Keep Westword Free

Kevin Taylor Will Open Mila Downtown in 2018

Kevin Taylor, one of the preeminent names in the Denver dining scene over the past three decades, has had an up-and-down year. Just two months after opening Hickory & Ash in Broomfield with his son Ryan in July, Taylor closed Palettes after a twenty-year run at the Denver Art Museum because the wing that housed the restaurant is being demolished. But there's good news from Taylor's camp to end the year: He'll open Mila in 2018 with chef/partner Austin Cueto.

Cueto has been with the Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group for a number of years, most recently at Palettes, and before that at Restaurant Kevin Taylor (which closed in 2014) at the Hotel Teatro. He'll helm the kitchen at Mila when it opens at 999 18th Street late next spring; a menu of housemade pasta, seafood, pizzas, crudo and salads is already in the works, with highlights expected to include porchetta and Colorado lamb sausage pizza.

Mila will take over the space in the Denver Place building currently occupied by Urban Roadhouse Downtown, which is operated by Roadhouse Hospitality Group, the same company that just sold its portion of the Wazee Supper Club to Culinary Creative, a group that includes Juan Padro, Katie O'Shea and Max MacKissock. Roadhouse Hospitality's other current Denver holdings include Spanky's Roadhouse Tavern and Reivers Bar & Grill (its Dusty Boot outposts in metro Denver closed earlier this year, though it still has two outside of Vail).

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.