Openings and Closings

Every Opening and Closing This Week — Including Denver Ted's Cheesesteaks

Denver Ted's returns!
Denver Ted's returns! Mark Antonation
Denver Ted's closed a year ago in Capitol Hill, leaving cheesesteak aficionados in the cold — but with a promise to return in a new location. Now that day has come, and Denver Ted's is back and serving sandwiches at 2020 Lawrence Street, in the former home of Pop's Place (and Lower48 Kitchen before that). With the resurrection, there's an added draw: Ice Cream Riot, at 1238 East Colfax Avenue, has thrown in with Denver Ted's and has built a satellite ice cream counter inside the sandwich shop. It's located through a separate door (in the original home of the Inventing Room) and will open in the next few weeks.

Ted's initally opened in 2004 and quickly earned a reputation as one of the best Philly knockoffs in town, serving fast, cheap and tasty subs to Cap Hill eclectics well before Denver's food scene exploded. You can now score cheesesteaks from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, and the restaurant is throwing a grand-opening party from noon to 6 p.m. today (Saturday, July 21).

Here's our complete list of Denver restaurant and bar openings and closings for the week of July 16-22, 2018, plus links to our original coverage.

click to enlarge Denver Ted's returns! - MARK ANTONATION
Denver Ted's returns!
Mark Antonation
Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Denver Ted's Cheesesteaks, 2020 Lawrence Street
Pony Up (Sunday), 1808 Blake Street
Whole Sol, 1735 Chestnut Place

Restaurants and Bars Closing This Week*
Crazy Mountain Tap Room, 660 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale
Open Door Brewing, 2030 Ionosphere Street, Longmont
Red Sauce, 2230 Oneida Street
The Regional (inside Avanti Food & Beverage), 3200 Pecos Street
Salvage Steakhouse, 2700 South Havana Street
Skeye Brewing, 900 South Hover Street, Longmont

*Or earlier, and not previously reported.

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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