Openings and Closings

Every Restaurant and Bar Opening and Closing This Week

The Baja Buzz taco is now being served at BorraCho, inside Avanti F & B.
The Baja Buzz taco is now being served at BorraCho, inside Avanti F & B. Mark Antonation
Lon Symensma has been branching out from the pan-Asian cuisine that earned him accolades at his first two restaurants, ChoLon and Cho77. First came Concourse Restaurant Moderne in Stapleton, then the announcement of a French-inspired eatery, LeRoux, that will open next door to ChoLon later this year. And now he's taking a chance on tacos: BorraCho is serving gussied-up tacos and other cantina fare on the second floor of Avanti Food & Beverage.

BorraCho takes over the space where Symensma ran Kaya Kitchen for the past year; he's also moving that concept to Broadway near ChoLon and LeRoux as a casual breakfast-and-lunch addition to his restaurant lineup. BorraCho hits all the right notes of que rico, but in particular take note of the enchilada casserole, an almost home-style crowd-pleaser with a smoky red-chile sauce, and the namesake BorraCho taco, which borrows a theme from the chef's famous ChoLon French onion soup dumplings, using the same sweet onions along with shredded short rib and a Gruyère cheese sauce.

Here's our complete list of bar and restaurant openings and closings for the week of April 30 through May 6, 2018, plus links to our original coverage:

Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
BorraCho (inside Avanti Food & Beverage), 3200 Pecos Street
Death & Co. (inside the Ramble Hotel), 1280 25th Street
Dirt Coffee Bar, 5767 South Rapp Street, Littleton
Q House, 3421 East Colfax Avenue
Snooze DTC, 5073 South Syracuse Street
Spice Room Neighborhood Indian Bistro, 3157 West 38th Avenue

Restaurants and Bars Closing This Week*
The Tavern Wash Park (Sunday), 1066 South Gaylord Street

*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