Hotel Monaco

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Ten Things Visitors Should Know About the Denver Restaurant Scene

    Out-of-towners may have specific ideas about what they'll encounter when trying to get a meal in Denver: there's nothing but steak houses, they'll have to resort to a chain restaurant, or dinner will likely consist of a Denver omelet. While our city certainly has its fair share of good beef, variety ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Veda Salon and Spa Introduces the Mandala Club, an Urban Oasis

    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 >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Hotel Monaco will host Under the Gunn pop-up shop tomorrow

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Jen Jasinski's James Beard win felt like a lifetime achievement -- although her career is cooking

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Mint condition: Why does lamb go so well with a certain jelly?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Photos: The models of the 2013 Colorado firefighter calendar sign autographs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Woof in Boots grand opening proves there's life after MMJ for Vincent Palozzotto

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Denver's ten best Italian restaurants

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Spotted: Peyton Manning at Panzano, Elway's and Machete

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Reader: Palace Arms should be embraced over Inverness

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Denver's five best hotel restaurants

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Staycation: Colorado's best dog-friendly hotels for you and your mutt

    Hotel Columbia​Admit 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Top five Denver hotel restaurants

    Restaurant Kevin Taylor is Zagat's top-ranked Denver hotel restaurant​If 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Hotel Monaco offering guests some brew-m service

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Today: Panzano and Hotel Monaco team up to benefit Dress for Success

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Panzano: The happy hour dreams are made of

    ​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 >>

  • Dining

    May 13, 2010
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    February 18, 2010
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    January 27, 2010

    Panzano set to unveil a major renovation

    Elise Wiggins pours it on at Panzano​Panzano 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 >>

  • Dining

    September 24, 2009
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    August 26, 2009

    Today's featured events: Bow wow! Put on the dog on Panzano's patio

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2009

    Arf, arf! It's Panzano's Pooch Power Hour

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    More quote/unquote Restaurant Week deals

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Live Review: Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band at the Ogden

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2008

    In With the Inn Crowd at Panzano

    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 >>

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    January 25, 2008
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    August 2, 2007
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    January 23, 2007
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    January 23, 2007

    Eat Up

    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 >>

  • Dining

    February 9, 2006

    Drinking, Smoking and Screwing

    I have reservations about hotel restaurants, including Panzano.

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2005

    Cirque du Something

    The Secret Circus brings in the (offbeat) clowns.

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Off Limits

    Things to Do in Denver When You're As Good As Dead

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    The Beatdown

    All-Star Weekend put a jewel in Francois Baptiste's production crown.

  • Dining

    November 25, 2004

    Bite Me

    Red Alert

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2004

    Talking Shop

    What Silvana likes, Silvana gets

  • Dining

    January 1, 2004

    Bite Me

    Big, Fat Fun

  • Dining

    September 11, 2003

    Bite Me

    Going, Going...

  • Food & Drink

    March 27, 2003
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    May 16, 2002

    Drink of the Week

    Vox Appletini

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    November 15, 2001

    2nd Helping

    Return to Panzano

  • Dining

    April 27, 2000

    Check, Please!

    Readers give our food critic something to chew on.

  • Dining

    February 3, 2000

    Business as Usual

    Denver restuarants are doing great, but Zenith could use a bit of push.

  • Dining

    July 22, 1999
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    July 1, 1999
  • Calendar

    February 25, 1999

    Night & Day

    February 25 - March 3, 1999