The Midwestern Saloon, opened at 3961 Tennyson Street by Andrea and Dan DeShano in 2016, seemed to straddle the line between a hip new spot built for neighborhood newcomers (especially recent transplants from Iowa, Minnesota and the Great Lakes region) and a comfortable hangout where longtime residents could feel welcome. Pork tenderloin sandwiches, Juicy Lucy burgers and cheese curds by the basket were the calling cards, but that will come to an end this weekend. The Midwestern posted the following note on its Facebook page yesterday afternoon:
Bittersweet news . . . The MidWestern Saloon will be closing doors for good this coming Sunday. Come on down and get your last cheese curd fix before they are gone!
In the past five years, openings on Tennyson Street or within a block have included Paris Crêpe, Post Oak Barbecue, Empourium Brewing Co., FlyteCo Brewing, Tres Chiles, Revelry Kitchen, Vital Root, The Tatarian, Nug Nugs Diner, Allegro Coffee Roasters, Il Porcellino, High Point Creamery, Biju's Little Curry Shop, Denver Biscuit Co. and Fat Sully's Pizza, Mas Kaos, The Way Back, Call to Arms Brewing, the Grateful Gnome and Barbed Wire Reef. The stretch even got its own grocery store when Natural Grocers opened in 2016, taking over where Elitch Lanes had been located for more than six decades.
Of course, there have been closings, too: Kazan Ramen, Tenya Japanese Soulfood, Axios Estiatorio, Block & Larder and The Royal, to name a few.
Visit the Midwestern Saloon from 11 a.m. to midnight for the remainder of this week for walleye sandwiches and other tastes of the Midwest; call 303-455-0954 for details.