Happy Place: Campagna Salumi Bar and Pizzeria, 1120 East Sixth Avenue, 720-389-8773. The Hours: Daily from 4 to 6 p.m. The Deals: $3 wines, well drinks, and draft beer; $5 pizzas Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.
Mojitos Cuban Bistro, which opened last year at 1120 East Sixth Avenue (in the former home of Mel's, and Montecito, and Piscos, and Chives, and Dudley's...), has poured its last mojito. The restaurant is locked up tight, and a sign on the door announces, "We are closed...sorry for the incon ... More >>
The January 11 Denver Post travel section included a Los Angeles Times story on Nick's Cove, a "chic, eccentric hideaway" an hour north of San Francisco -- but one with a significant Denver connection. Turns out the chef de cuisine at Nick's is none other than Adam Mali, the Montecito che ... More >>
Goodnight, Mel's. I got word last night from Charlie Master that the last location of the Master family restaurant empire is finally closing. Mel’s Bistro, at 1120 East Sixth Avenue, has been on the block for some time now, and while many of Denver’s big names were rumored to have looked into ... More >>
As we've reported, the Masters family is looking to unload the space at 1120 East Sixth Avenue, where Mel and Janey Master got their local restaurant start thirty years ago as partners in Dudley's. Since then, the spot has been Chives and Piscos, then Montecito when the Masters took it on again afte ... More >>
With egg on my face!
At this time last year, fans were still bemoaning the closure of Mel's in Cherry Creek. But there's been a lot of action since then. Mel Master turned his two Montecito restaurants into reincarnations of Mel's -- but now, as detailed here, plans to sell majority interest in the Mel's in Greenwood Vi ... More >>
Bimbamboo joins a thriving restaurant scene.
Frasca is famous so why is its chef doing an infomercial?
You have to crack a few eggs to make a Denver omelet.
Adam Malis peachy-keen idea.
The last bite of a Cherry Creek institution.
Meat and potatoes of Denvers restaurant scene.
Chef Adam Mali has mastered the art of California cuisine.
Chef Adam Mali’s also a floorwalker, which bothered me a little. When I see a chef working the room, shaking hands, making nice with the customers, all I can think is that with him on the floor loving up the crowd, who’s in the galley watching my agnolotti or expo-ing that twelve-top? A chef o ... More >>
The greening of Bradford Heap.
Okay, so the last place I ever expected to find a fantastic sandwich was at Montecito -- the new restaurant from the Master family, open since December at 1120 East Sixth Avenue. Some great fish? Yes. Great apps? Absolutely -- and constantly being tinkered with by chef Adam Mali. And I knew the ... More >>
We're midway through Denver Restaurant Week, and reports are coming in. Restaurant Kevin Taylor? Full to capacity. Barolo Grill? Booked solid. Luca d'Italia? Ditto. Owner Frank Bonanno (above) has said that he couldn't find a table for even his mother if she were to wander into Mizuna one nigh ... More >>
As new ethnic enclaves appear, the originals die off.
Okay, so the rumors have been flying about some big shakeups happening at Mel's in Cherry Creek, and I'm here to tell you that the bad news is true. I just got off the phone with owner Mel Master a few minutes ago, and he told me that Mel's will, in fact, be closing — probably sometime this su ... More >>
From a goose chase to a great chase, 2006 was one wild ride.
Some culinary wishes and dishes for the new year.
Say so long to Rollie Wesen and Somethin' Else.
Again the Masters of their doman.