Openings and Closings

Every Restaurant and Bar Opening and Closing This Week

Say so long to the Populist.
Say so long to the Populist. Populist Facebook
Say goodbye to the Populist tonight as chefs Theo Adley and Russell Stippich serve up the final dinner at the pioneering RiNo eatery that charted new ground on the northeast end of Larimer Street when it opened in 2012. The restaurant is changing hands and a new concept will soon take its place; cheers to a great seven-year run.

If you're looking for a country club atmosphere but don't want to shell out for a membership (or perhaps you just would never join the kind of club that would accept you as a member), Ebert's Terrace fits the bill. Ebert's just opened at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Club, a members-only facility, although the restaurant itself is open to the public. So even if you won't be able to golf in your cutoff jorts, you can still sit down for dinner from a menu touting Colorado ingredients. The name comes from Frederick J. Ebert, a civil engineer who drafted the first map of the Colorado territory in 1862. Ebert's is now open from 10 a.m. to 10 pm. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings and closings for the week of August 5 to 11, plus links to coverage of current and upcoming activity.

Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Cilantro, 1703 Federal Boulevard
Ebert's Terrace, 4900 Himalaya Road
Momma's Soul Kitchen (inside the Aurora Town Center), 14200 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora
One Vietnamese Restaurant, 8767 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster
Street Feud (inside Avanti Food & Beverage), 3200 Pecos Street

Restaurants and Bars Closing This Week*
The Populist (August 10), 3163 Larimer Street

*Or earlier, and not previously mentioned.

click to enlarge Avanti always has booze pairing suggestions for all the food. A glass of Storypoint Chardonnay goes with the mushroom taco. - MARK ANTONATION
Avanti always has booze pairing suggestions for all the food. A glass of Storypoint Chardonnay goes with the mushroom taco.
Mark Antonation
"Street Feud Debuts Friday at Avanti Food & Beverage"

click to enlarge BonBons' cinnamon rolls are made at Sadie Russo's Arvada bakery, La Patisserie Francaise. - LA PATISSERIE FRANCAISE FACEBOOK
BonBons' cinnamon rolls are made at Sadie Russo's Arvada bakery, La Patisserie Francaise.
La Patisserie Francaise Facebook
"Sweet! Arvada Bakery Owner Opening BonBons in North Denver"

click to enlarge Chicken is coming to the Hale neighborhood. - MARK ANTONATION
Chicken is coming to the Hale neighborhood.
Mark Antonation
"Chook Charcoal Chicken Plans Hale Neighborhood Outpost"

Looking for the hottest restaurants to hit on hot August nights? We've scouted out 2019's biggest openings so far and weighed in on the ten best eateries to open this year.

We shared our favorites after the first six months of the year, but even more new places have opened since then. Take your pick of July's openings from the month's restaurant roll call.

Have you spotted any openings or closings not on our list? Let us know in the comments, or send an email to [email protected].
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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
Contact: Mark Antonation