Openings and Closings

Trios Enoteca dries up to make way for Zydeco's

Trios Enoteca, the cavernous wine bar and live jazz venue that's held a brick-fronted piece of real estate on Wynkoop for nearly fifteen years, has dried up, shuttering last week after a series of closing parties.

The spot won't be dark for long: Zydeco's, a Cajun restaurant, has picked up the lease, and it will open in the same address in just three weeks.

Andrew Esparza -- who is also involved with Fleur Bistro, which opened earlier this year -- is the managing partner behind the new venture, and he's brought on hospitality man Ron Angotti and executive chef Sydney Moore to bring his concept to life.

"It'll be a typical Cajun menu, and we'll have specials that'll include roasted alligator," Angotti explains. A sample lunch menu also includes buttermilk-fried chicken, jambalaya, stuffed catfish and, delightfully, beignets.

The crew is currently giving the old Trios space a makeover, and Angotti says they hope to start serving lunch and dinner by Wednesday, September 7.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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