What decade is this? With the opening of Tony Roma's
downtown (in one of the biggest restaurant black holes in the city), we're having flashbacks to the ’80s — when baby back ribs were one of the hottest restaurant trends. The 46-year-old restaurant chain is making its first appearance in Colorado since the last franchise exited in 2004.
Another holdout from the old days didn't have much luck modernizing; the last of White Fence Farm's group of neighborhood fast-casual eateries
is now closed, so you'll have to hit the Lakewood original for old-fashioned fried chicken.
Here's a complete list of all the metro Denver bar and restaurant openings and closings for the week, with links to our original coverage.
Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Bertha's Baja Bistro, 900 Jersey Street
CREAM Belmar, 7357 West Alaska Drive, Lakewood
TeaLee's TeaHouse and Bookstore, 611 22nd Street
Tony Roma's, 1480 Arapahoe Street
Restaurants and Bars Closing This Week*
Wash Park Sports Alley, 266B South Downing Street
White Fence Farm, 1025 East Ninth Avenue
*Or earlier, and not previously reported.