Although more than a dozen restaurants opened in the metro area this month, pizza carved the biggest slice out of the market. Pizza Locale, which got its start in Boulder, opened a restaurant in Denver. Pizza Republica, which got its start in Greenwood Village, opened a restaurant in Denver. And Live Basil Pizza, which the owners of Smashburger have created in hopes that it, too, becomes a national smash, chain, opened its first store in Denver.
Keep reading for our complete roster of other restaurant openings and closings in metro Denver over the past month.
See also: - Pouring craft beer, pulling Strings: Our Restaurant Roll Call for April - From A to Z, Alamo Drafthouse to Zanitas: Restaurant Roll call for March - Restaurant Roll Call for February: Old Major in, Pig & Block out
RESTAURANTS/VENUES OPENING IN MAY:*
Adelita's Cocina y Cantina, 1294 South Broadway Beet Box, 1030 East 22nd Avenue Bookbar, 4280 Tennyson Street Brick House Tavern & Tap, 19320 Cottonwood Drive, Parker The Classic Tavern, 3360 Navajo Street Cold Crush, 2700 Larimer Street Colorado Plus Brew Pub, 6995 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge Federal Bar & Grill , 2544 Federal Boulevard Gretas Alibi, 1050 West Evans Avenue Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill, 1530 Blake Street Live Basil Pizza , 6305 East Hampden Avenue Margs Taco Bistro, 500 East 19th Avenue Mountain Toad Brewing, 900 Washington Avenue, Golden Novo, 1600 Glenarm Place Odyssey Beerwerks, 5535 West 56th Avenue, Arvada Pie Hole, 44 South Broadway Street Pizzeria Locale, 550 Broadway Pizza Republica, 890 14th Street Saigon Basil, 10665 Melody Drive Snarfburger, 2000 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder Sushi Bay 17, 1728 East 17th Avenue Switchback Smokehouse, 22620 Highway 74, Kittredge Udi's Cafe & Bar, 8500 Pena Boulevard Underground Social at Blake Street Tavern, 2301 Blake Street RESTAURANTS/VENUES TEMPORARILY CLOSING IN MAY:*
Angelo's Pizza, 620 East Sixth Avenue (will reopen as Angelo's Taverna) Aviano Coffee, 244 Detroit Street (currently closed for construction) Izakaya Den, 1518 South Pearl Street (will reopen in June in a new building at 1477 South Pearl).
RESTAURANTS/VENUES CLOSING IN MAY:*
Abrusci, 300 Fillmore Street Budapest Bistro, 1585 South Pearl Street Cellar Wine Bar, 2556 15th Street Deluxe, 30 South Broadway El Diablo, 101 Broadway Ghost Plate & Tap, 800 18th Street Heidi's Deli, 101 West Colfax Avenue Juanita's, 32 South Broadway Mix Music Lounge, 1320 15th Street Red Star Deli, 1801 Wynkoop Street Rock-N-Dogs, 3333 South Wadsworth Boulevard Sketch Food & Wine, 11 West First Avenue Studio F, 1801 Wynkoop Street Tavern 13, 1643 South Broadway Toppings, 1433 17th Street
* or earlier, and not included in a previous Restaurant Roll Call.
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