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Tokyo Joe

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Food and Drink Resources opens Innovation Center test kitchen in Denver

    Denver is considered a headquarters for fast-casual dining, with chains like Chipotle, Noodles and Co., Garbanzo and Tokyo Joe's all calling Colorado home. That's one of the reasons Denver-based Food and Drink Resources decided to open its new Innovation Center in Centennial. The center not only gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Build your own Tokyo Joe's bowl for a made-to-order, veggie special

    There are 26 Tokyo Joe's location in Colorado -- a state that may pump out more fast-casual chain stores per capita than any other (see: Chipotle, Garbanzo, Qdoba, Smashburger, etc.). Although the menu includes a vegetarian sushi roll that's not bad (it has cream cheese, which is bad news for vegans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    The eel is the real deal at Kokoro

    Eel is my favorite protein, in an "if-I-had-a-last-meal-request-on-death-row" kind of way. I was very disappointed in the eel I tried at Tokyo Joe's, but at least my review of that sad meal inspired an insightful Westword reader to steer me toward local mini-chain Kokoro. And as it turns out, the un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Fire Bowl Cafe is a cool option for a summer meal

    The Fire Bowl Cafe franchise is based in Austin -- and you can make whatever jokes you like about Texas producing an Asian fast-casual eatery, but the only location in the metro area is packed every lunch hour. Fire Bowl seems to be the go-to place for Denver Tech Center types who want to snag lunch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Want old-timey food? Black-Eyed Pea delivers that and old-timers, too

    Every once in a while you really want a taste of some old-fashioned, old-time favorites (that someone else has to cook, and then clean up after) like pot roast, meatloaf, mashed potatoes made with actual potatoes, fried corn and squash casserole, chicken-fried everything...and even a nice plate of f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Colorado-based Tokyo Joe's is a fast-food chain that needs to slow down

    Fast-casual Japanese food like rice bowls, udon noodles and simple sushi rolls at cheap prices, served in a compact bistro environment that encourages come-as-you-are, quick-service dine-in or even faster carry-out: That's a golden dragon of a concept. But the unfortunate reality I saw while recentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Exclusive first look: Jelly Cafe is now open in the DU neighborhood

    And...the wait is over. This morning, Christina Smith and Josh Epps opened the second Jelly Cafe, a year and a half after bestowing the Capitol Hill neighborhood with the original Jelly Cafe, arguably the hamlet's most popular breakfast joint for pancakes, eggs Benny, hashes and bloody Marys. See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Which 'Wich? is a chain which has vegetarian-friendly options

    Although Colorado is home to some veggie-friendly chains (Chipotle, Garbanzo, etc.), we're never sure about chains that originate in other states. Which 'Wich?, which got its start in Dallas, was one of those unknown quantities -- but now we're happy to report that it offers more than one vegetarian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Jelly will open a second location in the former Tokyo Joe's space near DU

    If you can't snag at seat at Jelly -- and who can? -- the insanely popular breakfast and lunch joint that Christina Smith and Josh Epps opened in early 2011, there's hope on the horizon.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Marijuana: Englewood MMCs not serving minors, but many bars, restaurants did

    U.S. Attorney John Walsh says his seizure-threat letters to medical marijuana dispensaries near schools are intended to protect kids. But in Englewood, it appears that minors are much more likely to get illegal intoxicants from bars, restaurants and liquor stores than MMCs.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Occupy Denver has an on-site kitchen: Welcome to the Thunderdome

    People driving by the Capitol building at Broadway and Colfax will notice many things about the Occupy Denver demonstration site, including energetic protesters chanting and waving signs, a Hooverville-style collection of tents and tarps for the 24-7 campers and, right in the middle of this organize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    ModMarket now open in Denver

    ​ModMarket, the healthy, fast-casual concept that debuted in late 2009 at 1700 28th Street in Boulder, has now invaded Denver -- a month later than owners Rob McColgan and Anthony Pigliacamto had originally envisioned, but residents of the area around 1000 South Colorado Boulevard say the Denv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Boulder's Modmarket is branching out to Denver

    Lori Midson​ModMarket, the wedding white fast-casual space that hawks healthy, brick-oven pizzas, sandwiches, soups and salads at 1700 28th Street, in the Boulder's Twenty Ninth Street outdoor mall, is adding a second ModMarket location, but not in Boulder. The restaurant, owned by Rob McColg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Restaurants go urban in the suburban Streets at SouthGlenn

    ​The first shops and residences in the Streets at SouthGlenn opened a year ago -- the development will celebrate its first anniversary on August 28 -- giving the southern suburbs a sparkling outdoor shopping district in place of the decrepit mall that once stood in its place. With that develop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Barely open a month, kaTcH Fish House is already thinking big

    ​KaTcH Fish House may have opened just a day shy of a month ago, but its owners are moving forward on plans to open additional Colorado locations and more. In fact, the restaurant's director of operations, Ian Rubinstein, says he and owners Chris and Emily Deutschman -- who also own Magnolia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda is a strange brew

    It's not the real thing, but you may think it is​Stoners, beware! Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda does not contain pot. But 28-year-old soda jerk Matt Moody, the drink's inventor, insists that Mary Jane lives up to its name. "It's not a high, but it would be close to draw a comparison and that was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    An early peak at the Streets of SouthGlenn restaurants, including a new place from Mark Tarbell

    Spent this past week chasing down the restaurants and watering holes that will join Whole Foods Market at the new Streets of SouthGlenn (Arapahoe Road and University Boulevard), which will hold its grand opening Thursday, August 27 through Sunday, August 30. The majority of restaurants are familiar ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    The List: Six fast-casual concepts that work

    After my disastrous meals at Beaucoup Burrito, I thought it might be helpful to list for its owners, employees and customers six local fast-casual concepts that actually work.  They are, in no particular order: Chipotle: Founder Steve Ells gets credit for inventing the entire fast-casual concep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Colorado's fast-expanding, fast-improving, fast-casual world

    A few days ago, I was a food nomad. Mindlessly searching for sustenance, I wandered along Colorado Boulevard looking for something cheap yet nourishing -- with nourishing almost immediately eliminating most fast-food joints. But not all. The spots that really piqued my 'buds were plac ... More >>

  • News

    October 4, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 10/4/07

  • News

    November 23, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 11/23/2006

  • Dining

    November 9, 2006

    Kokoro

    First, and still fast.

  • Dining

    November 9, 2006

    Icky Mickey

    My McDonald's lunch was fast, but a flop.

  • Dining

    November 9, 2006
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006
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    November 7, 2006
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    At at Joe's...Tokyo Joe's

    I witnessed the kind of chaos that would completely shatter any normal restaurant crew: dining rooms filled to double-capacity, lines stretching out the door, crowds waiting out on the sidewalks and absolutely no room to move on the floor. The Southlands outpost of Tokyo Joe's is designed like a Gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Apocalypse 2006

    My meals at Tokyo Joe's -- which I review in the next issue -- were among the least interesting things I found when I braved the wilds of the new Southlands development. The grand-opening festivities were like the Do Lo\ung bridge sequence in Apocalypse Now, a crowded, freaked-out mess about which t ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 11, 2002

    The Bite

    Barry Fey mouths off.

  • Food & Drink

    April 4, 2002

    Best Dinner Under $5

    Tokyo Joe's
    Seven metro locations

  • Dining

    January 17, 2002

    The Bite

    A judge's ruling beefs things up in the West University neighborhood.

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 6, 2001

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of August 16, 2001

  • Dining

    August 16, 2001

    The Bite

    Locals get vocal about their favorite neighborhood joints.

  • Dining

    July 26, 2001

    Super Bowl

    Tokyo Joe's has Denver turning Japanese.

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