COMING ATTRACTIONS MENU PORN The Scoop on Chow Morso, Barolo’s Venture at Avanti

Ryan Fletter, the owner of Barolo Grill, is a man on the move. A sommelier and general manager of the prestigious 24 year old spot, Fletter purchased the business over a year ago and ever since has felt the bug for growth. Pasta is what is cranking every day in the Barolo kitchen so it just made sense that a casual spot that prominently features various kinds of Italian pastas was to be his next move. Those thoughts were the beginnings of Chow Morso and a lease inside Avanti Food and Beverage is what is making it all reality.

Chow Morso Joins Avanti Food & Beverage

Avanti Food & Beverage has been the temporary residence and incubator for many successful fresh concepts, some coming from veterans in the restaurant industry and others from fresh faces attempting their first brick-and-mortar. Joining the line-up next week is Chow Morso, which literally means “large portions, small bites.”

Denver’s Hottest Spot on Friday Nights Is Avanti

Avanti Food & Beverage, a collection of small start-up eateries housed under one cool roof, served by a couple of bars, is a bit of a phenomenon, yet not an unlikely one. The building itself is a reason to visit. Set in LoHi, the repurposed two-level warehouse offers two communal dining areas and bars. The … Continued

Denver’s 25 Most Iconic Dishes

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.

Bamboo Sushi Opens Today

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.

Bamboo Sushi Brings Sustainable Seafood to Avanti

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.