This week, we're welcoming back old friends who have been missing from the restaurant scene for a while. Revelry Kitchen closed in May at 4140 West 38th Avenue, with the intent of reopening elsewhere. That day came quickly, as Revelry began serving its delicious and mostly gluten-free breakfast and lunch menu on Tennyson Street, in the former home of Tenya Japanese Soulfood, Kazan Ramen Bar and Axios Estiatorio. While the address has proven a tough spot for restaurants, the Berkeley neighborhood seems to love a good breakfast and should revel in Revelry.
In Louisville, chef/restaurateur Jeff Osaka took over the Empire Lounge & Restaurant, a favorite in the Boulder County town for more than a decade, in May. He recently closed it for a few weeks for a refresh and remodel, and now the Empire is up and running again — looking better than ever — with a few menu changes. There are some space changes, too, including the addition of the Hannah and Lexi rooms, two private dining areas named after the daughters of the restaurant's founder, Jim Cohen.
In Five Points, Kuni Sushi ended its short run; it opened in January but went dark this week.
Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings and closings for the last full week of July, plus links to current and upcoming activity:
Restaurants Closing This Week*
The Brew on Broadway, 3445 South Broadway, Englewood
Kuni Sushi, 2752 Welton Street
*Or earlier, and not previously noted.
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Looking for more ideas of where to spend your dining dollars in Denver? With the year a little more than half over, we recently made our picks for the best new restaurants of 2019. Among our favorites are a wide range of neighborhood joints and international fare, from Turkish to Texas to Thai.
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