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Yard Bird Replaces Black Pearl (and Gaia Bistro)

There’s fried chicken and pot pies! At the end of 2016, Gaia Bistro closed its doors, pushed out by the growth and development on Old South Pearl. When the news first came out that a closure of the casual spot was inevitable, owner Patrick Mangold-White promised that he'd find another location for the eatery. Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood Will 'Fight Like Hell' To Stop Republican Health Care Cuts

The director of Planned Parenthood in Colorado said yesterday her organization will "fight like hell" against plans by Republicans to de-fund Planned Parenthood. "Defunding Planned Parenthood is bad for the people of Colorado, New Mexico,...Show More Summary

Shuttered Cherry Cricket Launches Community Food Drive

Bring canned beans to the iconic Cherry Creek spot Denver’s iconic burger joint, Cherry Cricket, closed its doors temporarily due to a fire before Thanksgiving, but the staff still wants to roll up its sleeves and contribute time, energy, and goods to the community. On Wednesday, January 11 from 8 a.m. Show More Summary

State Senator Declines to Sign Fake News Pledge, Saying Term Fake News "Smacks of a New Censorship"

You'd think twice about signing some pledges, if you're a politician. But a pledge not to spread fake news, if it's found to be false by "Snopes, Politifact,, or by a respected news outlet?"  And to remove such falsehoods...Show More Summary

The Nine Saddest Closings of 2016

The year is gone but we need to remember these places one more time In reverse order from number nine to number one 9. Pete’s Café, closed in March Pete Gatseos took the opportunity to close up shop and enter a well-deserved retirement from the 44 year old dive on East Colfax. Show More Summary

What to Expect From Upcoming Steakhouse Urban Farmer

A sneak peek into the design and food If you love Departure, the Sage Restaurant Group venture that opened in Cherry Creek this summer, it is hard not to be excited for Urban Farmer. The upcoming modern steakhouse announced yesterday...Show More Summary

Chef Steve Redzikowski's Culinary Olympics Are Engaging His Chefs

This is the terrine that reigned supreme, created by a team from Oak at Fourteenth In the midst of the holiday rush, chef Steve Redzikowski fired an email to his chefs de cuisine and sous chefs from Oak at Fourteenth, Acorn, and Brider, announcing the second annual culinary olympics. Show More Summary

Where to Dine in the Hot RiNo Neighborhood

There is something for every taste in this hip area of Denver Denver's River North Art District, more commonly called RiNo, is characterized by its industrial, sometimes-gritty setting, but that hasn't prevented the area from becoming an ever-growing hotspot for restaurants and bars. Show More Summary

Common Grounds Closes, Logan Coffee House Opens

There is still coffee flowing, just in a different place After nearly two decades in LoDo, Common Grounds Coffeehouse called it quits on its 17th and Wazee location, BusinessDen reported. December 30 was the last day for the operation owned by Mary and Lisa Rogers. Show More Summary

Urban Farmer Steakhouse Replaces McCormick & Schmick's in LoDo

The mystery is solved on the location of the modern steakhouse Out with the old, in with the new when it comes to steakhouses in Downtown Denver. Meat and seafood spot McCormick & Schmick's shuttered its doors at the corner of 17th and Wazee to make room for Sage Restaurant Group concept Urban Farmer Steakhouse. Show More Summary

Brandon Biederman Departs Steuben’s and Ace After 15 Years

The chef parts ways with the restaurant group Three restaurants and 15 years later, chef Brandon Biederman is no longer with Secret Sauce, the company founded and owned by Josh and Jennifer Wolkon. Biederman announced his departure on Saturday, December 31 with this Facebook announcement: "So today is my last day with Steubens and secret sauce. Show More Summary

The Fake News Pledge and Colorado Politicians Who Need to Sign It

Facebook and Google are taking a lot of heat for allowing falsehoods, packaged as news, to viralize across the internet, but lawmakers, who legitimize this fake news by spreading it, clearly contribute to the problem. That's what some Colorado state legislators are doing, as you can see below. Show More Summary

Food Writers Share Best Meals, Grievances, Predictions, and More

Some of the city's best food writers talk about this year's most welcome restaurant additions As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, and bloggers. This year, we asked the group eight questions running the gamut from restaurant standbys, which we covered already, to biggest restaurant grievances. Show More Summary

Headline Predictions for 2017, According to Friends of Eater

"Troy Guard Closes Eyes, Throws Dart, Opens New Hit Location Wherever it Lands" As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, and bloggers. This year, we asked the group eight questions...Show More Summary

Mike Henderson Departs Edible Beats After Five Years

Major shuffles also happened at Black Eye/White Lies After a five year partnership, beverage director Mike Henderson and Edible Beats, the group that owns Root Down, Linger, Ophelia’s, and Vital Root, have parted ways. Henderson is looking to pursue new opportunities, according to Edible Beats. Show More Summary

The Worst Denver Dining Gripes and Grievances of 2016

The city's food writers and critics air their biggest pet peeves from the year that was. This year, as is our tradition, we asked food writers and dining experts a few questions ranging from restaurant standbys, newcomers, best word to describe the year in dining, the best meal, the surprises of the year, and the headline predictions for next year. Show More Summary

The Best New Restaurants in Denver in 2016, According to the Eater Team

A very unofficial and completely opinionated guide to what’s fresh in the Mile High City Looking back on 2016, restaurant and bar-wise, there is a lot to be thankful for. Fun and interesting spots kept launching each month through the...Show More Summary

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