The word "oenobeer" (pronounced eeno-beer) doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. Brewer/restaurateur Alex Liberati coined the word from the Greek prefix "oeno," meaning "wine," to describe the beer-wine hybrid beers he's brewing at Liberati Osteria & Oenobeers, which opened on Monday, October 29.
Liberati is as big in scale, with room for more than 200 guests inside, as it is in ambition. Somewhat smaller, but not lacking in ambition, is D Station, near the University of Denver, which is tackling a handful of current Asian food trends on its nutty menu: Chinese hot pot, Hawaiian poke, Cajun seafood boil, skewers and Thai-style rolled ice cream.
Those are just two of the concepts to debut in Denver recently. Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings this week, plus links to coverage of other recent and upcoming openings and closings.
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In addition to logging openings and closings, we scrutinize the scene for the best grub of every kind, from places new or old. This week, restaurant critic Gretchen Kurtz dug into pancakes and noodle bowls at the 20th Street Cafe, one of Denver's oldest diners, and then we picked nine more joints to round out Denver's best stops for a cheap, old-school breakfast.
If you don't want to read but still want to delve into good diner food, we also take pictures of every restaurant we review. Here's our 20th Street Cafe slideshow to give you a taste of what you're missing.
Have you spotted any openings or closings that aren't on our list? Let us know in the comments, or send an email to email@example.com.