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Organixx will start serving dinner, pouring beer and wine soon

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Organixx will start serving beer and wine at its eco-friendly digs in LoDo, and as soon as that's in place, the restaurant, located at 1520 Blake Street, will launch dinner service -- with an expanded menu -- and happy hour, too.

"Originally, our plan was mid-July, but now we're thinking more like the first week or two of August, just to be conservative," says general manager Josh Raizk about the timeline on the wine and beer service. The restaurant got its liquor license approval from the city last May. "It's just a waiting game right now."

"In the LoDo area at night, you're not going to get very much business without a liquor license," Raizk admits.

Staying true to its theme, the beer and wine list will emphasize local, fair-trade and organic products. Raizk mentions New Belgium and Great Divide as likely beer contenders; a gluten free beer will also make the cut.

For wine, the restaurant hopes to carry a handful of reds and whites. "We'll hit the basics, and we're going to try and stay local," Raizk says. Which isn't to say that he refuses to look elsewhere for grapes. In fact, he enthusiastically mentions a fair trade, organic wine from South Africa as another possibility.

The dinner menu will include a handful of new items, including a salmon dish with mango salsa and a flank or skirt steak for starters. Raizk says he's also "toying with idea of pork medallion dish." A vegetarian entree will also likely appear.

Currently, Organixx is open until 3 p.m. daily, but with the new dinner service, it expects to extend its hours until 7 or 8 p.m. Happy hour will likely run from 3 to 6 p.m.

For more information, call 303-825-1550.

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