Work & Class

2500 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205
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  • Sunday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Rarely does a restaurant capture the moment as well as Work & Class, which opened in the Ballpark neighborhood in January 2014. And we're not just talking about how it embodies 21st-century sustainability with its shipping-container shell. There's something about this American/Latin American eatery that seems so right now -- and so right, especially if you like rooting for the underdog. Delores Tronco, owner-buckstopper, as she jokingly calls herself, left a job in communications to take a risk in the food industry. Tony Maciag, owner-general manager, hails from Detroit, an underdog with a capital "U." Dana Rodriguez, owner-executive chef, grew up on a farm in Mexico without running water or electricity, moved to the United States with three young daughters, and worked her way up from dishwasher at Panzano to chef de cuisine at Bistro Vendôme. These backgrounds inspired the restaurant's name -- say it quickly and you'll hear "working class" -- and its concept, pitched by Tronco to investors as "a square meal, a stiff drink and a fair price." Work & Class delivers all that -- and so much more.

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