Win some, lose some. Roam got a rave review in the Denver Post today -- too bad the restaurant is no longer open. As Lori Midson reported late yesterday, Daniel Kuhlman, the owner of 1033 East 17th Avenue -- which started out as the wine bar Tastes, then became Wild Catch, then transformed into Roam after original chef Justin Brunson and his staff walked out -- just kicked out Tony Clement, the chef who'd created "something special," according to the Post's review, as well as the rest of the crew.
And then he made a grab for Midson's camera, which had captured Kuhlman wagging a finger at Clement.
Midson has written about the wild goings on at Wild Catch and its successor for months, but that didn't satisfy ComeOn, who comments:
What is the purpose of this story?
Daniel sounds like a real piece of work... and s^&*.... but the story seems a bit out of line... obviously there were very few patrons, so it's not a public interest story... I'm guessing the writer and chef are friends?
Geeeeze, I hope my business never goes under so I don't get bashed in my favorite local rag.
Wake up Mr. Editor
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The purpose of the story? How about reporting on yet another dramatic change at one of the most troubled dining addresses in town? A change that wound up with the owner of the address trying to grab the reporter's camera? And the cops being called for the second time that day? Sounds like a story to me.
Read Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Tony Clement -- when he was still in the kitchen at Roam -- here.