New Denver restaurants open this week, May 7-13

The food scene saw plenty of action this week, with ten openings and four closings. These included Ivy on the 7th, which closed on May 8; breakfast and lunch was owned by the group that runs Angelo’s Taverna, Logan Street Tavern and Carboy Winery, which recently opened a new location in Palisade. Being overstretched was a big driver of the band’s decision to say goodbye to Ivy.

Nelly’s Kitchen, which opened just eight months ago on Federal, has also closed. In a Facebook post, the owner wrote, “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve our friends, family and community, and we thank you for your support throughout this journey. …Stay tuned for the next chapter.”

The heavy metal-themed Kuma’s Corner has unexpectedly closed its place at RiNo, the Chicago-based chain’s only Denver outpost.

And Right Coast Pizza, which also has a location in Greeley, was forced to close its Wheat Ridge outpost when its building was sold.

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Close-up of the bar at Casey Jones, which opened May 13 on Broadway.

Molly Martin

Three bakeries are among the openings this week, including Funky Flame, which left the radiator in Sunnyside and launched its new digs, an outdoor setup at nearby Phillips Automotive. It will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wild Taco, a project by owner Barbed Wire Reef, has taken over the former Tacos Tequila Whiskey location in Governor’s Park.

The golf bar trend continues to grow. The latest addition, One Shot Back, has two TrackMan simulators and a libations menu with game-inspired names like Hole in One, The Masters, and Fizzbee Golf.

Earlier this month, the Handsome Boys finally opened RiNo County Club, another golf bar; The band’s Casey Jones made its Broadway debut on May 13 at a Giordano’s former home. It serves New York-style pizzas made by a former chef at Famous Original J’s and is filled with homages to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In other openings and closings news:

Here is the full list of restaurants and bars opening and closing this week:

Funky Flame is now serving its breakfast sandwiches and more at a new location in Sunnyside.  - FUNKY/INSTAGRAM FLAME

Funky Flame is now serving its breakfast sandwiches and more at a new location in Sunnyside.

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Restaurants and bars open this week:*

Capriotti Sandwich Shop, 5715 Atrium Drive, Castle Rock
Casey Jones, 24 Broadway
Eternal Flavors Bakery, 5600 West Dartmouth Avenue
Genius Flame, 4358 Zuni St.
Lotus Flower Bakery, 333 Federal Boulevard South
One Shot Back, 2134 Curtis Street
Soi Kowboi at Gold Point, 3126 Larimer Street
Thai Lanna, 535 16th Street Mall
Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th Street, Boulder
Wild Taco, 215 7th Ave East

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Restaurants and bars closed this week:*

Ivy at 7th, 410 East Seventh Avenue
Kuma’s Corner, 3500 Delgany Street
Nelly’s Kitchen, 3743 Federal Boulevard
Right Coast Pizza, 7100 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge

*Or earlier and not previously reported.

Know of anything we missed? E-mail [email protected].


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