bang! hit Highland before the neighborhood exploded

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Before Highland morphed from a modest northwest Denver neighborhood into the hot restaurant incubator that it is today, there was bang!, which started dishing up fried chicken and meatloaf back in 1996.

See also: Read our 1997 review of bang!, "Big Bang! Theory"

Co-owners Jeff and Chris Oakley and Cissy Olderman watched the neighborhood transform, first from the restaurant's original location on West 32nd Avenue, then from the nineteenth-century building with the quirky street-side kitchen and back entrance they moved bang! into four years later.

Find out if bang! has changed as much as its surroundings when my review is posted here tomorrow.

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