret that we're fans of Meatless Monday, and today you can join the movement with minimal effort by eating at Olivea (719 East 17th Avenue, 303-861-5050) or Duo (2413 West 32nd Avenue, 303-477-4141), which offer vegetarian specials every Monday. If you're interested i ... More >>
Carroll Kemp, owner/winemaker of Red Car Wines, will be on hand for tonight's wine dinner at Ya Ya's, 8310 East Belleview Avenue in Greenwood Village. Six courses will each be paired with a Red Car wine. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. and costs $125; reservations are required. To make yours, cal ... More >>
Restaurant openings far outweighed closings last month, with the long-awaited Charcoal heating up the scene. Here's our Restaurant roll call for September:
Mark MangerChopsticks China Bistro held down the corner of Federal and Mississippi for four years, turning out stellar Chinese cuisine that spanned Szechuan specialties, Taiwanese soup dumplings and sandwiches. We loved the place, and we were sad to see it go when it ditched its digs on Feder ... More >>
Lori MidsonLarkburger, the gourmet burger barn that started in the high country -- specifically, Edwards -- and spawned siblings in Greenwood Village, Boulder and Fort Collins, is bringing its Black Angus beef to West Washington Park, taking over part of the behemoth square footage that belo ... More >>
South Metro Fire DistrictBusiness has been hot at Saigon Landing, which opened last November in Greenwood Village, but no one wanted it this hot: Late Sunday, the building at 6585 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard caught fire -- firefighters suspect lightning -- and was heavily damaged.
You're in luck: A number of area Asian restaurants are offering prix fixe menus at a great price in honor of Asian Restaurant Month. It's sorta like Denver Restaurant Week, but just for Asian restaurants. Whereas Denver's restaurant week features two-person meals for $52.80, restaurants pa ... More >>
Yes, that's Tom Tancredo's name on a "Save the Date" invitation for a VIP opening celebration at the new Water 2 Wine winery in the Shops in Greenwood Village next month. But don't think the former congressman is trading rabble-rousing for a career as a mild-mannered businessman. Once Tancred ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayHow do you take a venue that's already not all that appealing in the first place and make it even less so? How about hanging a handle on it that fans can't say (or even think about, really) without spitting out their soda? If you haven't heard yet, word came down this morning t ... More >>
When the Georg family closed Chinook, their longtime restaurant at 265 Detroit Street, in the summer of 2008, they promised to relocate within a few months to the new Landmark project. But now, more than eighteen months later, it looks like Chinook will never open in Greenwood Village. The ... More >>
I had a rough time of it when last I found myself under chef Chad Clevenger's care at Mel's Restaurant in Greenwood Village. But my experience was nothing compared to how Clevenger and his crew must've felt once my review of the restaurant came out. Still, I have to give the guy credit fo ... More >>
It's too late to grab the free pizza that Zpizza was handing out last night, but you can buy a pie today, when Zpizza officially opens for business at 4940 South Yosemite in Greenwood Village. Lori Midson got a taste of the chain when she was in California a couple of weeks ago.
Open wide... Love bites. Today in Cafe Society: • Zpizza to open z doors in Greenwood Village. • Uncork at Four Mile Historic Park tonight. • Get a job! Jesse Morreale's job fair. • Our Weekly Bread: Jersey Mike's. • Drinking with Pete at Union Station. • The Maker's Mark Mint Julep: D ... More >>
After a few delays, Jet Entertainment Group is slated to open Pizza Republica, its restaurant in the Landmark project in Greenwood Village, on May 8. According to the optimistically present-tense description on Jet's website, "Pizza Republica focuses on homemade cooking using local and organic produ ... More >>
We're all in the same boat here, ladies: The Spa Week website is off the hook! Hotter than Kilauea when it blows its top! Just be prepared to stand by for information, because the glorious week in spring when spas across the nation, including several here in Denver, offer introductory treatments o ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Flickr. What's that? You want to build an $8.3 million, 51,000-square-foot office building somewhere along the Front Range? And you're wondering about building permit fees and estimated plan approval times in various cities and counties? Why, it's your lucky day! Colorado State ... More >>
Today, March14, Sunflower Farmers Market at 1980 East County Line Road in Highlands Ranch is hosting March Madness, firing up the grill and selling brats to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. For info, call 303-243-5060. The Kitchen Table Cooking School at Landmark in Greenwood Village will put out ... More >>
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 >>
Happy anniversary to Blue Ocean Asian Cafe! The restaurant, located at 8101 East Belleview Avenue in Greenwood Village, was purchased by current owner Guodong Hong in January 2008, but has managed to keep the same chef, Ji Gang Li, and the menu is relatively unchanged since Jason Sheehan's ... More >>
The Jet Entertainment Group may be the busiest boys in chow business. They picked up Nine75 (975 Lincoln Street) right after Jim Sullivan closed it this fall, and reopened it in a matter of days. They're finishing up a project at the Jet Hotel, at 1612 Wazee Street, to make room for XO, a noodle ba ... More >>
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