For as close to the end of the year as we are — and as entrenched in the pandemic — a surprising number of new eateries cropped up this week, from fresh outposts of popular chains like Shake Shack and Raising Cane's to local restaurateurs adding to the mix. Among those is a new Chook Charcoal Chicken outlet at Stanley Marketplace, the third for the Aussie-style rotisserie-chicken company founded by Adam Schlegel, Alex Seidel and Randy Layman. Chook will be spinning birds starting at 11 a.m. today for takeout; order online for a streamlined experience.
And in pizza developments, Bar Nun took over the former Capitol Hill Tavern and is serving artisan pies.
South suburban favorite Los Dos Potrillos, which operates cantinas in Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Littleton and Parker, just launched a food truck to help spread love and burritos to a wider audience. Visit the company's Facebook page for a list of upcoming appearances.
There's closing news, too.
Bread Winner's Cafe in Arvada and Hideaway Steakhouse in Westminster both announced that they'd be shutting down for the winter, with plans to reopen in the spring. And Teatulia Tea Room in LoHi is closing its doors for good on Sunday (December 20). "Despite the brick and mortar store closing, Teatulia lovers can still get their tea fix at local retailers including Whole Foods, King Soopers, Locavore, Natural Grocers, or at teatulia.com as our consumer-packaged goods continue to thrive," the cafe says on its website.
Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings and closing for the week of December 14 to 20, 2020:
Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Bar Nun, 1225 Logan Street
Chook Charcoal Chicken, 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora
Los Dos Potrillos Express, food truck
Raising Cane's, 1190 South Colorado Boulevard
Shake Shack Edgewater, 5507 West 20th Avenue, Edgewater
Sushi Ronin Congress Park, 1160 Madison Street
Wonder Press, 1540 Platte Street
Restaurants Reopening This Week*
Mercantile Dining & Provision, 1701 Wynkoop Street
Restaurants and Bars Temporarily Closing This Week*
Bread Winner's Cafe & Catering, 7311 Grandview Avenue, Arvada
Great Divide Brewery Taproom, 2201 Arapahoe Street
Hideaway Steakhouse, 2345 West 112th Avenue, Westminster
Lowdown Brewery & Kitchen (Sunday), 800 Lincoln Street
Panera Bread, 1380 16th Street
Super Mega Bien, 1260 25th Street
Work & Class (Sunday), 2501 Larimer Street
Restaurants and Bars Closing This Week*
Teatulia Tea Bar (Sunday), 2900 Zuni Street
*Or earlier, and not previously reported.
Do you know of any openings or closings that aren't on our list? Let us know in the comments, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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