Denver Post: Business Q&A: Hideaway Kitchen + Bar, Genesee

October 22, 2015

Interview with Alan Zizmor, general manager and owner

Q: How did you get involved in this business?

A: I have lived in Genesee for 14 years after moving from New York City. I owned an operated (212) Salad & Sandwich Co. in Denver for nine years and always thought we were lacking a great neighborhood restaurant/bar up here. When this spot became available, I jumped at the opportunity because I feel this location, being so close to the highway, allows us to be not only a local favorite but a destination restaurant/bar as well.

Q: What distinguishes you from other businesses in your category?

View Website Fall menu preview at Hideaway Kitchen + Bar in Genessee

October 5, 2015

Genesee’s Hideaway Kitchen + Bar recently launched a new fall menu to coincide with the changing of seasons. Chilly nights and falling leaves brings warmer notes to Chef Nick Shankland’s lineup. Even with the changing of the seasons, the menu keeps the vegetable, farm and sea theme. The veg portion of appetizers adds a red wine poached pear topped with blue cheese, sliced cinnamon almonds, and a streak of cranberry reduction. The pear is soft and the Dijon adds a bit of tang to round out the dish. The Chesapeake Bay fried oysters and the tuna tartare from the sea are also standouts. The oysters are fried crispy and served over a bed of creamed kale. Chef Nick prepares the tuna tartare in a traditional French-style steak tartare manner, only with tuna. Capers and scallions add a pop to the melt-in-your-mouth fish. Yukon Gold potato chips are flash fried to order to add a crisp contrast ....

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In Good Taste Denver: Autumn at the Hideaway Kitchen

October 2, 2015

At the beginning of summer, I had the pleasure of relaxing on the covered patio at Hideaway Kitchen + Bar tobecome familiar with this relatively new restaurant, just 30 minutes outside of Denver. I found the food not only delicious but creative and made with great purpose and thought. I returned recently to sample from their Fall menu, still languishing on that patio, enjoying Colorado’s beautiful weather.

Before I tell you about the food, let me tell you what I learned about the handsome, square-jawed chef, Nick Shankland ....

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Black Tie Colorado: Hideaway is hidden away, but worth the hunt

September 30, 2015

There’s a reason that Hideaway Kitchen + Bar earned its name. It’s seriously hidden away in a strip mall way up on Genesee Mountain.  But tucked into that strip center is an oasis of cuisine and cocktails that is a treasure cherished by locals yet little known to Front Range dwellers.

But the PR princesses at DPP Communications know how to garner attention for their client. They use Uber to transport Denver-based media members to quarterly menu tastings. Brilliant!


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5280 Magazine: Ask a Chef: Nick Shankland of Hideaway Kitchen & Bar

September 8, 2015

Every year thousands of folks move to Denver to enjoy the relaxed, outdoorsy lifestyle our city is known for. But when chef Nick Shankland (a Virginia native who spent time in the kitchens of Colt & Gray and Old Major) made the move to Genesee last spring, that whole "relaxed, outdoorsy lifestyle" thing took on a whole new meaning. Since assuming the role of executive chef at Genesee's ambitious Hideaway Kitchen & Bar this April, Shankland has discovered myriad benefits to life at nearly 8,000 feet. "I'm loving the views and the weather," ...

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August 18, 2015

Restaurateur Alan Zizmor closed Hideaway Kitchen + Bar in Genesee last winter for a makeover, reopening in April with not just a new look, but also a new chef: the young but seasoned Nick Shankland. The chef, who has done time in some of Denver’s top kitchens, quickly installed a menu comprising mostly small plates pulling from a wide array of influences — Italy, Thailand, the Deep South — and his own curiosity and imagination. ...

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USA Today: Hideaway Kitchen + Bar Offers Mountain Ambiance Just outside Denver

July 24, 2015

Denver area restaurant new to the scene, Hideaway Kitchen + Bar offers a mountain atmosphere — without all the hang-ups that inevitably come with I-70 traffic headed towards the high country.

This restaurant offers live music seven nights a week, a delicious and creative menu that meets any appetite and a quiet spot in the foothills west of Denver. (The name plays to the restaurant’s location, tucked way in the mountain in the Genessee Town Center.)

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Dining Out Denver - 10 Best Fried Chicken Dishes

July 6, 2015

 Hideaway Kitchen + Bar {25948 Genesee Trail Road, Golden; 303.526.0556}
Not that you need one, but the newly re-opened Hideaway Kitchen + Bar is a great reason to take a short hiking, biking, or driving excursion to Golden. Hideaway’s new Executive Chef Nick Shankland has created a from-scratch menu for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. His take on fried chicken does away with the breading and the batter. Instead he deep fries a naked airline chicken breast and serves with broccolini and mashed potatoes, topped off with a ginger-leek-ponzu compote.

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Black Tie Colorado - HK+B Reintroduces Itself To Genesee

June 26, 2015

Not even a massive storm that swept through Genesee and pulverized the rest of the metro area Wednesday night could dampen the spirits of media members gathered at the new Hideaway Kitchen + Bar to see the space renovation and sample fine fare from new Executive Chef Nick Shankland, who laid out an impressive spread.

The restaurant, owned by Alan Zizmor, closed its doors in December and reopened in April with the new chef, new general manager Scott Tallman, a Denver restaurant veteran, and a new attitude.

Zizmor, who largely relied on area locals who have supported the restaurant through its growing pains, largely change the menu to a shared plates concept, and let Shankland, whose resume includes stints at Colt & Gray, Old Major and Central Bistro, work his culinary magic on the menu.

Our group was treated to tasting portions of fig, tomato and white chocolate salad off the lunch menu, farro risotto off the vegetarian side, mussels and manilla clams from the seafood list, house made sausage from the farm category, fried naked chicken and pork ribs from the comfort food list, crabcake Benedict off the brunch menu and cherry hand pie with sour ice cream for dessert.

Each course was beautifully paired with wine and cocktail samples.

Hideaway features a gorgeous outdoor patio with humongous umbrellas, which shielded us from the downpour. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily, along with Sunday brunch. For reservations and more information, go to or call 303-526-0556.

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The Examiner - Hideaway Kitchen celebrates grand reopening in Genessee with new chef and menu

June 26, 2015

The Hideaway Kitchen + Bar has announced the grand reopening of its restaurant, bar and live entertainment venue at 25948 Genesee Trail Road in the foothills west of Denver in Genesee, Colorado. The grand reopening unveils the Hideaway's new executive chef, staff, and dinner menu as well as its craft cocktails menu and bar offerings.

Hideaway Kitchen + Bar 

Owner Alan Zizmor closed the establishment in the fall of 2014 to update the menu as well as make changes to the staff and entertainment lineup. With Executive Chef Nick Shankland, whose previous experience includes stints at Old Major, Central Bistro and Colt + Gray, Zizmor has created a tantalizing New American cuisine menu that offers a variety of meat-based dishes, seafood-based dishes, and vegetarian dishes.

The Hideaway's new dinner menu has its entrees divided into three categories: Vegetarian, Sea and Farm. The new menu has allowed Chef Shankland to explore his two favorite food inspirations: Asian ingredients and Southern comfort food cooking. The results are dishes like Old Bay Steamed Manila Clams with house-made chorizo sausage and black beans, Steamed Musselsswimming in cilantro and chili powder spiced coconut milk and the Shrimp Pad Thai on the sea menu; Kansas City-meets-Carolina sweet and tangy Half-Rack of Ribs served with Coleslaw and Hush Puppies, Fried Naked Half Chicken with a side of made-to-order Yukon Gold mashed potatoes on the Land menu; and Curry-Potato Dumplings and Farro Risotto on the Vegetarian menu. In addition to the scratch-made entrees and sausages, Shankland also makes the restaurant's ice cream, sorbet, and other desserts each day in-house.

The Hideaway Kitchen + Bar and also has an umbrella-covered outdoor seating area for 44 that includes two fire pits nestled next to a 250-seat amphitheater allowing patrons to enjoy live entertainment in spring and summer. Currently Wednesdays are jazz nights highlighting local artists starting at 6:30p.m. and Sunday afternoons feature reggae bands from 4-7p.m.

The Hideaway Kitchen + Bar is located in the Genesee Town Center just off Interstate 70 at Exit 254. The restaurant will be open Monday thru Friday from 11am-10pm, Saturday from 9am-11pm and Sunday from 9am-9pm.

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Restaurant hours
11:00am - 10:00pm Monday- Thurs
11:00am - 11:00pm Friday
10:00am - 11:00pm Saturday
  9:00am - 9:00pm Sunday




25948 Genesee Trail Road, Genesee CO 80401
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