Subject:

Sam Badis

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    The Ten Best Old-School Italian Restaurants in Denver

    A restaurant doesn't have to be old to be old-school, but character and experience certainly add to the charm. Even if a red-sauce joint doesn't have the best Italian cuisine in the city, the combination of history, welcoming service (like being at mama's table for Sunday dinner), and good, hearty I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Why These Three Restaurateurs Went Into the Food Industry

    People who want an easy life don't go into the food industry. Hours are long, you're on your feet all day, and margins are tight. So why does anyone do it? Some, like Erin Markham, owner of Saucy Noodle Ristorante -- which I review this week -- literally grew up in the restaurant. "I was raised her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Review: At Fifty, Saucy Noodle Ristorante Feels Like an Old Friend

    Saucy Noodle Ristorante 727 South University Boulevard 303-733-6977 In August, just days after the owners of Lechuga's, one of Denver's oldtime Italian restaurants, sold their spot and retired, Saucy Noodle Ristorante celebrated a different kind of milestone: its fiftieth anniversary. Curious to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Twelve Denver Restaurants That Have Hit Fifty -- and Are Still in the Family

    The Saucy Noodle, which Gretchen Kurtz reviews this week, celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in August -- a remarkable record for a restaurant that's still in the founding family's hands. But it's not the only place in the area run by family members fifty years after it opened. Up in Louisville, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Memories, Family and Garlic: The Saucy Noodle Looks Back at 50 years

    At the Saucy Noodle, the tablecloths are still checkered, the spaghetti and meatballs are still drenched in garlic-studded red sauce, and the same slogan is still emblazoned on the awning: "If you don't like garlic, go home." It was Sam Badis' motto when he opened the restaurant in Bonnie Brae back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Remembrance of things pasta at the Saucy Noodle

    A river of memories -- and red sauce -- runs along the 700 block of South University Boulevard, where Sam Badis bought a little joint named Jim Sano's back in 1964, changed the name to the Saucy Noodle, painted the walls red and added the slogan, "If you don't like garlic...stay home." I discovered ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 25, 2001

    The Bite

    Drive-through dining takes on a new meaning.

  • Food & Drink

    March 29, 2001

    Best Plate of Spaghetti

    The Saucy Noodle

  • Dining

    November 9, 2000

    The Bite

    A Saucy survivor's story.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best plate of spaghetti

    The Saucy Noodle

  • Dining

    April 20, 2000

    Mouthing Off

    Pioneering pizza men make up the upper crust.

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