Move over Rocky Mountain Oysters, Denver has grown up and its iconic dishes are classic and timeless, yet contemporary. We have purposefully skipped over the nostalgic or outrageous items that the city got a buzz for in the past so don’t expect the Denver omelet or the giant burrito at Jack ‘n Grill, and any weird meat variation at the Buckhorn Exchange on this list.
After returning from a three-week and 5,200-mile road trip, chef Kevin Grossi is ready to bring to Denver his take on American comfort food with the opening Tuesday of The Regional.
This fun number is by far the bestseller on Bamboo Sushi’s Portland menus. We’ll see how it fares in Denver.
Today Eater updates the Eater 38, our list of Denver’s essential restaurants. This list is our answer to any question that begins with “Can you recommend a restaurant?”
When I heard that Bamboo Sushi was opening in Avanti Food & Beverage, I was both pleased and confused. Pleased because the restaurant is the world’s first Marine Stewardship Council–certified sustainable sushi restaurant. That means you can feel good about every single roll and piece of nigiri and sashimi you order. Seven years ago, I attended a symposium in which Kristofor Lofgren, the CEO of Bamboo’s parent company, the Sustainable Restaurant Group, spoke on the topic of seafood sustainability. By all accounts, this is a company that walks the talk.
Avanti Food & Beverage opened in LoHi last summer, giving chefs the opportunity to test new restaurant concepts before moving to brick-and-mortar. One of the restaurant incubator’s first concepts, Farmer Girl, recently moved out, leaving a space to fill. Another tenant, Bixo, moved downstairs into the space, and now, Bamboo Sushi is the new kid on the block.
Chef-owner Tim Payne is opening Farmer Girl in Lyons on Thursday, a new restaurant focusing on organic foods made from locally produced ingredients.
2015 was a big year for food. Today we’re taking a look back at some of the important openings of 2015 in 18 American cities. From haute food halls to revamps of iconic restaurants, the last 12 months were full of culinary innovation around the country.