Cafe Society: Week in review

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What you might have missed this week on Cafe Society while you were carefully crafting your kick-ass crush letter telling us all about your favorite Denver dive-bar:

Lobby American Grille general manager Cory Sylvester got more than be bargained for on Tuesday night when a couple of thugs roaming the alley roughed him up bad enough to send him off to the hospital. (He's fine).

Jason Sheehan freely admits, right here in print, that Jonathan Safran's Eating Animals nearly converted him to (gasp!) a vegetarian. Yeah, right.

In another surprise move, Sheehan announced to the foodosphere that he's heading back to the kitchen, for one night only, when he'll cook at Mezcal, all because there's going to be cameras in his face. Wait, you haven't heard about Sheehan's TV show?

Lori Midson doesn't have any upcoming telly appearances on her schedule, but she did a chat and chew interview with Frank Bonanno, exec chef-owner of Bones, Luca d'Italia, Mizuna and Osteria Marco.

Midson also reports on the really cool Black Angus steer program that Panzano chef Elise Wiggins is undertaking -- and the cooking class where she cooked some of the beef from those steers.

Drink of the week columnist Nancy Levine gets to the meat of the matter with Fago de Chao bartender Caleb Whitmore, whose drink of choice is...grappa. Whoa.

You won't find any grappa at Denver Diner, Davies Chuck Wagon Diner or any other damn diner in Denver, but you fill find Sheehan's natural habitat.

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