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John Broening

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    October 9, 2014

    Four Appetizers So Good You Could Make a Whole Meal of Them

    Under culinary director John Broening, the menu at Argyll Whisky Beer is full of temptations, from classic to contemporary pub fare. Still, I'm always drawn to the Scotch egg, which is coated with ground sausage, rolled in breadcrumbs and fried until golden. And I find it hard to resist a few other ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    Review: Far From Forgotten, Argyll Whisky Beer Is Better Than Ever in Uptown

    Argyll Whisky Beer 1035 East 17th Avenue 303-847-0850 Whiskey isn't my drink of choice, but it was the night I walked into Argyll Whisky Beer. Sure, it had been that kind of day. But I was also in that kind of place, with lights resembling gas lanterns, plaid carpeting and gray walls that took on ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    First Look: Argyll Whisky Beer Gastropub opens tonight in Uptown

    Tonight at 5 p.m., restaurateur Robert Thompson, along with an incredibly pedigreed pool of talent, including executive chef John Broening, beer-and-whisky king Ryan Conklin and front-of-the-house czar Steve Kingsbury, will open Argyll Whisky Beer Gastropub in Uptown, in the former Las Margaritas sp ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Turn up the heat at the "Couples French Aphrodisiac" cooking class tonight

    Food can be defined as sexy, but can it create the actual chemistry for sex? Do aphrodisiacs -- the name comes from the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite -- actually rev the engines? Tonight at the Seasoned Chef Cooking School, you can learn how to prepare dishes that just might get you lucky...or at ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    Photo highlights from the Chef & Brew Festival

    Nearly 500 beer geeks and foodniks packed the EXDO Event Center last night for Chef & Brew, an annual bash that celebrates Colorado's craft beer scene. Seventeen local chefs, paired with the same number of brewers, battled against one another for prizes and bragging rights, the awards of which were ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    Photos: Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar's John Broening on his new fall menu

    Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar -- a transformative French restaurant downtown -- just launched its fall menu, and chef John Broening, who conceived that menu, is giving us a reason to celebrate autumn's bounty. The menu, 90 percent of which is new, is swelled with root vegetables, woodsy mushrooms fro ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Wine, beer and more fun on tap this weekend

    The Lowry Beer Garden, 7577 East Academy Boulevard, has partnered with three Colorado craft breweries for a series of Oktoberfest festivities. The first begins today and runs through Saturday, September 14; Prost Brewing will be taking over the taps from 6:30 to 10 p.m., and there will be live music ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Dining at Spuntino and a Denver chef who despises cupcakes: A second helping of Cafe Society, September 9-13

    This week, Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Spuntino, where owners/spouses Yasmin Lozada-Hissom and John Broening recently renovated the space, which was previously owned by Simone Parisi, who had originally conceptualized a casual "snack" environment. The couple decided to change direction and make the spac ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013
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    September 10, 2013

    Spuntino's Nicholas Ames takes a homesteading approach to food and life

    Transitions can be hard, especially when big shoes are left to fill. Such was the case this summer when John Broening announced his departure for Le Grand Bistro and Oyster Bar, leaving the kitchen at Spuntino, the restaurant he owns with his wife, Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, in the hands of Nicholas Ames ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Reader: Brasserie Roue, part deux at Le Grand? I'm there!

    It's been a hot season for chef moves, but last week's revelation that John Broening will team up, again, with Robert Thompson at Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar was a stunner. The two worked together at La Brasserie Rouge, a wonderful French bistro that closed almost as soon as it opened (but not befo ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    John Broening and Robert Thompson join forces at Le Grand to create a 21st-century bistro

    Years ago, in 2003, John Broening, Robert Thompson and Thompson's ex-wife, Leigh Jones, opened a downtown French brasserie called Brasserie Rouge. It was, for its short tenure, the best restaurant in Denver -- not just the best French restaurant, but the best restaurant. Period. During the time Bra ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    Big burritos, seafood in Westminster and more: A second helping of Cafe Society, July 8-12

    The 20th anniversary of Chipotle -- one of Colorado's biggest homegrown success stories -- is tomorrow, and Lori Midson got a chance to chat with founder Steve Ells for this week's feature; while Gretchen Kurtz took a "staycation" at Big Mac & Little Lu's, and Mark Antonation stopped by New Saigon w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    The ten best places to go for ice cream this summer

    Today's weather should seal the deal: It's summer. Whether we're going for a single scoop or a decadent sundae, one of our favorite ways to celebrate the summer is ice cream. Here are the ten best places -- both tried-and-true neighborhood favorites and a few exciting new joints, listed in no partic ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Spuntino closes for a renovation and will reopen later this week

    Back in December, we broke the news that Spuntino, chef John Broening and pastry chef Yasmin Lozada-Hissom's neighborhood restaurant in Highland -- a restaurant that turns out everything from unassailable gelato to equally unparalleled porchetta -- would temporarily shutter sometime this February to ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes: chocolate caramel sea salt tart from Spuntino

    Suffice it to say that I eat out more than the general population, unless, of course, the general population can catalog more than 450 restaurant meals in a year -- which is about the number of breakfasts, lunches and dinners that I stomached in 2012. Pathetic, isn't it? But all those food dates are ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Trends without end: chef predictions for 2013 include simplicity, more local greens and pot (maybe)

    What will be the big culinary trends in 2013? As we prepare for a new year in gastronomy, we posed that question to dozens of people in the local food business, everyone from chefs and pastry magicians to restaurant brokers and PR consultants, from brewers and grape gurus to realtors and pig farmers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Spuntino will undergo a remodel, expand its menu and pursue a full liquor license

    In early February, Spuntino, the Highland restaurant and dessert palace overseen by betrothed couple John Broening (he's the chef) and Yasmin Lozada-Hissom (she's the pastry chef) will close for a week -- maybe two -- to undergo a major makeover, and when it reopens, guests will not only be treated ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Spuntino adds Sunday brunch and happy-hour deals

    Spuntino has added happy-hour specials and brunch to a roster that includes its renowned gelato, which rated our best ice cream list. Spuntino, which closed earlier this year to retool its concept, reopened in March with a new lineup that included Yasmin Lozada-Hissom and John Broening, along with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Spring fever? Get gelato at Spuntino

    It's been spring for weeks, but afternoons like this -- afternoons when it's a perfect 71 degrees and sunny -- make it extremely hard for us to stay indoors without losing our sanity. And right about this time of day, we start looking for any excuse we can get to leave the office.

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    March 19, 2012

    An exclusive first look: Spuntino reopens today in Highland

    Dorina Miller, Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, the pastry chef at Duo and Olivea, and her husband, John Broening, executive chef of both restaurants, quietly re-opened Spuntino last week, the Italian cafe that Miller co-owned with Simone Parisi, who bowed out of Spuntino to concentrate on Parisi and Firenze a ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Meatless Monday at Olivea and Duo

    Whether you're vegetarian or not, it you'll want to take advantage of the Meatless Monday opportunity at Duo (2413 West 32nd Avenue) or Olivea (719 East 17th Avenue), to restaurants featuring the work of husband-and-wife team John Broening and Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, who deserve every bit of praise th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Win a complimentary dinner for two at Olivéa on New Year's Eve

    ​Yes, you read that headline correctly: Olivéa, the sensational Mediterranean restaurant in Uptown whose kitchen is overseen by the dynamic husband-and-wife duo of exec chef John Broening and pastry goddess Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, is offering a free three-course dinner for two on New Year's Eve ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Tonight: Olivea spills over with good food at a benefit for the Gulf

    ​Olivea is one of the seventeen 17th Avenue businesses joining together for the Seventeen on 17th benefit tonight, when they'll all donate 10 percent of their sales to the National Wildlife Federation Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund. That alone is a good reason to visit Olivea. But here's ano ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Local restaurants step up to help out Haiti

    Left to right: Max Mackissock, Jennifer Jasinski, Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, John Broening, Alex Seidel, Blake Edmunds and Travis Vaughn​Two very different restaurant fundraisers this week bought a literal boatload of help for Haiti. First up: The $125-a-head, six-course meal at Rioja on Monday n ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Argyll goes gastropubbin'

    Mark Manger​It worried me that Argyll is located in a subterranean address in Cherry Creek -- which seems to almost always doom any restaurant to a slow, lingering death. It worried me that this particular subterranean address used to be the home of the Squealing Pig: a terrible excuse for an ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Tonight: Duo's last farm dinner of the season

    ​Tonight marks the last in a series of farm dinners at Duo, 2413 West 32nd Avenue, the Highland restaurant where John Broening was cooking before unleashing the kitchen at Olivea, Duo's sister restaurant at 719 East 17th Avenue. But tonight, Broening will be back in his former galley, now run ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009
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    October 7, 2009

    Before Olivea, there was Duo -- created by the same talented foursome

    Keith Arnold, Stephanie Bonin, John Broening and Yasmin Lozada-Hissom.​Eating John Broening's food at Olivea made me think about his other kitchen -- the one at Duo. Duo is...how do I even describe it without it coming out all wrong? For a guy like me -- terminally overfed, always on the hu ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Olivea introduces a new menu -- but keeps the duck meatballs

    Mark MangerJohn Broening just added another flatbread to Olivea's menu.​Just when you think everything that needs to be said has been, something goes and changes. In the case of my review of Olivea, it's the menu. John Broening and his crew made the switch to a fall/winter menu just days after ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Up Close: Olivea

    Mark Manger​This week, Jason Sheehan checks in at John Broening's Olivea. See more of Mark Manger's photos on the slideshow page.

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    October 6, 2009

    John Broening may be quiet, but he's the consummate craftsman at Olivea

    Mark MangerJohn Broening may be quiet, but his food at Olivea speaks for itself.​"Jesus," I said to no one in particular, dopey smile aimed down 17th Avenue, waddling a little as I cleared the doors of Olivea. "He is just so fucking good..." John Broening keeps a relatively low profile, even ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    Cafe Society: Week in review

    What you might have missed while stealing the letters from Bastien's marquee...Jason Sheehan may hate green restaurants but that doesn't stop him from having a list of his favorites.Think you know your Denver restaurant scene?  Here's your chance to prove it playing Cook Street's foodie photo s ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    August 12, 2009

    Chef and Tell: John Broening

    John Broening​"We'll have head cheese at Olivéa on Friday -- I expect to see you there," summoned the e-mail. The note - short and to the point -- was from John Broening, the executive chef at Duo and Olivéa: the former a restaurant in Highland with a field-to-plate, seasonal approach to foo ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 12 edition

    Maybe it's a crepe-y crawlie?​Is there something alive in the middle of that sandwich? Today in Cafe Society: • Guess where I'm eating? • Guess where I'm drinking? • Coffee break at the Beauvallon. • Chef and Tell: John Broening. • Biker Jim Update: Bad news for the southern suburbs ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Today's three square deals: big Mexican plates, wines and bubbles and three courses for thirty-three bucks

    Lori MidsonLunch:  There are all sorts of terrific lunch deals throughout our fine city, but every day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the fine folks at Pollo Cabana, a great little Mexican joint  at12131 East Iliff Avenue, dole out some of the best bargains around, including nine lunch specials ... More >>

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    July 5, 2009

    The List: Nothin' but meat

    Smoked duck breast at Olivea.This past week I reviewed Sketch--a restaurant that serves almost nothing but meat.  And a little cheese.  And a few scattered, random plates of olives, cherries, bits of this, pieces of that. I liked the place for its simplicity, for the plain way that it offe ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    First impressions of Olivea

    Lori MidsonThe Uptown 'hood has no shortage of restaurants, but Olivéa, the new food temple from John Broening, Yasmin Lozada-Hisson, Keith Arnold and Stephanie Bonin (the foursome behind Duo), located at 719 East 17th Avenue in the former Aix space, could be just what the neighborhood's been waiti ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    Aix marked the spot that will soon be Olivea

    One of the first big restaurant deals of the new year was the purchase of Aix -- by a new partnership comprised of of Keith Arnold and Stephanie Bonin (owners of Duo), and John Broening and Yasmin Lozada-Hissom (chef and pastry chef of Duo, respectively). When the quartet took on Aix, they had a con ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    The Duo crew plans to take over Aix

    Yesterday, I noted that Aix's website had gone dark -- as its dining room was last Saturday night. But because 17th Avenue is such a solid restaurant neighborhood, I don't think anyone out there thought the space would stay empty for long. I just got off the phone with Keith Arnold, owner (along wit ... More >>

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