The restaurant industry is softening, according to the National Restaurant Association. But you wouldn't know that from all the activity on the Denver dining scene, including two important openings --Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar and Wild Catch -- at the very end of August, as well as the closing of Big Game, the first in a series of changes on that stretch of Wazee Street.
Here's our Restaurant roll call for August:
Justin Brunson's fish charcuterie at Wild Catch.
RESTAURANTS/BARS/MARKETS OPENING IN AUGUST*
4G's Mexican Restaurant, 2788 South Federal Boulevard 95a Bistro and Sushi, 95 Arapahoe Road, Lafayette Altitude Sports Grill & Taphouse at Celebrity Lanes , 15401-15739 East Arapahoe Road, Aurora The Asian Cajun, 2400 West Alameda Avenue Cebiche Authentic Peruvian Dining, 7000 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge Dean's Urban Market, 1415 Park Avenue West Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte Street Eden, 3090 Downing Street Larkburger, 8770 Wadsworth Boulevard, Unit B, Arvada Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, 1512 Curtis Street New Belgium Spoke, Denver International Airport Nova Yogurt, 2058 South University Boulevard Paxia - Alta Cocina Mexicana, 4001 Tejon Street Pho Golden, 17211 South Golden Road, Suite 130, Golden Radius Bar & Grill, 83 East 120th Avenue, Thornton Ralphie's, 1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder Shiso Sushi & Oyster Bar, 2255 Sheridan Boulevard, Unit D, Lakewood Super Mini Walnut Cafe, 2770 Arapahoe Road, Suite 116, Lafayette 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 Twisters Burgers and Burritos, 1535 East Evans Avenue Vinue, 2817 East Third Avenue Wild Catch, 1033 East 17th Avenue Wild Eggs, 300 East Alameda Avenue
RESTAURANTS/BARS/MARKETS RE-OPENING IN AUGUST*
Cordova's Original Recipe, moved to 15433 East Hampden Avenue, Aurora
RESTAURANTS/BARS/MARKETS TEMPORARILY CLOSING IN AUGUST*
Big Game was a big bust.
RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING IN AUGUST*
Big Game Restaurant & Lounge, 1631 Wazee Street Bombay Bowl, 12023 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial Crooks' Palace Restaurant, 200 Gregory Street, Black Hawk Deluxe Burger, 5325 East Colfax Avenue The Hole, 3877 Tennyson Street Juke, 1400 Market Street Magnolia Restaurant & Sushi Bar, 1381 Forest Park Circle, Lafayette Mendelson's Deli, 600 17th Street Mona's, 141 South Broadway Mt. Everest, 2125 South Sheridan Boulevard Pho Pasta, 295 South Pennsylvania Street Snarf's, 1310 College Avenue, Boulder Trios Enoteca, 1730 Wynkoop Street Uptown Brothers Brewing Co., 320 East Colfax Avenue The Village at Edgewater, 5700 West 25th Avenue, Lakewood Wild Ivories, 1400 Market Street Wolf's Restaurant & Lounge, 15691 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora
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*Or earlier, and not included in a recent roll call
Read our "Restaurant roll call for July" here.