Frank's Kitchen now serving fresh comfort food in Whittier
Frank's Kitchen is now open just west of City Park.
Frank and Dina Berta want their new restaurant, Frank's Kitchen, to be the go-to spot for the Whittier neighborhood.
"We've gotten a very positive response," says Dina of Frank's, a breakfast and lunch joint that opened May 19. "I think the neighborhood is glad to see some activity here. We want to be a neighborhood restaurant and they've been very supportive."
A look inside Frank's Kitchen.
Frank owned his own contracting business for years, and Dina was a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, then wrote for Nation's Restaurant News. When they decided to get into the food business, they thought about a food truck -- but then last December found the spot at 2600 High Street.
The space, which once held an Asian joint, has a modest dining room with a handful of tables and a take-out window. The menu features such comforting fare as breakfast burritos and burgers, an array of coffee drinks and sandwiches that range from Vienna all-beef hot dogs (Frank is from Chicago) to a KC Reuben dog. The brisket and jerk chicken have been early favorites, according to Dina.
"We're doing a variety of comfort food, diner stuff," explains Frank. "We're a little bit eclectic, but it's all stuff I like to eat. The basic thing is we like to cook everything from scratch. We have our own smoker and a lot of the stuff like the jerk chicken or the brisket is like a two-day process."
Frank's is open every day except Saturday; Monday through Thursday it stays open until 7 p.m. so that diners can pick up to-go food for dinner; the restaurant also offers delivery and catering. For more information, call 303-296-3838.
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