"Celebrating now!" read the text from Paul Reilly, who just inked a deal to take over Olivéa, Stephanie Bonin and Keith Arnold's beloved New American restaurant, which the couple, along with exec chef John Broening and pastry chef Yasmin Lozada-Hissom (the betrothed twosome now own Spuntino), opene ... More >>
via www.localharvest.orgWhen Keith Arnold and Stephanie Bonin first leased the space that would eventually house Olivéa, they realized that the property abutted a piece of land leased by a rather unusual tenant: Elaine Granata was using the lot for the very urban Granata Farms.
The farmer a ... More >>
Big pic below.This morning's No On 300 rally rally in Skyline Park brought out approximately seventy representatives and supporters of the hospitality industry, everyone from five crop-topped Hooters employees to three much more conservatively dressed Denver City Council members.
But everyo ... More >>
Meat: It's not all that's for dinner -- at least not on Monday nights at Duo and Olivéa, both of which are the first restaurants in Denver to join the campaign to go meatless on Mondays, a nationwide initiative (some would call it a movement without the "moo") to persuade Americans to stick ... More >>
The first thing you need to know about Denver Restaurant Week is that it's the largest event of its type in the country, with the most restaurants participating and the most meals served. The second thing you need to know is that it's not an actual week. When the economy took a nosedive, the ... More >>
Olivea, site of good food and good deeds.
Denver's restaurateurs are an incredibly generous group, with chefs and owners alike stepping up to contribute to endless good causes throughout the year.
Olivea -- the eighteen-month-old restaurant owned by Keith Arnold and Stephanie Bonin (who're ... More >>
Duo, Keith Arnold and Stephanie Bonin's farm-to-table restaurant at 2413 West 32nd Avenue, is partnering with Heirloom Gardens, the Highland CSA/NSA founded by Sundari Elizabeth Kraft, for a four-course farm dinner tonight.
"We can attest that everything served at tonight's dinner was harve ... More >>
Olivea is one of the seventeen 17th Avenue businesses joining together for the Seventeen on 17th benefit tonight, when they'll all donate 10 percent of their sales to the National Wildlife Federation Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund.
That alone is a good reason to visit Olivea. But here's ano ... More >>
Keith Arnold, Stephanie Bonin, John Broening and Yasmin Lozada-Hissom.Eating John Broening's food at Olivea made me think about his other kitchen -- the one at Duo. Duo is...how do I even describe it without it coming out all wrong?
For a guy like me -- terminally overfed, always on the hu ... More >>
Mark MangerJohn Broening may be quiet, but his food at Olivea speaks for itself."Jesus," I said to no one in particular, dopey smile aimed down 17th Avenue, waddling a little as I cleared the doors of Olivea. "He is just so fucking good..."
John Broening keeps a relatively low profile, even ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe Uptown 'hood has no shortage of restaurants, but Olivéa, the new food temple from John Broening, Yasmin Lozada-Hisson, Keith Arnold and Stephanie Bonin (the foursome behind Duo), located at 719 East 17th Avenue in the former Aix space, could be just what the neighborhood's been waiti ... More >>
Olivea's website photos look good enough to eat.Olivea, the joint effort from Keith Arnold and Stephanie Bonin (owners of Duo), and John Broening and Yasmin Lozada-Hissom (chef and pastry chef of Duo, respectively), opens at 5 p.m. at 719 East 17th Avenue, in the former home of Aix.
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One of the first big restaurant deals of the new year was the purchase of Aix -- by a new partnership comprised of of Keith Arnold and Stephanie Bonin (owners of Duo), and John Broening and Yasmin Lozada-Hissom (chef and pastry chef of Duo, respectively). When the quartet took on Aix, they had a con ... More >>
Yesterday, I noted that Aix's website had gone dark -- as its dining room was last Saturday night. But because 17th Avenue is such a solid restaurant neighborhood, I don't think anyone out there thought the space would stay empty for long.
I just got off the phone with Keith Arnold, owner (along wit ... More >>