Maybe it's because everyone's distracted by the All-Star Game coming to town
, but it was a pretty quiet week for dining-scene action. One big winner: fried chicken.
Local fried chicken favorite The Post expanded to a unique location: a utility building that once held Stanley Steam Engines on the grounds of the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. The addition is part of a series of upgrades to the hotel
in recent years, and is the fifth Post.
Down in Centennial, a different kind of fried chicken spot opened on July 7. WingWok is a concept from former Garbanzo CEO James Park and a leadership team that is predominantly Korean. It specializes in "twice-fried, gluten-free Korean Fried Chicken Miracles" available in a variety of formats, from sandwiches and burritos to bowls, alongside traditional Korean sides like kimchee, white pickled radish and seaweed salad.
At Zeppelin Station
, Paul Qui added KoKo Ni in the space that was formerly upstairs bar Big Trouble. Qui came to opened Soy Pinoy at Zeppelin Station in July 2020 following a PR campaign that included a public apology
outlining the specifics of his "reparations." He was also recently announced as the featured guest at the 2021 Spero Recovery Center Gala
, so it seems he has stuck with sobriety. And good food.
Dry Land Distillers has opened a new distillery and tasting room where you can enjoy cocktails made with its award-winning spirits in a historic 1914 building on Main Street in Longmont. And in Boulder, drinks are flowing once again at License No. 1 in the historic Hotel Boulderado. But Shine, known for its potions and positivity
, bid farewell with one final dance party on July 9.
Here's the complete list of restaurant and bar openings and closings in metro Denver this week:
Restaurants and bars opening this week.*
Dry Land Distillers
The Post is also opening a new location in Fort Collins Labor Day weekend.
Courtesy of the Post
, 519 Main Street, Longmont
, 3501 Wazee Street
Chicken & Beer, 33-D East Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park
, 7530 South University Boulevard, Centennial
Restaurants and bars reopening this week.*
License No. 1
, 2115 13th Street, Boulder
Restaurants and bars closing this week.*
Shine, 2480 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder
*Or earlier and not previously listed.
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