Brewery Rickoli starts pouring, Del Norte dries up: Our restaurant roll call for November

Lori Midson
The Populist
More than a dozen restaurants opened in Denver this past month, including the long-awaited Punch Bowl -- Social Food & Drink and The Populist. But there were some surprise closings, too, including Il Mondo Vecchio, the pork palace that's gone to hog heaven, and Del Norte Brewing, the first brewery to close in four years during the craft-beer boom.

See also:
- Restaurant roll call for October
- Photos: Il Mondo Vecchio loaded its last stock on Friday
- Slide show: Opening night at Punch Bowl Social
- Photos: First look at The Populist



Arlene's Bistro & Creperie, 2018 Broadway Street, Boulder
Baba's Falafel, food truck
Brewery Rickoli, 4335 Wadsworth Boulevard, Wheat Ridge
Cafe Byblos Mediterranean Grill, 400 Corona Street
Cafe Zuri, 3718 West 32nd Avenue
El Rico Dicho Menederia Y Taqueria, 10400 East Sixth Avenue, Aurora
Fresh Healthy Cafe, 3000 East First Avenue
Hideaway Kitchen + Bar, 25948 Genesee Trail Road, Golden
Infinite Monkey Theorem's taproom, 3200 Larimer Street
Jelly, 1700 East Evans Avenue
Lucky's Bakehouse & Creamery, 3990 Broadway, Boulder
MegaFauna's cafe, 2701 Larimer Street
Pasquini's Pizzeria, 777 East 17th Avenue
Patxi's Pizza, 3455 South University Boulevard, Englewood
Pho Saigon Star, 2045 South University Boulevard
The Populist, 3163 Larimer Street
Punch Bowl - Social Food & Drink, 65 Broadway
Stranahan's tasting room and store, 208 South Kalamath Street
Twin Peaks, 8840 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial
Wild Woods Brewery, 5460 Conestoga Court, Boulder


Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery, 4700 Cherry Creek Drive (after closing for a four-month restaurant remodel)
Pho 95, 1401 South Federal Boulevard (after moving from 1002 South Federal Boulevard)



Del Norte Brewing Company, 1390 West Evans Avenue
Denver Wheel Club, 404 Broadway (the bar remains open for now, but has changed owners and will change concepts)
Full Steam Tavern, 1434 Blake Street
Heidi's Brooklyn Deli, 3130 Lowell Boulevard
Il Mondo Vecchio, 1174 South Cherokee Street
Mona's Restaurant, 1710 Sherman Street
Thai Mango, 609 Grant Street
Tresca's Trattoria, 3555 West 38th Avenue
Venue Bistro, 3609 West 32nd Avenue

* or earlier, and not included in a previous Restaurant Roll Call.

What did we miss? Post any additions in the comments section below. And see our restaurant roll call for October here.

Location Info

Cafe Zuri

3718 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

Punch Bowl - Social Food & Drink

65 Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Patxi's Pizza

3455 S. University Blvd., Englewood, CO

Category: Restaurant

Tony P's

777 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Zest Cafe

2740 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery

4700 Cherry Creek Drive S., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Vita Restaurant

1575 Boulder St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Pho Saigon Star

2045 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Infinite Monkey Theorem

3200 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: General

El Rico Dicho Menederia Y Taqueria

10400 E. 6th Ave., Aurora, CO

Category: Restaurant

Stranahan's Colorado Distillery

208 S. Kalamath St., Denver, CO

Category: General

The Populist

3163 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Lucky's Bakehouse & Creamery

3990 Broadway, Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

Cafe Byblos Mediterranean Grill

400 Corona St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Hideaway Kitchen + Bar

25948 Genesee Trail Rd, Golden, CO

Category: Restaurant


1700 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Pho 95

1401 S. Federal Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Baba's Falafel

, Denver / Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

Twin Peaks

8840 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO

Category: Restaurant

Brewery Rickoli

4335 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge, CO

Category: Restaurant

Wild Woods Brewery

5460 Conestoga Court, Boulder, CO

Category: General

Fresh Healthy Cafe

3000 E. 1st Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

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patricia.calhoun moderator editortopcommenter

Jonathan shikes did do research for his initial post on Del Norte closing. As far as he could determine, it was Denver's first craft-brewery to close since North Star. If you know of others, please let us know.


Definitely NOT the first craft-brewery to close in 4 years... do a tiny bit of research.

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