There's good news for Coloradans passionate about their pastry: Kolache Cabin, a "drive-thru" kolache vendor, has set up camp at the intersection of West Alameda and Santa Fe Drive, and promises to be in business in "just a few more days." Bringing a whole new meaning to "food truck," Kolache Cabin is a small, wooden wheeled cabin hitched to the back of a red pickup, currently parked in an empty lot at the busy intersection. See also: Five restaurant concepts I'd love to see in Denver
The kolache, a traditional Slovak and Czech pastry roll combining puffed dough and fruit, was brought to this country by immigrants. It took particular hold in communities in Texas and the Midwest, where it is now filled with everything from eggs and ham to hot peppers.
The teaser menu currently hanging on the Kolache Cabin previews mouthwatering breakfast and lunch varieties such as Denver omelette, sloppy joes and BBQ pulled pork.
This isn't the first time the Eastern European treat has appeared in the area. Lakewood previously boasted the only Colorado franchise of the Texas Kolache Factory chain. (Westword named it Denver's Best Meal in a Bun in 2008.) That outlet closed its doors last June, promising fans that a new location would open soon -- but that never materialized.
Fortunately, those of us with a kolache-shaped hole in our hearts may soon find it filled again.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.