In January, there's often a shake-out in the dining scene. But while twenty new restaurants opened in metro Denver last month, including Corner House with chef Matt Selby at the helm, there were relatively few closings. And two longtime fixtures on the scene -- Jax Fish House in LoDo and Parisi -- managed to close for remodeling jobs after the start of the new year and reopen before the end of January. More restaurant reveals and openings are slated for the days to come; in the meantime, keep reading for our Restaurant Roll Call for January. See also: - Restaurant Roll Call for 2012 -- over 240 openings last year - Photos: Corner House opens today with Matt Selby behind the burners - First Look: Duy Pham at Epernay
RESTAURANTS/VENUES OPENING IN JANUARY:* A-Town Pizza, 17060 East Quincy Avenue, Aurora Ariana Kabob Cafe, 2767 South Parker Road, Aurora The Armoury, 2048 Larimer Street Cannonball Creek Brewery, 393 Washington Avenue, Golden Corner House, 2240 Clay Street DJ's 9th Avenue Cafe, 30 East Ninth Avenue Epernay, 1080 14th Street Erbert & Gerbert, 1675 Larimer Street Gather, 1062 Delaware Street J Wells Brewery, 2516 49th Street, Boulder The Larder, 1825 Pearl Street, Boulder Local Bar @ Highland, 3360 Navajo Street Maddie's, 2423 South Downing Street Pho Lee, 6860 South Clinton Street, Greenwood Village Red Ginger, 550 Broadway Smashburger, 6305 East Hampden Avenue Udi's Bread Cafe & Juice Bar, 1475 Lawrence Street Under the Sun, 627 South Broadway, Boulder Verboten Brewing, 1550 Taurus Court, Loveland Vino Volo, 8500 Peña Boulevard (in DIA)
RESTAURANTS/VENUES RELOCATING IN JANUARY*:
Boney's Smokehouse BBQ, now at 1543 Champa Street (moved two doors from its original space) Little Brazil, 10081 West 26th Avenue, Lakewood (closed its Westminster location) Tavern 13, 1643 South Broadway (moved a few blocks down Broadway)
RESTAURANTS/VENUES TEMPORARILY CLOSING IN JANUARY*: Aviano Coffee, 244 Detroit (moved from Second Avenue, will reopen in early February) China Jade, 12203 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora (closed for remodeling) Highland's Garden Cafe, 3927 West 32nd Avenue (closed for a winter nap) Jelly, 600 East 13th Avenue (closed for remodeling) Tamayo, 1400 Larimer Street (closed for closed for remodeling ) Tony's Market Bistro, 950 Broadway (kitchen closed for reconcepting, space still open)
RESTAURANTS/VENUES CLOSING IN JANUARY*:
Chia's Breakfast & Lunch Counter, 6400 South Golden Road, Golden Carbone's Italian Sausage Deli, 1221 West 38th Avenue (could be temporary; family illness) Living the Sweet Life, 1535 Central Street Old Curtis Street, 2100 Curtis Street Olivea, 719 East 17th Avenue 32nd Treat, 2015 West 32nd Avenue Willie's NY Pizza, 4615 East Mississippi Avenue
* or earlier, and not included in a previous Restaurant Roll Call.
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What did we miss? Post any additions in the comments section below. And see our restaurant roll call for December here.