A corporation has shut down all of Larimer Square today, buying out businesses on the historic block for a private event -- but at least one merchant has refused to close his doors. Larimer Street between 15th and Speer and 14th Street between Market and Lawrence streets are closed to traffic this m ... More >>
It's been nearly two years since the Samba Room, a Cuban restaurant chain based in Dallas, closed in Larimer Square, following a major water leak that dripped...and dripped into the Comedy Space Works space below. The chain's parent company, E-Brands Restaurants, eventually filed for bankruptcy last ... More >>
While fingers and tongues keep wagging over all the recent action at Roam (read dozens of comments here), there are plenty of other fights around town. For example, the current Street 16 menu matchup between Upper Larimer -- that hot-hot area stretching up from 20th Street in the Ballpark neighbor ... More >>
The first round of our Street 16 menu matchup has taken a sharp chef's knife to the original sixteen neighborhood contestants, whittling them down to eight. And the contest between Larimer Square and Tennyson, backed by the powerful Berkeley neighborhood, has some people calling for the ref.
Cafe Society bloggers have formed their own bracket for March's madness, and reader votes will determine the best neighborhood for a nosh in metro Denver. We've included sixteen neighborhoods in this tournament, and we want your input as to the best. Is it LoHi? Havana Street in Aurora? Larimer Sq ... More >>
MiniBar opened in Cherry Creek nearly three years ago, when Bill Ward, the Denver club owner who once ran now-defunct Below Bar and Slim 7 in Larimer Square, picked up the space below the old Village Inn and installed a lounge.
TAG|RAW BAR, Troy Guard's house of (mostly) raw foodstuffs that are good for your body and soul, is one of the city's most petite restaurants, but by the start of Denver Restaurant Week(s), Guard and his gang will have doubled the size of the below street level space in the Larimer Square pedestrian ... More >>
Union Station was once a bustling spot, but as fewer people decided to "travel by train," as its neon sign advises, more and more businesses pulled out of the station. By the early '80s, the only refreshment options were a soda fountain in the lobby, the classic Caboose Lounge and, for two gl ... More >>
Frank and Jacqueline Bonanno opened Russell's Smokehouse on Friday in a subterranean space in Larimer Square; the barbecue joint shares an entry (Wednesday's Pie) with Green Russell, as well the speakeasy's emphasis on contemporary cocktails. But the meaty menu -- including lamb's neck and tr ... More >>
Ocean Prime now holds down a corner of Larimer Square"I'm looking at it across the street," says Joe Vostrejs, COO of Larimer Associates, gazing through his office window at Ocean Prime, the restaurant in the old Z Gallerie space. "They're ready." Not long after restaurateur Cameron Mitchell ... More >>
The big opening on Larimer Square this month will be Ocean Prime, which sets sail on Thursday, after a fundraiser for the Hospice of Denver tomorrow. Ocean Prime is opening right on schedule -- unlike Samba Room. That spot closed more than seven months ago, so that a leak dripping into the ... More >>
At most performances, a front row seat is the most desirable spot to be -- aside from marking your status as the best person to shank and rob after the show, it's also the best way to see the action. At a comedy show, though, it's a little different. Much like like the exit-row seat on an air ... More >>
The Place: TAG, 1441 Larimer Street, 303-996-9985 The Hours: Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m The Deals: $5 specialty cocktails and select wines by the glass; $5small plates The Digs: TAG's "social hour" is available at the bar, as well as on the patio fronting Larimer Square. The bar ... More >>
Lori MidsonJustin Brunson, owner and chef of Masterpiece Delicatessen Behold the best highlights from this week's Cafe Society blog: 1. Sean Kenyon, the no-holds-barred bar baron at Steuben's, takes on vodka -- specifically whether or not it's run its course -- in this week's Ask the Barten ... More >>
By partnering with established Denver chefs and restaurateurs, Larimer Associates, which owns Larimer Square, has been pushing new joints not just in the Square, but in neighborhoods around the city. Each of those restaurants is strategically designed to integrate seamlessly into its surround ... More >>
Meanwhile, back at Martini Ranch....Jen Jasinski and Beth Gruitch, the talented duo behind Larimer Square restaurants Rioja and Bistro Vendome, have their eyes on a third spot around the corner, as Penny Parker reports in a good scoop this morning. According to the sign still on the former M ... More >>
Jason Sheehan just reviewed TAG and found lots to love at Troy Atherton Guard's eponymous restaurant, including -- but not limited to -- the rice. Here are nine more Larimer Square restaurants we think deserve some props:
Mark MangerTroy Guard finally has a place to call his own. Hiramasa, flash-seared on a hot flattop, served with yuzu, jalapeno and pop rocks. Braised pork cheek with a hard-fried quail egg balanced on top. Sushi rolls cut and plated with machine precision, filled with Maine lobster, with kobe ... More >>
Bad news for gelato lovers: I saw this sign while wandering around Larimer Square this weekend. And while not all Gelazzi locations are gone, the Larimer Square address is definitely dark. It seems like Paul, at the least, is going to be very disappointed by this new black hole in the gel ... More >>
Fired Up For Kids Last year I added another day to my list of favorite unofficial holidays. Before 2008, my list was as follows: Opening day of the Rockies, St. Patrick's Day, July 4th, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Halloween, Stock Show, Talk Like a Pirate Day, the first day of skiing and New Yea ... More >>
1437 Market Street could soon hold a new restaurant/bar.Westword's first office was located in the 1400 block of Market Street, before that area was nicknamed LoDo, before Larimer Square a block away was one of the hottest restaurant neighborhoods in town, back when our neighbors were parking lots a ... More >>
The boys from Larimer Square have been making us wait seemingly forever for LoHi SteakBar to open in the former North Star space at 3200 Tejon. Their last neighborhood venture (beyond Larimer Square) was the wildly successful Billy's Inn, which has been packing them in since its opening. Like Bi ... More >>
So now that I've squared things with Rioja in this week's re-review and detailed about a decade's worth of history on Larimer Square, what else is there to do?So glad you asked... Below, find this week's list of all the best places on Larimer Square -- and why. Now, if you find yourself craving a Ri ... More >>
Chef Jennifer Jasinski at Rioja.Kurobuta pork belly, seared on the surface, rubbed with cardamom, properly rested so that it isn't wet with fat, and mounted atop a chunky mound of curry-spiced garbanzo bean puree, green like smashed peas, smooth as whipped potatoes. It's a singularly delicious plate ... More >>
Downtown is a relative ghost town tonight, with even such mainstays as Dixons closed on account of snow. But there are still restaurants serving tonight, chief among them P.F. Chang's at 1415 15th Street (the only one of the metro locations open, and seating a fair amount of tables as well as doing ... More >>
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