Jeff Osaka rejuvenates first local restaurant
Two years after closing shop in the Ballpark neighborhood, Jeff Osaka has revived his first Denver restaurant, 12. The chef and restaurateur opened 12@ Madison on Dec. 16, bringing a similar concept to the Congress Park neighborhood.
“Osaka Ramen and Sushi-Rama are my outlets to the food I grew up on, and there’s something comforting about that,” Osaka said. “12 is the style of food that challenges me and is what my culinary foundation is built upon. I can explore the world rather than focus on just one country.” 12@ Madison is located at 1160 Madison St.
Oskar Blues will open a restaurant in Colorado Springs:
Colorado Springs will get a taste of Oskar Blues Fooderies, a restaurant and beer bar concept from the Longmont brewery, starting next summer. The 15,000-square-foot space at 118 N. Tejon St. will take over two levels of the DeGraff Building and serve up smoked meats, burgers and seafood — and feature 43 beers on tap.
Oskar Blue Fooderies is also set to open its third outpost of CHUBurger in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood this winter.
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar opens 10th location in Broomfield:
Broomfield’s burger lovers have a new place to pile their patties high. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar has opened a new location at 1 West Flatiron Crossing Drive, but the celebration doesn’t stop there. The burger-centric restaurant is holding giveaways through Dec. 23 to welcome guests.
Rosenberg’s to host second annual “Jewish Christmas” pop-up:
If a Christmas Eve roast isn’t in your holiday plan, Rosenberg’s Bagels has you covered. On Dec. 24, the Jewish delicatessen will host its annual “Jewish Christmas” pop-up Chinese dinner.
The menu will feature Chinese-American favorites, including egg rolls, fried rice and lo mein, as well as original creations like smoked salmon rangoons and kung pao pastrami. A $60 ticket for adults gets an allinclusive food and booze experience with children’s tickets at $20 for dinner and showing of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “The Hebrew Hammer.” The one-off dinner will benefit Project Angel Heart. Tickets available at RosenbergsChristmasEve.Eventbrite.com.
STK Denver coming to LoDo:
A swanky new steakhouse is coming to LoDo. STK Denver will open early next year at 1550 Market St., bringing an upscale, contemporary steakhouse experience. The chain has locations around the world, including New York, Las Vegas, Milan and Ibiza.
Executive chef William Tuggle will man the burners when STK Denver opens. Because it is a chain, most of the menu will reflect other locations, but Tuggle had his input for about 30 percent of it. “The one dish I’m really looking forward to serving our guests is the Colorado buffalo with vanilla sunchoke pureé, roasted maitake mushrooms and red currant jus,” he said.