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New Belgium Spoke opens today at DIA

Last we heard, New Belgium Spoke -- a cafe, newsstand and grab-and-go concession that would feature New Belgium beer on Concourse A -- was slated to open early this fall, after delays pushed back the date from May.

Early fall meant late summer: Laura Coale, spokeswoman for DIA, says the new spot opens today.

The restaurant, which is a sibling of the New Belgium Hub on Concourse B, is located near gate A 61. That end of the concourse is built for smaller planes and express jets and features no other options for food and drinks. The Spoke will give waiting travelers a choice of sandwiches, salads and coffee, as well as a small bar featuring a number of New Belgium beers on tap.

Which should offer a brief moment of solace before boarding a cramped airplane. Plus, if it's as good as the Hub -- one of our favorite dining options on Concourse B -- it'll be a good reason for other Concourse A passengers to trek down to the end of the hallway, too.

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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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