Cafe Society was busy eating its last meals for the Best of Denver 2014 this week, but didn't ignore its normal duties. In her current review, Gretchen Kurtz visits Mecca Grill, which changed owners last year and is slowly switching from the old emphasis on Lebanese food to Moroccan cuisine. In Chef ... More >>
In March 2013, Spike Network featured Zanzibar Billiards on Larimer Street on its popular reality series Bar Rescue. During the episode, owner Ami Benari and the show's host, Jon Taffer, nearly got into a full-on brawl. "It was hairy for a few moments, because he made me mad," Benari says. Nonethel ... More >>
The 2000 block of Larimer Street was ready for its closeup last March when the Spike Network featured Zanzibar Billiards on its popular reality series, Bar Rescue. As part of a five-day overhaul of the bar in December 2012, show host Jon Taffer, a longtime bar-and-club consultant who has transformed ... More >>
UPDATE: We have a winner of our Ballpark Plates contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many "bites" of gazpacho did Trillium sell during last year's Ballpark Plates? Congrats to Sinnney85, who guessed 284; the actual number is 299. Skinney85, we'll send you an e ... More >>
The third annual Ballpark Plates will hit it out of the park on Thursday, August 8, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For $30, enjoy complimentary food and drink samples at the following participating establishments: River North Brewery, Blake Street Tavern, Zi South, Breckenridge Brewery, Cheesesteak Connecti ... More >>
Hundreds of new restaurants opened in metro Denver in 2012, ranging from enormous to intimate, exotic to old-fashioned. And at the same time, Denver also said so long to some long-time institutions, as well as a few spots that opened and shut in the same year. Keep reading for our restaurant roll c ... More >>
In more ways than one, the shots simply weren't falling for Zanzibar Billiards Club. But after receiving a royal red, white and blue renovation from Jon Taffer and Spike TV's Bar Rescue crew, the bar -- now known as Solids & Stripes Badass Billiards -- is ready for another crack at the billiards bus ... More >>
Tonight the new look of Zanzibar Billiards will be unveiled on Spike TV's Bar Rescue. For the past four days, Jon Taffer and crew have been at Zanzibar, studying the spot and then executing a major update of both its concept and design. The new Zanzibar will be unveiled tonight at 9 p.m. And in the ... More >>
Festooned with random flags and boasting a food menu that includes such culinary delights as "Poppers," the "T-REX" hoagie and "West Side Story" sandwich (which we're guessing is delivered by a campy, gyrating food-runner), Zanzibar Billiards Club recently decided it was in need of a makeover. Lucki ... More >>
Drawing inspiration from eccentric 1950s bandleader Spike Jones, as well as from found sounds and field recordings, Sean O'Neal (aka Someone Else) is an experimental minimal techno and house producer who is really doing his own thing. Having performed at the world's greatest nightclubs, including ... More >>
The Denver Cruisers -- the bicycle club open to anyone -- stuck a thumb in the eye of Dan Maes last night with its United Nations themed bike ride through the city. Maes, the Republican candidate for governor, made comments earlier this summer that Denver's participation in the B-Cycle rent-a ... More >>
There's plenty of action in the 2000 block of Larimer Street these days. The Gin Mill is finishing up the Barn Out Back, its backyard patio; the Three Door Bistro is looking at a July debut; and across the street at 2046 Larimer, Zanzibar Billiards Bar & Grill is getting ready to open. How ready?
Photo by Lori MidsonDo the martinis at Vesta Dipping Grill come with fuses? May we see some I.D.? Today in Cafe Society: • Vesta Dipping Grill gets happy with its Colorado cocktails. • Feast tonight at Feast on the Fax. • Zanzibar Billiards gets ready to break on Larimer. • A sign of the t ... More >>
Letters from the week of 2/28/2008
Qusair Mohamedbhai just wanted to open a bank account. Instead, he was labeled a terrorist.
From the week of May 12, 2005