Big Hoss Bar-B-Q on Tennyson Sells to New Owners, Will Become Tennyson Street Barbecue

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Tennyson Street is sizzling with new restaurant activity, with several new eateries scheduled to open in the Berkeley neighborhood in the coming months. Changes for existing places are afoot, too: Big Hoss Bar-B-Q has been sold to new owners, who will debut a new name -- Tennyson Street Barbecue -- and menu the first week of December.

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Owner Kevin Sher, a Chicago-born chef with kitchen, bar and restaurant-management experience in Vail and San Diego, says he and his partners will continue to offer ribs, brisket and pork, but will also expand the menu with salads and other less meat-forward options that will appeal to both male and female customers.

The new owners will also be adding a Sunday brunch, a cocktail menu and a new lineup of craft beers. Sher says he had been looking at opening a restaurant in Denver when the Tennyson location, already fully outfitted for slow-smoking meats, became available. "It's one of the up-and-coming neighborhoods for restaurants," he says, adding that he can envision a late-night scene developing on the street, at which point he and his partners may decide to stay open later. For now, the Tennyson Street Barbecue will be open until 11 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Big Hoss location that had opened in the Streets of Southglenn is now Smokin Joe's.

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