I used to have this recurring dream where I was walking along a strip mall in my grandparent's neighborhood of Mayfair/Hale. I was always heading to La Bola, a Mexican restaurant we used to go to when I was a kid. I would walk up to the place in broad daylight, pull on its oversized wrought-iron han ... More >>
This week Gretchen Kurtz reviewed twelve,Jeff Osaka's restaurant that will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a big bash Monday. For Chef and Tell, Lori Midson talked to Jesper Jonsson of Randolph's about his long culinary trip to the Warwick Hotel. And Mark Antonation reached New China Kitchen in ... More >>
Johnny Rockets, a chain of old-school-style diners serving up cheap burgers and American grub, has closed its 16th Street Mall location. That would seem like a prime piece of real estate for non-faux fare -- but it's going to be a 7/Eleven. See also: Gunther Toody's southeast Denver location has cl ... More >>
The first Gunther Toody's in Denver is gone, and although there are still six more along the Front Range, the closing of this location at 4500 East Alameda opened the floodgates on a lot of memories. Bree Davies recalled how in the '90s, she met her first love in this fake '50s diner; regulars remem ... More >>
A little part of me broke off and fell between my laptop and stretch pants yesterday when I found out that the Gunther Toody's location by the house where I grew up had closed. The fake '50s diner where I spent a good amount of time in the '90s pandering to a waiter I was in love with is gone, and n ... More >>
Gunther Toody's, a local chain that served up heaping helpings of nostalgia, is down one location. The store at 4500 East Alameda Avenue has closed, and its phone is disconnected. See also: From Session Kitchen to St. Louis-style pizza, our Restaurant Roll Call for October
Matt and Rosemary Lopez have owned Taza de Cafe on 44th Avenue for six years, where they've hawked a variety of coffee-based treats -- including a horchatte, a latte made with horchata. Two years ago, they started thinking about adding another business to their portfolio, and they began looking arou ... More >>
Since birthing Velvet Elvis on Elvis Presley's birthday in 2004, Jonny Barber has gone on to sing at both Graceland and Sun Studios, he's met members of The King's band, as well as Larry Geller, Elvis's hair stylist and spiritual adviser, and he's had the pleasure of hearing first hand storie ... More >>
Mark Manger In this week's Westword, Alan Prendergast looks at the future of traffic in Denver. In reporting his story, he got the scoop on Denver's worst intersections. The police keep track of the city's most dangerous intersections, based on accident reports. But we wanted to know the busiest t ... More >>
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