Simply Pure, one of the local medical marijuana industry's most prominent edibles companies, has suspended operations -- because, says co-owner Wanda James, the inability to get banking services makes doing business untenable at this time. James has plenty to say about this situation, and she also s ... More >>
Denver foodbeasts who eat up the city's culinary scene had plenty to chew on in 2011: Big-name chefs who abruptly closed their restaurants; other chefs who walked out; a restaurant that burst into flames -- and rose from the ashes; a very public divorce; and sadly, unfathomably, a beloved restaurate ... More >>
The Saddlery building is the new home of the Squeaky Bean.Our prayers to the gods and goddesses of things that squeak have been been fulfilled: After shuttering in June, following a break-down in lease negotiations between Squeaky Bean head bean counter Johnny Ballen and his landlord, the own ... More >>
Lori MidsonStar-tender Sean Kenyon had all of his cocktail recipes ready to go for the late July opening of the Occidental, a cocktail bar that would have taken over the Squeaky Bean, which closed last month when owner Johnny Ballen and his landlord -- ARV Holdings, the entity run by the Agu ... More >>
Jimenez Three seats are up for grabs on the Denver Public Schools Board of Education this November -- and the list of candidates vying for them is growing. As of today, seven candidates have announced that they're running, including incumbent Arturo Jimenez, who represents northwest Denver. T ... More >>
Lori MidsonOn Sunday afternoon, following brunch service, the Squeaky Bean, one of our favorite restaurants on the planet, closed -- not because the joint was in the toilet, or the entire kitchen crew walked out, or owner Johnny Ballen told one too many bad bean jokes. That had nothing to do ... More >>
This week is chock-full of classes you might need to brush up on your cooking and baking skills before the big feast day on Thursday -- and if you're looking for somewhere to eat out on Thanksgiving, we've got a full list of restaurants serving a traditional holiday spread (which we'll re-pos ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano eating more traditional Mexican fareGustavo Arellano, author of Ask a Mexican and a former food critic in Orange County, California, is in town this week for a visiting professorship at Metro and his debate tonight with Tom Tancredo.
But really, he's here to eat -- a mission ... More >>
The Aguirre family was not having a good month. They'd temporarily closed the 25-year-old Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe -- once the only restaurant in what's now a hot-hot area of Highland -- on September 20, hoping to do a week or so of much needed mechanical updates. But at the start of this we ... More >>
Lori Midson Jon Emanuel, executive chef of Project Angel Heart
This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Jon Emanuel. To read part one of that interview, click here.
Culinary inspirations: Without a doubt, my dad is my number-one culinary inspiration. When I was a real little guy, he ... More >>
Squeaky Bean opened a year ago this weekend at 3301 Tejon Street, and against all odds in the twelve months since, this little restaurant with the much littler kitchen has managed to turn out big meals and attract big crowds.
There should be as big crowd today, when the Squeaky Bean will hos ... More >>
Lori MidsonSqueaky Bean executive chef Max Mackissock "After all that nonsense at Primebar -- those guys are the biggest scumbags ever -- it was unbelievably refreshing to get a job at a restaurant that's owned by one of the nicest guys I've ever met," Max Mackissock says during our interview ... More >>