Veda Salon and Spa, a small, Colorado-based chain, has had a location in the Hotel Monaco for almost two decades -- but the downtown Denver spa just launched a new VIP program, The Mandala Club, which offers amenities that are guaranteed to calm your chaotic urban life. We recently visited Veda and ... More >>
In case you didn't get enough of Under the Gunn, whose first season ended last night, from 4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow, April 12, the Hotel Monaco will host an Under the Gunn pop-up shop featuring designs by Under the Gunn mentor Mondo Guerra, a Denver designer; local contestant/designer Stephanie Ohnmacht ... More >>
Prince Harry might have stopped by The Market on Monday, but the real royalty was right down the street, at Rioja. Just a week before, Jennifer Jasinski, the chef who opened that Larimer Square restaurant with business partner Beth Gruitch almost a decade ago, was named Best Chef Southwest at the Ja ... More >>
Three hours south of Denver, a husband-and-wife team of ranchers are working hard to help reintroduce Colorado lamb to the meat-devouring public. As detailed in this week's cover story, "Counting Sheep," the Triple M Bar Ranch in Manzanola ships lamb to over a dozen restaurants and caterers, who use ... More >>
Over the weekend, several of the faces (and arms -- and abs) behind this year's Colorado firefighter calendar stopped by the Hotel Monaco to sign autographs and raise awareness. The annual calendar and its steamy scenes benefit the Children's Hospital Burn Center. Continue reading for a few highligh ... More >>
Last month, Vincent Palazzotto announced the shutdown of the Medical Marijuana Assistance Program, a nonprofit devoted to the rights of MMJ patients. But he's landed on his own two feet -- which is two fewer than the number boasted by most of his future clients. Tonight marks the grand opening of Wo ... More >>
Denver has a strong Italian history -- but until the last decade or so, this town's Italian restaurants were mostly run-of-the-mill red-sauce joints that you went to more for the convenience than the food. That's changed, though, and today's dining scene is rich with inventive and stylish fare from ... More >>
Peyton Manning has good taste in restaurants -- and plenty of cash to cover the tabs, given his $95 million deal with the Denver Broncos. And this past weekend, he was already out hitting a few of the town's hot spots. On Friday night, he was sighted at Panzano, the Italian restaurant at the Hotel ... More >>
Inside the venerable Palace Arms.After reviewing Edge, the restaurant in the fancy-pants new Four Seasons, Laura Shunk served up "Denver's five best hotel restaurants." Edge didn't make the list. Nor did Palace Arms in the Brown Palace, a second snub for the venerable hotel that has hosted ... More >>
The digs at Panzano.Sitting at Edge in the Four Seasons for this week's review, I contemplated the notion that you can visit a city and never see anything but your international luxury hotel's version of it. Unfortunately, that's what a lot of hotel restaurants bank on -- that you'll be stuck ... More >>
Hotel ColumbiaAdmit it, you have become one of those crazy dog people. Every time you go on vacation, the sight of your little buddy's puppy-dog eyes gets you in the gut, ruining your Colorado getaway before you even leave. Why not exchange good old-fashioned guilt for a healthy dose of shame ... More >>
Restaurant Kevin Taylor is Zagat's top-ranked Denver hotel restaurantIf you're the kind of traveler that books trips around gastronomic endeavors, you might want to take a look at Zagat's top-ranked hotel restaurants in 25 cities. Based on the survey, those spots are the ones that will allow ... More >>
Some hotels provide guests with a bottle of wine; some with a little champagne. But at Hotel Monaco, beer has entered the pantheon of beverages brought to your room. And it's about time. The luxury boutique hotel, at 1717 Champa Street, rolled out its Denver Brew and You promotion this mont ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Not like anyone ever needs any excuse to eat ice cream -- especially when it's been hotter than hell outside -- but if you're feeling guilty anyway, stop. Panzano is partnering with Hotel Monaco, 1717 Champa Street, to host an Ice Cream Social tonight from 5 to 7 p.m., where y ... More >>
The Place: Panzano, 909 Seventeenth Street, 303-296-3525 The Hours: Everyday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. The Deals: $3 draft beers; $4 wines by the glass, $5 specialty cocktails; $3-4 happy hour small plates The Digs: Panzano is cool. Panzano is chic. And, most important, Panzano is comfortable. T ... More >>
Elise Wiggins pours it on at PanzanoPanzano is slated to reopen for dinner on Thursday, January 28, after a major renovation of the eleven-year-old space tucked into the Hotel Monaco. The remodeling project was designed by the Puccini Group, an award-winning restaurant design firm out of San ... More >>
Who even knew there was such a thing as National Dog Day? Not that I'm surprised, there being a day for just about anything you can think of -- and boy, we sure love our dogs. It was apparently founded five years ago by pet expert Colleen Paige with the intention of drawing attention to mistr ... More >>
From 2:30 to 6 p.m. today, Pooch Power Hour (or hours, as the case may be), a dog-friendly powwow where you can fatten your pup with complimentary housemade peanut butter pupcakes (and other doggone good snacks), premieres on the patio at Panzano, the Italian restaurant at 909 17th Street, in ... More >>
First there was Denver Restaurant Week--a brilliant idea that boosted both the profile and the bank balances of many fine Denver restaurants. Restaurant Week was such a good idea, in fact, that this year, when everyone is broke and every day is starting to look worse than the day before, the s ... More >>
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, with All Smiles and The Like Thursday, October 16, 2008 Ogden Theatre, Denver Better than: Any mystic valley I've ever wandered through. First things first: Conor Oberst would like his ring back. The poet laureate of Omaha, Oberst (formerly Bright Eyes) was ... More >>
Yes, Panzano is a hotel restaurant (it’s tucked into the Hotel Monaco), but chef Elise Wiggins has also made this a favorite go-to spot for locals, who rely on it both fast business lunches and long, leisurely special occasion meals. But the daily happy hour (from 3-6 p.m.) featured in the loung ... More >>
Steve Crecelius Panzano, at your service Word is out on the third annual Denver Restaurant Week, February 24-March 7. The culinary celebration has boomed from 83 restaurants the first year to 125 last year to 150 this year. All are offering multi-course dinners for $52.80 for two ($26.40 for o ... More >>
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February 25 - March 3, 1999