All photos by Lori Midson.
Like all of chef-restaurateur Troy Guard's food temples, Guard and Grace, his new steakhouse, which opens tonight, is poised to be a powerful star performer. This is the third restaurant that Guard has opened in a short, five-month span, and its size, a whopping 9,000 square feet, positions it as the largest restaurant in his portfolio, an ever-growing empire that includes TAG, TAG Raw Bar, TAG Burger Bar, Sugarmill and Los Chingones.
Xtreme Actionjust opened on the 16th Street Mall -- above the mall, actually, since it's on the second floor -- and this place packs a punch! That's because it's a bar designed to celebrate mixed martial arts. Think of it as the Twisted Kick, or a hyped-up Hooters.
All photos by Ursula Romaine
We sent photographer Ursula Romaine to check out the action; keep reading for her pictures of Xtreme Action.More »
Fat Jack's Supersubs, a family-owned local sandwich chain that's been providing grub night and day for hungry Denverites, will open its fifth location in the metro area, this one in LoHi, next month. And that's not all Fat Jack's has added: It's also introduced a new limited-time sandwich, the Srirancha.
Fat Jack's sign in progress.
"When Restaurant Kevin Taylor opened, it was a completely new offering for Denver, a city still very much trying to find its way on the culinary map," reflects Kevin Taylor, chef of Kevin Taylor's at the Opera House, Limelight Supper Club, Palettes at the Denver Art Museum, Rouge and the Teller Bar in Central City, Restaurant Kevin Taylor and Prima Ristorante, the last two of which are the in-house restaurants at the Hotel Teatro, which will soon undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation -- a renovation that won't include Taylor's namesake restaurant or Prima. Restaurant Kevin Taylor will close on Sunday, March 30, and Prima will shut its doors on May 1 so that it, too, can be renovated before reopening as a new restaurant, operated by the hotel.More »
Is St. Louis taking over Denver? On Saturday, March 8, Arch Pizza Co. will open its third St. Louis-style pizza restaurant in less than a year. And it will be the biggest one yet, with 2,800 square feet indoors and plenty of outdoor dining space outside, too, at 10101 East Hampden Avenue. The original Arch opened just five months ago at 6110 East Colfax Avenue; a second store opened in December in Lone Tree.
Sunnyside is a fast-changing neighborhood, attracting restaurants like Bocadillo (which Gretchen Kurtz reviews this week), with more new spots to come. And one of them will be moving into the former home of Hash, which Heather Haupman opened back in 2011 in a storefront that had held La Crema Cafeteria. Hash was a breakfast spot, but once recreational marijuana was legalized in this state, there was plenty of confusion over its purpose.
Hash in happier days.
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While Kyle Zeppelin, one of the developers of the Source, waits on a liquor license for a new -- and still unnamed -- permanent afternoon and evening tenant to replace CapRock Farm Bar, which poured its last cocktail on February 28, the vacated middlemost space will become center stage for Pressery, a Boulder-based juicing company founded by Ian Lee that happens to also be the first Colorado company to secure a spot on the juice shelves at Whole Foods. The small batch juices -- all cold-pressed and made with locally sourced organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible -- will launch this Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m., and the plan thereafter, says Zeppelin, is to "make them the morning program at the Source on a daily basis."More »