Dazzle Debuts, Arduous Rock Is Out and Each Different Opening and Closing in Denver This Week

Throughout the first 4 days of August, the Denver eating scene noticed 5 additions. On August 4, jazz membership Dazzle debuted in its new location on the Denver Performing Arts Advanced; the house additionally contains an El Chapultepec Piano Lounge as an homage to that now-closed venue’s legacy.

Adelitas, the favored Mexican restaurant on South Broadway, has experimented with an ice cream retailer and a mezcal bar in its cozy adjunct areas; now it is added Desert Social Bar & Lounge.

Rising nationwide chain Paris Baguette, which added its first Colorado location in Parker in March, now has an outpost in Aurora, too. It is one in every of 4 areas that native franchisee Annie Music plans to open within the metro space.

One other chain, Voodoo Doughnut, is now slinging candy pastries in Boulder, the place its opening day drew lengthy traces to the situation, which does not sport the model’s signature pink shade— it wasn’t in compliance with metropolis codes.

Whiskey lovers, take notice. Lyons-based Spirit Hound Distillers, which received Whisky of the Yr on the worldwide London Spirits Competitors in 2022, has taken over the Mythology house, the place it now has a tasting room.

There are 4 closures to report, too. Meta Asian Kitchen is now not serving from the kitchen at Honor Farm, as house owners Kenneth and Doris Yuen are centered on the upcoming debut of their first brick-and-mortar, MAKfam in Baker.

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Kenneth Wan, Doris Yuen and their daighter in entrance of the long run dwelling of MAKfam.


The Boulder location of Ash’Kara shut its doorways with out discover after struggling by way of the pandemic and staffing challenges, which included a short-lived effort to unionize by a few of its employees, based on Boulder Reporting Lab. That restaurant was run individually from Denver’s Ash’Kara, which has been operated by the Culinary Inventive Group since 2018.

Additionally closing abruptly was Knox Pizza, whose web site at the moment says, “Please search for a brand new taqueria coming quickly.”

And the final day of July noticed the top of the Arduous Rock Cafe after 25 years — what’s subsequent for its sixteenth Avenue Mall spot?

In different openings-and-closings information:

Here is the entire record of eating places and bars that opened and closed this week:

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Dazzle has its grand reopening on the Denver Performing Arts Advanced on August 4 and 5.

Eating places and bars that opened this week:*

Dazzle, 1080 14th Avenue
Desert Social Bar & Lounge, 1312 South Broadway
Paris Baguette, 10601 East Backyard Drive, Aurora
Spirit Hound Distillers, 3622 Tejon Avenue
Voodoo Doughnut, 3210 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

Eating places and bars that closed this week:*

Ash’Kara, 1043 Pearl Avenue, Boulder
Arduous Rock Cafe, 500 sixteenth Avenue Mall
Knox Pizza & Faucet, 100 Knox Court docket
Meta Asian Kitchen at Honor Farm, 1526 Blake Avenue

*Or earlier and never beforehand reported.

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