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Basic Kneads pizza to set up pop-up restaurant this weekend

Food pods, farmers' markets and street parties have spread through the Denver food scene. Now, from the Bakken brothers at Basic Kneads Pizza, comes the first mobile vendor-related pop-up restaurant we've seen in this city -- something we predict will rapidly catch on.

Channeling the family gatherings that spurred their experimentation with pizza, Reid, Eric and Joel Bakken will head over to the Eliot Street Collective, 2460 Eliot Street, on October 15 and 16 and set up the wood-fired pizza oven.

"The event is family-friendly," says Eric. "We encourage people to come and gather in this community setting."

The pizza-monger will provide pies, salads and desserts, as well as empty cups for diners who want to bring adult beverages to the community gathering (the vendor will have family-friendly drinks on hand, too).

Basic Kneads will be at the collective from 5 to 10 p.m. both nights.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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