Basil Doc's has been turning out pizza since 1996 under the direction of owner Mike Miller. While the Crestmoor location isn't the original store (the first Basil Doc's
, near Washington Park, is still turning out pizzas), Miller is now focusing his attentions on the little spot tucked in a row of shops on Holly Street, changing the name to
and beginning breakfast service on January 9. Pizza will still be the name of the game from 4 to 9 p.m. daily, but coffee, breakfast burritos and pastries will be available starting at 7 a.m. every morning.
The expansion of the menu means that the Rise & Shine Biscuit Kitchen and Cafe that's turned out some fine biscuits from this space over the past five years will have to cease operations. In fact, Rise & Shine owner Seth Rubin says he has to close both of his operations — the second Rise & Shine runs out of the Basil Doc's in West Highland — by the end of this year to make way for Miller's move into breakfast service.
Ruben says he's searching diligently for a new stand-alone location where he can reopen Rise & Shine, recognizing that good biscuits are hard to come by in this town. "There are plenty of misplaced Southerners in Denver," he notes, "and I think I've met every single one of them."
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