Food News

All the Restaurant and Bar Openings and Closings This Week

Four Friends Kitchen brought smoked brisket hash and other Southern-inspired breakfast eats to South University Boulevard this week.
Four Friends Kitchen brought smoked brisket hash and other Southern-inspired breakfast eats to South University Boulevard this week. Mark Antonation
This week brought breakfast, sandwiches, Indian street food and a downtown hotel restaurant to the Denver scene. Corinne and 54Thirty, the restaurant and rooftop bar at the new Le Meridien Hotel downtown, which Laura Shunk wrote about earlier this summer, are now both open. And Stapleton a.m. sensation Four Friends Kitchen made it a duo with a second eatery on South University Boulevard. Over on Havana Street in Aurora, Chutney and another outpost of Dae Gee are now serving, too.

Tavernetta, from the Frasca Food & Wine team, was on our opening report just a week ago, but suffered a small kitchen fire on September 21, and will be out of commission until repairs can be made.

Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings and closings for the week of September 18, 2017.

Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week:*
Chutney, 2740 South Havana Street, Aurora
Corinne and 54Thirty, 1475 California Street
Dae Gee, 1910 South Havana Street, Aurora
First Watch, 6890 South University Boulevard, Centennial
Four Friends Kitchen, South University Boulevard
Obey Sandwitchery (at Rebel Restaurant), 3763 Wynkoop Street
Raising Cane's, 5012 Founders Parkway, Castle Rock


Restaurants and Bars Temporarily Closing This Week:
Tavernetta (kitchen fire), 1889 16th Street

Restaurants and Bars Closing This Week:*
730 South (Sunday), 730 South Broadway

*Or earlier, and not previously listed.

Keep reading for links to our coverage of these openings:
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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
Contact: Mark Antonation