March saw some much-anticipated openings, including a Denver outpost of The Kitchen as well as James Mazzio's Red Star Deli in the Ice House, Cinque Soldi Salumeria on South Pearl Street, and the revamped Spuntino in Highland. But longtime barbecue joints dried up all over the metro area.
Keep reading for our restaurant roll call for March:
RESTAURANTS/VENUES OPENING IN MARCH*:
Big Hoss BBQ, 6955 South York Street, Centennial Billy's Gourmet Hot Dog, 2950 South Broadway, Englewood Chile Billy, cart at 16th and Boulder Cinque Soldi Salumeria, 1284 South Pearl Street Copper Pot, 2796 South Broadway Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 8234 South Kipling Parkway, Littleton Gridiron Grille, 5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Englewood Kathmandu Kitchen, 16611 East Smoky Hill Road, Aurora The Kitchen, 1530 16th Street McAlister's Deli, 13950 East Mississippi Avenue, Aurora Panera Bread, 13100 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora Red Star Deli, 1801 Wynkoop Street Sexy Pizza, 1579 South Pearl Street Teller's Taproom & Kitchen, 1990 Youngfield Street, Lakewood Tresca's Trattoria, 3555 West 38th Avenue 2914 Coffee, 2914 West 25th Avenue Zi South, 2229 Blake Street
RESTAURANTS/VENUES RE-OPENING IN MARCH:
RESTAURANTS/VENUES CLOSING (TEMPORARILY) IN MARCH:
Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 2220 Blake Street (closed for renovations; slated to reopen by Opening Day). Bubba Chino's, 4243 West 38th Avenue (reportedly closed because of fire). RESTAURANTS/VENUES CLOSING IN MARCH*:
Big Papa's BBQ , 12652 West Ken Caryl Avenue, Littleton Bistro One, 1294 South Broadway Caldonia's Tavern and Roadside BBQ, 2252 South Parker Road Daddy Bruces's Bar-B-Que, 2000 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder India House, 1514 Blake Street Luciano's Pizza and Wings, 1043 Broadway Lucy's, 2125 South Sheridan Boulevard Roam, 1033 East 17th Avenue Parkway Spicy Pickle, 988 Lincoln Street Sugar House,/Alameda Grille 1395 West Alameda Avenue
*Or earlier, and not mentioned in a previous roll call.
What did we miss? Post it in the comments section below. And see our Restaurant roll call for February here.
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