George Eder Pizza Republica 5375 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village 720-489-2030 www.pizzarepublica.com This is part one of my interview with George Eder, exec chef of Pizza Republica; part two of our conversation will tun tomorrow. George Eder grew up in Detroit, one of five siblings whose mothe ... More >>
Although the metro area's third Earls was rumored to be opening today in the former home of Ocean at 201 Columbine Street, it now looks like that will be pushed back until Friday, November 27 (according to the poor fellow who just opened the phone at 5:50 a.m.). But there were signs of life i ... More >>
Cherry Creek was slow last night, without the usual crowds at Little Ollie's and Houston's. But just down the street at 201 Columbine Street, in the former home of Jim Sullivan's Ocean (and Mao before that), there are signs of life: The sign is up announcing that Earls is on its way. And if ... More >>
Yup, you read that headline right. Nine75, the embattled hipster enclave and jumped-up comfort food joint inside the Beauvallon complex at 975 Lincoln Street, is finally throwing in the towel. Nine75 was already closed once, by original owner Jim Sullivan, then rescued and revived by the guys from t ... More >>
The beleaguered Beauvallon building has swallowed another restaurant. Mr. Coco's Bar & Grill, possibly the worst-named Mexican joint ever, has shut its doors at 925 Lincoln Street. Before it was Mr. Coco's, that space had held, very briefly, Marni's Steakhouse (which left behind its awning) and bef ... More >>
Baker St. recreates a British pub in the Denver 'burbs. While other chains contract, Baker St. Pub & Grill has been taking advantage of the economy by snapping up now-empty locations in the metro area. First it took on a Chili's at 1729 28th Street in Boulder; now it's adding the former Nine75 nor ... More >>
Got the best kind of phone call one afternoon last week: a friend was sitting on a $150 gift card to Nine75, the stylish restaurant at the corner of Lincoln and 10th, and he was ready to cash it in. Did I want to come along? Well, I suppose that box of mac and cheese can wait a night. Cut to a few ... 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 >>
Jared Boller has a whole lotta shaking going on. When I first talked to Jared Boller for Bite Metwo weeks ago, it was because he was one of the multitude unexpectedly let go by Jim Sullivan during the synchronized closures of Nine75 and Ocean. Then the head bartender at Ocean, Boller had been bac ... More >>
Valente’s Italian Restaurant, which had been up and running for 44 years, closed today following a combination Columbus Day/retirement party for owner Ray Valente. And that festive, long goodbye wasn't the only thing that distinguished the Valente's closing from another recent high-profile closing ... More >>
Nine75 is slated to reopen on Friday, October 10, under its new owner, the Jet Entertainment Group. There are lots of questions involved in this deal -- for example, will suppliers who'd cut off former owner Jim Sullivan return to Nine75? Will those outstanding bills be paid? How many of Sullivan's ... More >>
Jay Chadrom hasn't been able to settle a dispute with his landlord at the Beauvallon -- but he did managed to settle something else: He just closed Aqua, his raw bar and kitchen-free restaurant at 925 Lincoln, and reports that he's "very busy removing everything." But some of the things will resurf ... More >>
It’s quickly becoming the story that never ends. After the surprise announcement on September 29 that Jim Sullivan was closing both Nine75 (975 Lincoln Street) and Ocean (201 Columbine Street) -- the last two properties remaining in the Sullivan Restaurant Group—and all the fallout that came fr ... More >>
Now that Ocean has closed, no one will ever make a reservation at Oceanaire thinking they're dining in Cherry Creek. But once you step inside Oceanaire, the Denver link in a national chain of upscale seafood houses that debuted last year at 1400 Arapahoe Street, you could never mistake it for the r ... More >>
Ex-employees say Jim Sullivan ran his empire like the dictator he named a restaurant after. Since Monday, when I posted my first blog about the sudden closure of Nine75 and Ocean -- Jim Sullivan’s last two Sullivan Restaurant Group operations -- my phone has been ringing off the hook. Some ca ... More >>
3Oh!3 strip down. Our blog inventory is going through the roof. Backbeat Online is full to bursting with content, including a couple of live reviews that slipped past yesterday's Shortcut -- Smaug at PT's Club Inferno and a roundup from the Summit Jazz Weekend. These items are joined by fresh cri ... More >>
Thank you for your continued patronage. Due to the poor economy we have decided to close the restaurant. We are sorry for the any [sic] inconvenience. The sign went up on the front door of Nine75 early this afternoon, and not long after, I got a call from the man himself: Jim Sullivan. “Jason, ... More >>
Just got off the phone with Troy Guard, former crown prince of the Jim Sullivan restaurant empire. I him caught up in the mountains in the middle of his preparation for the Telluride Festival of the Arts, going on today through Sunday. He’s holding down the culinary side of things with help from ... More >>
Charlie Huangs newest restaurant could be as good as it gets.
Troy Guards left, but his crew keeps things cooking.
Kevin Taylor steps into the Limelight.
Employees bail out of Nine75 and Ocean.
One Emogene closes, while another restaffs.
Steaking a claim on Jim Sullivan's next project: Oscar's.
Going overboard at Ocean.
With pastries this good, I'll lie down for Emogene's bad service.
Kevin Taylor expands his empire.
Don't try this at home.
For restaurants, this was a very good year.
Stephen Anson knows how to handle a crisis.
A round-the-world tour of pizza.
Red-pepper jelly gets canned at Frasca.
Nine75 plays the numbers game.
Mao Asian Bistro and Sushi Lounge
Fat City Chops
Eyes on the Prize
The All Night Honky Tonk All Stars crank it up at the Fox Theatre.
A Glendale hotel and the bar across the street could have made such beautiful music together.