Burt's Smokehouse BBQ Is Fired Up for Its Grand Opening Today

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All photos by Danielle Lirette
Denver doesn't have a great reputation as a barbecue town, but a string of new smokehouses have opened up this year to give the barbecue-starved new options for smoky goodness. Burt's Smokehouse BBQ in Centennial is the most recent to fire up; it's throwing a grand opening celebration this weekend with live entertainment and giveaways, including bottles of Burt's barbecue sauce -- until they run out. Our photographer, Danielle Lirette, stopped in yesterday to check out the 'cuing action.

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Burt's is a family-owned place with three generations of wood-fired experience. Burt Levy's son Evan manages the restaurant and granddaughter Ariel, who grew up with sauce in her veins, is already pit boss at nineteen, while Evan's wife Dana runs the front of the house.

The menu is chock full of brisket, ribs, pork shoulder and sausage, slow-smoked on a custom barbecue pit built for the restaurant. The grand opening starts today; tomorrow will feature live music from Potcheen and American Idol contestant Matt Buckstein starting at 12:30 p.m. and running until 8 p.m. Guests this weekend will receive a bottle of Burt's BBQ Sauce with any order over $20 while supplies last and kids twelve and under will get free fountain drinks. Other giveaways include food samples & free T-shirts all weekend (also while supplies last).

Regular hours at Burt's will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays).

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c.burnett
c.burnett

Denver is a beer and booze town...not so much with food. I think people drink more in this town than eat.

Chad Atwell
Chad Atwell

Really bad - lose the corrugated metal decor and get some good smoke going, please.

Jonathan Souza
Jonathan Souza

Denver's BBQ scene....truly insufficient. In it's infancy.

Quentin Shehan
Quentin Shehan

Smoking Yards in Idaho Springs is the best bbq in Colorado. Took me 3 years to find it, and I lived in Kansas city and texas. Almost as good as Oklahoma joes in kc.

KDBryan
KDBryan

I'll try it out but, as a KC BBQ fan, there's really no better place to have BBQ in Denver than BONEY'S BBQ.

Daniel Shalik
Daniel Shalik

They need to learn how to make a good pizza too

Matt Griffin
Matt Griffin

denver food scene is just under performing in general

Josh Wise
Josh Wise

I'm hoping these new places are good as the majority don't have any sort of smokey taste at all. Must be all the kale people love. On the plus side over the last year I've perfected making ribs and brisket at home.

winterc
winterc

Hey Westword, the map you have is wrong. 7470 South University Blvd. is just north of Dry Creek on University. The map you have is between Orchard Rd. and Arapahoe Rd., right next to Dekoevend Park. There are NO restaurants at all in your section of the map.  Come on guys, don't you check this stuff out first?

TheFabulousMarkT
TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

Hmm... I think I knew the manager (and his younger brother if it's the same person) 25+ years ago. As I recall, he was president of the Stan Ridgway Fan Club. :)

barslinger
barslinger

Was this the couple that owned the two Maid-Rite Diners?  Jewish BBQ I love it!

patricia.calhoun
patricia.calhoun moderator editortopcommenter

@winterc sorry, the map comes from google when you put in the address, which is correct. we'll check with google; in the meantime, anyone headed to burt's should go south of arapahoe.

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