Bryan Dayton, president of the Colorado Bartenders Guild and former bar manager at Frasca Food & Wine, divulged the details of his forthcoming Boulder restaurant a couple of weeks ago, describing a menu rooted in North America supplemented with a geeky beverage program.
He and his partners, which include chef Steve Redzikowski and general manager Annie Polk, had most of the details nailed down. Except for one: the name.
Last night, Dayton revealed that the new restaurant at 1400 Pearl Street will be called Oak at 14th. The name draws influence from the wood-fired oven the kitchen will employ, burning oak to cook food. It's also a nod to the oak barrels used in wine and spirits production.
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Oak at 14th is moving ahead with renovations. Dayton says it will be ready to open in four to six weeks.