The new-ish restaurant replacing the shuttered Populist restaurant on Larimer Street is previewing its menu this month with a pop-up harvest dinner at Infinite Monkey Theorem, located across the street.
Chef Blake Edmunds of the forthcoming Mister Oso (you might recognize its sister restaurant, Señor Bear) will make plates like smoked beef cheek tacos and albacore tuna ceviche, to be paired with IMT wines such as cabernet franc and sauvignon blanc.
Tickets for the dinner on Thursday, Sept. 19 cost $60 and can be purchased at bit.ly/2lM4b6Z. Mister Oso will open at 3163 Larimer St. later this fall.
Infinite Monkey Theorem urban winery, 3200 Larimer St., 512-271-6807, theinfinitemonkeytheorem.com
New food hall stall
By mid-October, Meta Asian Kitchen will replace Chicken Rebel at Avanti F&B in LoHi.
Husband and wife Kenneth and Doris Wan started Meta at Jersey City’s Midnight Market and now want to bring the Chinese food concept to Colorado.
Chicken dumplings, Sichuan rice cakes, brunch noodles and Mama Wan’s braised pork belly and pickled vegetable rice (all for $15 or less) will be on the menu from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. or later, daily.
Prior to starting Meta, chef Kenneth worked in New York for restaurants such as Xi’an Famous Foods and Momofuku Ssäm Bar.
Chicken Rebel is leaving Avanti this fall to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant on Tejon Street.
What even is a honey elixir bar?
Jun, kava, kefir, adaptogenic herb and medicinal mushroom cacao: These are the beverage names you’ll need to learn to be able to order at the new Honey Elixir Bar, opening later this month in the alleyway behind Denver Central Market.
Owner Jocasta Hanson’s drinks will focus on wellness (though she will also serve alcohol by night). But daytime kombuchas and evening botanical-filled cocktails and mocktails will make for a healthful menu bent. Honey Elixir’s bar and lounge space will also house an art gallery and retail store.
2636 Walnut St.; opening date to be announced
Two more options at The Source
A new Chicago-style pizza joint just landed in town with the opening of Grabowski’s Pizzeria at The Source Market Hall on Brighton Boulevard.
Now serving in the evenings, Grabowski’s makes a thin-crust, “tavern” pie that’s similar in style to the Donatos franchise. The new Denver restaurant replaced Comida, which closed in the spring.
Owners and Chicagoans Jared Leonard and Justin Anderson operate other businesses in the same building and neighborhood (The Budlong Hot Chicken, Isabel bar at The Source, the bars at Zeppelin Station, to name a few).
They wanted to bring Chicago’s other pizza style — topped to its edges and cut into squares — to the Denver market.
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And opening later this month at The Source, Melted will be a sweets shop selling cookies, soft serve and ice cream sandwiches.
It’s a new business by pastry chef Jennifer Akina and Bryan Dayton, the owner of Acorn, located next door.
Customers can expect Akina’s fresh-baked cookies, soft serve in four flavors and build-your-own ice cream sandwiches that combine flash-frozen, Thai-style ice cream with a Reunion Bread brioche bun and sweetened condensed milk drizzled on top.
Grabowski’s: 3350 Brighton Blvd.; 720-207-9615; 4-10 p.m. daily (dine-in or takeaway); grabowskispizzeria.com; watch for Melted’s opening date soon.
One. More. Ice cream store.