Cafe Society

Year in review: Denver's ten biggest culinary stories of 2012

We had our mouths full in 2012 — so full, in fact, that we're still chewing on the culinary headlines that made news over the last twelve months. We witnessed the demise of a restaurant that had survived more than sixty years; applauded the soaring resurrection of another; dropped our jaws in shock when a certain big-name, beloved chef decided it was time to take his knives — and talent — elsewhere; followed the ongoing saga of two popular restaurants that, according to the City, are allegedly on the verge of collapsing (literally); and experienced the loss of two iconic watering holes (and an owner). Here's a look back at the biggest restaurant stories of 2012.