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Sean Yontz

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    I miss Sean Yontz's mole -- where will he mix it up next?

    I loved the mole at Tamayo, the restaurant I review this week, and it got me thinking about another mole I've loved over the years. Not coincidentally, it was made by a Tamayo veteran, Sean Yontz, who learned the secrets of this complex sauce from a woman in Oaxaca who cooked in a dirt-floor kitchen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Sean Yontz will be cooking again in Denver -- starting at Monday's Del Maguey dinner

    Sean Yontz's job effectively ended at the end of service on May 3, when El Diablo and Sketch closed for good and he parted ways with Jesse Morreale, owner of the red-tagged First Avenue Hotel, after eight years in business together. After that, Yontz traveled some, and he's now on his way to Aspen f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Photos: Denver FIVE kicks off its sixth dinner series at Studio F

    The sixth edition of Leigh Sullivan's Denver FIVE held its first dinner last night at Studio F, a sold-out smash featuring chefs Matt Selby (Corner House), Sean Yontz (El Diablo), Jorel Pierce (Euclid Hall), Ian Kleinman (The Inventing Room) and new addition/repeat Brian Laird (who's opening Sarto's ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 4, 2011
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    July 19, 2011

    El Diablo hosts Gemini in July, a five-course tequila dinner

    ​El Diablo, 101 Broadway, will host a five-course Gemini in July tequila dinner. Guest chef Daniel Asher of Root Down will be working in the kitchen with Sean Yontz; guest mixologist Carrie Scroggins with be working with Gemini tequilas, alongside Gemini Brand Ambassador Tom Wagstaff. The even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Tonight: El Diablo hosts Hacienda de Chihuahua dinner with guest chefs Matt Selby and Brandon Biederman and cocktail kings Randy and Ryan Layman

    Lori Midson​If you're looking to have a devilishly good time tonight, make plans to attend the Sotol Hacienda de Chihuahua dinner at El Diablo, the rollicking Mexican cantina in the Baker 'hood, whose kitchen extols the virtues of exec chef Sean Yontz. Tonight though, Yontz is sharing his k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    El Diablo, Ototo dinners should whet your appetite for Denver Restaurant Week

    ​Although Denver Restaurant Week, which starts on February 26, is the real movable feast, two new kids on the restaurant block are offering major deals on Tuesday, February 22. El Diablo, which opened last August at 101 Broadway, is offering its second tequila dinner featuring Republic Tequil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Mezcal's Roberto Diaz on the best carnitas in the world, his love for lard and huitlacoche

    Lori Midson​ This is part one of Lori Midson's Q&A with Roberto Diaz, the executive chef of Mezcal. Part two of that interview will run tomorrow. Roberto Diaz Mezcal 3230 East Colfax Avenue 303-322-5219 www.mezcalcolorado.com To celebrate Mexican Independence Day last week, Roberto Diaz s ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010
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    May 21, 2010

    Chef Sean Yontz to lead Mexican culinary tour in Oaxaca

    Lori Midson ​After my fourth trip to Oaxaca, arguably Mexico's most vibrant food city, I'm still convinced that it's one of the most magical places on earth. The open-air markets, which seem infinite in scope and scale, are extraordinary, the people of colonial Oaxaca are some of the most int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Update: More management change at Mezcal

    ​The celebrated Mezcal restaurant, located at 3230 East Colfax Avenue in Denver, announced yesterday that it has appointed Basic Food Group as its new restaurant management company. "We will operate Mezcal with the highest of standards; the reasons people love Mezcal will not change. The staf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Breaking News: Management change at Mezcal

    ​Last night was the sixth anniversary of Mezcal, the Mexican cantina and tequila bar at 3230 East Colfax Avenue that has played host to some of the best and some of the weirdest nights I have spent in the city over the past several years. Last night was also the night that Jesse Morreale and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Plan ahead: Holiday mezcal dinner at Tambien

    Holiday mezcal menu at Tambien​"Instead of doing a mezcal-tequila tasting like we normally do, we came up with some killer cocktails to pair with each course," says Sean Yontz, executive chef of Tambien (250 Steele Street), the gathering quarters for tomorrow night's multi-course holiday mezc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    My dinner at Mezcal: the aftermath

    ​ Those of you watching the Cafewestword twitter feed over the weekend already know that I survived my night "cooking" at Mezcal without any serious difficulties. Nothing got burned down, no one got punched and, by the time we were done, we'd managed to serve several turns of the dining room ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    TV or not TV? Sheehan helps cook up a tequila dinner at Mezcal

    ​ Last week, I told you about my impending attempt at doing TV and speculated about the potential disasters inherent in anyone allowing me to set foot in their kitchen again after years spent behind a desk. What's more, I mentioned that anyone who was interested was welcome to come down to Mez ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Special dinner at Mezcal featuring food, booze, cameras -- and me in the kitchen

    ​ It has been a long time since I stood a shift in any kitchen. By my own (admittedly poor) accounting, it has been 2,650 days since I last picked up a knife, pulled on my whites or stood before a stove in any sort of professional capacity. I've missed it, sure. I loved the time I spent cook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Part two: Chef and Tell with Sean Yontz of Mezcal, Sketch and Tambien

    Lori MidsonSean Yontz with his wife Alexa​This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Sean Yontz, executive chef of Mezcal, Tambien and Sketch. You can read part one here. Culinary inspirations: Ferran AdriĆ , the chef at El Bulli, because of the way he's completely changed people's perc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Chef and Tell: Sean Yontz of Tambien, Sketch and Mezcal

    Sean Yontz​"Hey, get up, I have something to show you," instructs Sean Yontz as he strides into Sketch, one of the five venues he oversees with business partner Jesse Morreale. And their mini-empire will soon expand to a half-dozen, because Yontz, it turns out, is booting me off my stool to sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    No Big Lots skewer for Sketch

    ​Sketch has a limited menu, but as Jason Sheehan noted in his review, what Jesse Morreale and Sean Yontz (the subject of this week's Chef and Tell) are serving there is choice. Still, when the place opened in March, we couldn't resist suggesting that -- in addition to the exotic cheeses, meats ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Taste of the Nation is hottest ticket in town

    Photo by Lori MidsonSean Yontz and Matt Selby One of Denver's best annual culinary celebrations comes down on Sunday, July 19, at Mile High Station (2027 West Lower Colfax Avenue), this site of this year's Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, a fantastic food-centric event that raises funds to ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Simple things at Sketch Food and Wine

    Sean Yontz will be pleased to meat you at SketchI was several whiskeys to the good on a recent school night when I found myself propped up against Sketch's salumi bar, canting sharply like a ship taking on water.  I asked for the menu, gave it a cursory glance, then pushed it back across the da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Partake in tonight's Plates for the Peak at Vesta Dipping Grill

    One of the best food events of the year, Plates for the Peak, a small plates fundraiser and silent auction to benefit Urban Peak, a non-profit that saves kids from the jaws of homelessness, returns for a sixth year to Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake Street, tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. The star-st ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 23, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Candy Girls: Amarena Cherries and El Rey Chocolate at Sketch

    Photo by Liz KellermeyerWe'll admit it: Big Lots on Broadway has been a go-to spot for Candy Girl "treasures" in the past, so we have a fondness for that bit of real estate. But we were in for a completely different kind of treat when we were invited to taste test the Amarena cherries and Venezue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Mezcal fifth anniversary party, day one

    Mezcal kicked off its fifth anniversary celebration last night, a five-day affair full of five-buck deals through December 20: five-hour happy hours, five tacos for $5, five tamales for $5, tequila shots and coin-style margaritas for five bucks. (BTW, we'd pay five times that for a plate o ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 20, 2007

    It's Time

    The little things will get you every time.

  • Dining

    October 11, 2007

    Gone Fishin'

    Suddenly, Denver’s swimming in seafood restaurants.

  • Dining

    April 5, 2007

    Chama

    And the runner-up is…

  • Dining

    December 28, 2006

    The Year That Was

    From a goose chase to a great chase, 2006 was one wild ride.

  • Dining

    June 29, 2006

    Let's Do Some Crimes

    Repo men on the slowest chase since O.J.

  • Dining

    March 30, 2006

    Dirty Love

    With Chama, Sean Yontz comes out on top.

  • Dining

    November 24, 2005

    Mex and Match

    Will the real Lola please stand up?

  • Dining

    August 25, 2005

    Bite Me

    Bake Off

  • Food & Drink

    March 24, 2005

    Best Taco

    Mezcal

  • Dining

    August 5, 2004
  • Dining

    May 27, 2004

    Bite Me

    Final Answers

  • Dining

    December 25, 2003

    Season's Eatings

    Cooking up the perfect holiday party to cap off the year.

  • Dining

    September 25, 2003

    Bite Me

    Second Helpings

  • Dining

    April 10, 2003

    Bite Me

    One Degree of Separation

  • Dining

    April 10, 2003

    A Room of One's Own

    At Vega, Sean Yontz is finally The Man. He's up to the job.

  • Food & Drink

    March 27, 2003
  • Dining

    March 6, 2003

    Bite Me

    Crowd Control

  • Dining

    February 13, 2003

    Bite Me

    Fry Me to the Moon

  • Dining

    September 19, 2002

    Bite Me

    Out of the Bleu.

  • Dining

    August 30, 2001

    Kitchen Magicians

    The Pinnacle Club hopes to attract high-end diners to its lofty digs.

  • Dining

    August 30, 2001

    Things Are Looking Up

    Tamayo takes diners on a first-class mouth-of-the-border tour.

  • Dining

    August 2, 2001

    The Bite

    So many happy hours, so little time.

  • Dining

    May 31, 2001

    French Twist

    Tante Louise's Duy Pham is the real thing.

  • Dining

    February 3, 2000

    Business as Usual

    Denver restuarants are doing great, but Zenith could use a bit of push.

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