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Was It Something We Said? Charlie Palmer is Leaving Wazee Street…and Denver!

Charlie, we hardly knew ya’. Just last Tuesday, during LoDo Bites, our fourth stop put me right in front of Charlie Palmer for the first time. I had wanted to meet him, and I wanted to share some sincere compliments for the quality of a fine wine dinner we had had just the week before at his restaurant. He’s an affable guy. Successful. And, he was thankful for my comments. I thanked him for bringing…

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Trouble at the Meats Counter?

Just wondering. Interesting mid-course adjustment.  Since we are not on Charlie Palmer’s personal press call list, we get some of our news where we can find it. Just before noon today, William Porter, restaurant writer for the Denver Post, posted the news. District Meats, on Wazee in LoDo, will change its name, along with its menu and serving hours. The new name, Charlie Palmer’s District Tavern, is meant to be more reflective of a “modern tavern” and less reflective…

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‘Tis the Season…Oxford Decorates Living Room Today!

The Victorian lobby of the Oxford Hotel in Lower Downtown is taking on a new look…today! Decorations are going up for the holidays, and this year the theme looks bright and white. At the center of the visual feast is a new carousel, working and moving, built and designed by hotel engineer Mike Michna, last spotted high atop a ladder fiddling with the parts. He should be proud. And, as always, the result will be…

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This Week in Food. In Downtown. Coming and Going.

There is seldom a shortage of food news in Downtown Denver. Here is some you may have missed. In just over a week, on Tuesday, November 8, Tom and Diane Coohill will debut their long-anticipated restaurant called…Coohills! It’s at 1400 Wewatta overlooking Cherry Creek. The menu will be French-influenced with a heavy reliability on local ingredients. Tom Coohill has trained with the best, here and abroad, and is an award winning chef. The restaurant will feature…

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You’re Asking: “Who’s Really Responsible for the Pizzafication of Lower Downtown?”

(Editor’s Note: Denver by the Slice, though you might think so, has never really covered pizza. In whole or in part.) You, like us, are wondering just what has caused Lower Downtown to be suddenly inundated by pizza places. New places in old spaces are running three-to-one for pizza. Let’s answer the blame question first. This woman. Queen Margherita of Savoy wandered into Naples, Italy one day in 1889 and chose her favorite pie. It bore the colors of…

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Bright New Look on Blake Street!

In a sea of restaurant comings and goings Downtown, here comes a dog. A very good dog! TD’s All-American Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will open later this week in the space formerly darkened by Marrakesh. That’s in the food block of Blake Street between 15th and 16th. And, what a change to that space it is. Todd Regan hails from California. And, he brought his surf boards with him to hang in the re-done, opened-up…

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