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Denver gains tastes of Haiti and Jamaica, loses Oshima Ramen: Restaurant Roll Call for April

Sweet! Michael Bortz's City Bakery Cafe is now open.
Sweet! Michael Bortz's City Bakery Cafe is now open.
Lori Midson

More than two dozen restaurants opened last month in metro Denver, ranging from ethnic eateries like A Taste of Haiti and Jamaican Grill to the Thirsty Lion, a bar/gastropub that's the first place to open in the new developments around Union Station. But the area also lost several stalwarts, including Rackhouse Pub (which will reopen in the area) and Oshima Ramen. Keep reading for our Restaurant Roll Call for April.

See also: Our Restaurant Roll Call for March

You can now rendezvous at Le Rendez Vous in Cherry Creek.
You can now rendezvous at Le Rendez Vous in Cherry Creek.
Lori Midson

RESTAURANTS/BARS/MARKETS OPENING IN APRIL*

A Taste of Haiti, 2622 Welton Street

Babajoon's Kabobs, 1005 West 120th Avenue, Westminster

Bistro Barbes, 5021 East 28th Avenue

Blue Spruce Brewing, 4151 East County Line Road, Centennial

Boost Burger, 3000 South Federal Boulevard

City Bakery Cafe, 726 Lincoln Street

Comrade Brewing, 7667 East Iliff Avenue

DADA Art Bar, 2470 Broadway

Duffeyroll Cafe, 1600 Blake Street

High Point Creamery, 211 South Holly Street

Inga's Alpine Lodge, 5151 South Leetsdale Drive

Jamaican Grill, 709 West Eighth Avenue

Le Rendez Vous, 278 Fillmore Street

Live Basil Pizza, 7740 West Alameda, Lakewood

Mayan Manjar Yucateco, 5209 West Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood

Mile High Italian Deli, 3210 Wyandot Street

Pepper Asian Bistro, 2831 East Colfax Avenue

Protein Bar, 1855 29th Street, Boulder

Rusty Taco, 1760 South Havana Street, Aurora

Sforno Trattoria Romano, 1308 Pearl Street, Boulder

Sexy Pizza, 2460 Eliot Street

Smashburger,15795 East Arapahoe Road, Suite D, Centennial

Thirsty Lion, 1605 Wynkoop Street

Tiller's Kitchen, 7000 Church Ranch Boulevard, Westminster

Keep reading for the rest of our Restaurant Roll Call for April.

Empanadas from the new Maria Empanada.
Empanadas from the new Maria Empanada.
Lori Midson

RESTAURANTS/BARS MARKETS MOVING IN APRIL

Attivo Pizza & Subs, moved to 124 East Ninth Avenue from 955 Lincoln Street

Maria Empanada, now open at 1298 South Broadway

Nooch Vegan Market, now open at 10 East Ellsworth Avenue

James Lee is now the owner of Bitter Bar, which will reopen in May.
James Lee is now the owner of Bitter Bar, which will reopen in May.

RESTAURANTS/BARS/MARKETS CLOSING IN APRIL*

Bitter Bar, 835 Walnut Street, Boulder (slated to reopen in May)

Coleman's Soul Food, 2622 Welton Street

Croc's Mexican Grill, 1630 Market Street

Denver Tea Room, 1820 East Colfax Avenue (slated to reopen on South Broadway May 14)

Five Star Burgers, 550 Broadway

Gypsy Cafe & Parlor, 838 Park Avenue

Oshima Ramen, 7800 East Hampden Avenue

Prima Ristorante, 1106 14th Street (at the end of service April 30)

Rackhouse Pub, 208 South Kalamath (with reopen in the neighborhood)

Red Robin's Burger Works, 1190 Auraria Parkway

Serioz Pizzeria, 1336 East 17th Avenue

Waffle Brothers, 393 Corona Street (reopening next month in a new location)

Zocalo, 2200 South Broadway

*Or earlier, and not included in a previous Restaurant Roll Call.

What did we miss? Post additional openings and closings below -- and read our Restaurant Roll Call for March here.