Richard Sandoval would like to make Denver his home. The international chef and restaurateur, who has over forty restaurants around the globe, still thinks Colorado is one of the best places in the U.S., which is why there are more Sandoval restaurants in this state than anywhere else, with five in ... More >>
The weather's getting warmer, so you have no excuse for not heading to one of two events that should be the taco the town. Tonight restaurateur, chef and author Richard Sandoval will be touting his new cookbook at La Biblioteca, where guests will get a lot more than just a signature. And just up the ... More >>
If there's one thing people love about brunch, it's cocktails before noon. And with more than 50 spots in Denver offering bottomless mimosas (yes, we counted), how do you decide where to drink away the day? You evaluate the flavor profiles, uniqueness, champagne quality, and cost. Here are our recom ... More >>
Author! Author! A trio of chefs -- Ina Gartner, Richard Sandoval and Eric Skokan --will be talking about their new cookbooks this week, and there are many other appetizing events on the culinary calendar. Keep reading for a taste. See also: Illegal Pete's Now Open in Fort Collins, Protesters Are No ... More >>
Despite the name, La Biblioteca, the tequila bar next to Zengo and Riverfront Park, is not an ideal place for study. It's a sexy library of agave-based -- rather than paper-based -- knowledge, with more than 300 tequilas, mezcals and other liquors. The sort of people who drop hundreds of bills on es ... More >>
It's almost August, but there's still plenty to enjoy in July. This week's culinary calendar includes a trash-fish dinner, a cooking lesson with Richard Sandoval, and a restaurant/pub crawl along Denver's most colorful strip. Keep reading for a taste of what's in store... See also: State of the U ... More >>
Soon after he brought Tamayo to Larimer Square, renowned restaurateur Richard Sandoval opened Zengo in Riverfront Park, when the Platte Valley was still on the urban edge. But Riverfront has grown up, and so has Zengo; this week the restaurant is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Today through Sund ... More >>
Tequila, says Richard Sandoval,"flows through my blood." And the Mexico born, New York-based chef and restaurateur, who owns dozens of restaurants around the world -- and several in Denver, including Zengo, Tamayo and La Sandia -- now trumpets Denver's first tequila library: La Biblioteca, the origi ... More >>
Last August, when global chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval opened Al Lado, a Latin wine and tapas bar directly adjacent to Zengo, his Latin-inspired food temple in Riverfront Park, he described the sultry wine bar as his "homage to a new generation of Latin winemakers, and the thoughtful cuisin ... More >>
This week, Gretchen Kurtz checked out Tamayo -- the second Mexican eatery in Richard Sandoval's global chain of restaurants -- for her review, while Carrie Shores of Table 6 spoke with Lori Midson about how she's always found refuge in the kitchen. See also: - Denver's fifty most essential restaura ... More >>
Sergio Romo La Sandía Cantina 8340 Northfield Boulevard 303-373-9100 richardsandoval.com/lasandiacantina This is part one of my interview with Sergio Romo, exec chef of La Sandia; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Sergio Romo started his cooking career at the wee age of six, working at hi ... More >>
Bravo's Top Chef Masters will start its new season tonight, and Jennifer Jasinski, the James Beard Award-winning executive chef of Rioja (and co-owner of Euclid Hall and Bistro Vendome) is one of the masters. So is Richard Sandoval, who owns several restaurants in Colorado, including Zengo, Maya, Ta ... More >>
Please, sir, can I have some more? And more still? When you're in the mood to overindulge, there's no better way to do it than at a bottomless, all-you-can eat brunch. We recently revealed our ten favorite brunch spots; now we're confessing to our ten favorite spots to enjoy brunch again, and again, ... More >>
Following on the heels of Zengo, Richard Sandoval's Latin restaurant in Riverfront Park, which recently began offering bottomless brunch, Tamayo, Sandoval's modern Mexican in Larimer Square, is now strutting a similar deal: $35 for unlimited cocktails, including margaritas, Bloody Marias, mimosas an ... More >>
Tamayo has been holding down its corner of Larimer Square for over a decade, and owner Richard Sandoval decided the restaurant was due for a remodeling job -- a million-dollar remodeling job, which involved both the interior and the menu. The result was unveiled yesterday, when Tamayo reopened. Se ... More >>
Holy tequila! What a difference a cool million makes. That's the approximate coinage spent on remodeling Tamayo, Richard Sandoval's modern Mexican restaurant in Larimer Square that was closed just under four weeks to significantly upgrade the two-tiered space, which now looks like a brand new restau ... More >>
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 >>
Happy Place: Tamayo, 1400 Larimer Street, 720-946-1433. The Hours: Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The Deals: $3.50 beer specials; $5 specialty cocktails; $3 small plates. Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.
For the past three years, chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval, who owns 35 restaurants around the world, including five in Denver and two in the mountains -- the most he's opened in any state -- has been methodically planning one of his newest concepts: Al Lado, a Latin wine and tapas bar that re ... More >>
Richard Sandoval opened his first restaurant in New York City fifteen years ago, and since then, his empire has expanded across the United States. He currently has six spots in Colorado, including the recently opened Cima in Avon, Venga Venga in Vail and a pair of La Sandias in Northfield and Park M ... More >>
The Place: La Sandia Cantina, 8340 Northfield Boulevard, 303-373-9100 The Hours: Daily from 4 p.m. to close The Deals: $5 cocktails; $3 Mexican beers; $3 small plates Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.
Toast Mexican independene at La Sandia's tequila bar.Richard Sandoval may have trademarked the term "modern Mexican cuisine," but he's celebrating the past with a week's worth of specials to commemorate the 2010 Mexican Bicentennial -- the 200th anniversary of the independence movement, which ... More >>
Kate KennedyThe Place: Zengo, 1610 Little Raven Street, 720-904-0965. The Hours: Monday through Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Deal: $5 specialty cocktails, happy hour wines by the glass and large bottles of Kirin and Sapporo; $3 beers; small plates range from $5-$7.
El Grito -- the day when Mexicans across the world commemorate that country's independence from Spanish rule -- isn't until September 16, but Richard Sandoval, chef-owner of Tamayo, La Sandia and Zengo, is getting an early start on all the celebrations. Beginning today and continuing though ... More >>
Peking Tokyo, which I reviewed this week, was a weird little joint, no doubt. The name was strange, the space bizarre. And yet, it was an excellent neighborhood player and the kind of place one might well thank the food gods for should one find one's self in the area and hard up for spring rol ... More >>
Is that one o' them Three Tenors? Below: sweet blogs that won't rot your teeth. Today in Cafe Society: • La Sandia Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar comes to you courtesy of Richard Sandoval and Placido Domingo. • Dazzle offers a dazzling Halloween deal. • Tambien and Mezcal feature lively Day ... More >>
Placido Domingo and Richard Sandoval at the new La Sandia. La Sandia Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar opens to the public today, but it already got a workout last night, when hundreds of people flocked to the stylish space at the edge of the Vistas at Park Meadows. La Sandia certainly got the best v ... More >>
From the week of 5/3/2007
Mexi-Frenchy-Asian land of Zengo.
Meat and potatoes of Denvers restaurant scene.
When style eats substance.
Because Richard Sandoval has so many restaurants to keep track of, because he is one of those multi-unit chefs who seems driven to collect addresses the way some kids collect baseball cards, he has no day-to-day control over his properties. He sets a concept, writes a menu, staffs up with trusted li ... More >>
From a goose chase to a great chase, 2006 was one wild ride.
A collaboration between Steamboat Springs and Denver chefs leads to one tasty meal.
How the right cuisines could conquer the world.
Modern Mexican standoff
I can't wait to go back to Zengo.
One Degree of Separation
Fry Me to the Moon
Out of the Bleu.
The Pinnacle Club hopes to attract high-end diners to its lofty digs.
Tamayo takes diners on a first-class mouth-of-the-border tour.