Williams & Graham bar team (from front left, clockwise): Christina Andrews, Lauren Motil, Nicole Laurita, Donnell Cowell, Sean Kenyon, Sam Johnson, Jason Patz.
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
Yesterday, Williams & Graham was named one of the World's 50 Best Bars, becoming the first Denver spot to make the list. We caught up with lead barman and co-owner Sean Kenyon to talk about the prestigious award.
5280: What does it mean to you for Williams...
October 10 2014, 9:00 AM
Salt & Grinder's scratch, pre-made vodka-pineapple lemonade
It’s entirely possible that I’d had a stressful morning when I first grabbed lunch at Salt & Grinder, but one of the things I loved most about Frank Bonanno’s new Highland Square deli was the jarred cocktails. “Why, yes, I’ll have a noontime, weekday cocktail,” I thought aloud....
August 7 2014, 10:30 AM
RiNo Yacht Club's Mary Allison Wright —photo by Jennifer Olson
Although Acorn and Comida bring in vast amounts of business to the Source, the cavernous foundry building–turned food hall needs an anchor. Come the end of August, it's getting one: RiNo Yacht Club is taking over the the central space that once...
August 4 2014, 10:50 AM
This is not the spiked punch bowl at your high school prom. On Sunday, June 29, bar brilliance will be on full display as 10 of the country’s best bartenders showcase their skills in the second annual Punch Kings Competition, presented by Cochon 555 and Breckenridge Bourbon.
The event is the...
June 26 2014, 10:30 AM
Make a signature Acorn cocktail at home.
It didn’t take us long to realize that Acorn—a new American restaurant tucked inside The Source in RiNo—was a standout among Denver’s new restaurants. Chef Steven Redzikowski and bar manager Bryan Dayton opened the establishment in the fall of last year, and have...
June 23 2014, 10:00 AM
The Kitchen Next Door's watermelon cocktail is spicy and not too sweet.
Watermelon is a near-perfect summer treat. Not only is the fruit’s ruby flesh refreshing and rehydrating, it's full of vitamins A, B6, and C. So, how to improve upon the seasonal delight? Add alcohol, of course. My two favorite watermelon cocktail recipes take different approaches: Wazee Supper...
May 28 2014, 1:00 PM
It's a summer evening, you’ve just finished a long day at work, and there are hours more of sunshine left in the day. Here, five of our favorite cocktail recipes to celebrate summer’s extended hours of daylight. Cheers.
Bonus: Hosting a patio party this summer? Liven your libations...
May 25 2014, 8:00 AM
The Black Toast Intolerant cocktail (formerly called Under The Forest)
At last week’s Old Forester Bourbon Old Fashioned cocktail competition at Session Kitchen, the 10 competitors’ charge was anything but simple: Build a cocktail using Old Forester that was modern enough to be different but classic enough to still be considered an Old Fashioned.
May 1 2014, 4:15 PM