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Jen Wolkon

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Announcing the winners of our Wings & Whiskey contest: BigAl, Ncseely and Skinney85

    UPDATE: We have three winners of our Wings & Whiskey contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many tiger wings did Ace serve between Sunday, June 15 and Sunday, June 22? Congratulations to BigAl, who came the closest with a guess of 1475. Congratulations, too, to ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    Win two general admission tickets to Wings & Whiskey at ACE

    VIP tickets to Sunday's Wings & Whiskey battle at Ace, Josh and Jen Wolkon's ping-pong emporium in Uptown, sold out weeks ago, but there are still general admission tickets available to the event, the proceeds of which benefit the Denver Housing Authority's Youth Culinary Academy. And you can win tw ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Plates for the Peak kicks off a week of tasty activities

    Although it sometimes seems like the gang's all beer the week of the GABF, there are many other events on the culinary calendar -- including opportunities to do good while eating good food. Tonight, for example, you can help defeat youth homelessness by supporting Urban Peak at Vesta Dipping Grill, ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Ace celebrates its first anniversary with a ping-pong smash

    This weekend Ace, the eatertainment sibling of Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's that opened a year ago, threw itself a real party -- a ping-pong battle royale. And on Saturday night, anyone who was up for the challenge could take on Killerspin professional table-tennis players Biba Golic and Ilija ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    Exec chef Brandon Foster on Vesta's new menu, Matt Selby and coping with a tragic death

    "I'll just wait to read what they say about me," declares Brandon Foster, striding past the line at Vesta Dipping Grill and into the sunlit dining room, where there's already a buzz humming from an early crowd. "He's the heartbeat of the kitchen," offers one of Foster's cooks. "He's incredibly genui ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Memorial service on February 5 for Vesta sous chef Curtis Caldwell, who passed away last week

    Curtis Caldwell -- beloved partner, brother, son, friend, chef, philanthropist, master hula-hooper, magician and one of the kindest souls the Denver restaurant community has ever known -- passed away just under a week ago at Denver Health. And while we continue to try and cope with his loss, the Ves ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    In memoriam: Curtis Caldwell, sous chef at Vesta Dipping Grill, passes away

    Beloved Curtis Caldwell - my belief is that your radiant soul is making its journey to the next life and when you get there it will be the most vibrant place with more colors than you can ever imagine even exist. And of course, hundreds and hundreds of hoola hoops in all shapes and colors. I have lo ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Ace serves up a new menu today

    In her recent review of Ace, Gretchen Kurtz noted that the four-month-old restaurant was a work in progress, and that owners Josh and Jen Wolkon and executive chef Brandon Biederman would soon introduce a revised menu, one that increased the number of tried-and-true dishes -- including the Brussels ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    December 20, 2012

    Reader: Restaurants should have the kinks worked out when they open

    Josh and Jen Wolkon and their talented crew put plenty of time and planning into Ace, the ping pong hall/bar/restaurant in a renovated 9,000 square foot garage next to Steuben's, their second restaurant. (They opened the first, Vesta Dipping Grill, fifteen years ago.) And when Ace opened in August, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Ace: A taste of this week's review

    Cheers erupt from the back table. A thirty-something, slightly sweaty in dark jeans and collared shirt, pumps his fist, Tiger-style, celebrating a zinger that caught the corner and kept on going. High-fives are given, drinks are spilled -- but in the rush of victory, no one cares, just as no one min ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Photo and menu tour: Ace Eat Serve opens today

    Ace Eat Serve opened today at 501 East 17th Avenue. The ping-pong hall, restaurant and bar is the newest eatery owned by Josh and Jen Wolkon and Matt Selby, owners of Steubens and Vesta Dipping Grill.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Photos: A first look of the space at Ace

    On July 28, Josh and Jen Wolkon, the owners of Vesta Dipping Grill, Steuben's and the Steuben's Food Truck, will introduce Denverites to Ace, a behemoth ping-pong palace and Asian restaurant that's been in the works for months. And while Josh has kept the interior -- one of the most striking we've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    A sneak peek of what might make the menu at Ace

    Construction is under way at Ace, the eatery and ping pong hall that Josh and Jen Wolkon, Matt Selby, Brandon and Emily Biederman and Jeff Bustos are building next to Steuben's, which the Wolkons and Selby also own (along with Vesta Dipping Grill). And though the partners are still a few months away ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Vesta Dipping Grill cookbook now on sale at a store near you

    Lori Midson​I have, in my grubby little hands, a copy of the just-published Vesta Dipping Grill cookbook, 151 pages of recipes (including chef Matt Selby's fifty dipping sauces), hot food porn, biographies of Selby and owners Josh and Jen Wolkon (who also run Steuben's) and a section on the " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    In the kitchen with Deluxe chef Dylan Moore: tomato soup with fresh basil

    ​Dylan Moore, chef of Deluxe, Delite, Deluxe Burger and the proud owner of the Little Orange Rocket, the new Deluxe streetmobile, sat down with us last week to discuss his growing empire of restaurants, his fetish for fish sauce and tacos and how he managed to fuck up fish for Josh and Jen Wol ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Chef Dylan Moore on fish sauce, the Taco Nazis and effing up snapper Veracruz

    Lori Midson Dylan Moore, executive chef of Deluxe, Delite, Deluxe Burger and food slinger of the Little Orange Rocket​ Dylan Moore Deluxe 30 South Broadway 303-722-1550 Delite 32 South Broadway 303-722-1278 Deluxe Burger 5325 East Colfax Avenue 303-333-5683 This is part one of Lori Midson's ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    Vesta Dipping Grill revs up for one night of late night, New Orleans-style jazz

    New VintageFirst, Vesta Dipping Grill brought back a modicum of cheer to all the bummed out businesses in Denver suffering from the economy; then Vesta's staff, otherwise known as the bearers of all things happy, initiated, for the first time in the restaurant's history, a happy hour for the people ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 3, 2008

    Borrowers

    Cheeseburger! Cheeseburger!

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    April 7, 2008
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    April 7, 2008

    The Rest of Denver

    Last week, I received this e-mail (reprinted verbatim) from a Mr. Jason Mason: Sheehan (Mr Anthony Bourdain wannabe) Can you or will you ever give a true review w/stars, forks, diamonds, pokadots, liquor bottles, etc? I've been in the business a long time and have never seen anyone like you kiss s ... More >>

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