Restaurant Roll Call for 2013 -- over 250 openings

Old Major had Highland in hog heaven.
Old Major had Highland in hog heaven.
Lori Midson

Hundreds of restaurants opened in metro Denver in 2013, including spots as ambitious as Old Major and Beast + Bottle, and others as formulaic as several Dunkin' Donuts that, along with Voodoo Doughnut, had this town rolling in dough. Some of the restaurants that opened in 2013 also closed in 2013, while other restaurants reopened in new or reconfigured spaces, or kept the same owners while switching identifies. And several dozen more just gave up the ghost entirely, including such mainstays as Strings, Highlands Garden Cafe and Little Shanghai. Keep reading for our Restaurant Roll Call for 2013.

See also: Denver's thirteen biggest culinary stories of 2013: the good, the bad, the surprising and the tragic

Atomic Cowboy opened a sibling on South Broadway.
Atomic Cowboy opened a sibling on South Broadway.
Lori Midson


100% de Agave, 975 Lincoln Street

Abbey Tavern, 5151 East Colfax Avenue

Acorn, 3350 Brighton Boulevard

Adelita's Cocina y Cantina, 1294 South Broadway

African Bar and Grill, 18601 Green Valley Ranch Road, Aurora

Agave Taco Bar, 2217 East Mississippi Avenue

AikoPops, 1284 South Pearl Street

Alamo Drafthouse, 7301 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton

Ali Baba Grill, 2060 South University Boulevard

Arch Pizza, 6110 East Colfax Avenue

Arch Pizza, 8854 East Maximus Drive, Lone Tree

Ariana Kabob Cafe, 2767 South Parker Road, Aurora

The Armoury, 2048 Larimer Street

Atomic Cowboy,141 South Broadway

A-Town Pizza, 17060 East Quincy Avenue, Aurora

Ay Caramba!, 2817 East Third Avenue

Beast + Bottle, 719 East 17th Avenue

Beer by Design, 2100 East 112th Avenue

Beet Box, 1030 East 22nd Avenue

Big Mac & Little Lu's Seafood Market, 2851 West 120th Avenue, Westminster

Big Smoke Burger, 650 South Colorado Boulevard

Billy's Gourmet Hot Dogs, 600 East Colfax Avenue

Bistro Colorado, 1552 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen

Bohemian Biergarten, 2017 13th Street, Boulder

Bonfire Burritos, 17025 South Golden Road, Golden

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

Bonefish Grill, 14740 West Colfax Avenue, Golden

Bookbar, 4280 Tennyson Street

BoxCar Coffee, 3459 Ringsby Court

Boxcar Coffee, 3550 Brighton Boulevard

Braun Taphaus and Grille, 5601 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada

The Brew on Broadway, 3445 South Broadway, Englewood

Brick House Tavern & Tap, 19320 Cottonwood Drive, Parker

BRU handbuilt ales and eats, 5290 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

Bubba Chinos, 4500 Washington Street

Burritos and Tacos, 800 Decatur Street

Cafe 180 kiosk, 16th Street Mall

Cafe Crescendo, 2190 South Delaware Street

Cafe Max, 2412 East Colfax Avenue

Cafe Rio, 14740 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood

Cana Wine Bar, 2554 South Broadway

Cannonball Creek Brewery, 393 Washington Avenue, Golden

CHUBurger, 1225 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Longmont

Churchill's Public House, 1560 Boulder Street

City Wok, Denver International Airport

The Classic Tavern, 3360 Navajo Street

Cold Crush, 2700 Larimer Street

Colorado Plus Brew Pub, 6995 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge

Comida Cantina, 3350 Brighton Boulevard

Corner House, 2240 Clay Street

Corvus Coffee, 1947 South Broadway

Crooked Stave, 3550 Brighton Boulevard

Crystal Springs Brewing, 657 South Taylor Avenue, Louisville

Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria, 650 South Colorado Boulevard

Curtis Club, 2100 Curtis Street

Curtis Park Creamery II, 1901 South Havana Street

Dancing Crab, 10293 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora

De Steeg, 4342 Tennyson Street

Diebolt Brewing, 3855 Mariposa Street

DJ's 9th Avenue Cafe, 30 East Ninth Avenue

Drakes Haus, 2900 Baseline Road, Boulder

Duck Soup, 303 16th Street Ste. 130

Dunkin' Donuts, 366 Broadway

Dunkin' Donuts, 8500 Peña Boulevard

Dunkin' Donuts, 8775 Washington Street

Dunkin' Donuts, Denver International Airport, Concourse A

Dunkin' Donuts, 2001 Sheridan Boulevard, Edgewater

Eatopia, 1074 South Ironton Street, Unit I, Aurora

East Coast Joe's, food truck

Easy Peasy Pizza Wings and More, 805 West 88th Avenue

Elsa's, 1180 South Parker Road

Elway's, Denver International Airport

Enstrom, 6770 West 52nd Avenue, Arvada

Epernay, 1080 14th Street

Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shop, 1675 Larimer Street

Escandalo Sports Bar & Grill, 320 South Birch Street

Fat Jack's, 3535 Quebec Street

Fat Sully's, 140 South Broadway

Fate Brewing Company, 1600 38th Street, Boulder

Federal Bar & Grill, 2544 Federal Boulevard

Fel Fel, 4401 South Tamarac Parkway

Firedough Mediterranean Grill, Bakery & Pies, 10639 East Briarwood Avenue, Centennial

Firehouse Subs, 9445 East County Line Road, Centennial

Fresh Mex, 1600 East Colfax Avenue

Fresh Thymes, 2500 30th Street, Boulder

Front Range Brewing, 400 West South Boulder Road, Lafayette

Garlic Knot, 3200 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood

Gather, 1062 Delaware Street

Glacier Ice Cream & Gelato, 3455 South University Boulevard, Englewood

Global Goods & Coffee Shop, 5613 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada

Golden Moon Distillery, 412 Violet Street, Golden

Goody's Eatery, 3010 West 72nd Avenue, Westminster

Goombas Pizza Grinder, 10050 Ralston Road, Arvada

Greta's Alibi, 1050 West Evans Avenue

Grist Brewing, 9150 Commerce Center Circle, Highlands Ranch

Gypsy Cafe, 838 Park Avenue

Gyros King, 15102 East Hampden Avenue

Haciendo Real, 8966 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton

Hall Beer Company, 10970 South Parker Road, Parker

Happy Cakes, 449 Main Street, Longmont

Happy Leaf Kumbucha, 3519 Brighton Boulevard

Harman's Eat & Drink, 2900 East Second Avenue

Hiro Japanese Buffet, 2797 South Parker Road, Aurora

Historians Ale House, 24 Broadway

Huckleberry Roasters, 4301 Pecos

Humboldt, 1700 Humboldt Street

Hurricane Grill & Wings, 8025 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton

Illegal Pete's, 270 South Broadway

India's Cuisine, 14200 East Alameda Avenue, Unit 1024, Aurora

Ink! Coffee, 1801 California Street

Inside Scoop Creamery, 5654 South Prince Street, Littleton

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery, 2000 Lawrence Street

Jamba Juice, 8500 Pena Boulevard

Jammin Joe's, 2600 High Street

Jax Fish House, 650 South Colorado Boulevard

Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill, 1530 Blake Street

Juicing Tree, 1504 Ivanhoe Street

J Wells Brewery, 2516 49th Street, Boulder

Kazoku Sushi, 10665 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood

Kettle & Stone Brewing, 6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder

Khazana, 9234 Parkmeadows Drive, Lone Tree

Kitchen Table Cafe, 426 East 22nd Avenue

Larkburger, 2730 South Colorado Boulevard

Latke Love, 5151 East 28th Avenue

Lime An American Cantina, 500 16th Street

Little Carmine's Italian Sandwiches, 84 South Pennsylvania Street

Little Owl, 1555 Blake Street

Live Basil Pizza, 6305 East Hampden Avenue

Los Chingones, 2463 Larimer

Los Pastes, 3140 South Parker Road, Aurora

Lower 48 Kitchen, 2020 Lawrence Street

Lucky China, 2000 South Havana, Aurora

Lucky's Market, 700 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Longmont

Maddie's, 2423 South Downing Street

MainLine, 125 South College Avenue, Fort Collins

Masterpiece Deli, 1710 Sherman

Matador, 3496 West 32nd Avenue

Margs Taco Bistro, 500 East 19th Avenue

Megenegna Injera, 860 South Havana, Aurora

Mellow Mushroom, 9721 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree

Mile High Winery, 2811 Walnut Street

Modmarket, 3475 South University Boulevard, Cherry Hills

Modmarket, 700 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Longmont

Moe's Original BBQ, 2727 South Parker Road, Aurora

Monkey Barrel, 1611 Platte Street

Monsoon, 24107 East Commons Avenue, Aurora

Moontower Tacos, 609 Grant Street

Mountain Tap Bar & Grill, 1901 Youngfield Street, Golden

Mountain Toad Brewing, 900 Washington Avenue, Golden

Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 South Broadway

Namaste, 3355 South Wadsworth Blvd

Namaste India, 5545 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada

Native Foods, 680 South Colorado Boulevard

Nectar House, 1947 South Broadway

Nepali Market, 2680 South Havana Unit K, Aurora

New Canton BBQ, 2751 South Parker Rd Suite B, Aurora,

Nick's Diner, 3743 Federal Boulevard

Novo Coffee, 1600 Glenarm Place

Odd 13 Brewing, 301 East Simpson Street, Lafayette

Odyssey Beerwerks, 5535 West 56th Avenue, Arvada

Okinawa Sushi, 3927 Tennyson Street

Old Major, 3316 Tejon Street

Ole, 1043 Broadway

Olive & Finch Eatery, Bakery and Market, 1552 East 17th Avenue

Original Chubby's, 1385 Santa Fe Drive

Paint Bar, 6155 South Main Street, Aurora

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

Patxi's Pizza, 185 Steele Street

Patxi's Pizza, 1598 East 17th Avenue

Pho 2 Love, 6593 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood

Pho Duy & Grill, 11001 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial

Pho Lee, 6860 South Clinton Street, Greenwood Village

Pho Real, 2399 West Main Street, Littleton

Pho Saigon Basil, 7057 West Alaska Drive, Lakewood

Pie Hole, 44 South Broadway Street

Pikkas, 300 Fillmore Street

Pinche Taqueria, 3300 West 32nd Avenue

Pizzeria Locale, 550 Broadway

Pizza Republica, 890 14th Street

Plimoth, 2335 East 28th Avenue

Pride of Philly, food truck

Proper Pour, 3350 Brighton Boulevard

Purple Door Coffee, 2962 Welton Street

Recipe Box, 560 South Broadway

Red Ginger, 550 Broadway

Refuel, 3459 Ringsby Court

Renegade Publik House, 2043 South University Boulevard

Rocko's Cantina, 6981 West Alaska Drive, Lakewood

Root25 Taphouse & Kitchen, 7800 East Tufts Avenue

Root Down at DIA, 8500 Pena Boulevard

Saigon Basil, 10665 Melody Drive

Saigon Tokyo Asian Fusion, 700 South Buckley Road, Aurora

Sam's No. 3, 435 South Cherry Street

Santiago's, 17th Avenue and Federal Boulevard

Scratch Burrito, 4262 Lowell Boulevard

Seoul Korean BBQ & Sushi, 311 West 104th Avenue

Session Kitchen, 1518 South Pearl Street

Smashburger, 965 South Hover Street, Longmont

Smashburger, 8100 West Crestline Avenue, Littleton

Smashburger, 6305 East Hampden Avenue

Snarfburger, 2000 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

Slotted Spoon Meatball, 2730 South Colorado Boulevard

The Social, 872 West Happy Canyon Road, Castle Rock

Southern Hospitality, 1433 17th Street

Sprouts, 3625 East Colfax Avenue

Stapleton Tap House, 8286 Northfield Boulevard

Ste Ellie, 1553 Platte Street

Steam Espresso Bar, 1801 South Pearl Street

Summit Tempeh, 1670 Jasper Street, Aurora

Sugarmill, 2470 Broadway

Sushi Bay 17, 1728 East 17th Avenue

Sweet Cow, 3473 West 32nd Avenue

Switchback Smokehouse, 22620 Highway 74, Kittredge

Tarboosh, 2353 South Havana Street, Aurora

Thai Monkey Club, 4122 East Colfax Avenue

Thaillicious, 2045 Sheridan Boulevard, Edgewater

Thump, 1201 East 13th Avenue

Tin Star Smokehouse, 16400 South Golden Road, Golden

Tortisimas, 375 Federal Boulevard

Tropical Smoothie, 5332 DTC Boulevard, #200

Truffle Table, 2556 15th Street

Twelve Degree Brewing, 820 Main Street, Louisville

Tommy's Bodacious BBQ, downtown foodtruck

Uber Sausage, 1535 Central Street

Tumrup Thai, 10890 East Dartmouth Avenue Unit C, Aurora

Udi's Bread Cafe & Juice Bar, 1475 Lawrence Street

Udi's Pizza Cafe & Bar, 2550 East Colfax Avenue

Udi's Cafe & Bar, 8500 Pena Boulevard

Udi's Cafe, Pizza and Bar, 650 South Colorado Boulevard

Una Mas, 1585 South Pearl Street

Underground Social at Blake Street Tavern, 2301 Blake Street

Under the Sun, 627 South Broadway, Boulder

Upslope Brewery & Taproom, 1898 South Flatiron Court, Boulder

Upstairs Circus, 1500 Wynkoop Street

Urban Thai, 2030 Ionosphere Street, Longmont

UU Gourmet Sandwiches, 1301 Speer Boulevard

Verboten Brewing, 1550 Taurus Court, Loveland

Vietnam Bay, 472 South Federal Boulevard

ViewHouse Eatery Bar & Rooftop, 2015 Market Street

Vino Volo, Denver International Airport

Volta, 2480 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder

Voodoo Doughnut, 1520 East Colfax Avenue

Waffle Up, food truck

The Wall Tavern, 1112 Santa Fe Drive

Walter's Pizzeria, 5194 Lowell Boulevard, Littleton

The Watering Bowl, 5411 Leetsdale Drive

Wayne's Smoke Shack, 406 Center Drive, Superior

West 29th Restaurant & Bar, 5560 West 29th Avenue, Wheat Ridge

West End Tap House, 3945 Tennyson Street

Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe, 3326 Tejon Street

Westminster Brewing, 7655 West 108th Avenue, Unit 600

Whittier Pub, 2000 East 28th Avenue

World of Beer, 7260 West Alaska Drive, Lakewood

World of Beer, 660 South Colorado Boulevard

Zanitas, 6365 East Hampden Avenue

Yong Gung Dragon Palace Chinese Restaurant, 2040 South Havana Street, Aurora

Spanky's is now Spanky's Urban Roadhouse.
Spanky's is now Spanky's Urban Roadhouse.
Lori Midson


Angelo's Taverna, 620 East Sixth Avenue

Bocadillo, 4044 Tejon Street

Chili Verde, 2311 Federal Boulevard

Common Grounds, 2149 West 44th Avenue

El Chingon, 4326 Tennyson Street

Gallo Di Nero (formerly Fired Up), 1135 Bannock Street

Gondolier, 4500 Baseline, Suite A-104, Boulder

Izakaya Den, 1487 South Pearl Street

La Biblioteca (formerly Al Lado), 1610 Little Raven Street

Spanky's Urban Roadhouse, 1800 East Evans Avenue

Spuntino, 2639 West 32nd Avenue

Steak n' Shake, 3502 River Point Parkway, Sheridan

Steak n' Shake 8271 South Quebec Street, Centennial

Thai Pot, 1350 South Colorado Boulevard (moved from up the street)

Tony's Burgers, 950 Broadway


Beantree Coffee & Deli, 2076 South University Boulevard

Cantina, 1109 Lincoln Street

Local Bar @ Highland, 3360 Navajo Street

Pho Nam, 13736 East Quincy Avenue, Aurora

RiNo's on Blake, 2401 Blake Street

Sumo Sushi, 2353 South Havana Street, Aurora

Cafe Berlin said auf wiedersehen.
Cafe Berlin said auf wiedersehen.
Mark Manger


5th Sun Cafe & Lounge, 3024 Speer Boulevard

32nd Treat, 2015 West 32nd Avenue

Abrusci, 300 Fillmore Street

Alba, 2480 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder

Anthony's Pizza & Pasta, 3420 West 32nd Avenue

Archive Room, 5601 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada

Baker Street Pub, 1729 28th Street, Boulder

Big Easy Creole Kitchen, 250 Steele Street

Boa, 3464 West 32nd Avenue

The Brighton Depot, 269 East Bridge Street in Brighton

Bubba Chinos, 1361 Court Place

Bubba Chinos, 1600 East Colfax Avenue

Bubba Chinos, 3000 South Federal Boulevard

Budapest Bistro, 1585 South Pearl Street

Buffalo Doughboy, 1298 South Broadway

Cafe Berlin, 1600 Champa Street

Cantina Laredo, 6851 South Gaylord Street, Littleton

Carbone's Italian Sausage Deli, 1221 West 38th Avenue

Cebiche, 7000 West 38th Avenue

Cellar Wine Bar, 2556 15th Street

Champps, 10375 Park Meadows Drive, Littleton

Champps, 8325 Park Meadows Center Drive, Littleton

Champps, 7301 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton

Chelos Tamales, 2012 Larimer Street

Chia's Breakfast & Lunch Counter, 6400 South Golden Road, Golden

Chino Latino, 2200 Market Street

Cinque Soldi Salumeria, 1284 South Pearl Street

Crimson Canary, 141 South Broadway

Deli Zone, 1601 Blake Street

Deluxe, 30 South Broadway

The Desk, 230 East 13th Avenue

Eden, 3090 Downing Street

El Diablo, 101 Broadway

Empanada Express Grill, 2600 East Street, Unit G, Golden

Empanada Express Grill, 4122 East Colfax Avenue

Espresso Roma, 1101 13th Street, Boulder

Frank's Kitchen, 2600 High Street

Frasca Caffe, 1720 Pearl Street, Boulder

The Garden, 3435 Albion Street

Ghost Plate & Tap, 800 18th Street

Grand Lux Cafe, 8525 Park Meadows Drive, Littleton

Gunther Toody's, 4500 East Alameda Avenue

H Burger Co., 1555 Blake Street

H Burger Co., 1710 Pearl Street, Boulder

Highlands Garden Cafe, 3927 West 32nd Avenue

Hoot and Howl, 8270 East 49th Avenue

Hops Grill and Brewery, 8026 West Colfax Avenue, Littleton

Hops Grill and Brewery, 14285 West Colfax Avenue, Golden

Jack Casey's Four Mile House, 4590 Leetsdale Drive

Japon, 1028 South Gaylord Street

John's Restaurant, 2328 Pearl Street, Boulder

Johnny Carino's, 389 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood

Johnny's Diner, 2323 South Havana Street, Aurora

Johnny Rockets, 403 16th Street

Jordan's Bistro and Pub, 2363 East Evans Avenue

Juanita's, 32 South Broadway

Las Margaritas, 1035 East 17th Avenue

Laudisio, 1710 29th Street, Boulder

Lenny's Sub Shop, 726 Lincoln Street

Little Shanghai, 465 South Broadway

Living the Sweet Life, 1535 Central Street

The Local, 2217 East Mississippi Avenue

Marie's Cafe, 2660 Broadway, Boulder

Mile High Pizza Pie, 1645 Stout Street

Minglewood, 1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder

Mix Music Lounge, 1320 15th Street

My Big Fat Greek Cafe, 560 South Broadway

Olivea, 719 East 17th Avenue

Old Curtis Street, 2100 Curtis Street

Old Louisville Inn, 740 Front Street, Louisville

Ondo's Spanish Tapas Bar, 250 Steele Street, #100

Palace Chinese Restaurant, 6265 East Evans Avenue

Phat Thai, 2900 East Second Avenue

Pig & Block Charcuterie, 3326 Tejon Street

Pizza Public, 3109 Federal Boulevard

Pizzeria Di Olinto, 12023 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial

Red Star Deli, 1801 Wynkoop Street

Rock-N-Dogs, 3333 South Wadsworth Boulevard

Shin Sa Dong, 10293 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora

The Shoppe, 3103 East Colfax Avenue

Sketch Food & Wine, 11 West First Avenue

Skoops, 1209 East Ninth Avenue

Strings, 1700 Humboldt Street

Studio F, 1801 Wynkoop Street

Taki's, 341 East Colfax Avenue

Tavern 13, 1643 South Broadway

Tony P's, 240 Milwaukee Street

Toppings, 1433 17th Street

Tuscany, 4150 East Mississippi Avenue

Vietnam Grill, 1015 South Federal Boulevard

Vina Pho & Grill, 2045 Sheridan Boulevard, Edgewater

Wahoo's Fish Tacos, 1521 Blake Street

Willie's NY Pizza, 4615 East Mississippi Avenue

Wynstone's World Teas, 16th Street Mall

Ya Hala Grill, 2100 South Colorado Boulevard

Yellow Feather Coffee, 742 Santa Fe Drive

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