Openings and Closings

Shug's Low Country Cuisine picks up the former B.Side spot in Boulder

Los Oasis isn't the only restaurant gearing up to revive some real estate on Boulder's 13th Street. The former B.Side Lounge, a vast space that includes a backroom with a live music stage that's been empty since late 2009, also has a new tenant: Shug's Low Country Cuisine is is getting ready to open later this year.

The eatery is owned by Sean Shelby, who was a partner in Lulu's Low Country Kitchen on the Hill. Like that place, his new spot will serve a menu replete with Southern specialties, including brisket, ribs and shrimp Creole.

According to signs posted in the windows, the eatery also plans to have a Gospel brunch on Sunday mornings, thereby making use of the entertainment set-up it took over.

No word yet on when Shug's plans to open. We'll keep you posted.

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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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