Chef Shuffles At Black Eye CapHill

Black Eye Coffee. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

Black Eye Coffee. Photo by Kyle Cooper. 

Black Eye Coffee CapHill, coffee shop-bar-restaurant hybrid and 303 favorite, has shuffled its kitchen leadership. Alex Figura, previous executive chef of shuttered Lower48 Kitchen, will be leaving his current culinary leader post at Black Eye to open a pasta restaurant with Spencer White in Five Points.

Replacing Figura is Denver newcomer William Tuggle, who previously served a stint as executive chef of Humboldt Farm. Fish. Wine. Black Eye co-owner Steven Waters met Tuggle before he moved to Denver and have collaborated on Black Eye pop-up dinners.

Tuggle will launch a new summer menu in June with intentions of unifying the cocktail, coffee, pastry and food programs.

Elise Wiggins Leaves Panzano After More Than a Decade


Panzano Kitchen. Image courtesy of Panzano.

Elise Wiggins has left her executive chef post Panzano after 12 years. The restaurant, located inside downtown’s Hotel Monaco is launching a nationwide search for a new culinary leader.

Wiggins has said she will open an upcoming restaurant. While details are sparse, she did reveal that the general theme will center on Italian food.

Rosenberg’s Continues Pop-Up Events


Rosenberg’s tuk tuk. Image courtesy of Rosenberg’s.

Following a successful pop-up event at RiNo Yacht Club, Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen will continue to sell their bagels at various locations around town. On Saturday, May 21, Rosenberg’s will pop up at Five Points Jazz Festival, followed by an additional appearance at the Source on Sunday, May 29.

For upcoming pop-ups, including the Slow Food Farmer’s Market launching at the Source on May 29, Rosenberg’s will bring its zero-emission tuk tuk.