Booze

Pristine Bar & Grill set to open in June

Pristine Hookah Lounge opened near Evans Avenue and South Sheridan Boulevard last year, and it's about to get a concept overhaul: Owner Iran Faamausili has shut down the smoking operation and will reopen it as Pristine Bar & Grill, a Hawaiian restaurant.

Though details are still scarce on exactly what the new eatery's menu will include (other than, well, Hawaiian food), we know there are plans for a bar, since Pristine has applied for a liquor license and has a date with the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses on June 20.

That's also the date, an employee tells us, that the restaurant will hold its grand opening.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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