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When Vesta Dipping Grill arrived back in 1997, it changed Denver's dining scene. For starters, the restaurant pioneered an area where fine dining, even casual fine dining, was relatively known: the upper end of LoDo. And then, the place was just so cool: an edgy, industrial interior; a fun concept that paired homemade sauces with your choice of proteins; young owner, chefs and staffers who quickly created a community.

Over the years, as restaurants opened around Vesta, it made some changes — the chairs that had earned it the "Vesta Tripping Grill" nickname disappeared, as did the words "Dipping Grill" themselves. But Vesta remained as cool as ever until it closed along with the rest of Colorado's restaurants in mid-March.

And while others reopened, including siblings Steuben's Uptown and Ace Eat Serve, Vesta did not. Now it never will: Last week, founder Josh Wolkon told Vesta's staff and fans that it's gone for good. The response was immediate, and overwhelming.

Says Taylor:

Nooooooooo: 2020 gets seriously 10 times worse every day.

Adds Sadiki:

Well, shit...what I thought was impossible has happened.

Says Doug:

Damnit. Some of my favorite meals of my life.

Notes Lauren:

I remember going to Vesta in my early twenties for the first time and thinking, “Wow, I’m a grownup now. I can pay for this nice meal on my own.” I also had some great dates with my then-boyfriend-now-husband early in our relationship. Thanks for the memories.

Recalls Lisa:

I spent some fabulous evenings there with friends and family. Thank you so much for the fantastic food, atmosphere and service.

Comments Carolyn:

So many of life's celebrations and friendship fun there. As a hotel concierge, I sent literally thousands there over the years. What a loss.

Remembers Tracy: 

This is the saddest news, and my heart is literally breaking right now. Waiting tables at Vesta brings back so many great memories. I loved that job, the restaurant and the people who worked there.

Says Tirzah:

We are heartbroken to lose this beloved establishment! Josh and Jenn and the Vesta crew are the best people on earth. Our daughter Bri prepped there devotedly until her death a year ago. Vesta was her second family. Our memories will live on!

Wonders Diane:

Dies anybody else feeling like they are living in the Twilight Zone?

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Warns John:

Now they can put an Applebee's Grill & Bar in there! $1 drinks and half-priced apps for everyone!

But first, you can return to 1822 Blake Street on August 8 and August 9 for one last Vesta event, although it will be a sad goodbye: Last month, former exec chef Brandon Foster, who'd moved on to Project Angel Heart, passed away, and Vesta will be hosting "Boards for Brandon," selling housemade charcuterie (Foster created the Vesta charcuterie room and program) and cheese on keepsake #BeLikeBrandon cutting boards. There will also be sales on wine, and a chance to celebrate the chef who was such an intrinsic part of the Vesta community; all proceeds will go to Foster's family. Reserve your board and pick-up time here.

What will you miss about Vesta? Post a comment or share your thoughts at [email protected]

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Adnan Sami Birthday: Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Rani Mukerji And More – 7 Times When Bollywood Stars Appeared In The Musical Maestros Songs!

Adnan Sami is one multi-talented artiste our Bollywood music industry should feel proud about. A Pakistani-born Indian singer, musician, music composer, and pianist, the man wears many positive titles like a boss. Well, it was in the year 2000 when he crooned “Lift Karadey” and became a sensation in no time. Ahead in his career, he has sung many melodies and is known for his soothing as well as fun voice. His song “Tu Sirf Mera Mehboob” from the flick Ajnabee (2001) was a superhit during that time. On August 15, 2020, Adnan Sami turns a year older and celebrates his 49th birthday. Padma Shri For Adnan Sami Draws Flak, Father of Pakistan-Origin Singer Had Fought in 1965 War Against India, Point Out Twitterati. 

And on this very special day, we bring to you 7 music videos of Sami which featured Bollywood stars. From Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Rani Mukerji to Dia Mirza, these celebrities added their charm by being a part of the singer’s musical piece. Trust us, it’s a fun compilation. So, without further ado, let’s get started. Padma Awards 2020: Kangana Ranaut, Ekta Kapoor, Adnan Sami and Karan Johar Conferred Padma Shri. 

“Kabhi Nahi”

The first on our list is none other than the Shahanshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan who had featured in this quirky and fun melody by Adnan Sami. You definitely can’t miss this one!

 “Lift Karadey”

One of the most loved songs till date, this one touched hearts. However, what a very few people do not know is that it also had a cameo of actor Govinda. Check it out.

“Tera Chehra”

Featuring the stunning beauty Rani Mukerji, “Tera Chehra” sung by Adnan Sami is a soulful song that will make you a tad bit emotional. Not to miss, the well-written lyrics. Watch!

“O Meri Jaan”

And just in case you wanted to listen to a romantic number by Adnan Sami, then this one is for you. This song sees the seductress Ameesha Patel adding her charm and making it a visual treat. One can also see a glimpse of Terence Lewis in it.

“Pal Do Pal Pyar Ka”

This teasing melody focusing on the storyline of one-sided features Dia Mirza along with Adnan Sami. It’s a fun catchy number that will bring a smile in your face. Watch!

“Nain Se Nain Ko Mila”

From the album “Tera Chehra“, this song features Adnan with Raveena Tandon. The actress in this one looks completely different and unrecognisable. Have a look.

“Tere Bina Chain Mujhe Ab Aaye Na”

Last on our list sees Mahima Chaudhry. This one is a romantic track showcasing the ups and downs in love between the leads. Quite touching.

That’s it, guys! Hope you liked the above compilation, as according to us this are one of the top songs which featured Bollywood celebs with Adnan Sami. Also, for the unversed, on 25 January 2020, Sami was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour in the field of Arts, by Government of India. Here’s wishing the singer a happy birthday. Stay tuned!

(The above story first appeared on News Brig on Aug 15, 2020 08:40 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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