Denver's restaurant business is booming, but the Denver dining scene has lost a few institutions over the past week. The Trinity Grille poured its last martini this past weekend after 33 years downtown, and Jus Cookin's, a fried-chicken mainstay, called it quits just a year shy of its thirtieth birthday. The loss of one of the town's best plates of fried chicken and other changes brought back plenty of memories for Chris:
I'm really struggling with the closures of restaurants that have been part of Denver for three decades, not to mention the Gart Brothers' Sports Castle (which is now Sports Authority) closing. A lot of these are part of my childhood memories.... It's very hard to see this spike in closures in the city and to see the landscape changing so drastically to make room for more transplants. Another restaurant not mentioned is The Denver Drumstick — great chicken and a train that went around the restaurant near the ceiling from room to room!
Here's another taste of the legendary Denver Drumstick:
What restaurants do you miss? What are your favorite new spots?
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