From Braun to Best New Restaurant: A second helping of Cafe Society, April 7-11
This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz reviewed the Bar-On family's latest restaurant venture: Braun Taphaus & Grille, a sports bar with an Austrian accent; meanwhile, Lori Midson reported on the new names -- three names, actually -- that the family will use for the rest of its empire, since the sale of the Udi's gluten-free product division came with the stipulation that all the Udi's restaurants change their names too.
Danielle Lirette Croissaffles at Braun Taphaus & Grille.
See also: Bar-On Taphaus & Grille: Can the Baron family give this place a sporting chance?
Also this week, we counted down the ten best restaurants in the Ballpark neighborhood, our Best of Denver 2014 winner for Best New Restaurant Neighborhood -- which also happens to include Lower48 Kitchen, this year's Best New Restaurant. And we devoted an extended slide show to Chefs Up Front, which brought the best chefs in the area to the Colorado Convention Center.
OPENING THIS WEEK
Lori Midson City Bakery Cafe just opened on Lincoln Street.
City Bakery Cafe, 726 Lincoln Street
DADA Art Bar, 2470 Broadway
Jamaican Grill, 709 West Eighth Avenue
Live Basil Pizza, 7740 West Alameda, Lakewood
Le Rendez Vous, 278 Fillmore Street
Tiller's Kitchen, 7000 Church Ranch Boulevard
REOPENING THIS WEEK
Nooch Vegan Market, 10 East Ellsworth Avenue (new location)
709 West 8th Avenue, Denver, CO
278 N Fillmore Street, Denver, CO
10 East Ellsworth Avenue, Denver, CO
2200 S. Broadway, Denver, CO
5601 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, CO
2128 Pearl St., Boulder, CO
7000 Church Ranch Boulevard, Westminster, CO
2470 Broadway, Denver, CO