May saw the departure of a couple of old Denver favorites: Sullivan's Steakhouse, which had held down the corner of 18th and Wazee streets since 1999, and the much more storied Elitch Lanes, which bowled its last strike on Tennyson Street and then shuttered after more than six decades in business when an attempt to move to Western Bowl in Arvada fell through. While both will be missed, a couple of big openings helped us move ahead: Chef/restaurateur Jeff Osaka debuted Osaka Ramen on Larimer Street and the Breckenridge Brewery threw open the doors to its spacious new Farm House Restaurant on a multi-acre campus in Littleton. Keep reading for our Restaurant Roll Call for May.
Osaka Ramen got the broth bubbling in RiNo in May.
RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING IN MAY*
Bar la Estrella, 2321 West Evans Avenue
Big Country's Bar-B-Que, 4044 Tejon Street
Blue Sushi Sake Grill, 2154 East Commons Avenue, Centennial
Eddie Merlot’s, 10110 East Dry Creek Road, Englewood
Farm House Restaurant at Breckenridge Brewery, 2990 Brewery Lane, Littleton
First Watch, 100 East 120th Avenue, Northglenn
Flow Juice Bar, 208 East Seventh Avenue
Flower Pepper Restaurant, 2655 Broadway, Boulder
The Greedy Hamster, 323 14th Street
Hungry Howie's Pizza, 6040 South Gun Club Road, Aurora
Jim 'n Nick’s Bar-B-Q, 100 East 120th Avenue, Northglenn
La Fillette, 4416 East 8th Avenue
Lechuga’s Kiosk, 16th Street Mall (between Stout and California streets)
Osaka Ramen, 2611 Walnut Street
The Pint Room, 2620 West Belleview Avenue, Littleton
Pourtions, 1612 Wazee Street
Southern Hospitality, 7431 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree
Twisted Cream, 835 Colorado Boulevard
Union Lodge No. 1, 1543 Champa Street
Zivix Five Points, 2736 Welton Street, Suite 103
RESTAURANTS/BARS REOPENING IN MAY*
Clancy's Irish Pub, 7000 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge (a new location)
Elitch Lanes is closed and the space will become a Natrural Grocers.
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RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING IN MAY*
Boulevard Burger & Tap, 727 Colorado Boulevard
Cafe Colore, 1512 Larimer Street
Cecil's Cantina, 1050 West Evans
Centennial Tavern at Jonesy's, 400 East 20th Avenue
Denver Deep Dish (inside the Bar Car), 819 Colorado Boulevard
Dizzy's Donuts, 1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder
Elitch Lanes, 3825 Tennyson Street
Spruce Tap House, 2401 Blake Street
Sullivan's Steak House, 1745 Wazee Street
Wasabi Roll & Go, 2076 South University Boulevard
*Or earlier, and not reported in a previous Second Helping.