, with its Bloody Mary flight, beignets and buffalo hash with chicken-fried eggs, is a Denver brunch staple. But if you've stopped by the Capitol Hill location lately, you may have noticed some changes. Chef Colin Mallet has renamed the eatery Exile Kitchen, and its website
boldly declares: "New name. Same chef. Better food." Another change coming soon: Dinner service will be added.
In pizza news (of which there has been a lot lately: See also Campfire
and the sneak peek at Pindustry
), Chicago deep-dish chain Giordano's now has a location in the former Leña space on Broadway; next week, another Giordano's will open in the Milepost Zero food hall at McGregor Square
next to Coors Field. Detroit-style pizza continues its rise in popularity, too, as Detroit-born chain Jet's adds a sixth location in Lakewood, with another slated to open in late summer on South Colorado Boulevard.
Two local brands are expanding this week, too: Troy Guard opens another pandemic-delayed project
with the Fort Collins outpost of Los Chingones, and Snooze debuts at Denver International Airport
Down south, a favorite tourist attraction that's home to the highest doughnuts (no, not that kind of high) in the United States reopens after three years of construction projects. The Pikes Peak Summit House is once again welcoming visitors and has added customized toppings like cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg and cocoa to its world-famous doughnuts; there are also new food options, including a trail mix bar. Raisin haters, this one's for you.
Here's the full list of openings this week:
Restaurants Opening This Week*:
, 320 East Colfax Avenue
, 24 Broadway
, 98 Wadsworth Boulevard, Suite 129, Lakewood
, 3541 East Harmony Road, #100, Fort Collins
Snooze A.M. Eatery,
Concourse B, Mezzanine, Denver International Airport
Restaurants reopening this week*:
Pikes Peak Summit House
*Or earlier and not previously included on an opening-and-closing list.
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