Duy Pham's Parker Garage Brings Fine-Dining Flair to Southeast Suburbs

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All photos by Danielle Lirette.
Chef Duy Pham's culinary career in Colorado has been all over the map. Starting at the legendary Tante Louise on Colfax, he also ran Restaurant Fifteen Twenty-One in Pueblo for several years before heading back to Denver to man the kitchen at Epernay. His latest venture is in suburban Parker, and it's called -- appropriately -- Parker Garage. Taking over the old Warhorse space (which operated for over thirty years there) and restoring it to emphasize its original form as a garage and gas station originally built in 1916, Pham and owner Brent Walker are bringing elevated dining to the casual but unique spot.

See also: Duy Pham Is an Artist -- but These Days, His studio Is the Kitchen

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Colorado's Second LYFE Kitchen Opens in Boulder

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Mark Antonation
LYFE Kitchen, the healthy lifestyle restaurant chain that got its start in Palo Alto, California, and made its Colorado debut at the Park Meadows mall in June, opened Wednesday in Boulder under the ownership of Rachel and DJ Mitchell, who also operate the Park Meadows location. Jeremy Bringardner, one of three executive chefs on LYFE's culinary team, was on hand to ensure a smooth opening and to welcome Boulder customers to the fast-casual restaurant.

See also: Review: LYFE Kitchen Has Good Intentions But Needs More

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Aurora Restaurant Roundup: Catfish King and K BBQ

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All photos by Danielle Lirette
Catfish King.
Aurora's restaurant scene may not be on the cutting edge of national food trends or garnering acclaim for its food "concepts" and bar "programs," but the sprawling city has long been an international zone for cuisines not common in Denver. Competition is fierce and multiple restaurants come and go in the same strip-mall locations before customers use their dollars to vote for the best. Two locations have turned over recently: the former Korean-Cajun sports bar Dancing Crab is now K BBQ, while the address that once housed Shead's Rib & Fish Hut (the last restaurant outpost of the family famous for M & D's Barbecue) is now home to Southern food specialist Catfish King.

See also: East Asia Garden Closes on Broadway -- Will Reopen in Cherry Creek With New Name

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Butcher's Bistro Opens for Dinner Tonight in Former Twelve Location

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Mark Antonation
Butcher's Bistro will open under the old Kokopelli marquee.
Butcher's Bistro opens at 5 p.m. today in the former location of Twelve, which Jeff Osaka closed in August to concentrate on his new venture, Osaka Ramen. Owner Scott Bauer and executive chef Tyson Holzheimer hope to lure customers with a butcher counter and a menu centered on whole-animal butchery, especially beef from Colorado's Best Beef in Fort Lupton.

See also: What Does Twelve's Closing Say About Denver's Dining Scene?

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Frasca Team Will Open Second Fast-Casual Pizzeria Locale on Sunday

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Mark Antonation
Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson are opening their second fast-casual version of Pizzeria Locale in West Highland on Sunday. While we were already fans of the prototype that opened in May 2013 at 550 Broadway, the guys from Frasca Food and Wine are going one better this time. In a move that's basically unprecedented, the new Locale will be grinding its own flour every day, in the store, using a heritage wheat variety that the two say will bring flavor, nutrition and life back to the art of pizza -making.

See also: Pizzeria Locale Adds Two Pizzas, a New Salad Mix -- and Soon a Second Denver Spot

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First Look: Fiction Beer Opens On Colfax With Craft Brews and a Bar Made of Books

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All photos by Danielle Lirette
Fiction Beer Company, owned by Ryan and Christa Kilpatrick, opened its doors on the first floor of the Phoenix on the Fax building last weekend, and will celebrate its grand opening tomorrow at 2 p.m. Located on busy Colfax Avenue, on the border of the Park Hill, Monclair, Mayfair and Lowry neighborhoods, the brewery is one of the few on the east side.

The place boasts a bar made out of books, literary quotes on the tables and a theme that brings together the Kilpatrick's love of both books and beer. It also includes a seven-barrel brewing system, six beers on tap and a patio out back.

Turn the page to see photos from Fiction Beer Company.

See also: Mu Brewery Opens in Aurora as Colfax Avenue's Only Beer Maker -- For Now

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Taco Tuesday is Back: Lime XS Reopens After Upgrades

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Mark Antonation
After nine months of construction (and construction delays), Lime XS has finally reopened for business on 6th Avenue, where it had been serving margaritas and Mexican fare for eight years before owner Curt Sims decided it was time for a major upgrade. Fans of Taco Tuesday and Lime's patio will be pleased to know that both are back -- with even more outdoor seating.

See also: Photos: Lime Opens at the Denver Pavilions

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First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard

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All photos by Danielle Lirette

Dae Gee, which means "pig" in Korean, opened its first location in Westminster and has since gained a loyal following -- and even a 2014 Best of Denver award for Best Korean Restaurant. Owner Joseph Kim's second location is now grilling up marinated pork, beef and more in Congress Park. Photographer Danielle Lirette stopped by to snap some scenes of Dae Gee's hip decor and sizzling cuisine.

See also: Yura's Modern Asian Kitchen Adds to the Mix at Beauvallon

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Sunnyside Burger Bar Starts Flipping Burgers Today

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Mark Antonation
Sunnyside Burger Bar opens today on the edge of Sunnyside and the Lower Highland neighborhood. We stopped by a day early to see if there's anything new under the sun for residents of the area. Burgers, as the sign says, are the name of the game here, in a relaxed setting with service that falls somewhere between fast-casual and full-on table service.

See also: Construction Watch: Denver Deep Dish Rising in LoHi

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First Look: ViewHouse Centennial Offers Room With a View

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All photos by Danielle Lirette
ViewHouse opened its second location over Labor Day weekend to big crowds looking for big views of Western skies and the Rocky Mountains. While low-hanging clouds may be limiting visibility outside this week, the scenery inside the 20,000 square-foot adult playground is certainly worth a visit, with decor ranging from ski-lodge warmth to nightclub sheen.

The suburban location -- built from the skeleton of the old Traildust Steakhouse -- may mean it's a destination more for the DTC executive set than the younger Ballpark (and ballcap) crowd at the original downtown location, but there's plenty of space (if not parking) for a city's worth of scene-stealers. Photographer Danielle Lirette took a look, inside and out, to capture the views of ViewHouse.

See also: ViewHouse Opens Second Location in Former Trail Dust Steakhouse Today

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