Josh Epps and Christina Smith, owners of the two Jelly Cafes in Denver (the original
on Colfax Avenue and Jelly U
near the University of Denver), live in the Berkeley neighborhood and wanted a family-friendly restaurant to take their kids for a reasonably priced dinner. The solution? They decided to open their own own burger bar. Smith and Epps opened The Royal
on Saturday on Tennyson Street, with regally named menu items and wall art that riffs on the royal theme (celebrity images include the Fresh Prince and Queen Latifah). The name of the burger bar was inspired by a theater in the Detroit neighborhood where Epps grew up, but the decor and menu offer a bright and fun experience for parents and their kids.
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