The news this week has been mostly beery, as thousands of brew-lovers descended on Denver for the Great American Beer Festival, which continues through tomorrow night at the Colorado Convention Center
. Our beer man, Jonathan Shikes, has been valiantly sipping his way through local brews
and out-of-state suds
to help you find the best of both in town this week.
Restaurant openings had a beer theme this week, too, with Briar Common Brewery & Eatery
debuting in Jefferson Park, joining the competetive (or is it collaborative?) Denver craft-brewery market. And in Boulder, the closure of Conor O'Neill's, longtime dispenser of Irish stout, didn't take; the pub reopens today after coming to an agreement with its landlord. And the Goods
on East Colfax Avenue recovered from a kitchen fire that closed the brand-new restaurant two weeks ago, reopening on Wednesday night.
Tacos and pizza were on our mind this week, too; Gretchen Kurtz was somewhat surprised
that she found both worthy of attention at Mas Kaos
, where Mexican and Italian dishes shine equally in a hip new setting. If that combo sounds like a tasty idea to you, here are five other Denver eateries where you can nosh on a slice of pizza or a taco
— or both.
In other news:
BARS/RESTAURANTS OPENING THIS WEEK*
Briar Common Brewery & Eatery
, 2298 Clay Street
, 1028 South Gaylord Street
Chow Morso (inside Avanti Food & Beverage
), 3200 Navajo Street
Mile High Hamburger Mary's
, 1336 East 17th Avenue
Zoës Kitchen, 1695 29th Street, Boulder
BARS/RESTAURANTS REOPENING THIS WEEK*
, 1922 13th Street
, 2550 East Colfax Avenue
*Or earlier, and not reported in a previous Second Helping.