For more rock action, head south to Dewey's American Grill, 52 West Springer Drive in Highlands Ranch. Yep, that's live music in Highlands Ranch -- but stranger things have happened. Probably. Piano jam man Arch Hooks now makes weekly appearances at the steak-and-burger joint, as does Tempered, a rock cover act, and Spicy Soup Piano Show, a group whose name says it all. "There's some people who say that the music is too loud," Jake Robinson, manager of this Dewey's, says of mixing dining with bands, "but mostly it's been a positive experience." Other locations in the chain, including a Dewey's in Colorado Springs and one in Littleton, also offer live jams with your appetizers. Get greasy at www.deweysamericangrill.com or call 720-348-0101.
And finally, last week Brix (3000 East Third Avenue) got its basement addition open in the old Nectar space (Club Scout, May 18). By building a bridge from the back patio, the owners were able to use the same liquor license -- and ensure that the fun just keeps flowing. Next project: to get the long-delayed Brix in the Ballpark neighborhood up and running. According to owner Charlie Master, the new target date for hitting the Brix downtown is the end of July. For more information, go to www.eatatbrix.com.