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Smoking! A Heaping Helping of Recent Barbecue Action in Denver

Everyone loves good barbecue, and things are heating up on Denver's BBQ scene.
Everyone loves good barbecue, and things are heating up on Denver's BBQ scene. Westword
As we were tallying openings and closing for our June 2017 Restaurant Roll Call, it came as a shock when we realized five barbecue joints — two Southern Hospitality locations, Carve Barbecue, the Jim N Nick's on East Hampden and Smokin' Joe's in Southglenn — had closed in the past month, while two others — Smok BBQ and Owlbear — have announced plans to open soon. In fact, Denver's barbecue scene has been smoking all year. Here's the most recent action, along with links to our original coverage.

click to enlarge Owlbear's current offset smoker in its new home next door to Our Mutual Friend Brewery. - MARK ANTONATION
Owlbear's current offset smoker in its new home next door to Our Mutual Friend Brewery.
Mark Antonation
Owlbear Barbecue Aims for August Opening for New Brick and Mortar

click to enlarge Smok will open in the Source Hotel. - JENNIFER OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Smok will open in the Source Hotel.
Jennifer Olson Photography
Oak and Acorn Chef Will Open Smok BBQ at the Source Hotel

click to enlarge Southern Hospitality burned out. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Southern Hospitality burned out.
Danielle Lirette
Southern Hospitality and Carve Barbecue Call it Quits in Colorado


Brook's comes to town where several other meaty restaurants have failed. - WESTWORD
Brook's comes to town where several other meaty restaurants have failed.
Westword
Brook's Original BBQ Takes Over Restaurant Black Hole Downtown

The Ten Best Barbecue Joints in Metro Denver — and What You Should Order

Larimer Lounge Owner Scott Campbell's Latest Purchase: Globe Hall

The Fire Goes Out at Owlbear Barbecue at Finn's Manor


Smokin' Dave's comes to Denver from Estes Park. - MARK ANTONATION
Smokin' Dave's comes to Denver from Estes Park.
Mark Antonation
Smokin' Dave's Barbecue Comes to Denver From Estes Park

100 Favorite Dishes: Barbecue Sandwiches at Globe Hall

click to enlarge Smokin Yard's will soon be smokin' up the Yard on Santa Fe. - MARK ANTONATION
Smokin Yard's will soon be smokin' up the Yard on Santa Fe.
Mark Antonation
Idaho Springs Barbecue Joint Comes to the Yard on Santa Fe



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