Cafe Society

Highland Tap and Burger opens with a full bar and limited menu

Loaner tables still riddle the fully remodeled dining room of the old Aztec Sol , and the POS system has yet to be installed, but the Highland Tap and Burger, 2219 West 32nd Avenue, is at least partially open for business.

"We had our soft, soft opening on Friday night," says Eli O'Dell, the restaurant's chef. "We're serving a limited menu on the bar side for the foreseeable future, at least until we can get everything up and running."

That limited menu, according to owner Kevin Eddy, includes five appetizers, two salads and five signature burgers. Those dishes are in addition to a stocked bar, which offers a happy hour that runs daily from 3 to 6 p.m.

"We're getting things ready in small pieces and training our staff," says Eddy. "We'll probably have everything at full service within two weeks."

Highland Tap and Burger is already seeing steady business. Eddy notes that the space was filled with weekend diners from mid-morning through 9 or 10 p.m., at which point the bar crowd took over.

Sounds like our kind of joint.

For more info on Highland Tap and Burger, call 720-287-4493.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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