From Modern Thai to Humble Pie: Our Restaurant Roll Call for February 2016
The Crafty Fox towers above the intersection of 39th Avenue and Fox Street near a soon-to-open light rail stop.
February was a tumultuous month for established Denver restaurants, with name changes, rebrandings, moves and closures both temporary and permanent. We lost longtime favorites in Jus Cookin's Restaurant, DaLat Vietnamese Cuisine and the Trinity Grille downtown. Meanwhile, quaint Cherry Creek cafe So Perfect Eats went on an extended hiatus while its building is redeveloped, and Boone's Tavern got a fast identity switch to become the Rosedale.
Big openings for the month included the long-anticipated Humble Pie Store on East Colfax Avenue, which closed in the Baker neighborhood more than a year ago; Aloy Modern Thai on Larimer Street, which took the place of Trillium; The Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria, which set up shop in the hinterlands of the Sunnyside neighborhood; and the Tavern Platt Park, which barely sneaked into February thanks to Leap Year.
Here's our list of bar and restaurant openings, closings and changes for February. Let us know if you've spotted any others around town.
RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS MONTH*
Aloy Modern Thai, 2134 Larimer Street
Arcana, 909 Walnut Street, Boulder
Backcountry Deli, 4919 South Newport Street
Blue Box Doughnuts, 459 South McCaslin Boulevard, Louisville
Bread-N-Butter, 1612 East 17th Avenue
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, 8351 Northfield Boulevard
The Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria, 3901 Fox Street
Crazy Mountain Tap Room + BBQ, 471 Kalamath Street
Farmer Girl Community Bistro, 432 Main Street, Lyons
Fee Fi Pho Fum, 1384 South Broadway
Holidaily Brewing, 801 Brickyard Circle, Golden
The Humble Pie Store, 3550 East Colfax Avenue
Love, Peace & Sol Cafe, 3435 Albion Street
Lucile's, 999 East Evans Avenue
Marion Street Tavern, 1223 East 13th Avenue
The Rosedale, 1135 East Evans Avenue
Scott's on Alpine, 1265 Alpine Avenue, Boulder
The Tavern Platt Park, 1475 South Pearl Street
Torchy's Tacos, 1085 Broadway
Ursula Brewery (formerly Coda Brewing), 2101 Ursula Street
White Whale Room, 415 South Cherokee Street
RESTAURANTS/BARS TEMPORARILY CLOSING THIS MONTH:*
Cowbobas (moved to 940 South Federal on March 1), 2991 West Evans Avenue
The Palm (renovating and expanding), 1672 Lawrence Street
Playa Azul (liquor license violation — reopened March 1), 1423 South Federal Boulevard
So Perfect Eats (property is being redeveloped), 278 Fillmore Street
The Slotted Spoon was Denver's only all-meatball restaurant.
RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING THIS MONTH*
Boone's Tavern, 1135 East Evans Avenue
Brewshine BBQ & Tap House, 3109 Federal Boulevard
Cibo, 1560 Boulder Street
DaLat Vietnamese Cuisine, 940 South Federal
Genessee Coffee, 1200 Clayton Street
Jus Cookin's Restaurant, 840 Tabor Street, Lakewood
Live Basil Pizza, all Colorado locations
The Slotted Spoon, 2730 South Colorado Boulevard
Trinity Grille, 1801 Broadway
World of Beer, 1555 Blake Street
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