Curtis Park Creamery II shuts down in Aurora

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The Curtis Park Creamery has been slinging budget Mexican fare in the Curtis Park/Five Points area for over forty years. And in January 2013, the owners finally opened a second location in Aurora, calling it, not surprisingly, Curtis Park Creamery II. But now you'll have to head back to the original location at 30th and Champa streets if you want your fill of simple but satisfying burritos, tamales and enchiladas.

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3090 Downing Street swallows up another restaurant -- and a swingers club

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What's up those stairs? No swingers club...
Denver swingers can't catch a break. 3090 Eden, the members-only swingers' club that opened for business just last March, has closed, as has the Downing Street Grill, which was located in the same building at 3090 Downing Street. "It was a lot of money spent, but there wasn't enough support from the community that we were hoping to tap into," says James Riggs, a construction-industry exec who ran both businesses. "If we had opened up the right way, with everything the way we had wanted it, maybe it would have stayed open. But we just didn't have everything in place the way that the swinging world wanted it."

In other words, there wasn't enough swinging going on.

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All aboard -- almost -- for Union Station grand opening Saturday

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A circa 1950 sign was salvaged and installed in the Kitchen Next Door..see it in action below.
When Union Station hosts its grand-opening gala on Saturday, July 26, most -- but not all -- of the fifteen restaurants, bars and retail outlets signed on for the project will be open to the public. Alex Seidel's Mercantile Dining & Provision is more than a month away from opening -- but Fruition's owner knew early on that his second restaurant wouldn't hit the mark. The bigger surprise is that the Cooper Lounge, the lovely bar in the mezzanine level of the Great Hall, won't be open, either. But there will still be plenty to see...and eat.



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Jet's Pizza brings Detroit-style pizza to Denver

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Courtesy of Jet's Pizza
Denver has Chicago-style pizza, New York-style pizza, even St. Louis-style pie. And now the city can try pizza Detroit-style, thanks to the expanding pizza chain Jet's Pizza.

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Renegade Brewing sells its Publik House to focus on brewing more beer

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Just over a year ago Renegade Brewing opened Renegade Publik House, a restaurant and tap house in the underserved University of Denver neighborhood. Citing a need to re-focus on expanding beer production and making "more beers available to more people," owner and founder Brian O'Connell recently sold the Publik House, which will close on Tuesday, July 29, to make way for the new owners, who will continue bar and restaurant operations under a new name.

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Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria opens in the Tech Center

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Danielle Lirette
One of the sandwiches from Cuba Cuba's Glendale location.
When Kristy Socarras Bigelow opened the second Cuba Cuba Sandwicheriain the CitySet project last summer, she predicted that it wouldn't be the last. And this weekend, she made good on that prediction when a Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria opened in the Denver Tech Center.

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New Keenwah, CO food truck rolling out healthy quinoa creations

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New food truck Keenwah, CO parked in Civic Center Park
The next time you peruse the food trucks lined up in Civic Center Park on a Tuesday, you might notice a something a little different: quinoa. A food truck named Keenwah, CO is now roaming metro Denver, serving up dishes inspired by the seed (not an actual grain) long-loved by foodies and healthy eaters alike. And with a menu inspired by global cuisine and big flavors, even the health-food averse (or oblivious) will find something to enjoy.

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Finkel & Garf Brewing now pouring in Gunbarrel

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All photos by Chris Utterback
Finkel & Garf Brewing Company opened this week in Gunbarrel, adding its taps to a growing list of neighborhood beer makers in the towns and communities surrounding Boulder. The brewery, owned by Eric and Dan Garfinkel, derives its moniker derives from the lifelong nickname of both father and son. The two, along with brewer Mychal Johnson, opened the doors of Finkel & Garf on Monday, with ten beers on draft. Two more are slated to be tapped next week.

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Kolache Cabin locked out by Denver's house rules

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Kolache Cabin: gone, but not forgotten.
Kolache Cabin has pulled up stakes...for now. The mobile kolache kitchen, which first showed up in a vacant lot at Alameda and South Santa Fe Drive last month, was parked at Fourth and Santa Fe on Wednesday with the sign "Closed today. Back at this location tomorrow." But instead, it's now MIA.

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Rosenberg's Deli rolls out real New York-style bagels in Five Points

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Kristin Pazulski
Rosenberg's bagels are truly New York-style, down to the molecular structure of the water.
Rosenberg's Bagels and Delicatessen, the creation of finance-manager-turned-bagel-man Josh Pollock, got rolling in Five Points this week. The grand opening won't be celebrated until Saturday, July 26, but the place is already drawing a crowd -- and with good reason.

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