Boone's is now smokin' in the DU neighborhood

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Boone's opened today in the former home of Smugs (and Fagan's long before that), at 1135 East Evans Avenue.

The neighborhood joint is named after Denver Boone, the University of Denver's official mascot from 1968 to 1998, and is touting a "state-triotic" concept, according to owner Rob Lamphier. "All our beers are going to be from Colorado," he explains. "About half of our liquors are going to be from Colorado, and we'll be trying to do as much Colorado-sourced food as humanly possible."

Lanphier used to be a partner in the B.U.F.F. Brothers group of restaurants, but split from that company this fall to set up his own, Pour Kids. So far, his portfolio consists of Noonan's Tavern, which opened in Aurora last March, and now Boone's.

(He recently took over Downing Street Bar & Grill, which he plans to rebrand as a Pour Kids bar at the start of the new year, when he'll also introduce a new menu. He also hopes to return the place to its original name, The Handlebar -- but for now, it's business as usual at Downing Street.)

Boone's is also Lanphier's first foray into barbecue; a longtime buddy is running the smoker. "The thing we try to strive for is having great food, basically," Lanphier says. "Better food than people would expect in a neighborhood tavern."

Welcome to the neighborhood.

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1135 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO

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Juimanos
Juimanos

where's the website?  phone number? wtf a simply goggle search gives nothing.  i want to order some friggin food.

Juimanos
Juimanos

goggle?  what are you some kind of an ice hole?  try using google.

Christian
Christian

Thanks for the article.  Some of the craft breweries we are supporting are Avery, Boulder Beer, Oskar Blues, Ska, Breckenridge, Odells, and Tommyknocker. 

Weege
Weege

Ted should be manning the pits.. He is absolutely the best that is in the biz.. No joke.. A few restaurants, high end, should look ask for his expertise..

dulaw2012
dulaw2012

Was there earlier this afternoon to check out the scene, as I am a student at nearby DU. The fact that they claim to be "state-triotic" is downright propaganda.  They had the typical BMC swill you'd expect to find on tap at a place of this caliber, along with a couple of faux craft-beers.  That junk may be "brewed" in Colorado, but they are far from Colorado companies. 

Duder
Duder

Something tells me you're impossible to please. Idea! Why not hang out in your basement and pout!

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