When the restaurant opened at 1553 Platte Street just over ten years ago, it changed the tenor of a quiet part of town whose landmarks were Paris on the Platte and My Brother's Bar; today the area is almost unrecognizable. So were many of the things that Colt & Gray chef Nelson Perkins would put on a plate, including sheep's head and lamb pancreas.
After former Westword restaurant critic Laura Shunk shared her memories of Colt & Gray, readers started dishing up their own.
Liked [Shunk's] Montparnasse cafe reference...particularly as some of us will remember Paris on the Platte on that block. While I don’t think there is anything about Denver that reminds me all that much of the Paris I know, I liked the reference and how you shared a chapter of your life in a place, in a city in a time that certainly doesn’t exist anymore. I think we’re lucky when we have chapters like those and realize we have to live the next one.Adds Robert:
Denver didn’t deserve this place.Remembers Mike:
Some good memories had over there for sure!Counters Justin:
Had the worst dining experience of my life at this restaurant. Service, food, everything was a disaster. See ya.Replies Erin:
I had some incredible meals here - sad to see it’s closing.Kyle suggests:
Denver was running out of ampersands for restaurant signage.Responds John:
Colt & Gray. Beatrice & Woodsley. Williams & Graham. I think there's about twenty or thirty restaurants I'm leaving out that utilize this same naming convention...And Derek brings it back to basics:
I so want the Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe!What did you think of Colt & Gray? What do you think of the changes in that part of town? Post a comment or share your thoughts at westword.com.