I drove by Smiley's Laundromat last night and felt one of those annoying sighs cross my chest -- a chest pain caused by the sight of possible improvement to a place that I used to enjoy for its utter sketchiness. Smiley's is closed right now for "remodeling," its windows papered over. Could we be lo ... More >>
3315 South Broadway, Englewood
Read part one of my interview with Dirk Holmberg, exec chef of Cafe 180.
What you'd like to see more of in Denver/Boulder from a culinary standpoint: More Mexican seafood dishes -- that would be a good start ... More >>
3315 South Broadway, Englewood
This is part one of my interview with Dirk Holmberg, exec chef of Cafe 180. Part two of our interview will run in this space tomorrow.
Dirk Holmberg squirms if you call him a chef. "I had always wanted to b ... More >>
Lori MidsonMirch Indian Grill is once again empty.The news of a pair of surprise closures -- the two Mirch Indian Grill restaurants in the south suburbs and Walk-In Burgers in Edgewater-- has readers serving up their own theories. Here's how davebarnes summed up the problems at Walk-in Burger ... More >>
This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Robert Bogart, executive chef of Elway's Downtown. In part one of that interview, which ran yesterday, Bogart raps on strange guest requests, one roof and how he wishes that cooks would get the respect they deserve.
Rules of condu ... More >>
Lori MidsonThis is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Mike Adams, the executive chef of Racines. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow.
650 Sherman Street
"Are you seriously going to write that?" asks Mike ... More >>
Cafe 180, which opened last Friday at 3315 South Broadway, is now serving pizza, soup and salad five days a week at pay-what-you-can prices. The restaurant joins the ranks of SAME Cafe and Comfort Cafe with its commitment to make wholesome, nutritious foods available regardless of a diner's ... More >>
Last week, we reported that Denver's groundbreaking pay-what-you-want SAME Cafe inspired national bakery and cafe chain Panera Bread to get into the non-profit biz itself.
Built on the model used by SAME and other community kitchens like Salt Lake City's One World Everybody Eats, Panera ope ... More >>
The economy has slowed some restaurant projects and killed others, but Brio Tuscan Grille is right on track to open Wednesday, September 2 in the former (and much renovated) Macaroni Grill space at 2500 East First Avenue, in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.
Brio is brought to us by the Bri ... More >>
As reported here in March, the Wine Cellar could soon uncork in Highland. This morning, the prospective owners of the joint, which would take over the spot at 2556 15th once occupied by the Red Door shop, are at their liquor-license hearing before the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses right ... More >>
We're working hard to stay on top of the restaurant industry news -- a challenging task in these uncertain times. Whenever we hear of restaurants opening or closing, we post it on this blog; now we're going to start summarizing the action at the end of the month.
And there's been plenty of action i ... More >>
The Macaroni Grill located at 2500 East First Avenue will be closing after tonight's service. Leasing problems seem to be the issue here -- although it could also be some demented breath of fresh air leading to the right places closing due to the bad economy.
An employee I talked to said about 90 ... More >>
Brio Tuscan Grille will be taking the spot vacated by Macaroni Grill at 2500 East First Avenue in Cherry Creek. The national chain, which already has an outpost at 8441 Park Meadows Center Drive, is completely renovating the location; it's slated to open this fall in the Cherry Creek Shopping C ... More >>