Cocktails in Cherry Creek
Cherry Creek’s idea of luxury continues to veer further from reality.
A new cocktail bar called Cherish has opened on Detroit Street, promoting itself as a destination in the likes of Singapore, Dubai and Las Vegas nightclubs.
“Cherish is an interactive, extravagant journey you won’t find anywhere else in Denver, where inventive cocktails and shareable plates are prepared near the guests as they relax and cherish every moment with friends, loved ones and/or business associates,” Bart DeLorenzo, Cherish Spirits Lounge owner, said in a press release.
Inside the bar, you’ll find lots of leather and mirrors and walnut wood. A Spirits Master™ will mix your drinks, and a Tender™ wearing an imported Dutch apron will bring them to you.
221 Detroit St., 303-243-7474; cherishlounge.com; 4 p.m.-midnight Tuesday and Wednesday, until 1:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday
Doughnuts for dad
One option for Father’s Day (this Sunday, in case you forgot): Take your dad to to the grand opening of Voodoo Doughnut on South Broadway.
This second Denver location of the Portland-based sweet shop will provide dads with free doughnuts (limit one per father) while giving the whole family priceless entertainment in the form of a magic show, stilt walking, balloon animals and a wedding vows renewal ceremony.
You can renew your marriage, or just eat some doughnuts, starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
98 S. Broadway; voodoodoughnut.com; opening festivities from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday, June 16
RiNo’s sushi sensation, Uchi, is starting a collaboration dinner series this month that will bring some big-name chefs to Denver.
Founder and executive chef Tyson Cole is hosting the garden series that continues through October.
He’ll cook the first one himself on June 25. For the second event on July 30, he’s inviting chefs from Uchi restaurants in Dallas, Houston and Austin (the restaurant group is Texas-based). Alon Shaya of Safta in Denver and Saba in New Orleans will cook on Aug. 27.
New Orleans-based chef Donald Link (Herbsaint and Cochon restaurants, among others) will come to Colorado for a dinner on Sept. 17. And Denver’s own Tommy Lee of Uncle and Hop Alley will join the Uchi crew at a to-be-determined date in October.
Tickets to each dinner cost $150, and reservations can be made by phone at 303-444-1922.
2500 Lawrence St., 303-444-1922; uchidenver.com; dinners from 7-9 p.m. on the dates mentioned
A new mini-golf course is under construction in Stapleton, and it starts and finishes at an outdoor bar. How convenient.
Punch Bowl Social’s Putt Club tees off on June 20. It’s an 18-whole course located behind the restaurant, arcade and bowling alley, in the backyard and underneath the old air traffic control tower.
A round will cost $16 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and under ($9/$7 for nine holes).
3120 Uinta St., 720-500-3788; punchbowlsocial.com; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, until midnight Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday, from 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday
Whether or not you know New Haven, Connecticut’s style of pizza, you can head to White Pie in Uptown to try it now for lunch, in addition to dinner.
The purveyor of thin-crust, wood-fired Neapolitan pizza is offering $10 lunch pie specials and buy-one-get-one lunch sandwiches (for the first 50 lunch guests each day) through the month of June.
Highlights from the new daytime menu include the #11 Lil Sal’s grinder with prosciutto, sopressata, mortadella and mozzarella; and the Caesar salad with bagna cauda, bread crumbs and an unimaginable amount of Parmesan.
1702 Humboldt St., 303-862-5323; whitepie.com; lunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily
More fried chicken
Avanti Food & Beverage in the Highland has a new fried chicken stall, open only for the summer.
Chicken Rebel debuted at the food hall late last week, serving fried chicken sandwiches, salads and tater tots. The pop-up restaurant will operate through September.
Its owners started their Denver business with a food truck and are opening a brick-and-mortar shop on Tejon Steet later this summer.
Rebel replaced American Grind, which is about to open its own brick-and-mortar spot in Wash Park.
3200 Pecos St., 720-269-4778; avantifandb.com/restaurants/chicken-rebel; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday