“While most of us barely had reason to shower in the morning last year, Denver Chef Daniel Young managed to keep very busy.
He started the year by opening Jive, a gorgeous restaurant on Broadway that later fell victim to the pandemic. He then opened two new eateries on Welton Street, as part of an effort led by investor Matthew Burkett to bring new Black-owned businesses to the historic Five Points neighborhood.
Young said one of them, a cheery brunch spot called Mimosas, has been doing strong business amid the pandemic while the other, an upscale dinner place called MBP, was only open briefly before closing amid the fall COVID-19 case surge. But Young said MBP will reopen soon — and it will be just the beginning of what is shaping up to be an even busier year for the chef, who has spent decades in Denver cooking for the likes of Carmelo Anthony and former President Barack Obama. “
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Albani-Burgio, Paul. Denverite 27 April 2021.