A half-dozen years ago, there was a race to see which restaurateur would open the first hip noodle bar in the area. Frank Bonanno won when he opened Bones at the very end of 2008; soon after, Dave Query's Big Red F group debuted Happy Noodle Houseat 835 Walnut Street in Boulder, and XO took over an ... More >>
After eight years at 1512 Larimer Street, Tryst is set to re-open next week a block west at 1320 15th Street in the former Mix Music Lounge location between the Drink and Chances. In honor of the occasion, Tryst is hosting a pre-party this Friday, July 19, from 8 to 10 p.m. for anyone who "likes" th ... More >>
Mother Nature can't seem to make up her mind about what season it is in Denver right now, but that's okay. We've got a contest to lift your spirits...with, well, spirits. Jet Lounge has offered two lucky Backbeat readers (and your friends, if you choose to be nice, share the wealth and avoid alcohol ... More >>
At one time, the Jet Entertainment Group ran a number of spots in town, including Wicked Garden, two Purple Martini locations (one of which was later dubbed Jet South) and the Jet Lounge, located on the main floor of the Jet Hotel, which opened in 2006 at 1612 Wazee Street. Over the past few years, ... More >>
At one time, the Jet Entertainment Group ran a number of spots in town, including Wicked Garden, two Purple Martini locations (one of which was later dubbed Jet South) and the Jet Lounge, located on the main floor of the Jet Hotel, which opened in 2006 at 1612 Wazee Street. The outfit has fired up t ... More >>
What do get when you mix sexually adventurous adults, hot music, cocktails and the swanky atmosphere of the Jet Hotel & Lounge? A really fucking brilliant night of glittery, sweaty, naked and par-naked fun for which the memories are almost as titillating as the event itself. I felt very welcome at ... More >>
With all that's going down this weekend between Communikey -- which is already well underway, and bringing a legion of talent to Boulder over the next three days -- Unified Field, the Sonic Bloom pre-party, Brown Suga Youth Fest, and the various other parties around town being hosted by DJ Mu$a, str ... More >>
When it comes to fashion, winter gets a bad rap -- often because of bad wraps. After all, even the cutest outfit gets covered up with a coat. But the third annual Winter Wonderland Goggles and Bikini Fashion Show is proof that even in the coldest months, fashion can be pretty hot both on and ... More >>
Yonnas Abraham's Sextape finally sees the light of day tonight at Theory Practice.Ah, yes, the week is finally over. This Weekend Party Tipsy Sheet is brimming with all the sex, booze and music you need to heat things up on a cold, December weekend. Before the holiday rush officially kicks ... More >>
If ever there was an appropriate time to celebrate, it's New Year's Eve. We know you want to party like a rock star as you kiss 2011 goodbye, so here's our list of the ten best nightlife options for ringing in the new year. You're welcome.
So, the Fourth of July falls on a Monday this year, but that doesn't stop the celebrations from starting early this weekend. There's tons of shows this weekend, beginning with Tech N9NE tonight at the Fillmore. Tech's been on a constant grind, and shows no signs of stopping. Read our intervie ... More >>
Photo by Britt ChesterIt's safe to say that we've got you covered on live music for the weekend, but in case you are looking to start the party early, we've got you there, too. The Westword Music Showcase is days -- pfft...mere hours -- away, and what better way to kick start the festivities with a ... More >>
Pezzner plays Appaloosa tonight.The underground scene will be poppin' this Friday night with two back-to-back residencies sharing space. Seattle's Pezzner (Om/Freerange records) will share the stage with Sound Advice, the Tableist and Blood Beat, and Matt'e (aka Garret) at Appaloosa Grill. (9 ... More >>
Jonathan ShoupIf you're up this early, you likely weren't at the "old school" industry holiday party at Jet Hotel & Lounge last night, hosted by Greg Bloom. Which is why you can check out these photos from last night without a single twinge of morning-after regret or under the effects of a ha ... More >>
The "Bikini and Goggles" fashion showIt was a busy weekend for Westword.com. Hope yours was relaxing though. Here is a round-up of our weekend coverage.
Purple, apparently, is not the color of success, at least not when it comes to the Purple Martini, the Tabor Center watering hole that's now under the lock and key of the city for non-payment of taxes. On May 26, the city handily collaged the front door with seizure notices, warrants ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to the ... More >>
Swing Thai started serving yesterday in the Jet Hotel, 1612 Wazee Street. This fourth location of the homegrown chain took over the space left open when XO closed ten weeks ago. To make sure that Swing Thai doesn't suffer the same fate, Buddhist monks will perform a blessing at the restaura ... More >>
XO, the ambitious noodle house that opened this year in the Jet Hotel, also closed this year, in one of 2009's fastest fatalities. But its space won't stay empty long: As predicted, an outpost of the local Swing Thai chain will soon open at 1612 Wazee Street.
Mark MangerFogo de Chao unleashed its love of meat on Denver in '09.Dozens of restaurants closed in the metro area over the past year, ranging from such old-timers as the Trail Dust Steak House, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and Chez Jose to newcomers like XO, which both opened and closed in 2009. ... More >>
Lori MidsonXO Noodle Bar, the hip (but hardly happening) noodle bar that opened in June at 1612 Wazee Street in the Jet Hotel, shuttered on Saturday. "We totally believe in the concept," insists exec chef Jose Guerreco. But, he adds, "it was a huge struggle to get people in that back space. It wa ... More >>
Lunch: The delicious scratch-made soups are the specialty at Spices Cafe, 1510 Humboldt Street, but today's recession-buster lunch special -- cheese enchiladas with beans and rice-- for $3.95 -- is nearly as good a deal as the early morning breakfast bargain, when $1.95 gets you two eggs, toast and ... More >>
Parisi, 4401 Tennyson Street, marks the real start of summer tonight by introducing a four-course, hot weather menu at Firenze A Tavola: panzanella salad; tagliatelle pasta with asparagus, wild mushrooms and truffles; Milanese breaded pork chop with lemon aioli; wilted arugula with grilled fennel, ... More >>
The rumors were rampant over the weekend that Alto, Greg Goldfogel's northern Italian restaurant at 1320 15th Street, had shuttered. Turns out it wasn't a rumor: Alto's web site, which was still accepting reservations yesterday, is now entirely devoid of content, except for a mere seven words that a ... 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 >>
Adding something extra at Happy Noodle House.The noodle bar is big business these days. In Manhattan, David Chang has elevated the simple, neighborhood noodle bar to celebrity status (and turned himself into a minor rock star in the process) with his Momofuku brand. In Denver, we've got one of the o ... More >>
Troy Guard's TAG is now open in Larimer Square.RESTAURANT OPENINGS IN MAY Belemonti's Pizzeria, 644 Santa Fe Drive Otto's Grill, 2200 Market Street Pho on 6th, 1312 East Sixth Avenue Olivea, 719 East 17th Avenue Buffalo Wild Wings, 15570 West 64th Avenue, Arvada Recovery Room, 819 Colorado Boulev ... More >>
After a few delays and some dark days, Pizza Republica is finally opening at 4 p.m. today at 5375 Landmark Place in Greenwood Village.Here's how the Jet Entertainment Group, which also owns the Jet Hotel and Nine75, describes its latest restaurant on the company's website: "Pizza Republica focuse ... More >>
After a few delays, Jet Entertainment Group is slated to open Pizza Republica, its restaurant in the Landmark project in Greenwood Village, on May 8. According to the optimistically present-tense description on Jet's website, "Pizza Republica focuses on homemade cooking using local and organic produ ... More >>
The Jet Entertainment Group may be the busiest boys in chow business. They picked up Nine75 (975 Lincoln Street) right after Jim Sullivan closed it this fall, and reopened it in a matter of days. They're finishing up a project at the Jet Hotel, at 1612 Wazee Street, to make room for XO, a noodle ba ... More >>
In Bite Me this week, I talk about a couple of noodle joints coming to town -- Bones and Happy Noodle House -- and a New Yorker piece that helped fuel the fad. But Frank Bonanno and Dave Query aren't the only local restaurant empire-builders getting in on this act. The Jet Entertainment Gr ... More >>
When we heard that the folks behind the Jet Hotel planned to open a new bar in Larimer Square, we couldn't figure out where it would go. Troy Guard has already claimed the only remaining storefront for TAG, his restaurant that's slated to open early next year and has already swallowed up the Slim 7 ... More >>
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