Openings and Closings

Every Restaurant and Bar Opening and Closing This Week

A variety of tacos and tostadas from the new Campobaja pop-up at Zeppelin Station.
A variety of tacos and tostadas from the new Campobaja pop-up at Zeppelin Station. Mark Antonation
Zeppelin Station's continuing Made in a City series brought a new eatery to its rotating counter on June 14. This season's theme is Mexico City, and with it comes Campobaja, a restaurant from the Distrito Federal specializing in the seafood of Baja California. Selections include grilled octopus or beef-cheek tacos; tostadas topped with red shrimp aguachile, red snapper ceviche or scallops; and panna cotta made with fresh corn and yogurt, among other items, all priced from $3.50 to $10.

For an entirely different kind of seafood experience, take a peek inside 2727 South Parker, the former home of the Aurora outpost of Moe's Original Bar B Que. It's now a Cajun crawfish house called the Juicy Seafood, where you can indulge in mud bugs, crab, shrimp and other shellfish by the pound.

And speaking of Southern, Sassafras has completed its move from Jefferson Park to West Highland and is now serving breakfast and lunch in the conjoined Victorian mansions previously occupied by Solitaire (and Highland's Garden Cafe before that). More space, outdoor seating in the beautiful garden patios, and a full liquor license are among the draws for new Sassafras neighbors.

Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings for the week of June 10-16, plus links to current and upcoming activity.

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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.
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