Eating Adventures

Brava! Pizzeria now serving beer and wine

We stopped by Brava! Pizzeria, 16th and Arapahoe streets, for lunch and made an exciting discovery: Peroni, the light Italian beer that happens to pair quite excellently with Neapolitan pizzas.

Dave Bravdica could be the first Denver street vendor to find a way to serve liquor to his faithful customers on a consistent basis, offering up a couple of brands of beer and Italian wines that they can guzzle on the patio he's commandeered near the D&F Tower. How is he doing it without a brick-and-mortar establishment?

"Lannie's is helping me out," he says with a wink, referring to Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, located in the lower level of 1601 Arapahoe Street. Lannie's has a liquor license that includes the fenced-off patio, and has agreed to sell beer and wine to anyone sitting within its confines.

And that makes it a great site for a lingering lunch.

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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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