We also got savory hand pies and more French street food from Bistro Georgette, Thai-style rolled ice cream from Milkit, Texas-style barbecue from Smok, a retro cocktail bar in Lady Jane, and more conveyor-belt sushi from the third Sushi-Rama.
But we also lost a favorite eatery that represented a world of diversity under one roof. Rebel Restaurant, which closed on August 4 in RiNo with a booze-filled bash, was known for Ukrainian pierogi, Korean roast pig heads, French-Canadian poutine reinvented with tripe and foie gras, and Southern biscuits stuffed with crispy pig ears. Denver had never seen such an audacious restaurant, and isn't likely to experience anything close again soon. Other August spots lost in August were Famous Pizza, Solitaire and Hangar Bar, a favorite East Colfax Avenue dive (which could be resurrected after a hearing with the city this month).
Here's our complete list of bar and restaurant openings and closings for August 2018: