Lori Midson Iain Chisholm, chef and owner of Amerigo, will open DADA Art Bar next spring.
This fall, when I chatted with Amerigo chef-owner Iain Chisholm for my weekly Chef and Tell interview, he described Amerigo, a craft-Italian restaurant on Upper Larimer, as "my stepping stone to set up the prototype for other concepts in the same vein -- small, neighborhood restaurants that I can build with my own hands." Opening a bar, he added, was on his wish list, too. "I'd love to do a bar next, and if I could find somewhere in this neighborhood, I'd jump on it," Chisholm told me. Earlier this month, he turned that desire into a reality. Next year, Chisholm will open DADA Art Bar, an artist's gallery, bar and java joint, all conveniently located directly behind Amerigo.