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Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Yesterday, after a few days of soft openings and friends-and-family dinners, Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opened in the former Encore space in the Lowenstein CulturePlex. The brightly remodeled restaurant, which flaunts an open kitchen displaying a tiled, wood-fired pizza oven, a blue-and-camel-hued dining room bedecked with maple accents, C-shaped booths, banquettes and wooden tables, and a bar with keg wines, beers, cocktails and a juicing station, showcases chef Robin Bar-on in the kitchen, and her menu -- a catchall of pizza, Israeli and Mediterranean dishes (the Jerusalem chicken is absolutely superb), and vegetarian offerings -- already feels like it fits seamlessly into the neighborhood. Here's a first look at what Bar-on is dishing out and what her bartenders are pouring.

See also:

- Udi's Colfax Pizza Bar taking over the former Encore space

- Exclusive first look: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar

- Udi's Juice Bar, Cafe and Bakery opening January 22 at the University of Colorado-Denver campus

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax
All photos by Lori Midson.

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

Udi's is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. For more info, call 303-355-5445.