While there was a flurry of restaurant openings at the beginning of this week, we covered those in our July roll call. Wednesday started a new month, though, and Sushi-Rama got it rolling by adding another outpost, this one in Lone Tree. That makes three for chef/owner Jeff Osaka, who will also launch two more this year: an Aurora location at Fitzsimons, and a scaled-down sushi counter inside Denver International Airport.
Rebel Restaurant will host one last bash for loyal customers before heading into the sunset on Saturday, August 4. After three years serving some of the most thrilling menus in the city, chef/owners Bo Porytko and Dan Lasiy are closing up shop. Live music, DJs and Ukrainian food will be on tonight's slate.
Here's our complete list of all the restaurant and bar openings and closings for August 1-5, 2018, plus links to our original coverage of openings and closings earlier in the week.
Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar, 6955 South York Street, Centennial
Sushi-Rama Lone Tree, 10012 Commons Street, Building C, Lone Tree
Restaurants and Bars Closing This Week*
Ivy at the Glenn, 6955 South York Street, Centennial
Rebel Restaurant (Saturday), 3763 Wynkoop Street
*Or earlier, and not previously reported.
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Of course, there's far more to the Denver restaurant scene than just the shiny new places springing up all over town. We also peek into older establishments to see how they're holding up.
This week, for example, we took a step back in time at Vinnola's Italian Market, which has been serving red sauce and baked goods to north Denver and Wheat Ridge for 45 years. That doesn't make it the oldest red-sauce joint in the metro area; we found six older than fifty. Do you know of any other old, old-school Italian joints?
Have you spotted 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.