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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, so let’s re-visit the food at a future time. Although, if you have the chance, don’t miss the Watermelon and Ahi Tuna Ceviche! Special! But, we can discuss the room and the space makeover itself.…

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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) and you can drink them all day if you really think you should. The kitchen is turning out that famous Louisville tradition, The Hot Brown Sandwich. Named for the Brown Hotel, the Hot Brown first…

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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 is crossing the street. By definition, most drivers Downtown live somewhere else. They don’t know where they are going…and they are in a big hurry to get there. They don’t read signs. They don’t watch…

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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 their office windows. Company Headquarters is in Tower one of the 1515 Arapahoe building. The new Smashburger restaurant is on the Mall, right next to Ling & Louie’s, which is right next to the Cheesecake…

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    Beer by Horse and Wagon Starts Tomorrow!

    Right here on the blog, we announced it on March 16. And, at about 7:00 p.m. Friday, the wagon rolls from the Wynkoop to make Beer Deliveries! First stop is the Wazee Lounge and Supper Club. Then, down the alley to Wines off Wynkoop, and then on to other downtown customers for Wynkoop drafts and Railyard Ale cans. This, finally, is a good use of our streets!