Jerry Krantz

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Twelve Denver Restaurants That Have Hit Fifty -- and Are Still in the Family

    The Saucy Noodle, which Gretchen Kurtz reviews this week, celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in August -- a remarkable record for a restaurant that's still in the founding family's hands. But it's not the only place in the area run by family members fifty years after it opened. Up in Louisville, th ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    Help save El Chapultepec's neon sign legacy this weekend at the "Save the Signs" benefit

    Chad Aman, like many musicians in Denver, has been playing at El Chapultepec for years. Celebrating its eightieth birthday last August was no small feat for the jazz club that has survived the changing face of its Lower Downtown neighborhood, and now Aman is spearheading an effort to bring the the ' ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    Backbeat's 2014 Colorado bucket list: #15-6

    What are the hundred things everyone should do in Colorado before they die? We posed this question to our writers and editors, and over the next week, we'll be rolling out the answers across our blogs. Check back on tomorrow for the full list -- and in the meantime, feel free to post your own sugges ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    El Chapultepec celebrating its eightieth birthday this week

    What's the oldest family-owned restaurant in the metro area? So far, we haven't found anything to top the Blue Parrot, the red-sauce emporium that the Colacci family opened in Louisville back in 1919, and has been run by members of that clan ever since. Within Denver city limits, we'd thought the cl ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    El Chapultepec kicks off week-long 80th anniversary celebration next month

    While there are rumors that El Chapultepec was operating as a speakeasy during prohibition, it legally opened in at the end of prohibition in 1933. Over the last eight decades, the infamous jazz and blues club has hosted a number of jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker and Eddie Harris, a ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    The five best jazz shows in Colorado this month

    While September was a stellar month for nationally known jazz talent coming through town, October has some equally compelling acts, including legendary bassists Ron Carter, forward-thinking trio the Bad Plus, acclaimed pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Lionel Loueke. Keep reading for a full rundown o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    R.I.P. Jerry Krantz, owner of El Chapultepec

    Update (6/1/12): We've received word that services for Jerry Krantz will be held next week on Thursday, June 7 at 10 a.m. at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church at 4200 Federal Boulevard, followed by an interment at Ft. Logan National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. in area "B." Jerry Krantz's full obituar ... More >>

  • Music

    November 20, 2008
  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Wino Diaries

    Make room on the Amy Winehouse bandwagon.

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    Last Call

    With Bamboo Hut and Duffy's going down, Denver's dives are an endangered species.

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    May 25, 2006

    Market Watch

    Truth is stranger than fiction -- and even reality TV.

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    April 10, 2003

    Off Limits

    Hey, barkeep!

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2001
  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best jazz club

    El Chapultepec

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Turkish Delight

    Bandleader Sam Bivens brings six decades of jazz history to Turk's Supper Club.

  • News

    January 7, 1999

    A New Dress for the Old Gal

    If Art Greer has his way, Diamond Lil's will be a porno palace Denver can be proud of.

  • News

    June 28, 1995
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    July 6, 1994