I grew up on the far west side of town, a culinary black hole -- at least in the 70s and 80s -- that forced me and my family to drive what I believed were impossibly long distances to dinner. We went out to eat -- a lot -- and from as far back as I can remember, we graced Gaetano's at least once a w ... More >>
Cassandra KotnikWazee Supper Club opened its doors back in 1974 under Angelo and Jim Karagas, five years after the same duo erected My Brother's Bar just nine blocks away. Since then, the bar and restaurant, which has since been passed from the hands of the Karagas brothers to the Wynkoop Hol ... More >>
Seattle has a beer week. So do Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. San Francisco's and Philadelphia's are famous world wide. Hell, even Eugene, Oregon; Louisville, Kentucky; and the entire state of Alabama have beer weeks. Denver has the Great American Beer Festival and the surrounding Denver ... More >>
Lori MidsonJust a few weeks after they joined forces, the Breckenridge and Wynkoop breweries have taken on an unexpected challenge: slapping together a new concept to fill the former Rocky Mountain Diner space at 800 18th Street, which closed last month after a twenty-year run. The two comp ... More >>
Cassandra KotnickWynkoop Brewing Co. has a big deal brewing.Two weeks ago, the merger of local Rock Bottom Brewing with the Tennessee-based Gordon Biersch brewpub chain formed one of the largest craft-beer-focused companies in the country: Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries. And now, as we ... More >>
The Goosetown Tavern -- the old dog in Colfax Avenue's revitalized Bluebird district -- is learning some new trick, thanks to a change in chef and an updated its beer list. Eight-year employee Kim Dean has taken over the reins as manager, and she brought in chef Dan Cole, formerly of the Wyn ... More >>
Marty Jones (left) and Andy Brown toast the Wynkoop.Beerman-about-town Marty Jones has landed a new gig. The former Oskar Blues marketing whiz, Jones has taken a similar job at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, where he'll be guiding the brewery's fledgling canning project (the Wynkoop began cann ... More >>
It took a little longer than anticipated, but the Wynkoop Brewing Company finally got its signature beer, Railyard Ale, into a can in August. And while you can't drink from the cans at the brewpub itself, you can buy six packs to go. Oh, you can drink the Railyard from cans at Wynkoop Holdin ... More >>
Dick Kreck will be reading from his book Smaldone: The Untold Story of an American Crime Family tonight at the Tattered Cover in LoDo, with Chuck and Gene, the sons of Clyde Smaldone, on hand to answer questions about their infamous relatives. But for a real taste of what the Smaldone family meant ... More >>
It's American Craft Beer Week - seven days that even the United States Congress felt should be set aside for drinking micro brews. But Colorado's beer culture is worth a deeper look, since 100 craft breweries operated here in 2008, producing 75,000 barrels of delicious beer. Of particular interest ... More >>
The Wynkoop Brewing Co. was the first modern-era brewpub to open its doors in Denver, and this summer, it plans to become the first city brewery to sell its beer in cans. "We're pushing for June," says new Wynkoop head brewer Andy Brown, who got the project off the ground by persuading the owners o ... More >>
I dropped by Gaetano's last night for a Tasty Treat (a sausage and green chili strips baked in a pizza crust) and a taste of history. Wynkoop Holdings bought this classic joint back in 2005, taking over a restaurant that started as Ralph and Mamie Smaldone's Tejon Street Cafe back in 1934, then mov ... More >>
Again the Masters of their doman.
Time for some cow-tipping -- and tippling.
Oakhurst injects roots rock with a heady dose of bluegrass.
Gaetano's makes for a disappointing spaghetti Western.
Coffee to Go
For the Birds