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Ondo

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Concept Restaurants took on an iconic space when it transformed Strings into Humboldt

    As the folks behind the now-defunct Ondo's and Café Berlin learned the hard way, there are hazards to real estate. Basement and second-floor locations pose obvious challenges for restaurateurs, but even ground-floor spaces in high-traffic areas aren't risk-free. "We knew people might be upset with ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Reader: Sorry about Ondo's, but restaurants don't thrive in subterranean spaces

    Restaurants are rushing to open before the end of the year -- and that's also the time when we'll suddenly see closures. The sad news started this week, when Ondo's Spanish Tapas Bar announced that after four years in a subterranean space in Cherry Creek, it will go underground for good on December ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Ten best restaurants in Cherry Creek

    When Mark Fischer turned Phat Thai into Harman's eat & drink, which Gretchen Kurtz reviews this week, he was working off a great model -- his Pullman in Glenwood Springs. There was just one obstacle, Kurtz reports: the space's Cherry Creek location. Cherry Creek was once the heart of Denver's dining ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Flamenco at Ondo's, Dia de los Muertos at Longmont's Comida, and beer dinner at EDGE

    Head to Ondo's Spanish Tapas Bar in Cherry Creek tonight to celebrate the last night of October flamenco month, with the Maria Vazquez Trio performing sets at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m., and $15 wine flights for three half-pours all evening. Although Dia de los Muertos doesn't officially start until Novemb ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    Ondo's hits the dance floor with a Flamenco party tonight

    Ondo's Spanish Tapas & Bar, 250 Steele Street, is hosting a flamenco dance party tonight, with professional performances from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and a special prix fixe menu available all evening. Keep reading for a look at the selection. See also: - Ondo's welcomes spring with a new menu, paella sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Ondo's welcomes spring with a new menu, paella special tonight

    Ondo's Spanish Tapas Bar, 250 Steele Street, is introducing a new spring menu this evening, and hosting a special paella night beginning at 4 p.m. today. For $28, patrons can choose up to four ingredients to create a customized paella dish, which feeds two to four people; call 303-975-6514 for reser ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    Celebrate National Paella Day at Ondo's today

    It's National Paella Day! And Ondo's Spanish Tapas Bar, 250 Steele Street, is celebrating with a deal on made-to-order versions of the traditional Spanish dish. See also: - Reader: Before you judge a dish like paella, see if it tastes good - Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Paella - Ondo's Spani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Big Easy Creole Kitchen closes in Cherry Creek

    Location, location, location. The subterranean space at 250 Steele Street has swallowed up another restaurant: Big Easy Creole Kitchen. George Gastl, a native of Denver and graduate from the Culinary Institute of Scottsdale, had cooked around the world -- in Santa Fe, Germany and, yes, New Orleans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Jeremy Thomas, chef of Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, on simplicity, spoons and Sheehan

    Jeremy Thomas Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar 1512 Curtis Street 303-534-1155 www.legranddenver.com This is part one of my interview with Jeremy Thomas, chef of Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Colorado native Jeremy Thomas spent a lot of time at the dinne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Ondo's Spanish Tapas Bar celebrates its third birthday tonight

    Ondo's Spanish Tapas Bar, 250 Steele Street, is commemorating three years in business this evening with drink specials -- including $3 Basque cider and $5 house wines -- throughout the night. There will also be a traditional, Basque-style Pintxos bar featuring a variety of tapas for $2 each. See a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Big Easy Creole Kitchen is coming to Cherry Creek North

    Creole is suddenly on a roll in Denver: Zydeco's opened last fall on Wynkoop Street, a new Gumbo's is going into the space that had been Roam on East 17th Avenue, and the 1812 Restaurant & Bar is currently amassing funds to build a restaurant in Five Points. Now you can add another spot to the list: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Cherry Creek and Upper Larimer face off in our Street 16 tournament

    Which neighborhood has better restaurants? Cherry Creek -- maybe the Duke University of Denver restaurant neighborhoods: prestigious, with a history of success and constant reinvention -- or Upper Larimer, the up-and-coming Ballpark neighborhood on a hot streak? (Maybe a Murray State comparison is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Procrastinators, take heart: Prime time Valentine's Day reservations are still available

    Tomorrow is a really special day of the year, when you will no doubt attempt to show how much you care about your significant other by showering him or her with gifts, Hallmark cards, roses, confections and maybe even some red and pink confetti. And if everyone plays their cards right, the most roma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Ondo's Spanish Tapas Bar rolls out a traditional Basque happy hour

    Ondo's Spanish Tapas BarOndo's unveils a traditional Basque pintxos happy hour.​When Curt and Darcy Steinbecker opened Ondo's Spanish Tapas Bar in late 2009, they wanted to give Denver a true Spanish experience, channeling the country where they'd met and learned to cook. And in that spirit, t ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 28, 2011
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    April 28, 2011

    Second Helping: Tapas de España

    ​Hungry for a taste of true Spanish tapas, which I'd enjoyed so much on the Iberian peninsula, I hurried to Tapas de España, which recently opened in El Señor Sol, a Mexican restaurant that occupies the Victorian building that was once the Zang Brewing Company. There's actually no distincti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Hush could reopen in Cherry Creek -- but first it needs to survive today's liquor-license hearing

    Sign of the times: Liquor-license hearing notice for 250 Steele Street.​Restaurants have a tough time making a go of basement space, and the 250 Steele Street address has been a particularly black hole. Although Bistro Adde Brewster had a long run there, the spot has since swallowed up French ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Sangria and Spanish snacks at Ondo's happy hour

    ​Happy Place: Ondo's, 250 Steele Street, 303-975-6514 The Hours: Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.; all day Tuesday; Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight The Deals: $3 Heineken drafts; $3 red or white sangria; $3 well pours; $2 off wine, cava, and sherry by the glass; $3-12 food ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 13, 2010
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    May 5, 2010

    Ondo's is serving up Spanish-style baguette sandwiches for lunch

    ​Not only did Ondo's, the tapas bar at 250 Steele Street that opened last fall, recently expanded its hours to include lunch. And the lunch menu -- and the lunch menu only -- features what owner Curt Steinbecker believes to be the only authentic bocadillos in Denver. Steinbecker describes bo ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010
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    January 14, 2010
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    January 12, 2010

    Someone's in The Kitchen...but it's not Jason Sheehan

    Mark MangerEric Hines in the kitchen of The Kitchen.​There are a few things that I like about Boulder and many that I don't. For example, it bothers me that Boulder exists where it does, snugged up tight against the base of the Flatirons, frantically humping the leg of a mountain range that wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Sheehan: Things I'm gonna miss...

    ​Time is growing short. Less than a week before I turn my back on the 303 and make for the 206 (which sounds weird just to say), and everywhere I turn, I'm seeing things I'm going to miss. It's no longer just the big things that are getting to me, but the little ones as well -- my view of th ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 7, 2010
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    January 6, 2010

    Up Close: Ondo's

    Mark Manger​For his last supper (review) in Denver, Sheehan ate at Ondo's, where he says Deicy Steinbecker's fare is "easing into excellence." See Mark Manger's photos on the slideshow page.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Saying goodbye at Ondo's

    ​"This might be the last time, you know?" Laura said. "Our last chance." And she was right. While Curt and Deicy Steinbecker and Ondo's might just be starting out in Denver, we were finishing up, doing last things, handling final details before aiming ourselves west and making for the dista ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Cafe Society: Week in review

    ​ What you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while you were buried in gravy, a slave to stuffing or checking out Sheehan's roundup of Denver's best pub grub, which is exactly what you want after too much tryptophan: Saul Hudson learned that Chipotle Mexican Grill is entering the Lond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Update: Ondo's opens today

    ​ That picture there? That's what Ondo's looked like a few weeks ago. The space at 250 Steele Street was still coming together, and even as recently as last week, there was no set menu because no one on staff had actually been able to get into the kitchen to cook anything. But yesterday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Update: Ondo's sets a new opening date

    ​ Just got off the blower with Curt Steinbecker (that's him in the funny hat up there, standing beside his wife, Deicy) of Ondo's, the Spanish tapas restaurant that I've been waiting forever for at 250 Steele Street (in the former home of French 250). Okay, so maybe it hasn't quite been for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Ondo's on schedule for a mid-November opening

    Lori Midson​While Jason Sheehan is busy building a dream team staff for Ondo's, the tapas restaurant taking over the subterranean space at 250 Steele Street, owner Curt Steinbecker, who trained with his wife, Deicy, at the Escuela de Cocina Luis Irizar, is just trying to get his restaurant op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Staffing Up: My dream team for Ondo's

    ​Yesterday I kicked off "Staffing Up," with some free advice for how Mark & Isabella can get its act together. But the idea doesn't have to be confined to restaurants that need a swift, motivating kick in the ass; reading through these blog posts for the last few days, I realize that we can a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Cafe Society: Week in review

    Sausage king​What 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Counting down to tapas at Ondo's

    ​ There are some restaurants I talk about a lot. There are others that I talk about hardly at all. And one of the very few places that I talk about continuously (some would say obsessively) isn't even open yet. It's Ondo's. Ah, Ondo's....I've been dreaming about having a new tapas restaura ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 9, 2009
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    July 2, 2009

    Ondo's to move into French 250

    Never say die: The space at 250 Steele Street that swallowed French 250 (and numerous restaurants before that) is now moving around the Mediterranean. According to the banner now hanging at that address, Ondo's, a tapas spot, will attempt to make a go of this spot come fall.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    More on Ondo's, coming this fall

    This is me jumping up and down in excitement.  This is me rubbing my hands with glee. Yeah, sure, 250 Steele Street has a serious curse on it. Like a Curse of the Mummy-style curse. Abandon hope all ye who open a restaurant here. This space has swallowed more restaurants than I have chicken win ... More >>

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    July 13, 1994

    LONG LIVE THE KING

    KING SUNNY ADE CONTINUES TO BRIGHTEN THE WORLD-MUSIC SCENE.

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