People talk about grocery-store deserts -- but what about restaurant deserts? Park Hill isn't exactly a desert, but it's pretty arid. Sure, there are some places to eat -- Solera, Tables and Oblio's, to name a few -- but openings are few and far between. That's one of the reasons why The Abbey Tavern has created quite a buzz.
See also: Best Restaurant on Colfax 2014 -- Solera
But not the only reason.
Launched last fall by two Irishmen, this Irish pub has already become a gathering place, not just for folks looking for Guinness but for neighborhood families. "An Irish pub, to me, is a form of inviting hospitality and warmth, very welcoming," says partner Glen Eastwood, who was the general manager at a couple of Irish bars around town before he decided to open his own place.
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Find out whether he succeeded in creating that kind of welcoming spot when my review of The Abbey Tavern is posted here tomorrow.