^
Keep Westword Free
4

Cart-Driver Will Open for Lunch Today at Noon

I've always thought that Cart-Driver, with its blistered Neapolitan-style pizzas and lightning-fast kitchen, would be a great lunch spot. Problem was, it wasn't open for lunch.

Starting today, however, that will change. At noon, the doors of this trendy little restaurant sandwiched into the shipping container next to Work & Class will open, offering lunchgoers the same array of pizzas, oysters and small plates that have caught the Ballpark/RiNo neighborhood's attention since Cart-Driver opened in July. See also: Chef Kelly Whitaker's New Restaurant, Cart-Driver, Will Draw Inspiration From Italy's AutoGrill

In addition, co-owner Kelly Whitaker (of Boulder's Basta) has added Sicilian-style slices cooked in a pan, Italian flatbread called piadina with mortadella, and daily specials.

Turns out that lunch was always in the cards, but it took a few months to get going because "figuring out 600 square feet has been a challenge," says Whitaker.

Lunch isn't the only change in the works. "We're still doing a lot of things," he adds. In the months to come, look for new artwork out front and a covered, heated back patio, which is expected to add another fifteen seats -- and very welcome seats at that.


I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

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

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.