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Vieux Carre

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    May 16, 2013

    Ten favorite cocktails (with recipes!) from ten favorite Denver bartenders

    I'm a big fan of cocktails and have been drinking them longer than some of my coworkers have been alive. But for many people who have never had a real cocktail, ordering one for the first time can be intimidating. Big menus, unusual names, unfamiliar spirits...you get the point. If you are going t ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Guess where you're eating? At an EatDenver restaurant, if you're Jill5009

    Cafe Society posted five Guess Where? contests last week, two of which -- a "smurf fart" and mochi ice cream -- are still up for grabs. The bibimbap, however, was correctly linked to House Korean BBQ, while the Vieux Carré was concocted (correctly) at The Kitchen. The same can't be said for the Man ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Guess where I'm drinking this Vieux Carré?

    The Vieux Carré was invented in 1938 by Walter Bergeron at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans. It's one of my favorite classic cocktails, a mix of rye, cognac, sweet vermouth, Benedictine and Peychaud's and Angostura bitters. When made well, it's a fantastic drink -- when made poorly, it's undrink ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Barrel-aged cocktails hit drink lists all over town

    Six months ago, Eric Dutton, bar manager at Vesta Dipping Grill, unveiled a Vieux Carre he'd let sit in wood for a few weeks -- the first barrel-aged cocktail we'd seen on a Denver menu. Since then, though, we've noticed barrel-aged cocktails popping up on a handful of lists, making this a true tren ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Bartender of the Week: Meet Justin Lavenue, Colorado Cocktail contestant

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Ask the bartender: When does brandy become cognac?

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Randall Layman's Tales of the Cocktail, round three

    Randall Layman, a bartender at Vesta Dipping Grill, is just back from New Orleans, where he attended his first Tales of the Cocktail. We'll be printing his dispatches -- here are the first and second installments -- all week. Day Three: With the curtains closed tight over the window in my room an ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Behind the Bar: Sean Kenyon of Steuben's

    Lori MidsonSteuben's bartender Sean Kenyon with his wife, Heather​It seems oxymoronic to call a guy covered in tattoos a geek, but when it comes to cocktails, Sean Kenyon is the biggest geek in town. He has taken his engineering coursework and applied it to the engineering of cocktails, with i ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Still alive after the first Denver Five

    Nancy LevineJimmy Zanon's watermelon/chile margarita​ Last night I attended the first of a quintet of dinners coming from the Denver Five, the merry band of chefs who've represented Denver so ably by cooking at the renowned James Beard House in New York City the last two years. The group consists ... More >>

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    January 3, 2008

    Best of Denver Winners from 1996

    In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>

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