Johnny’s love for good food and drink is matched only by his love for odds and ends. He’s a non-rehabilitated picker, amassing a collection of collectibles that will one day inhabit museums or second-hand stores. On one outing, Johnny found a cast-iron relief of a smiling pig. With plans for a taqueria already marinating in his mind, the pig immediately captured the spirit of what would become Cochino. (And a new collection of porcine characters grew, finding a home in the restaurant.) A native of Denver, Johnny is also the Bean Brains behind noted Denver eatery The Squeaky Bean Farm + Table.
Paul was once a teacher. He left the hallowed halls of academia behind to honorably offer an education on the finer points of a good cocktail. A native of Colorado, Paul’s path took him from the dish pit to serving to shucking oysters to tending bar. He’s worked at Jax, Cucina Colore and 1UP. With a background in classic cocktails, he’s donned a vest in the name of fanciness. These days, he’s happiest pouring a really, very, singularly, exceptionally good margarita. (For the purpose of this bio, let’s assume Paul taught English.)