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Big Game…Not Your Mother’s Il Fornaio

Denver by the Slice had the privilege last night to attend a Preview Dinner at the Big Game Restaurant and Lounge, about to open in the former Il Fornaio space on Wazee. Preview dinners can be chaotic affairs, but this one was not. This group is organized, professional and efficient…and the food was very good. It will be weeks, or months, before the kitchen settles into the routine we should see on a regular basis,…

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Matt’s Muddling Mounds of Mint!

Derby Day! Saturday, May 1 brings about yet another short horse race about which much is made…The Kentucky Derby. To help you view, drink, eat and enjoy this spectable (and the hats), Dixon’s has some fun specials all day. Our friend Matt Raia, bar impresario at Dixon’s, is mulling lots of mint and opening lots of Jack. $4 Jack Daniels Mint Juleps, $4 Jack Daniels Whiskey Sours, $3 Derby Daly’s (sweet tea, bourbon and lemonade)…

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Truck Runs Red Light in LoDo! Is that News?

No, it’s not. This happens all the time. Truck clearly in middle of intersection. Light clearly red. Caught on film! What you don’t see is that this same truck had just made a U-Turn out of a parking space, hurrying to run this light. Denver by the Slice has a recently rejuvenated fear of vehicles running red lights. It is dangerous. People can be hurt. U-Turns on Downtown streets are dangerous to anyone nearby. So…

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Smashburger Plops Onto the Mall!

Most of us Downtown can see suburbs from our offices and rooftop decks. That doesn’t mean we ever go there. But, we know they are out there. After all, without the suburbs there would be NO traffic downtown. But one Downtown-based company has decided that all of its suburban locations are too far away to keep a close eye on. So, Smashburger, the locally based national chain, is opening a restuarant they can see from…

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Doors Open to Feature the Light Art of LoDo Lights!

This week’s Doors Open Denver will feature a special appearance in LoDo! Mike Rogers will lead the Denver After Dark Tour Saturday night for 30 lucky people. And, this year, that tour (a Doors Open hit) will visit LoDo Lights at Manny’s Bridge. That, of course, is the public art project maintained by the Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association…and it only works at night. It’s on the pedestrian bridge over Cherry Creek at the end of…

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