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Cicchetti at Della Radice made with sous-vide brisket.EXPAND
Cicchetti at Della Radice made with sous-vide brisket.
Mark Antonation

Every Denver Restaurant and Bar Opening and Closing This Week

Chef Cristino Griego has returned to Stapleton, opening Della Radice at 2955 Ulster Street, in the former home of the Bistro at Stapleton, on Friday, March 15. Every neighborhood needs a neighborhood hangout, and Della Radice is built for neighbors who want to spend time with friends and family over wine and Mediterranean small plates representing Italy, Spain and France.

The menu covers traditional European dishes like buttery escargot, arancini made with saffron risotto, and Spanish patatas bravas, but the chef's own touches are evident in French onion soup reduced down to a silky dip served with crostini, cicchetti topped with brisket cooked sous-vide so that it eats like steak, and whole shrimp poached in olive oil. Everything is served in a casual setting that's part deli and part old-world Italian eatery, filled with antique kitchen implements and wall-mounted wine-bottle racks. Della Radice is open for happy hour and dinner from 3 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 3 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings and closings for the week of March 11-17, 2019, plus links to our coverage of current and upcoming action.

Brie en croute at Della Radice.EXPAND
Brie en croute at Della Radice.
Mark Antonation

Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Della Radice, 2955 Ulster Street
Talnua Distillery & Tasting Room, 5405 West 56th Avenue, Arvada

Restaurants and Bars Closing This Week*
Departure, 245 Columbine Street
El Tazumal, 258 Santa Fe Drive

*Or earlier, and not previously reported.

This former garage will soon be home to a Neapolitan pizzeria.EXPAND
This former garage will soon be home to a Neapolitan pizzeria.
Mark Antonation

"Longtime Denver Restaurateur to Open Neapolitan Pizzeria on Colfax"

Seidel shows a picture of the original Snarf's, in front of the apartments that took its place.EXPAND
Seidel shows a picture of the original Snarf's, in front of the apartments that took its place.
Snarf's

"Boulder Development Forces Original Snarf's to Move — Again"

The Humble Pie Store will soon become Thirteen under new owner Lucien Reichert.EXPAND
The Humble Pie Store will soon become Thirteen under new owner Lucien Reichert.
Mark Antonation

"New Breakfast Eatery Will Take Over Colfax Pie Shop"

El Tazumal is closed, but something new is already in the works.EXPAND
El Tazumal is closed, but something new is already in the works.
Mark Antonation

"Pupusas Are Out, Argentinian Is In on Santa Fe Drive "

Every Denver Restaurant and Bar Opening and Closing This WeekEXPAND
Mark Antonation

"Departure Closes in Cherry Creek After Sale of Halcyon Hotel"

While the bomb cyclone definitely cut into restaurant business this week, the bar scene should see a full recovery now that St. Patrick's Day festivities are in full swing. Here's our list of ten events to celebrate the Irish in you; you can also build up a big thirst by looking through our photo tour of ten of Denver's best Irish pubs.

For the best of everything in Denver, our Best of Denver edition is coming soon...and you can still vote in our 2019 Best of Denver Readers' Poll. (Here are our 2018 picks in case you need a refresher.)

Have you spotted any restaurant or bar openings or closings that aren't on our list? Let us know in the comments or send an email to cafe@westword.com.

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