Tasteful Nutrition at Yogurt Guru

With summer here, the urge for something cool is more tempting then ever.  For all those that would like a delicious snack without all the calories of ice cream, Yogurt Guru offers their “self-serve” frozen yogurt!

It’s a special treat for you and the kids and simply works by…

  • You select the size cup you’d like
  • Fill the cup with as many of their 12 delicious non-fat, non-dairy, no sugar added frozen yogurts of your choice

Once you’ve chosen your yogurts, you then head to the topping counter and put as many fruits and other exotic toppings and delicious goodies to make the perfect delight!

Once your masterpiece is created, you simply weigh, pay and enjoy the non-fat delight!

Yogurt Guru’s yogurt is gluten free and a good source of calcium and is Kosher certified and contains the beneficial active and live probiotic cultures that help to promote overall health.  The company offers low-fat, lactose free and sugar free yogurts.  When the masterpiece is created with nuts and fruits, the combination becomes a powerful nutrious punch of essential vitamins, antioxidants, probiotics and calcium and can be enjoyed on the patio tables, at an inside table or taken to go.

Cherry Creeks’ So Perfect Eats Gets Off to a Good Start

While fans of Pasta, Pasta, Pasta were sad to see the restaurant go, its replacement has already started to create quite the stir. So Perfect Eats, which is described as a “lifestyle cafe” and is owned and operated by former senior VP director of Pacific Sunwear Lynda Campbell, provides its customers with food and entertainment all at the same time.

The café, which is decorated with turquoise, lime green and white colors, provides customers with a place to learn how to entertain at home while also providing homemade foods on its menu.

“We roast our own meats, make our own chutneys and jams, bake our own ciabatta and baguettes, and we cook and bake in small batches so that there’s no waste,” said Campbell.

Fresh-baked quiches, homemade breads, salads, homemade soups and desserts such as cookies, cupcakes and brownies are all on the menu, which changes seasonally.

“I’ve always been in fashion retail, but I’ve also always loved to cook, bake and entertain, and the café is really about how to entertain at home,” said Campbell. “My mom was a really good cook, and it wasn’t unusual for us to have thirty people over for dinner, and I’ve been cooking ever since I could reach the stove.”

So far, Campbell reports that business has been good.

“I have a small group of regulars that keep coming back and spreading the word, and while I’m not exactly where I want to be, I’m close, and it keeps getting better every day,” said Campbell. “We have everything here to make a holiday party perfect, and the pies are amazing.”

So Perfect Eats offers daily specials and is currently accepting pie orders for the holidays. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm and on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Q Closes its Doors While Asian Bistro Prepares to Open

For fans of Q Worldly Barbecue and Lounge, there is some very bad news to announce: the restaurant has officially closed its doors indefinitely.

Citing the poor economy and the summer construction as two major obstacles the restaurant has had to face recently, co-owner Bekah Donovan Pellegrin has provided very little hope that the restaurant will open its doors again.

“The short version is that the crappy economy and all the summer construction that was going on in Cherry Creek made it very difficult for us,” said Pellegrin, who also operates the Eco-Burger located just across the stairwell from Q’s. “There wasn’t any parking available, which interfered with a lot of things, and we’re coming into a slower time of year, and we couldn’t wait a whole other year to see if things picked up again.”

After being a part of Cherry Creek for two and a half years, Q Worldly Barbecue and Lounge was known for its international sauces, smoked big and live blues band performances. Despite the fact that Pellegrin and her husband, David, still have two years left on their lease, they say the possibility of reopening the restaurant is very slim.

“We still have the space for now, and there’s a very small possibility that we may reopen as the Q, but at the moment we’re weighing other options, talking to our customers and seeing what makes sense mathematically and financially.”

For now, the couple is focusing on building up business at Eco-Burger and is exploring the possibility of replicating the concept elsewhere.

“We know when we opened Eco-Burger that we might want to build more, so that’s something that we’re thinking about.”

At this time, the couple hasn’t created any solid plans for opening another Eco-Burger. There are, however, other restaurant options popping up elsewhere in Cherry Creek for those who will miss the Q. Sweet Ginger Asian Bistro & Sushi, for example, is slated to open later this month on 2710 East Third Avenue, which is where Plush once was located.

“We want to try and open before Thanksgiving, and we should have our liquor license by next week,” said Julie He, who is the owner of Sweet Ginger Asian Bistro & Sushi and the former owner of Jason’s Thai Asian Bistro. “It’ll be fusion, with a little bit of Thai, a little bit of Chinese and a little bit of sushi. I think Cherry Creek needs a Thai restaurant and that the neighborhood will be happy that we’re here.”

As One Restaurant Closes, Another Opens in Cherry Creek

Yesterday, the Mexican cantina known as Tambien closed its door in Cherry Creek. Although the restaurant plans to reopen later in an undetermined location, the owners of the restaurant feel Cherry Creek simply isn’t a good fit for the restaurant.

“We want to protect and maintain the brand, but this is a young, hip, loud restaurant that will do well in a young, hip neighborhood, so we’re looking around to find a space that’s more appropriate for that kind of vibe,” said Jesse Morreale, who is one of the owners of the restaurant.

With the Cherry Creek lease expiring, Morreale and co-owner Sean Yontz decided to close the restaurant’s doors rather than signing a new one. The Tambien’s employees don’t have to worry about being out of a job, however, as all of the employees have been offered positions at other restaurants owned by Morreale, including Sketch, El Diabo, La Rumba and Rockbar.

Even as one restaurant closes its doors, another one is opening in Cherry Creek. In fact, the downstairs space located at 2710 East Third Avenue that was once home to Plush will soon become Sweet Ginger Asian Bistro & Sushi. Located next door to Argyll, the new restaurant will officially open in the middle of November. If all goes well at the liquor-license hearing, which will be held at 1:30 p.m. on October 7, the new restaurant will also be serving liquor along with its Asian cuisine. So, while some residents may be sorry to see Tambien leave the neighborhood, the opening of Sweet Ginger Asian Bistro & Sushi gives them something to look forward to.

Cherry Creek North Food & Wine ~ August 20-21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 5, 2010

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Culinary arts to shine for 2nd Annual
CHERRY CREEK NORTH FOOD & WINE
Spicing up Cherry Creek North August 20-21

Tickets are on sale now for Cherry Creek North Food & Wine, presented by Steele Street Bank, a two-day celebration that will shine the spotlight on the vibrant culinary arts in the beautiful Cherry Creek North neighborhood on August 20th and 21st. The weekend event includes free culinary classes, an intimate Opening Night VIP Party of tastings with a celebrity chef, a Grand Tasting on Fillmore Plaza highlighting the breadth of chef talent among the restaurants in Cherry Creek North, and a host of wines and spirits to complete the culinary experience. As one of Cherry Creek North’s signature events, the culinary weekend will again be among the summer highlights!

The best way to experience Cherry Creek North Food & Wine is through the Aficionado Patron Package that is limited to just 150 people. This package includes admission to both premier events of the weekend – the VIP Opening Night Party and the Grand Tasting. Aficionado Patron Packages are $80 through August 6 and $100 thereafter. Tickets are also available for the VIP Opening Night Party and the Grand Tasting individually.

For more details, visit www.cherryarts.org/foodandwine, or call 303-355-2787.

TICKETS: Tickets are on sale now at www.cherryarts.org/FoodandWine; Tickets prices: $80 (weekend pass – limited to 150 packages), $65 (VIP/Fri. tasting only), $40 (Grand Tasting/Sat. only). Prices increase after August 6 to $100, $75 and $50.

SCHEDULE:

  • Friday August 20, 2010 from 5 to 8 p.m.: Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Opening Night VIP event with live music and food prepared by Celebrity Chef Elise Wiggins of Panzano Restaurant (ticketed event).
  • Saturday August 21, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Enjoy complimentary culinary educational opportunities by celebrity chefs on Fillmore Plaza (no cost – open to the public).
  • Saturday August 21, 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m.: Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Grand Tasting will feature Cherry Creek North restaurant samples as well as wine and spirits stations. Live chef demonstration by Celebrity Chef Elise Wiggins and other local chefs (ticketed event).

SPONSORS: Steele Street Bank & Trust presents Cherry Creek North Food & Wine, a Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District signature event. Additional sponsors include Continental Airlines, 5280 Denver’s Magazine, Viking Range Corporation and the Vineyard Wine Shop in association with Elite Brands. Event produced by the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

WHAT ELSE: A portion of event proceeds will benefit the year-round art education and outreach programs of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a 501c3 non-profit corporation dedicated to providing access to art experiences and supporting art education in Colorado.

Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Festival

The Inaugural Cherry Creek North Food & Wine celebrates the culinary arts on Denver’s Fillmore Plaza in Cherry Creek North. Enjoy free educational chef demonstrations, exciting wine and spirits sessions, an Opening Night VIP Party and the signature event of the weekend, The Grand Tasting.

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF) produces Cherry Creek North Food & Wine. CCAF is a non-profit corporation focused on providing access to art experiences & supporting education on art in Colorado. A portion of the proceeds benefits CCAF’s year-round art education and outreach programs.

Visit the Cherry Creek Arts website for more information.

Cherry Cricket Adds More Seating

While other businesses are trying to survive, Denver’s Cherry Creek North’s Cherry Cricket restaurant and bar is adding to its seating capacity by 45% reports the Denver Business Journal.

The Cherry Cricket, currently seating up to 220 guests, is adding 39 indoor seats and the remaining for their outdoor patio. They hope to have the expansion finished before the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Stop by and visit them today and while attending the festival and check out their new expansion.

The Cherry Cricket is located at:

2641 East 2nd Avenue

Denver, Colorado 80206

In Cherry Creek North

303-322-7666

Dining of Note

Cherry Creek is home to a number of delightful dining options.

Andre’s Restaurant
(303) 322-8871
370 S. Garfield St.
Denver, CO 80209
Amore Ristorante

(303) 321-2066
www.amoredenver.com
2355 E. 3rd Ave.

Denver, CO 80206

Barolo Grill
(303) 393-1040
barologrilldenver.com
3030 E. 6th Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Cherry Cricket

(303) 322-7666
www.cherrycricket.com
2641 E. 2nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206

Crepes & Crepes
(303) 320-4184
www.digitalcity.com…

2816 E. 3rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Cucina Colore

(303) 393-6917
www.cucinacolore.com
3041 E. 3rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Table 6
(303) 831-8800
www.table6denver.com
609 Corona St.
Denver, CO 80218
Le Peep
(303) 394-2040
lepeep.com
3030 E. 2nd Ave. Ste 208
Denver, CO 80206
Manhattan Grill
(303) 333-6444
231 Milwaukee St.
Denver, CO 80206
Mel’s Restaurant and Bar
(303) 333-3979
www.melsbarandgrill.com
235 Fillmore St
Denver, CO 80206
Piatti – Denver

(303) 321-1919
www.piatti.com
190 St. Paul St.
Denver, CO 80206

Renzios
(303) 316-0965
3000 East 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Back To Basics

Cherry Creek restaurateur Jim Sullivan has closed the doors on his last two Denver restaurant interests, after 11 years. Ocean, located at 201 Columbine St., and Nine75, located at 975 Lincoln St., both were shut down at the end of September.

Sullivan had opened Ocean a couple years back as a replacement for the ill-fated Mao, which failed to capture the attention of Denver’s fine dining denizens. Nine75 went the way of its Westminster predecessor, which also closed earlier this year.

Sullivan expects to spend time in other pursuits for the time being. “People just don’t have the money they once did,” said Sullivan, listing “fine dining” as one of the first luxuries to go, when hard times come.

Cherry Creek North Dining

Dining in Cherry Creek North is more an experience, than a meal.  To wit:

PLUSH

2710 E. Third Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Phone: 303-321-2324

Plush is a hip lounge serving up Mediterranean cuisine and great Martinis.

Come by to listen to live music or heat up your Thursday nights with Salsa dancing.

Open Tuesday through Saturday 4pm to 2am and Sundays till 12am

Q Blues and Jazz Lounge

2817 East Third Avenue

Denver, CO 80206

Phone: 303.399.QBBQ

Live blues and jazz! Cozy environment perfect for cocktails before or after dinner.

Listen to live music from the comfortable lounge or while enjoying the fresh air out on the patio.

Open Wed-Sat, 6pm to 2am. Sunday from 6pm to midnight.

Little Ollie’s

2364 E. 3rd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Phone: 303-316-8888
Fax: 303-316-8188
You can’t go wrong with Little Ollie’s cuisine. From the egg rolls to the Yushan shrimp, Ollie’s dishes are always fresh delicious and  sauced perfectly. Generous portions help seal the deal.

The kitchen produces dishes that are incredibly polished, not to mention filled with the best Chinese cooking in town. The steamed fish, stir-fries, sweet spare ribs and black-bean sauces and the gracious, efficient service at Little Ollie’s is beyond compare.

Campo de Fiori

300 Fillmore Street
Denver, CO 80206

Phone: 303-377-7887

Ristorante Campo de Fiori invites you to experience authentic Italian cuisine in an engaging milieu. Our menu is ever-changing and we’re sure you’ll find the food, people, and atmosphere at Campo worth returning to again and again.

Our impeccable attention to detail will help create an event that will be both wonderful and unforgettable.

Make your reservations today!

Open for dinner seven days a week, 5 pm until closing.