It's a beery week for Denver and Boulder as two new breweries, Ratio Beer Works in RiNo and Declaration Brewing just off South Broadway, open on Saturday, while Avery Brewing in Boulder moves to a spacious Gunbarrel campus with a new restaurant, bigger taproom and plenty of indoor and outdoor space for all things sudsy. And speaking of suds, the beer is only one of the draws at the Post Brewing Co., which Gretchen Kurtz reviews this week. She found plenty to love in the chicken, both Southern fried and spit-roasted, and house-baked pies — of the whoopie and cherry variety.
We offered several round-ups of Valentine's Day events, and to help diners get a jump on Chinese New Year (which falls on February 19 this year), Mark Antonation visited China Taipei in Centennial, where the pork belly and pickled greens would fit in well on any Southern menu. In other news:
OPENING THIS WEEK*
Amore Pizza, 645 Santa Fe Drive
Declaration Brewing (Saturday), 2030 South Cherokee Street
NuHu Mongolian Express, 1147 Broadway
Ratio Beer Works (Saturday), 2920 Larimer Street
Bubu Lowry, 7559 East Academy Boulevard
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REOPENING THIS WEEK*
Highland Tavern (at 5 p.m. today after remodel), 3400 Navajo Street
CLOSING THIS WEEK*
Choppers Custom Salads, 1765 Blake Street
Pisco Sour, 8501 East Colfax Avenue (the Park Meadows location is still open)