Nostalgia is a powerful seasoning that flavors our restaurant experiences, and a return trip to an old favorite can be a more satisfying experience than sampling bold creations at a trendy new eatery. And even if the food isn't quite what we remember from when we were kids, it still stings to see an old classic fade away and disappear. Here are ten recent stories about longtime Denver bars and eateries we love, some still going strong and some sadly no longer with us.
Old-school Italian still survives in Denver.
Six Really Old, Old-School Red-Sauce Italian Joints in Metro Denver
Romano's turns fifty this year.
Romano's Italian Restaurant Celebrates Fifty Years of Serving Littleton
There's one less slice in the big Beau Jo's pie.
Beau Jo's Will Close in University Hills on July 30
We'll miss the cookies, but we'll miss the warmth of Debbie Kuehn at the Santa Fe Cookie Co. more.
Santa Fe Cookie Co. Customers Can Say Goodbye to the Cookie Lady on July 17
Las Delicias reopened at its original address after an extensive remodel.
Las Delicias Returns to Uptown After Eighteen-Month Remodel
Turley's Kitchen closed on Sunday, May 21, after forty years under the same family.
Turley's Kitchen Will Close This Sunday After Forty Years of Serving Boulder
It was rough going when fans heard the Bourbon Grill was closed — but it will soon reopen just a few blocks away.
Everyone's Favorite Walk-Up Chicken Joint Is on the Move on Colfax
Lakeview Lounge on Sheridan Boulevard sign hasn't changed in years — and neither have the prices and hours.
Lakeview Lounge Welcomes the Neighborhood in Tiny Edgewater
Dazzle has been around for years, but it recently moved into the even older Baur's space.
First Look: Dazzle Swings Into Downtown
Welcome to the PS Lounge, where everyone gets a shot and all the ladies get a rose.
The More Colfax Changes, the More the PS Lounge Stays the Same