Either way, we’re already halfway through 2021, although the scars of 2020 persist. It’s been just over a month since all restaurant dining restrictions were lifted in Denver, and now other challenges – like the rising cost of items like New York gloves and bands served at Pete’s Kitchen, which recently reopened for all weekend night shifts. – delay openings and even force certain places, such as FNG, to close temporarily.
The past month also brought more painful closures, including Falling Rock, Ballpark’s iconic craft beer destination, and Uptown’s beloved Beast + Bottle. But there is also good news to celebrate.
Our full list of openings in 2020 included 197 bricks and mortars, an impressive number considering the hurdles faced by owners and operators over the past year. We’ve already seen 128 openings in the first half of 2021, including 28 in June alone – and there’s no sign of this trend slowing down.
From Evergreen to McGregor Square, Coors Field’s new destination, new restaurants are sprouting up all over the metro area. While there are plenty of local indie additions to the list, such as Campfire, Stoney’s Cantina, and pandemic-born Instagram hit Right Cream, there are also out-of-state-based channels that do. big moves, like Giordano’s, which is now open in the South Broadway space once occupied by Leña, and New York’s Colorado debut have hit the Halal Guys in Aurora.
It’s all about balance, however, and while we would hate to see the streets of Denver filled with bright, glowing signs of brands founded elsewhere, the fact that these companies choose to come to the area speaks volumes about the nation’s reputation. this city. But we rely on our local culinary talents to continue to meet the challenge of innovating and creating high quality food that surpasses others.
Stoney’s Cantina Devil’s Eggs get a street corn-style treatment.
Here is our full list of openings and closings on the Denver subway in June 2021:
Restaurants and bars open this month *:
Campfire, 27883 Meadow Drive, Evergreen
Carmine’s on McGregor Square, 1951 Wazee Street
Cupbop, 3452 West 32nd Avenue and 7450 West 52nd Avenue, Unit C, Arvada
Dating Yummy, 12203 East Iliff Avenue, Suite D, Aurora
Dochi, 2449, rue Larimer
The Donut Club, 7302 29th Avenue East
Eat a Lot Que, 13730 West 85th Drive Unit 103, Arvada
Cuisine Exile, 320 East Colfax Avenue
Giordano’s, 24 Broadway
Gruvi Tasting Lounge (summer pop-up), 1455 South Pearl Street
The Halal Guys, 14535 East Alameda Avenue, Suite D, Aurora
Heaven Creamery, 299 Milwaukee Street and 6955 South York Street, # 420, Centennial
HiLo, 10125 West San Juan Way, Littleton
JackBeQue, 200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood
Jet’s Pizza, 98 Wadsworth Blvd, Suite 129, Lakewood
La Diabla Pozole y Mezcal, 2233 rue Larimer
Los Chingones, 3541 East Harmony Road, # 100, Fort Collins
Lost City at Avanti Boulder, 1401 Pearl Street, Boulder
Mississippi Boy Catfish & Ribs, 5544 East 33rd Avenue
Moods. Beats. Potions., 2844 Welton Street
Passport Burger, food truck, Castle Rock
Pizza 3.14, 1313 College Avenue, Boulder
Right Cream, 3047, rue Larimer
Ope ‘n Bubbler at Edgewater Public Market, 5505 West 20th Avenue, Edgewater
Old Town Hot Pot, 2852 South Havana Street, Aurora
Snooze AM Eatery, Lobby B, Mezzanine, Denver International Airport
Stoney’s Cantina, 30 South Broadway
Tom’s Watch Bar, 1601 19th Street, Unit 101
Urban Egg, 3033 East First Avenue
X Denver, 3100 Inca Street
Bubu, 1099 18th street
Restaurants and bars closing this month *:
Beast + Bottle, 719 East 17th Avenue
Earnest Hall, 2915 West 44th Avenue
Fall of the rock, 1919, rue Blake
Morin, 1600 15th Street
Uncle Zoe’s, 12203 East Iliff Avenue, Suite D, Aurora
Vinue Food and Wine Bar, 2817 East Third Avenue
* Or earlier and not previously included on an opening and closing list.
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