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Pouring craft beer, pulling Strings: Our restaurant roll call for April

Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria gave Park Meadows a pizza the action.
Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria gave Park Meadows a pizza the action.
Kate Gibbons

Over two dozen eateries opened in metro Denver in April, everything from coffeehouses to second outposts for local breweries (Upslope and Renegade) to a third spot for Ali Baba to a tenth restaurant for Bonanno Concepts, Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria. But Denver also lost an institution: Strings closed after 27 years.

Keep reading for our Restaurant roll call for April.

See also:

- Atomic Cowboy Empire moving into Crimson Canary space

- Best Local Do-Gooder 2012: Noel Cunningham of Strings

- Reader: Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria will help Park Meadows

Renegade Publik House started pouring in the University of Denver neighborhood.
Renegade Publik House started pouring in the University of Denver neighborhood.
Lori Midson

RESTAURANTS/VENUES OPENING IN APRIL:*

Ali Baba Grill, 2060 South University Boulevard

Bohemian Biergarten, 2017 13th Street, Boulder

Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria, 8401 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree

BoxCar Coffee, 3459 Ringsby Court

Cantina, 1109 Lincoln Street

CHUBurger, 1225 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Longmont

Fresh Mex, 1600 East Colfax Avenue

Little Carmine's Italian Sandwiches, 84 South Pennsylvania Street

Nick's Diner, 3743 Federal Boulevard (in the old home of Breakfast Queen)

Original Chubby's, 1385 Santa Fe Drive

Paint Bar, 6155 South Main Street, Aurora

Parry's Pizzeria, 5970 South Holly Street, Greenwood Village

Pho Nam, 13736 East Quincy Avenue, Aurora

Purple Door, 2962 Welton Street

Refuel, 3459 Ringsby Court

Renegade Publik House, 2043 South University Boulevard

RiNo's on Blake, 2401 Blake Street

Root25 Taphouse & Kitchen, 7800 East Tufts Avenue

Saigon Basil, 10665 Melody Drive

Steam Espresso Bar, 1801 South Pearl Street

Sweet Cow, 3473 West 32nd Avenue

Tarboosh, 2353 South Havana Street, Aurora

Uber Sausage, 1535 Central Street

Upslope Brewery & Taproom, 1898 South Flatiron Court, Boulder

Vietnam Bay, 472 South Federal Boulevard (formerly Red Claw Seafood & Win)

RESTAURANTS/VENUES REOPENING IN APRIL:*

Highlands Garden Cafe, 3927 West 32nd Avenue (after a winter break)

Crimson Canary flew the coop in April.
Crimson Canary flew the coop in April.

RESTAURANTS/VENUES CLOSING IN APRIL:*

Bubba Chinos, 1361 Court Place

Bubba Chinos, 1600 East Colfax Avenue

Crimson Canary, 141 South Broadway

Common Grounds, 3484 West 32nd Avenue (will be moving to a new home in Sunnyside next month)

The Local, 2217 East Mississippi Avenue

Strings, 1700 Humboldt Street

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

What did we miss? Post any additions in the comments section below. And see our restaurant roll call for March here.