When Tamayo, chef Richard Sandoval's modern Mexican restaurant, opened in Larimer Square in 2001, it was easily one of the most innovative design schemes -- and food concepts -- on what has now become one of the city's liveliest blocks for a dose of culinary artistry. But while the majority of the r ... 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 >>
Fans were shocked and saddened when Terroir, a much-lauded farm-to-table restaurant on Longmont's Main Street, closed after five fruitful years. "It's definitely bittersweet," says Tim Payne, who ran the restaurant with his wife, Melissa Newell, and manned the line as executive chef.
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From the street, Harold's and the Bayonet Room doesn't look like the kind of place you'd expect to find Noah Heaney, the former beverage purchasing agent for Big Red F and the current adviser to the president of the Colorado Bartenders Guild. In fact, Harold's is attached to the modest Plaza Hotel i ... More >>
Two years ago, Sean Kenyon bested a handful of international bartenders to take home $10,000 -- and much respect for Colorado's bartenders -- for his work in the Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur competition in St. Maarten. Last year, Noah Heaney was the West Coast representative in the same contest, ... More >>
In this interview, Noah Heaney, Big Red F beverage purchasing agent and bartender at Boulder's Bitter Bar, weighs in on the business card takeaway, the most unconventional thank you he's ever received and the places he finds a great experience, no matter who's behind the bar.
To give the Colorado Bartenders Guild all the credit for Denver's flourishing cocktail culture would be wrong, says Sean Kenyon, owner of Williams & Graham and one of the founding members of this state's chapter. But it certainly helped. "We were officially chartered in February of 2008," he says, " ... More >>
A serious bartending scene in Denver has culminated in dozens of cocktail contests, many of which propel our local bar men and women to a national spotligh, where they go up against the country's best.
And tonight, one of the biggest contests of 2012 is going down at Green Russell: twelve bartender ... More >>
The Bitter Bar has been at the forefront of the Colorado cocktail scene since it first opened as Happy's night-time alter ego three years ago. In fact, its list of classic and clever libations were so popular that owner Dave Query eventually decided to shut down his Boulder noodle house and focus on ... More >>
I just returned from a week in Manhattan (New York, not Kansas), where I worked at the BAR 5-day program. The BAR 5-day is a masters'-level spirits and mixology course taught by six men -- F. Paul Pacult, Steve Olson, Andy Seymour, David Wondrich, Doug Frost and Dale Degroff -- who are icons in our ... More >>
Noah Heaney's winning cocktail, Fishin' with GingerLast summer, Denver's Sean Kenyon was named Bartender of the Year by Domaine de Canton after he bested a handful of his peers from across the country in the final competition in St. Maarten -- and he took home a $10,000 check for his work, to ... More >>
Lori MidsonOn Wednesday night, as part of Dish, Westword's annual tribute to Denver's dining scene, seven local cocktologists participated in a mixology battle judged by yours truly, Westword Drink of the Week scribe Nancy Levine, and Ian Grzybowski, the district manager for Coca-Cola North ... More >>
Marlowe's bartender Josh Gilette makes an Atsui cocktail with Svedka vodka.Dish, Westword's annual party celebrating the local dining scene, went down last night at the Exdo Event Center, attracting dozens of local restaurateurs, bartenders, business types, hungry eaters and thirsty drinkers. ... More >>
Two months ago, Colt & Gray bartender Noah Heaney barely edged out another Colt & Gray barman, Kevin Burke, in a sudden-death mix-off when the two tied for first at the Colorado chapter of the US Bartender's Guild Don Q rum competition.
The prize: a trip to New York to compete in the Manha ... More >>