A new coat of paint and a new sign might not make a new restaurant -- unless it's on Federal Boulevard, where the food may not change much, but the names and bright colors shift like the oily surface of a bowl of menudo. On a recent trip up the strip, we spotted several new identity changes -- as we ... More >>
The first time I visited El Noa Noa Mexican Restaurant, I had no expectations. It was my initiation into the ritual of strolling along Santa Fe for its First Friday art walk, which was, I found, more about being seen than seeing the art. We wanted to escape the sidewalk crowd and grab a bite and bev ... More >>
It's no secret that in Colorado, we're graced with a ton of sunshine -- so much, in fact, that we brag about it (300 whole days of sunshine a year, if you just moved here last week and haven't heard). In honor of our great weather and equally boast-worthy bar-and-restaurant scene -- as well as a the ... More >>
"Denver has the most gabacho gabachos in the United States," Gustavo Arellano, author of Ask a Mexican, proclaimed yesterday, name-checking Tim Tebow (briefly), John Elway and Tom Tancredo, with whom he'd debated immigration eighteen months ago on the same Su Teatro stage.
Gustavo Arellano, author of Ask a Mexican, returned to the Su Teatro stage last night, where eighteen months ago he'd discussed immigration with Tom Tancredo. Before that debate, Tancredo and Arellano had met across the street for dinner at El Noa Noa. And no matter how he feels about Mexicans, "Tan ... More >>
It's above 80 degrees right now in Denver, which means that for the past several hours, we've been doing nothing but daydreaming of our favorite patios, counting down the minutes until we can shut down the computers and head outside for a drink. Adding urgency to our mission is the fact that it's su ... More >>
Lori Midson Brandon Foster Vesta Dipping Grill 1822 Blake Street 303-296-1970 www.vestagrill.com This is part two of my interview with Brandon Foster, executive chef of Vesta Dipping Grill. Part one of my interview with Foster ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Chez Panisse. I ... More >>
Talk about a sign of the times: El Chile Rojo has closed at 801 Santa Fe Drive, with a sign in the window announcing "Japanese sushi restaurant coming soon." Back in December 2008, when United Airlines' Hemispheres magazine devoted its "Three Perfect Days" feature to Denver, most of the rest ... More >>
Joe's Buffet once occupied this Santa Fe storefront.The space at 753 Santa Fe Drive -- most recently occupied by Club 753 -- is once again dark. But the address deserves some time in the spotlight for one very good reason: It was here that the Mexican hamburger, a major Colorado contribution ... More >>
Shela BurgessEl Noa Noa Restaurant 722 Santa Fe Drive 303-623-9968
As previously noted, Denver Water’s high-impact, multi-year “Use Only What You Need” marketing campaign is racking up achievements. According to a recent Denver Water press release, water use in 2007 was 20 percent lower than 2001 levels. The marketing means to this end are remarkable, to say ... More >>
I had to have some half-unexpected dental work done a couple of days ago. It was nothing terribly serious but it was serious enough, if you know what I mean. Lot of blood, stitches. An annoyance. And as I was getting finished off in the chair, my dentist (a miracle worker, and a nice guy to boot) s ... More >>
Order in the courtyard.
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El Noa Noa
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AT BETO AGUIRRE'S NEWSPAPER, ALL THINGS ARE RELATIVE.PRESS FOR SUCCESS THE AGUIRRE FAMILY RUNS A NEWSPAPER AND A RESTAURANT. BUT THERE'S MORE TO THE STORY.