P17 Closure, Olive & Finch To Open Outpost
Restaurateur Mary Nguyen announced today she is closing P17 on May 22, after an 11-year run in the Uptown community. The closure comes in response to the growth of Nguyen’s Olive & Finch—the quick service eatery launched in 2013—which will open a second location in the Cherry Creek north neighborhood at 3390 E. 1st Ave., and has plans to open three more locations in the Denver metro area.
P17 will run an 8-course tasting dinner menu from Friday May 13 until Saturday, May 21 that will highlight past P17 favorites such as Hanoi curry, P17 tuna taro tacos and Vietnamese coffee braised short ribs. As final send-off, Nguyen will host a celebratory brunch party on Sunday, May 22 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Rosenberg’s To Pop-Up at RiNo Yacht Club
As 303 Magazine recently reported, a fire at Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen forced a temporary closure. In an attempt to provide Denver diners with their New York bagel fix, Rosenberg’s will find a temporary home on Sunday, May 15 at the RiNo Yacht Club inside the Source.
Starting at 8 a.m. and lasting until 3 p.m. or when supplies run out, patrons can enjoy a special menu of Rosenberg’s bagel sandwiches—featuring plain and everything bagel varieties, plain cream cheese, lox and whitefish salad—in addition to classic and creative cocktail from the Yacht Club bar team.
No details have been released regarding a re-opening, although Rosenberg’s owner Josh Pollack has said he is working on scheduling additional pop-ups in the interim.
Sushi & Regional American Concepts Named New Tenants at Avanti
Avanti Food & Beverage, the LoHi collective eatery and incubator, announced two new tenants this week. Portland, Oregon-based Bamboo Sushi will replace Farmer Girl, while chef Kevin Grossi—formerly of Lola Mexican Fish House—will open The Regional, which will replace Poco Torteria.
Bamboo Sushi, which opens May 23, will bring its certified-sustainable sashimi and nigiri, as well as signature and traditional rolls to the second floor of the food hall. In July, The Regional will serve up casual, regional American fare such as shrimp ‘n grits, porchetta sandwiches, and clam rolls.
Beer Garden to Open at Union Station This Month
Chef Lon Symensma of ChoLon and Cho77 and Joe Vostrejs of Larimer Associates plan to open an outdoor beer garden-and-hall at Union Station by the end of May. The German-style establishment fuses craft beer with communal dining, joining the growing ranks of similar concepts.
The Union Station beer garden will have two walk-up kiosks on its outside patio, one selling beer and the other selling food made on spot. Symensma is finalizing a menu of house-made sausage, bratwurst, currywurst, sauerkraut, mustards and hand-rolled pretzels.
The concept will allow for large groups to informally gather at the semi-public space. On summer evenings, the beer garden will feature overhead lights in attempts to recreate the festive atmosphere at German beer gardens.
Colorado Breweries Dominate at World Beer Cup
Colorado took home 37 medals at the 2016 World Beer Cup. The event, which took place on Friday, May 6, featured breweries across the world competing in 96 categories. Winners included Louisville’s 12Degree Brewing, which was awarded World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster of the year in the Small Brewpub category.
For a full list of winners, head over to www.porchdrinking.com.