Another week brings plenty to talk about around Denver’s dining scene. Let’s recap what has been going on with a new concept, openings, injury and yet another Denver shutter.

Avanti Announces New Concept

One-year-old collective eatery, Avanti Food & Beverage, announced its newest addition, Chow Morso, opening early October. Ryan Fletter — owner of Barolo Grill — hopes to bring authentic Italian street fare into the space previously inhabited by Bixo Mediterranean. Large (“Chow”) and small (“Morso”) portions of everything on the menu will be available along with various vegetarian and gluten-free options.

“The platform allows us to be creative and pivot as needed to make sure our ideas are working and guests are happy. Avanti’s restaurant incubator platform is a perfect training ground without the enormous risk that goes along with a brand new brick and mortar space,” said Fletter

Fate Brewing to Open in Lafayette Spring 2017

Fate Brewing Company. Photo by Lucy Beaugard

Fate Brewing Company. Photo by Lucy Beaugard

Fate Brewing announced their plans for expansion in February 2017, according to Eater. After just three years located in Boulder, they’ve seen overwhelming growth which sparked their hope of expanding. Previously Lunada’s Cantina and Thai Kitchen located in the Lafayette Marketplace, Fate will take over the 5,380-square-foot space known as the District.

Pop’s Place Shutters After Five Months

Pop’s Place, a collaboration between Jim Pittenger — owner of Biker Jim’s Dogs — and Chef Stephen Kleinman, closed its doors Monday after just five short months of being open. Pittenger described this venture as a passion project that just didn’t get the business they were hoping for.

Man Attacked at Mead St. Station

Photo courtesy of Mead St. Station Bar and Grill Facebook

Photo courtesy of Mead St. Station Bar and Grill Facebook

Tuesday afternoon, a customer of Mead St. Station Bar and Grill was attacked and seriously injured when another man took a knife to his throat. According to a report from The Denver Channel, a bartender at the Highland Square bar noticed the suspect walk in and attack his patron. Though it’s unsure if the attack was premeditated, police are going through surveillance footage now in hopes of finding the suspect. Mead St. Station is closed today and will reopen Thursday, September 8 at 11 a.m.