Openings and Closings

Every Restaurant and Bar Opening This Week

Coal Mine Kitchen uses activated charcoal to turn the rice black in its Coal Bowl.
Coal Mine Kitchen uses activated charcoal to turn the rice black in its Coal Bowl. Courtesy Coal Mine Kitchen
Coal Mine Kitchen, the breakfast restaurant that uses activated charcoal to turn several of its dishes black, is now open in Littleton. Black-tinted dishes included the Coal Bowl, with black rice grits, and fried chicken served with a black waffle.

Littleton isn't the only suburb with something fun and new. In Parker, the Blu Note Bar & Grill is now dishing up New Orleans-style food and live jazz. Upcoming acts include Hazel Miller on December 13 and the Delta Sonics on December 14; the club's Facebook page lists more dates.

Back in the heart of Denver's trendiest neighborhood, a new coffee and cocktail bar called Queens Eleven is now pouring in RiNo. The bar comes courtesy of Fiona Arnold and Jeffrey Knott, who also run Blue Sparrow Coffee just a few blocks away.

Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings (no closings!) for the week of December 2, 2019:


Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Blu Note Bar & Grill, 16900 Solar Circle, Parker
Coal Mine Kitchen, 9719 Coal Mine Avenue, Littleton
Daikon Banh Mi, 1805 29th Street, Boulder
For[a]ged, 1825 Blake Street
Misfit Snackbar (inside the Middleman), 3401 East Colfax Avenue
PilotHouse Brewing, 4233 South Buckley Road, Aurora
Thai Kun (inside Tributary Food Hall), 701 12th Street, Golden
Queen's Eleven, 3603 Walnut Street

*Or earlier, and not previously reported.

Do you know of any openings or closings that aren't on this 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.
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