Openings and Closings

Every Restaurant and Bar Opening and Closing This Week

Odell Brewing Co brought its Fort Collins brewing style to RiNo this week.
Odell Brewing Co brought its Fort Collins brewing style to RiNo this week. Jonathan Shikes
Gypsy Q launched its party-bus-turned-barbecue-truck in a lot behind a warehouse at 3410 Brighton Boulevard this week. The spot is a little tricky to find, but chef/owner Nick Shankland just got permission to set up the truck inside the cavernous, empty warehouse, so not only is it easier to find, but it's shadier on sunny summer days. If you're coming by car on Brighton Boulevard, look for the Gypsy Q sandwich-board signs.

Hi Tide, a Hawaiian-style poke joint, just opened in the former Americatus spot on Larimer Street, next to the original Los Chingones. By now, you should know the drill (especially given the number of these places that have opened in the last year): raw, marinated fish atop rice or salad. And, yes, the "e" in poke is pronounced.

Puerto Rican eatery El Coqui d'Aqui closed shortly after making our list of favorite food-truck-to-restaurant stories, and it's been replaced by Pupusas Lover, a Salvadoran restaurant specializing in the fat, stuffed tortilla pockets that are as good a consolation as any for those missing their mofongo and arroz con habichuelas.

Here's our complete list of restaurant openings and closings for the week of June 4 through June 10, 2018, plus links to our original coverage.

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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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