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All the Restaurant and Bar Openings and Closings This Week

Quijote's is closed.
Quijote's is closed. Westword
These restaurant closings are getting personal. Since Tony's Market closed at 950 Broadway last month folks in the Golden Triangle (Westword employees included) have been hard pressed to find cheap, quick and tasty breakfast and lunch options. Quijote's was an easy choice for a filling breakfast burrito (our favorite was the chicken and avocado) made with fresh, flavorful ingredients. But the lights never came on the morning of Wednesday, January 31, leaving us (and the rest of Quijote's faithful followers) looking elsewhere for breakfast. Fortunately, the same family owns Los Mangos at 920 South Federal Boulevard. The one problem: We can't walk there and be back in the office before the coffee gets cold.

Here are all the bar and restaurant openings and closings for the week of January 29 through February 4, 2018, plus links to our original coverage.

Denver Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Chubby Cattle, 2 Broadway
Haykin Family Cider, 12001 East 33rd Avenue, Aurora
Huckleberry Roasters, 1800 Wazee Street
Julep, 3258 Larimer Street
Woodgrain Bagels, 7559 East Academy Boulevard
Zoës Kitchen, 1515 Park Central Drive, Highlands Ranch

Denver Restaurants and Bars Closing This Week*
Quijote's, 1043 Broadway
Wazee Lounge & Supper Club, 1610 15th Street

*Or earlier, and not previously mentioned.


WAZEE LOUNGE AND SUPPER CLUB
Wazee Lounge and Supper Club
"Last Call for the Wazee Lounge and Supper Club"

click to enlarge Pork and oyster sausage with baked-bean-style barley. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Pork and oyster sausage with baked-bean-style barley.
Danielle Lirette
"First Look: Julep Debuts on Larimer Street"

click to enlarge Haykin Family Cider opened on February 1 in Aurora. - MARK ANTONATION
Haykin Family Cider opened on February 1 in Aurora.
Mark Antonation
"Haykin Family Cider Proves That Colorado Does More Than Beer"

click to enlarge The windows are covered at Bremen's in LoHi. - WESTWORD
The windows are covered at Bremen's in LoHi.
Westword
"Bremen's Closes in LoHi After Less Than a Year in Business"

The Denver restaurant scene continues to ebb and flow, with ten new restaurant openings in January, balanced out by thirteen closings. We track them every week and every month — here's the January tally — and then compile a list of every opening and closing for the year. If you want to be mind-boggled, just scroll through our list of 2017 action.

If that doesn't make you hungry, our restaurant critic, Gretchen Kurtz, selects some 25 restaurants each year for a full review — some are new (after allowing three months for the business to settle in), and some are longtime Denver establishments worth an in-depth look. Here's the latest: Viàle Pizza & Kitchen.

Know of any openings and closings that we didn't mention? Post a comment or send a note to [email protected].
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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