echo ''."\n";

Belmar adds four restaurants, including World of Beer and Grappa Italian Bistro

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Just in time for breaks during holiday shopping, another round of restaurants has opened in Belmar. World of Beer is now pouring in Lakewood; it's the chain's second outpost in the metro area (the first is in CitySet). Pho Saigon Basil and Rocko's Cantina also opened in the development. And Grappa Italian Bistro has also uncorked there.

See also: First look: Noah French's Sugarmill opening November 29

The bistro, which opened last month, is run by Maurice Couturier, who also owns Grappa Mediterranean Bistro in Golden. Before going with Grappa, he and his business partner, Ricardo Tondowski, ran restaurants in Aspen, Snowmass and Boulder. The menu focuses on Italian dishes; in addition, happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

And while Wystone's World Teas closed its kiosk on the 16th Street Mall, the brick-and-mortar store is still going strong in Belmar.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.