Just eight months after opening the first Woodgrain Bagels
at 2525 West Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, David Bowen is serving his Montreal-style bagels and an extended menu at a new, second location in Lowry. In addition to the classic bagel sandwiches and midday fare offered at the original Boulder location, the new Woodgrain Bagels
at 7559 East Academy Boulevard is cooking up a selection of dinner entrees, including wood-fired chicken and pizza.
“I was looking at Lowry originally because what I look for is
dogs and strollers,” says Bowen, whose business model caters to families and the early dinner crowd. “We wanted something very simple, but also to really use our beautiful wood oven and what we can do in that wood oven that people will really like.”
The Lowry Woodgrain Bagels features the same stacks of chopped wood and rustic finishes as the original Boulder brick-and-mortar. “We’re trying to offer the same guest narrative between locations,” says Bowen. “You should have the same reaction when you walk into Boulder or Denver, and the feeling should be the same.”
The woodbird pizza has a white sauce base with mozzarella, cheddar, chicken, bacon, spinach and tomatoes, all atop a regular or everything crust.
Woodgrain’s Lowry location (which takes the place of Lucky Cat in the Hangar 2 development) gives dough new form in the shape of wood-fired pizzas. The dinner menu offers up a selection of tomato sauce- or white sauce-based options, with toppings ranging from roasted Brussels
sprouts and fresh veggies to cream cheese and cured meats.
In the coming months, expect to see new menu items in Denver, as well as dinner entrees and evening hours added at Woodgrain Bagels’ Boulder location. “The future of the menu will be more smoked meats, deli style,” says Bowen, hinting at additions including pastrami and Montreal-style smoked brisket.
Also in the works is a third Woodgrain Bagels location, which Bowen envisions as a market-style outpost that offers early-morning delivery.
Woodgrain Bagels in Lowry is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Call the restaurant at 720-510-1903 or visit the Woodgrain website for more information.