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Kings BBQ in Wheat Ridge is now closed.
Kings BBQ in Wheat Ridge is now closed.
Danielle Lirette

The Smoke Has Gone Out at Kings BBQ

Our restaurant critic Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Kings BBQ last July, noting that its off-the-beaten-path location was a good sign. Of the smokehouse's brisket, she professed true affection: " That dish was love spelled m-e-a-t, with the chewy black edges called bark, the telltale pink smoke ring, and chunks of beef so tender, even a baby could've gummed them."

But it seems that Kings was just a little too tucked away in its shopping center location across from a Walmart; the phone is disconnected and the place is closed. Denver's barbecue scene seemed to be gathering momentum, so the loss of a good pit master seems a shame. The space has seen previous barbecue joints come and go, so we'll keep our eye on it to see if there's more good 'cue in its future.

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