On Wednesday, after showing off the space to friends and family tonight and tomorrow night, chef and restaurateur Troy Guard, who owns TAG, TAG Raw Bar, Tag Burger Bar and Sugarmill, will open Los Chingones on Upper Larimer, directly next door to Sugarmill, a dessert bar. Los Chingones, a whimsical, ... More >>
On Friday, November 29, Noah French, pastry chef of TAG, will open Sugarmill at 2470 Broadway, finally unleashing the visions of sugarplums that have been dancing in his head for the past 25 years. It's a lifelong sweet dream for French, who partnered with Troy Guard, exec-chef owner of TAG, TAG Raw ... More >>
This weekend Denver's funny business will mark a significant milestone with the High Plains Comedy Festival. While the scene has put together a handful of notable comedy fests over the years with Laugh Track and the Fine Gentleman's Club's Too Much Funstival, High Plains will be the first nationally ... More >>
In a comparatively short period of time, Troy Walker one of Denver most sought-after comedians, a designation he'd likely dismiss with a modest scoff despite its accuracy. A regular at Comedy Works, Walker has opened for some of the most prom ... More >>
Update: This weekend, members of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deployed a Taser against a suicidal man now identified as Guy Guthrie, 55. He was armed, but only with a BB gun -- and died about an hour later. A JCSO spokesman defends the safety of Tasers even as he acknowledges that the outco ... More >>
The inaugural Art Meets Beast at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver was a surprise hit in 2010, featuring local chefs and arts enthusiasts in a mashup of mammoth proportions. And now the beast is coming back, with a two-day exploration of art that will culminate in a bison feast prepared by six ... More >>
Beau Simmons Jonesy's EatBar 400 East 20th Avenue 303-863-7473 www.jeatbar.com Part one of my interview with Beau Simmons, exec chef of Jonesy's EatBar, ran yesterday; below is part two of our chat. Favorite restaurant in America: Longman & Eagle in Chicago, whose motto is "Eat, Sleep, Whiskey." T ... More >>
A year and a half ago, award-winning bartender James Lee gave up his post as bar manager of the Bitter Bar and beverage director of the Big Red F restaurants to embark on a journey that took him first to Salida and then Denver, where he's worked with Troy Guard, Leigh Sullivan, Robert Thompson and H ... More >>
Sugar House is gone, as is Perky Cups. But if you're interested in wearing a hot outfit while pouring hot coffee, Hot Chick a Latte has a job for you. A sibling of the Seattle chain opened at 4736 East Colfax Avenue two years ago, and just posted a help-wanted ad on Craigslist:
By this time next month, the Lowry Beer Garden -- the first bona fide beer garden in Denver -- will be pouring suds, most of them local, from the confines of a new kitchen and bar that's part of a larger 8,000 square-foot project in the new Hangar 2 project in Lowry.
Joe Freemond Cellar Wine Bar 2556 15th Street 303-455-9463 www.cwbon15th.com This is part one of my interview with Joe Freemond, exec chef of the Cellar Wine Bar. Part two of our interview will run in this space tomorrow. Raw fish. That's what Joe Freemond gravitated toward when he was a kid. Not ... More >>
Denver Center Theatre Company Artistic Director Kent Thompson has chosen his 2012-13 lineup. It contains some safe choices, some doubtless designed to appeal to high schoolers, the requisite Christmas show (not A Christmas Carol this time, but White Christmas), two scripts selected from this year's ... More >>
Joe Vostrejs and his Larimer Associates partners traversed across the country to check out America's beer gardens before they came back to Denver to build their own -- and what they found, admits Vostrejs, was surprising.
Rob MichelsFormer Madison Street chef Rob Michels lands at Japoix.When former TAG team (and married couple) Troy Guard and Leigh Sullivan added Madison Street to their restaurant empire, they tapped a member of the TAG kitchen, Rob Michels, to serve as executive chef, where he worked alongsid ... More >>
When Justin Brunson, the captain behind the magnificent Masterpiece Deli, opens Wild Catch, a sustainable seafood restaurant in Uptown, he'll steer his kitchen along with a tag team of several other high-profile chefs -- none of whom, by the way, are from TAG, Troy Guard's Asian restaurant i ... More >>
Marc PiscottyTwo weeks ago, when we broke the news that more than a dozen staffers from TAG, Troy Guard's restaurant in Larimer Square, had walked out the door or submitted their two-week notice as a result of personal issues between Troy and his wife (soon to be ex-wife) Leigh Sullivan, peop ... More >>
Rockies Coca-Cola hat.With the Colorado Rockies mired in a weeks-long slump, there are fewer and fewer reasons to go the ballpark in the heat of the summer. But just because the product on the field is suffering doesn't mean the product at the gates is doing the same. We're talking about prom ... More >>
Lori Midson Chris Cina Hideaway Steakhouse 2345 West 112th Avenue, Westminster 303-404-9939 www.hideawaysteakhouse.com This is part two of my interview with Chris Cina, executive chef of Hideaway Steakhouse. Part one of that interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in Am ... More >>
Lori Midson Rob Michaels Madison Street 1222 Madison Street 303-736-2260 www.madisonstreetdenver.com Filipinos are renowned for their unwavering hospitality, for unleashing food feasts that swell the belly, for ensuring that no host allows her guests to leave hungry. "We're known for provi ... More >>
Lori MidsonBrad Rowell, chef at Colt & Gray, resolves to eat twenty percent less pork fat per day and replace that with twenty percent more Schlitz Haven't made your New Year's resolutions yet? That makes two of us. But instead of focusing on ourselves, we prodded more than two dozen Denver/ ... More >>
After hitting South Africa and Australia in December and January, legendary hip-hop act Public Enemy makes its way to the Ogden Theatre for a co-headlining bill with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe on Saturday, February 19. Jurrasic 5's Chali 2na opens the show. Tickets ($25) for the 16 and over ... More >>
From left to right: Matt Selby, Tyler Wiard, Troy Guard, Jamey Fader and Brian LairdIn 2003, Leigh Sullivan was questioning what a lot of us in Denver ponder when discussing the Denver dining climate. Why, she wondered, is everyone focusing on the restaurants and chefs in San Francisco, Chica ... More >>
Lori Midson This is part two of my interview with Leo Harvey, executive chef of Big Game Restaurant & Lounge. To read part one of that interview, click here. Favorite dish to cook at home: Braised chicken thighs and Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. It's a very comforting dish that's hearty, easy ... More >>
For the past year, under sexy lighting in TAG's chic modern dining room, Troy Guard has put out his particular brand of East meets West fusion,while Mike Henderson and his staff of mixologists craft equally flashy spirits concoctions to pair. There's a changing of the guard under way, thoug ... More >>
Skinny Puppy stops at the Ogden Theatre Saturday, November 7 as part of the industrial band's In Solvent See tour, which kicks off October 30. Tickets are $30 in advance and go on sale Friday, August 15. Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt team for an acoustic evening Wednesday, October 7 at the Pikes Pea ... More >>
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 >>
New Year's Eve is almost upon us, which means it's time for you and all your friends to argue endlessly about what to do, building the night up so much that it can only turn into a major letdown. But! It doesn't have to be that way. Here, 10 events that may not totally suck and make you regret goin ... More >>
Mongol paints a historically hazy but kick-ass picture of everyone's fave emperor, Genghis Khan.
Employees bail out of Nine75 and Ocean.
Kingdom of Heaven is bloody good holy Hollywood fare.
Soup -- and everything else -- is on at Cafe Jordano.
A '60s British TV series gets an extreme makeover.
Thirteen perfect patios on which to waste the boozy days of summer.
Sometimes a girl -- even an almost-naked girl -- just needs a mom.
It's All Relative
The Tir Ná nÓg Theatre Company shines in an updated version of an old play.
The epic Tantalus secures its place in theatrical lore.
THE GOVERNMENT HAS A LESSON FOR GRADE-SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS AND THEIR STUDENTS: THERE'S NOTHING TO FEAR FROM ROCKY FLATS.