Lance Armstrong, famed if not embattled former professional road racing cyclist and Austin radio personality JB Hager are providing post-race commentary during the Colorado Classic at the Infinite Monkey Theorem (IMT) this weekend. Today through Sunday, August 13, Armstrong and Hager, founders of Stages podcast, are recording post-race impressions each day once each race ends. Times are varied based upon race. IMT will be showing the race inside the tap room (3200 Larimer Street) and is offering $5 canned wine specials.
New Belgium Brewing Company is expanding its niche assets with the purchase of San Francisco’s iconic Magnolia Brewing. The newly-formed partnership will be a majority-owned subsidiary of New Belgium, with Elysian Founder Dick Cantwell and Belgian lambic producer Oud Beersel as minority partners. The partnership will continue to operate both Magnolia locations with existing staff and brands. Cantwell, who left Elysian over two years ago when Anheuser-Busch InBev. acquired it, will head up brewing operations, working alongside Magnolia founder Dave McLean, who will be an employee of the partnership.
A major hailstorm in May forced the closure of the Colorado Mills Mall as well as the closure of Yard House in its vicinity. Today at 11 a.m., the 14500 Colfax Avenue location of the chain is reopening its doors. The restaurant’s layout remained the same with the signature island bar displaying a fleet of 130 tap handles, but a new color scheme along with new soft and hard finishes including flooring and booths have been added.
The iconic Broadmoor resort has recently launched its first ever pop-up, NE Ramen, inside Natural Epicurean on the Colorado Springs property. The chef responsible for the pop-up is actually David Patterson, who recently became executive chef at The Broadmoor. Guests can sample Asian steamed buns, ramen, kimchi, and other Asian-inspired dishes on Fridays and Saturday and on September 1 through the 4th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The pop-up ends on Labor Day and reservations are recommended.
Mici Handcrafted Italian, a family-owned mini-chain based in Denver, Colorado, added executive Elliot Schiffer to its team as Partner and CEO. Mici has four locations in the Denver metro area and also provides delivery and catering. Under Schiffer’s leadership, Mici expects to streamline operations in preparation expand further into Colorado and beyond.