Jonathan Greschler's departure from Old Major last week came as a shock to those who'd watched his partnership with chef Justin Brunson survive the shuttering of Wild Catch, and then find a new home over in the Lower Highland neighborhood. But it looks like Old Major owner Juan Padro -- who is also ... More >>
No matter what horse won the Kentucky Derby, everyone who attended Industry Denver's benefit for Colorado Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign on Saturday came out a winner. The event included a three-course, Kentucky-style supper and paired cocktails, prepared by Matt Selby of Corner House, ... More >>
Service has been a big topic on Cafe Society this week, what with Jonathan Greschler getting the boot from Old Major for his apparent inability to connect with his former staff, despite the fact that guests adore him. "Jonathan is amazing with customers, but I just don't think he applied that same ... More >>
LoHi is a hot restaurant neighborhood, and things got really hot yesterday, when Jonathan Greschler, who'd been the general manager of Old Major since long before that restaurant opened at the end of February, learned that he was out. In her post reporting the news, Lori Midson quoted both Greschler ... More >>
Whoa. From the outside looking in, everything seemed perfectly peachy at Old Major, Justin Brunson's restaurant in Highland that opened in late February after months of restless expectancy by the city's food-obsessed. The temple to swine, wine and farmhouse cuisine just garnered a three-and-a-half s ... More >>
Matt Selby (Corner House), Kevin Morrison (Pinche Taqueria), Jorel Pierce (Euclid Hall) and Ian Kleinman (The Inventing Room) will congregate in the kitchen of Sean Yontz, exec chef of El Diablo, on Monday, April 22, for the first FIVE dinner showcasing the new crop of chefs that comprise Leigh Sull ... More >>
On Saturday night, as I studied the menu at Old Major, I nearly burst into tears. At one point, some time later, I did exactly that, right after my first taste of foie gras; there would be more liberal shavings of that exquisite foie on the cassoulet, which hinted at a "foie surprise." And more sapp ... More >>
It's a roster that includes some of the biggest and boldest names in Denver's culinary landscape: Matt Selby, Sean Yontz, Ian Kleinman, Kevin Morrison and Jorel Pierce. Those are the five chefs that Leigh Sullivan, president of Leigh Sullivan Enterprises, has chosen to round out this year's FIVE, a ... More >>
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 >>
Justin Brunson is happier than a pig in mud. The chef-owner of Masterpiece Deli recently launched Denver Bacon Company, he's on the prowl for a second location to open another Masterpiece, and in February of next year, he'll unveil Old Major, a seafood, swine and wine restaurant in Highland that bro ... More >>
"New York City is the culinary mecca of our country, if not the world," declares Hosea Rosenberg. "It's a place like no other, where ingredients and techniques of every conceivable style congregate. It's where the best chefs on the planet come to shine."
- The Denver FIVE culinary stars w ... More >>
Last September, I spent a whopping 24 hours in New York City, mostly in the kitchen of the James Beard House, where the FIVE, a coterie of local chefs and cocktail kings, strutted their talents to a sold-old cognoscenti of foodniks -- one of whom claimed that it was the most fun she'd ever had at a ... More >>
Ever since Samir Mohammad was tapped as the executive chef of the Village Cork, a lovely Washington Park wine bar, oenophiles and foodophiles alike have been clamoring for a taste, and while Mohammad's open kitchen, which squats squarely in a sea of bodies, isn't equipped with a hood or a multi-burn ... More >>
Two years ago -- long before all that crazy drama at Wild Catch -- Justin Brunson, the owner and chef of Masterpiece Deli, was all set to open Lechon at 17th and Central streets with Ben Parsons, who owns the infinite Monkey Theorem.
The deal eventually fell apart, but Brunson, despite a short sta ... More >>
Beginning Saturday, May 5, Bob Blair, the owner/executive chef of Fuel Cafe, will add weekend brunch to his repertoire, pumping out a menu that zigzags from chilaquiles to sausage and brioche bread pudding to smoked white fish with bagels, and just for fun, boda bags, courtesy of bar magician Jonath ... More >>
Earlier this year, Leigh Sullivan Enterprises -- a hospitality-industry marketing, brand-management and public-relations consulting firm helmed by Leigh Sullivan -- announced its fifth crop of chefs to fill out the ranks of the Denver FIVE, an organization that's "a culinary group whose main goal is ... More >>
Five years ago, Leigh Sullivan was hellbent on showcasing Denver's dining landscape -- and the chefs who define it -- to a national audience. Her determination paid off in spades when she handpicked a ring of five local chefs who would eventually become the first incarnation of FIVE, a quintet of to ... More >>
Leigh Sullivan founded FIVE, a group of Denver chefs who cook across the country, back in 2008; the lineup, like Sullivan herself, has gone through some changes over the years. Sullivan recently relaunched her own marketing/public relations company, Leigh Sullivan Enterprises, and just announced the ... More >>
Jonathan Greschler, who recently landed behind the bar at Fuel Cafe, started bartending right after college. "I was in North Carolina working at a microbrewery," he remembers. "The guys behind the bar were older than me, and they took me under their wing. We had an advantage, because it was a microb ... More >>
"This is not how I wanted it to go down," admits Justin Brunson.
But he had a premonition it would. Several weeks ago, Brunson, the sandwich earl behind Masterpiece Deli and the opening executive chef/co-owner of Wild Catch, the sustainable seafood restaurant that he opened in late August with par ... More >>
Lori MidsonRob and I had been talking about Wild Catch since it opened this summer, our anticipation building with every friend we ran into who raved about the place. "The food's damn near perfect," one promised. "Best restaurant in Denver right now," said another.
We were waiting. Or, more ... More >>
Beginning at 6 p.m. tonight -- and then every Monday night until you hear otherwise -- TAG, Troy Guard's new restaurant in Larimer Square at 1441 Larimer Street, will transform its lower level into "TAG-Underground," a subterranean food hall, movie house and cocktail emporium geared toward indust ... More >>