The 16th Street Mall is full of great places to sit and watch the passing parade, but does it have many great places to eat? You can grab a sandwich -- and even do good in the process, if you stop at the new Cafe 180 kiosk. But when a big restaurant space becomes vacant -- as it did when Johnny Rock ... More >>
You can now grab good food and do good at the same time on the 16th Street Mall, where Cafe 180 -- a donation-based, pay-what-you-can restaurant in Englewood -- has just opened a kiosk by the Clocktower. Unlike at the original Cafe 180, you don't have a choice in what to pay here, but the money goes ... More >>
This week Gretchen Kurtz reviewed twelve,Jeff Osaka's restaurant that will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a big bash Monday. For Chef and Tell, Lori Midson talked to Jesper Jonsson of Randolph's about his long culinary trip to the Warwick Hotel. And Mark Antonation reached New China Kitchen in ... More >>
Johnny Rockets, a chain of old-school-style diners serving up cheap burgers and American grub, has closed its 16th Street Mall location. That would seem like a prime piece of real estate for non-faux fare -- but it's going to be a 7/Eleven. See also: Gunther Toody's southeast Denver location has cl ... More >>
When the Center for Science in the Public Interest handed out its Xtreme Eating Awards last month for the least nutritious dishes in the nation, people yawned. Except PR people, that is -- they went into overdrive. The list was as shocking as ever, but the truth simply doesn't hurt as much when you ... More >>
A-Co Recordz founder Albeez 4 Sheez has been in the scene for over a decade. The Aurora resident has a mysterious persona and doesn't stick to the typical gangster rap style many of his contemporaries. His style is wild, fast paced and witty, drawing fans of all different types to his shows. Albeez ... More >>
Lori MidsonMitch Harbor, who already owns Johnny Rockets on the 16th Street Mall, Good Times (also on the 16th Street Mall), Taco John's at 5810 Logan Street and Steak Escape franchises at DIA and Park Meadows, isn't remotely worried about building an upscale Japanese and sushi restaurant at ... More >>
Nation's Restaurant News, the bible of the restaurant industry, has reported that David Giesen, who owns Steak Escape and Johnny Rockets franchises in Colorado, on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. According to court filings, his Giesen Restaurant Enterprises LLC and Rocket Restaura ... More >>
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