Second Helpings

Ignite Updates Name and Concept to Keep Up With Larimer Changes

The Ballpark neighborhood, upper Larimer and RiNo have merged into one long stretch of hot bars and restaurants, with new condos and apartments popping up like dandelions through cracks in the pavement. While the announced closing of Twelve was a blow to the neighborhood, with so many recent openings, existing restaurants are having to re-calibrate to attract new customers and fit in with what's becoming as much of a residential area as a destination spot for baseball fans and urban tourists. So Ignite!, seeing a need to adapt to a shifting demographic, has dropped the exclamation point and changed its full name to Ignite Burgers & Lounge. The menu has also received a renovation, favoring burgers over the previous list of wood-fired entrees.

See also: What Does Twelve's Closing Say About Denver's Dining Scene?

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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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