This summer saw a record number of eateries opening in metro Denver -- but many restaurants also celebrated big anniversaries, includingNew York Deli News
(25th anniversary),Briarwood Inn
(35th anniversary) andWazee Supper Club
(40th anniversary). And all of those are relative newcomers compared toSaucy Noodle Ristorante
, which turned fifty in August, andPatsy's
, which passed ninety in 2011. In celebration of these longtime survivors, we published a list of adozen restaurant that have passed fifty
-- and are still in the same family's hands.See also:Are These Twelve Denver Restaurants Classics, or Should They Retire?
Everyone likes nostalgia and kitsch, but unfortunately, the food in all of these places sucks.
But wait -- maybe it's Cafe Society that sucks! Because then there's this from heykyleinsf:
Are you covering the Denver scene or the corporate chain scene? What a sad, sell-out disgrace you've become, Westword. Shameful
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Hmm. Perhaps he missed the fact that everything on our list of old-time restaurants was in the founding family's hands -- not Walmart's. What are your favorite, family-owned spot? Old or new?