| February 18, 2017 | 6:58am
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:
Sweet Cooie's is the adorable younger sibling of Little Man Ice Cream.
First Look: The Scoop on Sweet Cooie's Ice Cream & Confectionary
Kahlo's adds color to Morrison Road in the Westwood neighborhood.
Tarasco's Chef/Owner Opens Kahlo's Mexican Restaurant in Westwood
Morton's made the move from Wynkoop to Wazee Street downtown.
Steakhouse Shuffle: Morton's Reopens in Former Sullivan's Space
Spicy Sichuan hot pot is one of the authentic Chinese offerings at Little Chengdu.
For Hot Pot, Noodles and Sichuan Dumplings, Head to Little Chengdu
Annette opened in the Stanley Marketplace, facing what will soon be a green and inviting plaza.
Caroline Glover on Group Therapy for Chefs, Sustainability and Annette
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
Crispy beef on broken rice at Broken Rice.
Broken Rice Adds Polished Fast-Casual Asian to South Colorado Boulevard
And here are the closings:
There's one less place for Southern hospitality on Old South Pearl.
Fourteen Seventy-Two Closes on Old South Pearl Street
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Frank Bonanno Will Close Lou's Food Bar After Brunch Service Sunday
The Tilted Kilt is gone, soon to be replaced by the Burnt Barrel.
Tilted Kilt Closes After Seven Years; Owners Will Reopen as Burnt Barrel
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