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Foodstuff chain: A scrumptious Denver dining dispatch

A plate from chef Brian Lockwood’s pop-up at Boulder’s Basta. Photo: Jeff Fierberg

Wrapping up all the yr-conclude happenings in the Colorado restaurant scene, we give you the deliciously superior along with the heartburn-inducing headlines you need to have to know about your preferred dining places and additional.

  • A leadership dispute, an expired liquor license and a restraining get are threatening to hold Bonfire Brewing shuttered in Eagle. The brewery is hunting for a upcoming right after the dying of co-founder Andy Jessen in an avalanche earlier this yr. 
  • Brian Lockwood — formerly of Eleven Madison Park, the French Laundry and Boulder’s Frasca — will conclude his seasonal residency at Basta with a five-program, Israeli-inspired menu, on Dec. 31, the chef tells Axios.
    • A part of the proceeds from every single meal go to Sophie’s Neighborhood, a nonprofit begun by nearby chef Hosea Rosenberg.
Chefs Hosea Rosenberg and Brian Lockwood
Chefs Hosea Rosenberg and Brian Lockwood. Photograph: Jeff Fierberg
  • The Cole community obtained a new addition with the debut of Yacht Club, which fancies alone as “a nerdy cocktail bar, a normal wine bar, a(n) (expletive) dive bar,” at least in accordance to its menu.
  • Two-calendar year-old FlyteCo Brewing is having its title to heart by opening a next site inside of the former Stapleton Airport manage tower, which formerly housed a Punch Bowl Social.
  • Broadway’s Bar 404, designed in 1929 and opened the day right after Prohibition ended in 1933, returned to the scene Dec. 15 with a comprehensive food and consume menu and live leisure courtesy of the two former house owners of Inga’s Alpine Tavern.
  • Just after closing because of to COVID, chef Lon Symensma’s French eatery, freshly dubbed Bistro LeRoux, reopened previous Friday in LoDo, among his other dining places, ChoLon and YumCha Dumpling and Noodle Bar.
Bistro LeRoux
Bistro LeRoux. Picture: Matt Nager/ChoLon Cafe Concepts
  • Chef Tajahi Cooke hopes to assistance chefs with a new residency method named the Chef Kitchen. In the course of thirty day period-lengthy residencies, cooks will have the prospect to experiment with their culinary creations together with mentorship and economic aid.
  • The brains powering Third Culture’s doughy mochi muffins are contacting it quits in Colorado at the close of this 12 months, citing falling gross sales, “a ton of racist actions and confrontational behavior in addition to pandemic stresses.”
  • The annual “Shock and Claus” vacation breakfast, which has shocked Colorado cafe staffers with strategies since 2015, produced its physical appearance in early December at an Aurora IHOP when a team of 8 diners tipped their server $1,200 just after ingesting at the East Colfax Avenue place.
  • Resort Jerome, Auberge Resorts Selection, has unveiled its reimagined Terrible Harriet, the property’s scorching speakeasy nestled beneath the historic Aspen Instances making.
  • Bar Louie is revealing its first-at any time model redesign below in Denver at its spot in the Stores at Northfield, showcasing new hues, lights and furnishings.
  • Even soon after a tiny team of staff introduced a GoFundMe campaign in hopes of setting up co-possession of the little-town Minturn Saloon — beloved by skiers, snowboarders and locals — the restaurant continues to be on the market place.


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