After more than three years at 1530 Blake Street — not a bad stretch for a restaurant on that eatery-heavy block — Jimmy's Urban Grill is closing at the end of service today; the owners decided not to renew their lease rather than sign on for a rent increase. Regulars hope the restaurant will come back in another form, but in the meantime, you can still get to Jimmy's for one last brunch (which starts at 10 a.m.) ... and a taste of the burger we named Best Hamburger in Denver in the Best of Denver 2015.
They want to reopen elsewhere. And I hope they do, because it's by far my favorite brunch spot in town!
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A few of those spaces in that area have bad juju. Restaurants seem to come and go there. So sad. Good luck, Jimmy!
And in response to a reader who worries that when places like Jimmy's close, downtown is going to become one big Chili's, Steve offers this:
I've been to Jimmy's. Great bison burger! Though my favorite downtown restaurant is still Bayou Bob's, next door to the Paramount theater. And I like Chili's, too!
Did you try Jimmy's Urban Grill for brunch? Did you ever order its Ditka Burger? What place do you think serves the best burger in Denver?