"I had a great time," says Anthony Giovanni, speaking of his days behind the bar at Green Russell. "Frank Bonanno, Adam Hodak and the rest of the team there were phenomenal people. It was a great experience." Giovanni recently announced his departure from the speakeasy to become general manager of T ... More >>
A presence on Denver's food scene for more than 25 years, Kevin Taylor has been associated with polished dining since the days of Zenith American Grill, which he opened in 1987 to local and national acclaim. That restaurant closed years ago, and in the past two months, two more of Taylor's propertie ... More >>
Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group made headlines when two of its best-known properties, Restaurant Kevin Taylor and Prima Ristorante, shuttered this spring -- Kevin Taylor at the end of March, Prima just two weeks ago. Both were fixtures in the Hotel Teatro, which is undergoing a multimillion-dollar ren ... More >>
Back in early March, we reported that Restaurant Kevin Taylor and Prima Ristorante, the two in-house restaurants at the Hotel Teatro, were closing to make way for a multimillion-dollar renovation -- a renovation that would include a new restaurant, operated by the hotel. And yesterday, the Hotel Tea ... More >>
More than two dozen restaurants opened this month, including the long-awaited Gozo and Troy Guard's stunning Guard and Grace. But the big news was how many longtime spots on the Denver dining scene called it quits -- including longtime steak-mecca Emilene's in Aurora and the Catacombs Bar in the Hot ... More >>
Last week USA Today came out with its "10 Best Foodie Spots in Denver. But you'd better move fast if you want to hit two of them: D Bar is closing this coming weekend in anticipation of a move, and Restaurant Kevin Taylor is closing for good at the end of March. And two others -- the Cherry Creek ... More >>
"When Restaurant Kevin Taylor opened, it was a completely new offering for Denver, a city still very much trying to find its way on the culinary map," reflects Kevin Taylor, chef of Kevin Taylor's at the Opera House, Limelight Supper Club, Palettes at the Denver Art Museum, Rouge and the Teller Bar ... More >>
The hottest restaurant story of the week wasn't on Cafe Society but on our news blog, where Michael Roberts reported about a local waitress who got bustedafter lifting a customer's debit card at Rome's Saloon. And then there was actual news about the Denver dining scene: Kevin Taylor's Restaurant Ke ... More >>
Kris Padalino Bittersweet 500 East Alameda Avenue 303-942-0320 bittersweetdenver.com This is part two of my interview with Kris Padalino, pastry chef at Bittersweet; part one of our chat ran yesterday. What cookbooks and/or food-related reading material do you draw inspiration from? I like to read ... More >>
Boulder may have been knocked out of our Street 16 neighborhood tournament (look for the winner later today), but it was Cafe Society's pick for the Best Food Neighborhood in our Best of Denver 2012 -- and this week's culinary calender will highlight many reasons for that. But there are plenty of e ... More >>
Restaurant Kevin Taylor, 1106 14th Street in the Hotel Teatro, closed on August 8 for a complete overhaul of its interior, promising to reopen on August 18 with a new face. The restaurant finished its changes on schedule, and last night got the doors open so that diners could enjoy a meal in ... More >>
These opulent digs are on the way outThe plush digs at Restaurant Kevin Taylor in the Hotel Teatro reflect the decade in which it was built, channeling the boom of the 1990s with lavish gold touches and opulent furniture. We've come a long way since then -- two recessions to be exact -- and ... More >>
It's spring cocktail season, and you know what that means: the drinking is easy. And at the Hotel Teatro, which houses Prima and Restaurant Kevin Taylor, sommelier Brandon Tebbe has concocted the Summer-tini, a cocktail shaken with Vodka14, a Colorado organic vodka that's distilled in the Ro ... More >>
Liz KellermeyerPistachio French macaroon ice cream sandwichWe've been jealously eyeing the French macaron trend as it spreads like wildfire through culinary hot spots like New York. Our search for these delicate almond meringue confections in the Mile High City had yielded nothing to satisfy ... More >>
Lori MidsonNo. 97, the soft egg ravioli from Prima
Last March, chef/restaurateur Kevin Taylor announced that in September 2009, he would be opening Kevin Taylor Steak in the aloft Hotel at Arista in Broomfield. It would be his seventh restaurant (if you count the one in Central City's Teller House, which is only open in the summer), one that ... More >>
We've got a downtown -- so why don't you use it? Here's an opportunity in the making: A true big city vibe flavors the evening at the Denver Theatre District Art Salon: Reflections of a World of Art, a monthly occurrence pairing complementary arts disciplines and themed snacks and cocktails i ... More >>
When the Hotel Teatro was named one of the top 50 large hotels in the United States and Canada in Travel Leisure magazine's 2009 World's Best Awards survey, the boutique slumbering pad at 1100 14th Street could have re-wallpapered their guest rooms with gratuitous copies of the travel zine ... More >>
Rough week for Big Red F. I wasn't all tht happy with Happy Noodle House; wasn't cuckoo for the Cocoa Puffs at Centro. But that doesn't mean I don't like some of Dave Query's other restaurants. Matter of fact, he runs two other joints that are among my favorites in the city.Which leads me to this we ... More >>
Word came down from on high late last week that Kevin Taylor and his Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group will be adding a seventh name to their reconstituted roster of super-high-tone food-service operations. Let's run the numbers, shall we? First, there's Taylor's namesake, the flagship Restaurant Kevi ... More >>
I've had an on-again/off-again love/hate relationship with Kevin Taylor over the years I've spent on this job. But one thing that's been unswerving has been my respect for his eponymous flagship, Restaurant Kevin Taylor at the Hotel Teatro (1106 14th Street). I've had a couple of the bes ... More >>
...for five weeks! The celebrated restaurant located inside the Hotel Teatro is offering a tempting three-course meal for $99 for two. The deal lasts until February 12, so you have a unique chance to get some of the best food in Denver for a reasonable price. So far, I've heard that the ... More >>
Every Tuesday through the end of March 2009 (when we unveil the Best of Denver 2009) we'll be posting a list of some of our favorite Denver dishes/restaurants on Cafe Society. Have a request? A comment? Post it below. Jason Sheehan just reviewed Elway's Downtown, which he says is no fun a ... More >>
Recommending a hotel restaurant with no reservations.
Sushi Den is a big fish in the Denver pond.
Celery, I can forgive. Bad French, never.
Jay Chadron swears Opal will soon have a sibling.
With Prima, Kevin Taylor shows off his absolute best -- and his most mediocre.
Kevin Taylor rebuilds his empire.
Make mine a stiffie.
Herz Tries Harder
Places that are normally out of sight see daylight during Doors Open Denver.
To Serve and Protect
One Degree of Separation
Restaurant Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor says au revoir to Nicois.
Full of Beans
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
Clear Channel may not be an evil empire, but the amount of power it wields is still scary.
The barbecue scene in Denver still smokes.
Z-Teca opts for another name change.
Even in a new incarnation, Zenith is still in peak form.