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The Ten Most Recent Denver Restaurant Openings and Closings in 2017

Little Chengdu's owner pulls noodles in the middle of the restaurant.
Little Chengdu's owner pulls noodles in the middle of the restaurant. Mark Antonation
We've had plenty of new and unique offering in the Denver restaurant scene over the past few weeks, from an authentic Sichuan hot-pot house that also serves hand-pulled noodles to a drive-thru brewery and barbecue where you can pick up six-packs and smoked meats without ever leaving your car.

The competition is fierce, and property values are skyrocketing, so we also said goodbye to a few familiar names. Here's a list of the ten most recent restaurant openings and closings, with links to our original coverage.

First, the openings:

click to enlarge Sweet Cooie's is the adorable younger sibling of Little Man Ice Cream. - MARK ANTONATION
Sweet Cooie's is the adorable younger sibling of Little Man Ice Cream.
Mark Antonation
First Look: The Scoop on Sweet Cooie's Ice Cream & Confectionary
click to enlarge Kahlo's adds color to Morrison Road in the Westwood neighborhood. - MARK ANTONATION
Kahlo's adds color to Morrison Road in the Westwood neighborhood.
Mark Antonation
Tarasco's Chef/Owner Opens Kahlo's Mexican Restaurant in Westwood


Morton's made the move from Wynkoop to Wazee Street downtown. - LANDRY'S INC.
Morton's made the move from Wynkoop to Wazee Street downtown.
Landry's Inc.
Steakhouse Shuffle: Morton's Reopens in Former Sullivan's Space

click to enlarge Spicy Sichuan hot pot is one of the authentic Chinese offerings at Little Chengdu. - MARK ANTONATION
Spicy Sichuan hot pot is one of the authentic Chinese offerings at Little Chengdu.
Mark Antonation
For Hot Pot, Noodles and Sichuan Dumplings, Head to Little Chengdu

click to enlarge Annette opened in the Stanley Marketplace, facing what will soon be a green and inviting plaza. - MARK ANTONATION
Annette opened in the Stanley Marketplace, facing what will soon be a green and inviting plaza.
Mark Antonation
Caroline Glover on Group Therapy for Chefs, Sustainability and Annette

click to enlarge Just look for the flying pig if you're heading to Uturn BBQ. - COURTESY OF UTURN BBQ
Just look for the flying pig if you're heading to Uturn BBQ.
Courtesy of Uturn BBQ
Uturn BBQ Now Serving Craft Beer and Barbecue — From a Drive-Thru Window

click to enlarge Crispy beef on broken rice at Broken Rice. - MARK ANTONATION
Crispy beef on broken rice at Broken Rice.
Mark Antonation
Broken Rice Adds Polished Fast-Casual Asian to South Colorado Boulevard

And here are the closings:

click to enlarge There's one less place for Southern hospitality on Old South Pearl. - WESTWORD
There's one less place for Southern hospitality on Old South Pearl.
Westword
Fourteen Seventy-Two Closes on Old South Pearl Street

Frank Bonanno Will Close Lou's Food Bar After Brunch Service Sunday

click to enlarge The Tilted Kilt is gone, soon to be replaced by the Burnt Barrel. - LORI MIDSON
The Tilted Kilt is gone, soon to be replaced by the Burnt Barrel.
Lori Midson
Tilted Kilt Closes After Seven Years; Owners Will Reopen as Burnt Barrel
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