Restaurant Reviews

Review: Glaze by Sasa Is a Sweet Combination

Glaze by Sasa 1160 Madison Street 720-387-7890

UPDATE: Glaze and Sasa have parted ways. In January, the restaurant announced it had parted with sushi chef Wayne Conwell. The restaurant will continue on as Glaze, with a new dining program to replace Conwell's sushi and small plates program. We really tried to make it work," said Glaze owner Heather Alcott. "Both parties are disappointed."

With 25 years of sushi-making under his belt, including a year with Iron Chef Morimoto and nine years as chef-owner of Sushi Sasa, Wayne Conwell knows a sushi spot when he sees one. And he saw one the instant he stepped into the serene, skinny storefront that, since June, has been home to his newest venture, Glaze by Sasa. "The first time I walked into the space, I knew exactly what I was seeing," recalls Conwell. "I knew: There's the sushi bar and probably two-tops or four-tops." See also: Four Odd-Couple Restaurants, from Glaze by Sasa to Cowbobas

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Gretchen Kurtz has worked as a writer for 25 years; during that time she's stomped grapes in Napa, eaten b'stilla in Fez, and baked with Buddy Valastro, aka the Cake Boss. Her work has appeared in publications including Boulevard (Paris), Diversion, the New York Times and Westword. Our restaurant critic since 2012, she loves helping you decide where to eat and drink tonight.
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