Restaurant Roll Call for 2011
The trucks stopped here: Biker Jim and other mobile vendors got grounded in 2011.
Close to 300 new restaurants opened in the metro area last year -- and with that much action, perhaps it's not surprising that two of them are named Cebiche, and two of them are named Chinook. But the local dining scene also lost a surprising number of mainstays: the 29-year-old Pearl Street Grill, the 34-year-old M&D's Cafe, and the 60-year-old Club 404.
Keep reading for our complete list of 2011 openings and closings -- and also the roster of restaurants that did both in the same year....
Elway's headed to the hills -- of Vail -- in November.
RESTAURANTS/BARS/MARKETS THAT OPENED IN 2011:
The 1Up, 1925 Blake Street The 10th, Vail Resorts 32nd Treat, 2015 West 32nd Avenue 4G's Mexican Restaurant, 2788 South Federal Boulevard 5th Sun Cafe & Lounge, 3024 Speer Boulevard 95a Bistro and Sushi, 95 Arapahoe Road, Lafayette
African Mart, 1000 South Peoria Street, Aurora Amaro Drinkery Italia, 2785 Iris Avenue, Boulder Ale House at Amato's, 2501 16th Street Ambria, 1201 16th Street Altitude Sports Grill & Taphouse at Celebrity Lanes , 15401-15739 East Arapahoe Road, Aurora Anythink Cafe, 5877 East 120th Avenue, Brighton Arvada Beer Company, 5600 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada The Asian Cajun, 2400 West Alameda Avenue Atomic Tamale, 649 Santa Fe Drive Azitra, 535 Zang Street, Broomfield
Badger's Pub, 76 South Broadway The Bar, 554 South Broadway Belvedere Restaurant, 323 14th Street Bento Japanese and Asian Cuisine, 890 South Monaco Parkway Biker Jim's, 2148 Larimer Street Bisque, 2817 East Third Avenue Black Crown Lounge, 1446 South Broadway The Blake, 1434 Blake Street Bombay Bowl, 575 Lincoln Street Bone Wagon, food truck Boom Yogurt Bar, 3303 30th Street, Boulder Boone's Tavern, 1135 East Evans Avenue Brauns on Blake (BOB), 2401 Blake Street Breakfast on the Edge, 2045 Sheridan Boulevard, Lakewood Bubba Chinos, 88th and York, Thornton Bubba Chinos, 1310 College Avenue, Boulder Bubba Chino's, 1600 East Colfax Avenue Bubba Chinos, 3900 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood
Cafebar, 295 South Pennsylvania Street Caffè, 1738 Pearl Street, Boulder Caminito Tango, 3555 West 38th Avenue Carnitos Estilo Michoacan, 3001 West Evans Avenue Cebiche Authentic Peruvian Dining, 7000 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge Cedar Creek Pub, 2100 North Ursula Street Champa St. Burger Works, 7085 West Alaska Drive, Lakewood Charcoal, 43 West Ninth Avenue Cheapskates, 7501 Grandview Avenue, Arvada Chef Vue, 14200 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora Cherry, 231 Milwaukee Street Chicken Kabob, 9678 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village The Chili Guys, 5501 Federal Boulevard Chinook Bar & Grill, 1950 South Holly Street Clavin's, 17904 Cottonwood Drive, Parker Chloe Mezze Lounge, 1445 Market Street Cima, 126 Riverfront Lane, Beaver Creek Cody's, 10253 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora Colorado Cider Company, 2650 West Second Avenue Coohills, 1400 Wewatta Street Copper Kettle Brewing, 1338 South Valentia Street The Cow, 753 Santa Fe Drive Crash 45, 321 East 45th Avenue Crave Dessert Bar & Lounge, 891 14th Street The Crawling Crab, 781 South Federal Boulevard, Unit A Crimson Canary, 141 South Broadway Croc Soup Company, 16950 West Colfax Avenue, Golden Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria, 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder Cured, 1825 Pearl Street, Boulder Curtis Park Delicatessen, 2532 Champa Street
Danny Cash Hot Shop, 3378 South Broadway, Englewood Dean's Urban Market, 1415 Park Avenue West Delvickio's, 819 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte Street Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 East 17th Avenue Diego's Mexican Food and Cantina, 1600 Champa Street Dipper Ice Cream & Coffee, 932 Jersey Street District Meats, 1631 Wazee Street Don Emilio's, 14050 East Evans Avenue, Aurora Dragonfly Coffee and Cafe, 7800 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge
East Meets West, 5480 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood East Moon, 8162 South Holly Street, Centennial Eden, 3090 Downing Street Eggs and More, 9251 East Peakview Avenue, Englewood El Olvido, 2200 South Broadway El Senor Sol, 5117 South Yosemite Street, Greenwood Village Elway's, 174 East Gore Creek Drive, Vail Emily's Coffee, 1261 Glenarm Place Empanada Express Grill, 4122 East Colfax Avenue Epic Grill (formerly the four metro area Fatburger locations) Estiatorio Axios, 3901 Tennyson Street
Fat Bros. Bar & Grill, 3763 Wynkoop Street Five Star Burgers, 2330 East Araphoe Road, Suite 909, Littleton Fleur Bistro, 1225 Logan Street Fluff* Bar, 1516 Wazee Street Frankie's Cheesesteaks, 2424 Larimer Street Frank's Kitchen, 2600 High Street Frijoles Colorado Cuban Cafe, 12095 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, 100 West Troutman Parkway, Suite C, Fort Collins Georgia Boys BBQ, 237 Collyer Street, Longmont Ghost Plate and Tap, 800 18th Street Golden Spoon, 7505 East 35th Avenue, Suite 395, Stapleton Greenhouse Cafe, 2190 South Delaware Street
Hash, 2339 West 44th Avenue Healthy Asian Kitchen, 284 South Logan Street Hideaway Steakhouse, 2345 West 112th Avenue High Street Bar & Grill, 3862 High Street Highlands Cork & Coffee, 3701 West 32nd Avenue Hit the Spot Diner, 5637 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood
Ice Cream Parlor at the Bookery Nook, 4280 Tennyson Street i-Fish Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar, 2200 Market Street Iggy's Cantina & Kitchen, 669 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton IKEA Restaurant & Cafe, 9800 East Ikea Way, Centennial Ignite!, 2124 Larimer Street India's Best, 1500 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton Ismini's, 8 South Broadway The Ivy at the Glenn, 6955 South York Street, Centennial
Jai Ho Bolder, 1915 28th Street, Boulder Jalapenos Restaurant, 3120 South Broadway, Englewood Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar, 123 North College Avenue, Fort Collins Jay's Patio Cafe, 6380 South Fiddler's Green Circle, Englewood Jelly, 600 East 13th Avenue
The Kitchen [Next Door], 1035 Pearl Street, Boulder
La Merise, 2700 East Third Avenue La Polleria, 7422 South University Boulevard, Littleton La Scala Trattoria, 282 South Logan Street Larkburger, 340 East Alameda Avenue Larkburger, 8770 Wadsworth Boulevard, Unit B, Arvada The Laughing Latte, 2001 West 32nd Avenue Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, 1512 Curtis Street Le Mistral, 5970 South Holly Street, Englewood Level 3, 1111 14th Street (at the Four Seasons) Linger, 2030 West 30th Avenue Little H Burger Co, 727 Colorado Boulevard Local Market, 103 North Rubey Drive, Golden Lone Tree Brewing Company, 8222 Park Meadows Drive, Littleton Los Oasis, 2027 13th Street, Boulder Lucile's Creole Cafe, 2852 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton Lucy's, 2125 South Sheridan Boulevard Lunch Matters, 9064 Forsstrom Drive, Unit B-15, Littleton
Machete, 2817 East Third Avenue Manneken Frites, 5616 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada Marco's Coal-Fired Pizza, Vallagio at Inverness, 10111 Inverness Main Street, Englewood Marczyk Fine Foods, 5100 East Colfax Avenue Margs Taco Bistro, 1519 Wynkoop Street Maria Empanada, 5209 West Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood Martines Bake Shop, 700 Lincoln Street The Matchbox, 2625 Larimer Street, 1319 West Alameda Avenue MaxLunch, 1899 Wynkoop Street Mike's Tavern, 2301 South Broadway Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, 2656 West 32nd Street Minglewood, 1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder ModMarket, 1000 South Colorado Boulevard ModMarket, 8575 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village Mugsy's Bar, 7950 East Mississippi Avenue
Naked Pizza, 2207 East Colfax Avenue Nanna's Teas, 2637 West 26th Avenue Neighbors@Park Hill, 2202 Kearney Street New Belgium Spoke, Denver International Airport Noonan's Tavern, 13521 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora Nova Yogurt, 2058 South University Boulevard
Ocean Prime, 1465 Larimer Street Odelay Tacos, 3014 East Colfax Avenue (inside 3014) Odyssey Asian Bistro + Sushi (formerlyL'Asie Fusion Bistro), 603 East Sixth Avenue One Dollar Mexican, 2675 West 38th Avenue Organic Pizza Co., 891 14th Street #120 Ozo Coffee Co., 1015 Pearl Street, Boulder
Park Burger, 2643 West 32nd Avenue Pary's on 28th, 5021 East 28th Avenue Paxia - Alta Cocina Mexicana, 4001 Tejon Street Peacock Restaurant & Bar, 7401 East Colfax Avenue Pearl Street Steak Room, 1035 Pearl Street Phat Thai, 2900 East Second Avenue Pho 123, 3624 East Highlands Ranch Parkway, Highlands Ranch Pho 96, 2990 West Mississippi Avenue Pho 97, 16748 East Smoky Hill Road, Centennial Pho Bowl, 3298 South Broadway, Englewood (inside the Conoco station) Pho Golden, 17211 South Golden Road, Suite 130, Golden Pho Le, 1195 South Federal Boulevard Pho Pasta, 295 South Pennsylvania Street Pickled Lemon, 1155 13th Street, Boulder Pig & Block Charcuterie, 3326 Tejon Street Pinche Taqueria, 2301 East Colfax Avenue Pizza Fusion, 571 East Colfax Avenue Pizza Street, 1600 Champa Street Pizzeria Locale, 1738 Pearl Street, Boulder Polished Tavern, 1512 Larimer Street Prohibition, 504 East Colfax Avenue Purple Ginger II, 7340 South Clinton Street, Englewood
Radius Bar & Grill, 83 East 120th Avenue, Thornton Ralphie's, 1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder Ralph's Maid-Rite Sports Diner, 7470 South University Boulevard, Unit A1, Littleton Red Robin's Burger Works, 8270 Northfield Boulevard Relish It, 5350 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton Renegade Brewing, 925 West Ninth Avenue Rock Wood-Fired Pizza & Spirits, 7399 West Alaska Drive, Lakewood Row 14, 891 14th Street Riffs Urban Fare, 1115 Pearl Street, Boulder Rock-N-Dogs, 3333 South Wadsworth Boulevard Rocky Mountain Chili Bowl, 7305 East 35th Avenue Royal Gorge Deli & Pizza, 5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Englewood Russell's Smokehouse, 1422 Larimer Street Russo's Kitchen + Tavern, 10111 Inverness Main Street, Suite T, Englewood
Sabi Sushi (mobile restaurant) Saigon Fusion, 8800 East Hampden Avenue (formerly Pho Fusion) Satchel's on 6th, 1710 East Sixth Avenue Sauced, 1320 15th Street The Score Bar & Grill, 19878 East Hilltop Road, Parker Senorita Frogs, 8990 Federal Boulevard Shawarma Mediterranean Grill, 7593 South University Boulevard, Littleton Shine, 2027 13th Street Shiso Sushi & Oyster Bar, 2255 Sheridan Boulevard, Unit D, Lakewood Shug's Low Country Cuisine, 2017 13th Street, Boulder Skoops Ice Cream & More, 1209 East 9th Avenue Smiling Moose Deli, 1685 29th Street, Suite 1264, Boulder Snarf's, 891 14th Street, Suite 160 Snooze, 1617 Pearl Street, Boulder South Philly Cheese Steak, 2070 South University Boulevard The Spicy Pickle, 8000 East Belleview Avenue, Unit D 40, Greenwood Village Spuntino (former Red Trolley), 2639 West 32nd Avenue Steak 'n Shake, 8721 South Quebec Street, Centennial Street Kitchen Asian Bistro, 10111 Inverness Main Street, Englewood Stefano's Italian Bakery, 9296 West 58th Avenue, Arvada The Stingray Lounge, 2911 West 38th Avenue Sub Culture, 1300 Pennsylvania Street Sugar Bakeshop, 277 Broadway Sugar Lips at Copper, 275 Ten Mile Circle, Frisco Super Mini Walnut Cafe, 2770 Arapahoe Road, Suite 116, Lafayette Sweet Dream, 2680 South Havana Street, Aurora
Tacos El Fagon, 1145 South Federal Boulevard Tacos y Salsas, 1531 Stout Street TAG|RAW BAR, Larimer Square Walkway Tailgate Roadhouse, 1055 Auraria Parkway Tangerine, 2777 Iris Avenue, Boulder Tao Tao Noodle Bar, 10400 East Sixth Avenue, Aurora Tavern Littleton, 2589 West Main Street, Littleton TD's Dogs, 1530 Blake Street Tennyson's Tap, 4335 West 38th Avenue Tenoch Mexican Coffee House, 8450 East Iliff Avenue, Unit 4 Thai Basil, 2045 South University Boulevard Thai Gold, 714 14th Street Thai Mango Noodle Bar, 609 Grant Street (formerly Tuk Tuk Thai Wraps) Thai Monkey, 102 South Broadway Thai Street Food, 11650 Montview Boulevard, Aurora The Three Lions, 2239 East Colfax Avenue Tiffin's, 2416 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder Tossa, 2400 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder Tree Haus Bistro, 1229 East 17th Avenue Parkway Tres Pupusas, 2825 Wilderness Place, Boulder Trillium, 2134 Larimer Street Twin Peaks, 14055 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood Twisters Burgers and Burritos, 1535 East Evans Avenue
Uber Sausage, 2730 East Colfax Avenue
Wash Park Sports Alley, 266 South Downing Street Wazee Wood-Fired Pizza, 1631 Wazee Street Wild Catch, 1033 East 17th Avenue Wild Eggs, 300 East Alameda Avenue Williams & Graham, 3160 Tejon Street Wine & Roses Jazz Supper Club, 3995 North Lewiston Street, Aurora Wit's End Brewing, 2505 West Second Avenue The Wooden Table, 2500 East Orchard Road, Littleton
Yellow Deli, 908 Pearl Street, Boulder
RESTAURANTS/BARS THAT MOVED OR REOPENED (OR BOTH) IN 2011:
The sleek new Chinook Tavern...not to be confused with the new Chinook bar.
Brewski's Pub & Grill, 2100 East 104th Avenue, Northglenn (reopened in new location) Cafe Berlin, 1600 Champa Street, Unit 230 (reopened in new location) Cebiche, 2257 West 32nd Avenue Chinook Tavern, 6380 South Fiddler's Green Circle, Englewood (reopened in a new location several years after closing in Cherry Creek) Cozy Cottage, 4363 Tennyson Street (moved from South Downing) Fat Frog Cafe, 2530 West Main Street, Littleton (reopened after a renovation) Oak at Fourteenth, 1400 Pearl Street, Boulder (reopened after a fire) Trompeau Bakery, 2950 South Broadway (moved)
RESTAURANT/BARS THAT BOTH OPENED AND CLOSED IN 2011:
Apple Spice Junction, 723 South University Boulevard Chef Vue, 14200 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora Gordo Loco, 2637 West 26th Avenue Hella Burger, 10111 Inverness Main Street, Englewood Las Hamburguesas, Valverde Country Club, 1319 West Alameda Avenue Mind Benders, 9262 West 58th Avenue, Arvada Skew, 2070 South University Boulevard Sound Kitchen, 753 Santa Fe Drive
Club 404 issued last call under its original owner, Jerry Feld.
RESTAURANTS/BARS THAT CLOSED IN 2011:
Baghdad Cafe, 2655 South Broadway The Bank Bar & Grill, 2239 East Colfax Avenue Baur's Ristorante, 1512 Curtis Street Big Game Restaurant & Lounge, 1631 Wazee Street Big Papa's BBQ, 12652 West Ken Caryl Avenue, Littleton Bisque, 224 Union Boulevard, Lakewood Bombay Bowl, 12023 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial Bookend Cafe, 1115 Pearl Street, Boulder Boulder Draft House, 2027 13th Street, Boulder Brasserie Felix, 3901 Tennyson Street Brauns, 1055 Auraria Parkway Brickyard BBQ, 4243 West 38th Avenue
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, 2045 South University Boulevard Garden Spot Cafe, 3163 Larimer Street Gindi Cafe, 3601 Arapahoe #181, Boulder Grandma's Korean BBQ, 11650 Montview Boulevard, Aurora Gumbo's Louisiana Style Cafe, 1530 16th Street Guy Harvey's Perfect Spot, 8336 Northfield Boulevard
M&D's Cafe, 2000 East 28th Avenue, Denver Magnolia Restaurant & Sushi Bar, 1381 Forest Park Circle, Lafayette Marie Callender's, 51 West Drive Creek, Littleton Marrakesh, 1530 Blake Street Mendelson's Deli, 600 17th Street Micky Manor, 2544 Federal Boulevard Mirch Indian Grill, 9234 Park Meadows Drive, Littleton and 8000 East Belleview Avenue, Englewood Mona's, 141 South Broadway Mt. Everest, 2125 South Sheridan Boulevard
Ocean Forest Cafe, 11068 West Jewell Avenue, Lakewood OiNKs! BBQ, 110 East Colfax Avenue One Dollar Mexican, 2675 West 38th Avenue Organixx, 1520 Blake Street The Oven, 6955 South York Street, Littleton
Panera Bread, 240 Milwaukee Street Pat's Philly Steaks & Subs, 1500 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton Pearl Street Grill, 1477 South Pearl Street Perk Hill, 2202 Kearney Street Pho Havana, 10400 East Sixth Avenue, Aurora Pho Pasta, 295 South Pennsylvania Street Pho So 1, 1195 South Federal Boulevard Pot of Pho, 12652 West Ken Caryl Avenue, Unit C, Littleton
Sabor Latino, 4340 West 35th Avenue Sae Jong Kwon, 2680 South Havana Street, Aurora Santiago's, 180 West 84th Avenue Se7en, 925 Lincoln Street Shazz, 4262 Lowell Boulevard Squeaky Bean, 3301 Tejon Street Snarf's, 1310 College Avenue, Boulder Swallows, 3090 Downing Street
Tarbell's, 6955 South York Street, Littleton Tastes Wine Bar, 1033 East 17th Avenue Toast, 222 Columbine Street Tokyo Joe's, 1700 East Evans Avenue Trios Enoteca, 1730 Wynkoop Street Twisted Olive, 8270 Northfield Boulevard
Uptown Brothers Brewing Co., 320 East Colfax Avenue
Walk-In Burgers, 2255 Sheridan Boulevard, Lakewood Wash Park Underground, 266 South Downing Street Wild Ivories, 1400 Market Street Wolf's Restaurant & Lounge, 15691 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora Wyland's Ocean Blue, 8316 Northfield Boulevard, #1610
Yum Yums Delights, 450 East 17th Avenue
Zingers, 2075 South University Boulevard
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