New Southern brunch spot Four Friends Kitchen to hold groundbreaking ceremony in Stapleton

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Courtesy of the Stapleton Town Website
East 29th Avenue Town Center in Stapleton, the location for the planned Four Friends Kitchen

Proving that Denverites can't get enough of their brunch, Four Friends Kitchen, a new full-service breakfast, lunch and brunch joint, will hold its groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Stapleton's East 29th Avenue Town Center. The new restaurant-to-be is the dream of four friends and neighbors, Kurt and Sarah Pletcher and Tim and Genefer Thorton, and will provide a Southern-inspired menu to bring some comfort food into the morning routines of Stapleton's early (and not so early) risers.
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Georgia Boys BBQ plans a crowd-funding patio expansion in Frederick

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Georgia Boys owners Matt Alexander and Nick Reckinger at their Shack -- now you can help them expand the Smokehouse.
Georgia Boys BBQ has been regularly filling the picnic tables at the Longmont house it turned into a barbecue shack back in 2011, and opened a second location in February, the much larger Georgia Boys Smokehouse and Sports Bar in Frederick, where carnivores are also packing the place. As much as diners like to complain about the state of barbecue in Colorado, it seems they can't get enough of it. And now Georgia Boys is looking to the community to help expand the Frederick spot with a back patio -- because the only thing better than a good rack of ribs is enjoying them in the Colorado sunshine.

See also: Georgia Boys BBQ now open in Longmont

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All aboard for Stoic & Genuine, opening Wednesday in Union Station

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Inside the kitchen at Stoic & Genuine.
Even though the official grand opening of the renovated Union Station has been pushed back to July 26, Stoic & Genuine, the seafood restaurant created by Jen Jasinski and Beth Gruitch (the team behind Rioja, Bistro Vendôme and Euclid Hall), is ready to get in the swim, and plans to be open for lunch on Wednesday, July 9, with lunch and dinner service continuing seven days a week after that.

See also: A sneak peek at Stoic & Genuine's fish-anchored menu

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Park Burger opening in RiNo/Ballpark neighborhood this fall

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You'll soon be able to get Denver's Best Veggie Burger in the RiNo/Ballpark neighborhood -- because Park Burger, the homegrown chain that got its start when Jean-Philippe Failyau opened his first spot in Platt Park five years ago, is on the move again.

See also: Park Burger's veggie burger remains a top choice

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Construction at Santiago's foils breakfast burrito plans

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Mark Antonation
Denverites love their breakfast burritos, so it's always a concern when supply-side issues threaten the morning ritual of a steaming torpedo of green chile and eggs wolfed down while fighting rush-hour traffic or toted by the dozen to the office to share with co-workers. That's why construction at the Santiago's at 2505 Federal Boulevard may have commuters scrambling for alternatives.

See also: At Santiago's, even green is orange on Broncos Sunday


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Kobe An Shabu Shabu could start swishing this month

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It's been a long haul, but you soon may hear that swish-swish coming from Kobe An Shabu Shabu, the Japanese restaurant that's transforming the LoHi building at 3400 Osage Street that once held Little Pepina's. The deal was announced more than a year ago, and although Kobe An didn't hit its target date of June 3, work is continuing and the place should open before the end of June.

See also: After two decades of being dormant, Little Pepina's will become Kobe An

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Subway Tavern transformation into TAG Burger Bar reveals "the original connolle"

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Work is progressing on the former Longo's Subway Tavern, a choice piece of corner real estate on the edge of LoHi/Sunnyside that Larimer Associates purchased in 2012 and is turning into a second location for Troy Guard's TAG Burger Bar. The Longo family, which ran the Subway for more than fifty years, had always claimed that they were the first to serve pizza in Denver -- and as the construction crew removed additions to the century-old building, another specialty has been revealed: "the original connolle."

See also: The ten best burgers in Denver


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Photos: Pacific Ocean Marketplace opening in Aurora with six restaurants and a third Pacific Ocean supermarket

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All photos by Lori Midson.

It's been nearly three years in the making, but come late July, Trong Lam, who already owns two Pacific Ocean Marketplace supermarkets, one in Denver and a second in Broomfield, will unleash a 100,000-square-foot, Asian food-centric development in Aurora, 57,000 square feet of which will be devoted to a third Pacific Ocean supermarket, twice the size, says Lam, of his existing stores, which are dedicated to Asian products.

See also: Twelve best Thai restaurants in Denver

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Toques & 'Tails mixes dishes and drinks at Casselman's tomorrow

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Lori Midson
Justin Brunson at the 2013 event.
The second edition of Toques & 'Tails, the event created last year by Becky Creighton, will celebrate the culinary and beverage talents of eight local restaurants: Session Kitchen, the Corner Office, Ace, Old Major, Central Bistro & Bar, The Squeaky Bean, Lower48 Kitchen and TAG.

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Toques & 'Tails 2013 at Casselman's

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Fork & Spoon takes over Taki's space on East Colfax

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Adam Roy
Taki's closed its doors last November, ending a twenty-year-plus run on East Colfax and inspiring readers to reminisce about the spot's famed miso soup.

See also: Taki's closes on East Colfax, ending a two-decade run


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