Some things, restaurant spaces included, are just meant to be. Such was the unanimous opinion of Leigh Jones, Margaret Moore and Jeremy Matzke, the crew behind Jonesy's EatBar, the Horseshoe Lounge and the Bar Car, when they inked a deal last Friday on the recently shuttered Pete's Patio Bar, a spo ... More >>
Back in October of last year, Don Fox, the CEO of Firehouse Subs, a national chain with thirteen outpost in the metro Denver area, had this to say about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). "October 1st will be a watershed moment," wrote Fox in Forbes magazine. "On that day, the Affordable Care Act's 'Hea ... More >>
Jonesy's EatBar is starting the new year with a new look -- a redecorated dining room. But Leigh Jones and partner Margaret Moore didn't really plan it that way. It was coincidence, Jones says: Moore's dad had some money to invest, and asked if they could use a loan. They thought about opening anoth ... More >>
After two and half years spearheading the line at Jonesy's EatBar, chef Beau Simmons is no longer in the kitchen. It all went down last week, he says, when owner Leigh Jones pulled him aside and suggested that it was time for the two to part ways, a decision, he emphasizes, that was mutual. See als ... More >>
Beau Simmons, the executive chef of Jonesy's EatBar, has spent a large part of the long, hot summer tending to his garden in Highland, a verdant plot that takes up the majority of the back yard of the home that belongs to Leigh Jones, the owner of Jonesy's. And Simmons, who's growing nearly sixty ... More >>
Beau Simmons Jonesy's EatBar 400 East 20th Avenue 303-863-7473 www.jeatbar.com This is part one of my interview with Beau Simmons, exec chef of Jonesy's EatBar. You can read part two of our chat tomorrow. Beau Simmons stretches out in his garden, his face tickled by the leaves of his heirloom-toma ... More >>
So much for family-friendly cola chicken at Coop de Ville at the Stingray, the Sunnyside restaurant that Leigh Jones and her partner, Margret Moore, reopened and re-conceptualized in February after closing Stingray, a neighborhood watering hole and pizza joint that the two had opened last year. Th ... More >>
Heading out for a cocktail? Don't bother with The Stingray -- or Coop De Ville at the Stingray, at it was renamed in February. The bar closed with a blowout event that was a combination one-year anniversary/farewell party last Sunday, and today the door is locked, the voicemail box no longer takin ... More >>
The pizza oven has flown the coop at Stingray, the bar and pizza joint that Leigh Jones of Jonesey's EatBar and her partner, Margaret Moore (together they also own Bar Car and the Horseshoe Lounge) opened eight months ago at 2911 West 38th Avenue. And that's not all that's changed: After closing the ... More >>
'Tis the season to eat, dink, make merry and give generously, and tonight, at Steuben's, you have the opportunity to kill four turtle doves with one toy.
Big pic below.This morning's No On 300 rally rally in Skyline Park brought out approximately seventy representatives and supporters of the hospitality industry, everyone from five crop-topped Hooters employees to three much more conservatively dressed Denver City Council members. But everyo ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayThe 1Up, which had a busy weekend, is just one of the places that opened in March. From 1up to Stingray, March was a decent month for bar and club openings. A half dozen new joints opened their doors last month. Click through for a full rundown.
Leigh Jones, who already owned Jonesey's EatBar and the Horseshoe Lounge, just opened Bar Car last June. So she thought it might be too soon to open a fourth place. But in December after Steve Gelman closed the Boston Fish Shack (formerly Gelman's before that at 2911 West 38th Avenue) and ess ... More >>
Leigh Jones already owned Jonesy's EatBar, the Horseshoe Lounge next door and Bar Car, which opened just last June in the former home of the Recovery Room, so she thought it might be too soon to open a fourth place. But after Steve Gelman closed the Boston Fish Shack (which had been Gelman' ... More >>
Jeffrey Musat, the former general manager of Black Pearl, who vacated that position a few months ago to join the mini empire run by Leigh Jones, who owns Jonesy's EatBar, The Horseshoe Lounge and Bar Car, showcases some awesome conversation piece tatts on his buff bod, but one inky blot, in ... More >>
Lori MidsonBack in September, Brendon Doyle, the head chef of Jonesy's EatBar, parted ways with Jonesy's owner Leigh Jones. "I want a chef that has kitchen manager capabilities, and that's not Brendon," said Jones at the time. Doyle, for his part, made it clear that he was looking for "some ... More >>
Lori MidsonHere's the thing, says Leigh Jones: "I want a chef that has kitchen manager capabilities and that's not Brendon." Last Thursday, during a routine manager's meeting, Jones sat down with Brendon Doyle, who'd been running the line at Jonesy's EatBar, 400 East 20th Avenue, for the pa ... More >>
Lori Midson Brendon Doyle Jonesy's EatBar 400 East 20th Avenue 303-863-7473 When Brendon Doyle got his first cooking gig, it had nothing to do with his love for food or the line. "My first kitchen job was at Woody's Wings N Things, and I only took it because all my friends worked there and ... More >>
When Leigh Jones first moved to Denver a decade ago and was living in Park Hill, the Recovery Room, at 819 Colorado Boulevard, was her neighborhood bar. She went on to open several bars and restaurants of her own -- Brasserie Rouge and B-52 (both of which she owned with her then-husband); Ato ... More >>
Nancy LevineWhen news broke that Randy Layman was leaving Avenue Grill to run the bar at Jonesy's EatBar for Leigh Jones, it sounded like a match made in heaven. Layman is an incredible mixologist with a passion for tending bar -- and for teaching neophytes how to tend bar well. Leigh Jones i ... More >>
Some people can't get enough of the mac-and-cheese fries at Jonesy's EatBar and some people can't get enough of the beer list, which is packed full of Colorado microbrews. But if you can't get enough of the lovely ladies who work at Jonesy's and the Horseshoe Lounge next door (both are owned ... More >>
Mark MangerIt 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 >>
Sausage kingWhat you might have missed this week on Cafe Society while you were counting the minutes to Zolo Southwestern Grill's 105 days of tequila. While we locals aren't pleased that the Rockies blew another season of baseball, we understand that not everyone is a fan of the purple and ... More >>
Nancy LevineLeigh Jones, behind the bar at Jonesy's EatBar.Leigh Jones, the woman behind Jonesy's EatBar and the Horseshoe Lounge (with partner Margaret Moore), was also the co-owner and designer of the Dish, B-52 Billiards, Brasserie Rouge, Atomic Cowboy and Buffalo Billiards in Nashville an ... More >>
Staying on the menu...forever Just got off the blower with Leigh Jones from Jonesy's EatBar (a self-proclaimed gastropub that I loved despite the label when I reviewed it back in May a>), and she let me know that things are again changing over at her half-eponymous restaurant. Chef Matt Br ... More >>
Want to know one of the things I love about Jonesy's EatBar? It serves amazing bowls of perfect french fries with a bacon-studded macaroni and cheese bechamel. Want to know one of the other reasons I love it? Owner Leigh Jones's staff is willing to get (almost) naked for a good caus ... More >>
Leigh Jones and Matt Brown at Jonesy's, Denver's first gastropub.Gastropub, gastropub, gastropub... This week's Cafe section was all about gastropubs and my intense dislike of the term. So this week's list is simple: my favorite places where it's just better to eat at the bar, places that would neve ... More >>
Leigh Jones and Matt Brown at Jonesy's EatBarStepping through the doors for the first time--into the onetime soda fountain, now brushed and polished and kitted out as a very comfortable and welcoming neighborhood bar, with white-washed tin ceilings and chandeliers--I told myself that no matter what ... More >>
Just got word that Argyll is opening today in the former home of the Squealing Pig, 2700 East Third Avenue. It's brought to us by Robert Thompson, best known for Brasserie Rouge, our Best New Restaurant of 2004. Sadly, Brasserie Rouge didn't last (its space in the Icehouse will soon become the Iceho ... More >>
Where the hell is it?I asked myself that question a half dozen times while aimlessly driving down Platte Street searching for Colt & Gray, a new gastropub opening in late May at 1553 Platte Street in the Platte River Valley. Lori MidsonIt wasn't that I couldn't find the address: The numbers were ... More >>
Just got word from Leigh Jones that Jonesy's EatBar, her "gastropub" at 400 East 20th Avenue, has lost chef Mike "Waldo" Walden due to undisclosed circumstances (meaning something unsavory, no doubt). But she didn't have to look far for a replacement: She's hired back one of her old ... More >>
Chris Cina disappeared from the dining scene two years ago. Now hes back, and in a most unlikely place.
Visit to a culinary tourist trap.
Things are looking up at Larimer Square.
A delicious Dish of comfort food.
If at first you dont succeed, try, try again.
My McDonald's lunch was fast, but a flop.