Before we hit the weekend, there’s been a chef shuffle at Punch Bowl Social, a new concept in Boulder and a pop-up announcement at the Source. As always, there’s never a shortage of things to talk about when it comes to the restaurant industry. Read on to see what’s happening this week.
RiNo Yacht Club to Host Chef Hunter Pritchett for GoldenBoys Pop-Up
For one night only, chef Hunter Pritchett returns to Denver with his Los Angeles-based GoldenBoys at the RiNo Yach Club. Pritchett formerly manned the burners at Luca and now heads a Chinese food pop-up series in LA. The menu for Friday night’s pop-up includes a crispy orange chicken sandwich, Xi’an al pastor, oysters with a cucumber mignonette and Szechuan chili sauce and more. You can also count on accompanying cocktails from McLain Hedges at the Yacht Club. The pop-up runs from 7 to 11 p.m. or until food sells out.
Wild Standard Announces New Menu and Concept
Boulder-based Wild Standard is known for its sustainable seafood and locally sourced cuisine, which won’t be going away when the restaurant relaunches with a slightly different concept. “When we opened Wild Standard, I liked the idea of a dim-sum dining option. The initial goal was to provide an interactive and fun experience for the table,” explained chef Bradford Heap. “In theory, this was a convenient and entertaining dining option. Operationally, it just didn’t pan out. We’ve made the decision to change our format to something more traditional and enjoyable for our guests.”
Heap has worked on creating a menu of new American cuisine that will change seasonally. It features appetizers, shareable small plates and larger entrees. “The new menu and serving style is really in the interest of our guests,” explained Heap.”
The Pig & The Sprout to Launch Brunch in August
The Pig & The Sprout opened in June behind Union Station offering sandwiches, salads and a la carte entrees for lunch and dinner. As we roll into August, plans have been announced to launch a brunch program. The menu features some delectable selections such as fried chicken & waffles, bread pudding “French Toast” and a smoke trout platter. Brunch drinks include the B3 (Bacon Bourbon Bloody), Brunch Punch and a Beet Bloody Mary. The new brunch menu is available 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays beginning on Saturday, August 6.
New Chef at Punch Bowl Social
Chef Chris Cina is in at Punch Bowl Social, as reported by Eater. Cina served as executive chef at Breckenridge-Wynkoop restaurants and is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He will oversee the culinary operations of the six current locations of Punch Bowl Social as well as those forthcoming.