The Denver food scene is chopping, winning and remodeling. Whether you want to get your last noodle fix at Osaka Ramen or are in need of new knives and cookbooks, Denver and its chefs are looking sharp as ever. Read on to see what’s coming your way.
Osaka Ramen shutters in Cherry Creek
Tomorrow, August 20 will be the last day Osaka Ramen will be dishing up bowls of the Japanese noodles in Cherry Creek. Chef-owner Jeff Osaka cited the rapidly changing Cherry Creek neighborhood and future endeavors as reasons for shuttering the year-old noodle shop. “It was a tough decision, but with the changing landscape of Cherry Creek, and as our company prepares for growth, we felt it best to focus our efforts on the future,” said Osaka. The original location in RiNo will continue service as usual.
The shutter comes as Osaka and business partner Jesus Silva are gearing up to open Silva’s Fish Market in Denver Central Market. Silva’s will serve oysters, ceviches and a selection of fresh fish when the Central Market opens this fall.
New knife shop to open in RiNo
This October, chefs and shop co-owners, Tina Chon and Craig Field will open Carbon Knife Co. at 3264 Larimer Street. With 32 high-end Japanese-style knives priced between $120 and $600, this new knife shop will allow chefs and cooking fanatics to add to their kitchens and culinary collections. The Carbon Knife Co. will offer cook books and sharpening tools in addition to knives. In-store knife sharpening will also be an option for customers.
Palm Denver earns Wine Spectator award
Calling all wine lovers: the restaurant, located in The Westin Downtown Denver off 1672 Lawrence Street, has won Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. The Palm is awarded for not only their quality selection of wines and producers, but also for their wine and menu correlation for both price and style.
“We are honored to be chosen by Wine Spectator as one of the top destinations for wine lovers,” said Cathy Cooney, The Palm Denver’s general manager.
In addition to their award, Palm Denver’s annual Beer vs Wine Dinner will also be held on Thursday, August 25 at 6 p.m. The dinner pairs six Palm dishes with hand-picked wine and specialty beers. At $65 for the six-course meal, guests who participate will be able to judge which pairings are the best.
Palm Denver’s hours of operations are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. You can call 303-825-7256 or make a reservation here.
Hamburger Mary’s to take over former BSide location
Hamburger Mary’s will reopen in Uptown this September at 1336 E. 17th Avenue in Denver—the former location of The BSide, according to Eater. Along with the gay-friendly sports bar addition, the hamburger joint will feature a stage in the dining area for drag bingo and karaoke as well as 21 high-definition TVs.
Leña starts oyster service next week
If you’re on the lookout for oysters on Broadway, you’re in luck. Starting August 29, Leña is adding raw and oak-grilled oysters to the menu. Guests can count on a selection of shucked oysters from both coasts during service, as well as happy hour specials.