Beehive opens in Boulder tomorrow

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It's been nearly a decade since the farm-to-table Beehive had Denver diners buzzing. (It occupied the spot now filled by Table 6.) But chef/owner Janice Henning is now putting the final touches on a brand-new Beehive -- this one right off Boulder's Pearl Street Mall.

After having twin boys, Henning explains, she needed a break from the rough-and-tumble restaurant business. But the Beehive concept was never dead, only dormant, and once the right space presented itself, "I wanted to get back to the stove," Henning says, "because that's what I love to do."

The Boulder Beehive will share the original Beehive's emphasis on seasonal and local ingredients and straightforward, American-style cuisine. "Great ingredients, presented in a simple manner," Henning says, explaining Beehive's raison d'être.

The Beehive will quietly open for dinner tomorrow, with weekend brunches and lunch to follow. Happy hour, which will run from 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays, will include cocktails made with fresh juices and rotating plates of whatever catches the chef's fancy.

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