Pizza is the name of the game this week in Denver’s restaurants. Two new pizzerias open, La Loma extends its stay, and Honor Society offers scholarships to its employees. Here’s what you need to know about the dining scene in Denver.

Mas Kaos Opens Today in Berkeley

Mas Kaos in Berkeley. Photo by Justin De La Rosa.

Mas Kaos puts the finishing touches on its brick-and-mortar location in Berkeley. Photo by Justin De La Rosa.

When tacos and pizza marry, Denver’s diners can’t help themselves—it’s time to get there and nosh. When Mas Kaos opens today in Berkeley, we’ll see South Pearl’s Kaos Pizzeria and Uno Mas Taqueria—which originally served Call To Arms Brewing Company as a food truck—bring the neighborhood tacos, tequila, pizza and more in its brick-and-mortar location in Berkeley. The 200-seat space is set to open for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. with plans to expand hours when everything is settled in.

The two-story restaurant and bar features a double-sided bar to serve customers dining in and patio patrons. Enjoy wood-fired pizzas, tacos, and cocktails to fit your palate as this newcomer sets its foot in Berkeley.

Former Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza opens as Racca’s Pizzeria Napoletano in Colorado Mills

Racca's Pizzeria Napoletana at Colorado Mills. Photo by Justin De La Rosa.

Racca’s Pizzeria Napoletana at Colorado Mills. Photo by Justin De La Rosa.

You may have known Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza in the Ballpark neighborhood of downtown Denver, but they’ve since changed their name and expanded to Denver Tech Center, and now, Colorado Mills. Owner Mark Dym brought the Racca’s concept west with the same food and—quite possibly—even better quality. The pizzeria’s new outpost features a dough room where guests can experience the dough preparation process from the Sottoriva mixer while waiting for a table.

With access from the Colorado Mills Main Street and inside the mall, Dym is excited to showcase the same quality, hospitality and product as the DTC and Ballpark locations offer. Expect Racca’s regular menu of pizza, beer, wine, cocktails, and their signature lemoncello chicken wings. Happy hour runs from 3-6 p.m. with food and specials, along with a $9 dine-in lunch with a personal-sized pizza, salad, and drink. 

Honor Society Announces Scholarship Program

Romeo Fernandez, Honor Society

Honor Society. Photos by Romeo Fernandez.

Denver’s first fast-fine concept, Honor Society, announced its new scholarship intended to further the education, training and personal development of its employee. The program has afforded Madison Norwood, Katie Van Treeck, Callista Worthen and Jayme Ciacio $750 toward their spring and summer semester tuitions with $500 for each semester thereafter.

“Honor Academy is an opportunity for us give back to our employees in a meaningful way, and to help them grow as academics and leaders, ” said Honor Society operating partner Rob Alvarado. “We strongly believe that investing in our employees not only cultivates a healthy and purposeful work environment, but also fosters our greater goal of making a positive impression on our community.”

Honor Society has a rolling scholarship application for their employees. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA, complete 10 hours of community service at an Honor Society event and submit a written essay about their pursuit of growth and learning.

La Loma Extends Its Stay Through June

La Loma. Photo courtesy of La Loma's Facebook.

La Loma. Photo courtesy of La Loma’s Facebook.

As it was announced in February, Jefferson Park’s beloved La Loma will move downtown to 18th Street and Broadway, but the exact date hasn’t been nailed down—and still hasn’t. The latest word on La Loma’s relocation sees the Mexican mainstay keeping its place through at least late June. The delays are due to the institution’s focus on creating an optimal environment for fans and loyal customers to reconvene in a new location. Stay tuned for more updates.

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