Shoni Jones Root Down C Concourse, Denver International Airport 303-342-6959 rootdowndenver.com This is part two of my interview with Shoni Jones, exec chef of Root Down at DIA; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. What do you enjoy most about your craft? Making snacks for people to enjoy, ... More >>
In this week's restaurant review, Gretchen Kurtz visits Devil's Food Bakery & Cookery, which has grown from a bakery to a breakfast and lunch spot to a dinner destination, too, particularly if you crave Southern-style chicken and waffles. Mark Antonation continues his journey up Federal Boulevard to ... More >>
Okinawa Sushi, a sea of Japanese cuisine, opens today in Berkeley with an expansive sushi and sashimi menu, more than fifty rolls, including several vegetarian options and a handful of low-carb sushi rolls, a fistful of sushi and sashimi platters, bento boxes and an omakase menu. The modern restaura ... More >>
There are 26 Tokyo Joe's location in Colorado -- a state that may pump out more fast-casual chain stores per capita than any other (see: Chipotle, Garbanzo, Qdoba, Smashburger, etc.). Although the menu includes a vegetarian sushi roll that's not bad (it has cream cheese, which is bad news for vegans ... More >>
"Hapa" is "a Hawaiian term that describes a harmonious blend of Asian and American cultures," according to the Hapa Sushi menu. And this homegrown, four-restaurant chain is devoted to making moving between those cultures easy -- and delicious. Those unfamiliar with sushi will find Hapa a comforting ... More >>
Nothing beats a free lunch -- but a cheap lunch definitely comes close, and the lunch deal at Kimono Sushi Bar and Grill is a real deal. The eatery offers a limited lunch menu with assorted sushi options (including three vegetarian sushi choices); you take your pick of any three, and they're served ... More >>
Japanese cuisine is centered on seafood -- but you can get plenty of ocean action without dipping into raw fish. Japon is one of many eateries around town that serves up a spread of vegetarian sushi options along with tuna and salmon and calamari, and its lunches are fast but tasty. See also: - Vol ... More >>
Later today we'll post our Restaurant Roll Call for May, a compendium of all the openings and closings in town over the past month -- and there have been plenty. But already, June is shaping up to be a very busy time for restaurants. Two new places have dates with the Department of Excise and Lice ... More >>
Soundgarden formed in 1984 as a three-piece with Chris Cornell on drums on vocals, Kim Thayil on guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Though noisier in the beginning, the band would go on to be one of the main purveyors of a slow, sludgy, intense, punk-rooted rock that was dubbed "grunge" by the Britis ... More >>
Last week, Mayor Michael Hancock was at the CELL to announce the expansion of Transportation on Patrol, a program that empowers Denver's cabbies, limo drivers, truckers and even pedal-cab operators to alert law enforcement of suspicious behavior. Days later, a taxi driver reportedly called the cops ... More >>
Kaoru Ishibashi (aka Kishi Bashi) came straight out of Berklee with a degree in film scoring and went right into performing, first with Barnum's Kaleidoscope and then with his Jupiter One. Along the way, he had stints with Regina Spektor and Sondre Lerche, and he was also a touring member of Kevin B ... More >>
JP Krause Aloft Broomfield 8300 Arista Place, Broomfield 303-635-2000 www.aloftbroomfielddenver.com This is part one of my interview with JP Krause, exec chef of Aloft Broomfield. Part two of our interview will run in this space tomorrow. "Right. My name. It's John Patrick, but ever since high ... More >>
Beau Simmons Jonesy's EatBar 400 East 20th Avenue 303-863-7473 www.jeatbar.com Part one of my interview with Beau Simmons, exec chef of Jonesy's EatBar, ran yesterday; below is part two of our chat. Favorite restaurant in America: Longman & Eagle in Chicago, whose motto is "Eat, Sleep, Whiskey." T ... More >>
Michael Zheng opened Okinawa in late 2010 at 2301 East Colfax Avenue, in a spot that had failed before as a sushi joint -- but it's done well enough that Zheng opened another outpost of Okinawa in a strip mall at 12652 West Ken Caryl Avenue, in a space that was formerly the home of a Big Papa's BBQ ... More >>
Asobi Seksu (due tonight at the hi-dive with Grimes, Le Divorce) made a bit of a name for itself in its early days by blending together solid pop hooks with strong rhythmic dynamics and a guitar sound that recalled early Lush and the more melodic end of My Bloody Valentine. Naturally, this re ... More >>
Happy Place: Okinawa, 2301 East Colfax Avenue, 303-322-8886 The Hours: Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. The Deals: 2-for-1 on all beer, wine and sake; $4 to $12.95 sushi and salad specials Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.
Lori MidsonChoLon Modern Asian Bistro was one of the big restaurants to open in 2010.While many restaurants closed in 2010, many more restaurants opened -- including such hot spots as ChoLon, Euclid Hall, Green Russell, Lou's Food Bar and, on the very last day of the year, Bittersweet. Here' ... More >>
The black construction walls are down -- Okinawa opens tomorrowThe space left vacant by Nohana Sushi at 2301 East Colfax Avenue has been under construction for almost six months. Tomorrow, though, the dust will finally clear, and Japanese restaurant Okinawa will open for business.
Tall, black temporary walls conceal the specifics, but there's no hiding the fact that something's going on at 2301 East Colfax Avenue in the John Hand building. The liquor-license permit application indicates that a restaurant called Okinawa -- we hear it's a sushi joint -- will occupy the ... More >>
Earlier this week, ex-Congressman Tom Tancredo said former Colorado Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton, then on the cusp of formally announcing her candidacy for the U.S. Senate, wasn't "ready for prime time" and was only running because she'd been urged to do so by Arizona Senator John McCain. Since ... More >>
Jane Norton.Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee registered a couple of domain names on behalf of former Colorado Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton -- and today, Norton's using one of them, JaneNortonForColorado.com. Up-front: A news item that declares, "Jane Norton official ... More >>
If Terry Grossman lives forever, he wants you to be there to see it.
When radio executive Steve Keeney commented for a March 6 Message column about changes in the local radio scene, he was exceedingly forthcoming, noting the reasons the outlet formerly known as Sassy had flipped to a format dubbed One FM and outlining an audio revamp at Martini, another property unde ... More >>
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