Tag Archives: Gulch

A Gulch Giveaway

It’s no secret the Gulch is growing. From Adele’s to 404 Kitchen, the dining options read like roll call at the James Beard Foundation. But what’s also happening quietly is the longstanding restaurants, faced with increased competition, are being forced to put up or shutter up, as was the unfortunate case when Rumours unexpectedly closed its doors this fall. Five Dishes recently visited Cantina Laredo and Watermark, two of the Gulch’s veteran restaurants to hear – and taste – what they are doing to spice things up. Literally. More…


The coolest part about our evening at Adele’s?

It was not the repeated sightings of Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, stepping outside for a smoke every half hour or so, giving us the perfect view of his cocktail and conversations from our patio table.


All Hail Saint Añejo

July supper club was called to order at Saint Añejo. Only opening this past spring, we were relieved if not overdue to finally make our way back to the Gulch to check it out.


Burger Republic

Warning: You might call this place Banana Republic before all is said and done. Especially if you did a little indulging of the retail sort the day before you dine.

And if you, like me, tumble over this misnomer by asking the waiter to please “describe the Banana Republic sauce,” then you’ll surely get a hearty chuckle out of it. Savor the laugh, enjoy the moment, then redeem yourself by ordering a Spiked Shake.


Moto Cucina + Enoteca

As mentioned in our introductions, we all met while working together. Our employer at the time was in the Gulch, which looks very different now than it did six years ago. In fact if I worked in the Gulch right now, I’d have to be delivered to work on one of the train tracks that run through it. Most of the three or four restaurants we frequented have closed (and only one reopened; you go, McDonald’s). Now, it seems there are three to four restaurants per building, and each one is a hit.