Holly Hartnett

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Venue Bistro closes in Highland

    Earlier this year, in April, the staff from Venue, a New American restaurant in Highland, took a few days off to go on a fishing sabbatical. And now it appears that the sabbatical has turned into a permanent vacation. See also: - Chef and Tell with James Rugile of Venue - James Rugile is leaving ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    James Rugile is leaving his exec-chef post at Venue to work with Frank Bonanno

    Lori Midson​James Rugile, executive chef at Venue, which opened in 2008 at 3609 West 32nd Avenue, is vacating that kitchen at the end of the month to join Frank Bonanno's kingdom of restaurants -- specifically, the kitchens of Luca D'Italia and Mizuna, the two Bonanno restaurants, along with B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Chef and Tell with James Rugile of Venue

    Lori MidsonJames Rugile, executive chef of Venue​Head down 32nd Avenue in Highland, and you're likely to find 25-year-old James Rugile in the kitchen at Venue, turning out some of the most incredibly delicious food in Denver (if you haven't tried Rugile's shrimp and grits, go now). The studiou ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Behind the Bar with Holly Hartnett of Venue

    Nancy Levine​Holly Hartnett has been a fixture on Denver's restaurant scene for a long time, working at Table 6 and its previous incarnation, the Beehive. Last October, she finally opened her own place, Venue, at 3609 West 32nd Avenue, and with that came a new set of challenges for Hartnett, i ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    American Beauty: Dinner at Venue

    While employed in my last-ever cooking gig before coming here, I got to know grits pretty well, because I worked the night-shift at an Albuquerque Waffle House and one of my many responsibilities (along with tossing the drunks and cooking the hash browns and cleaning the grease traps) was fixing gri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Venue: a new venue for Highland

    The space at 3609 West 32nd Avenue that 8 Rivers left on October 1, when it finally opened its LoDo restaurant, is now home to Venue.   Venue, which opened two weeks ago, serves "American fare with European influences," explains owner Holly Hartnett. formerly of Table 6. "We're using ... More >>