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Recent openings: Remember that dinner on the ranch in the middle of nowhere? One of the chefs behind the experience, Patrick Ayres, has opened his own fine-dining, multicourse restaurant in Steamboat Springs. Cloverdale
debuted July 1. Boulder deli, expanded to Louisville. Slowly but surely, those gluten-free chickpea and avocado sandwiches are creeping closer and closer to Denver. 459 S. McCaslin Blvd.,
Not exactly a restaurant, but the Local(ish) Market serves eats and drinks from Denver’s best purveyors etc.) out of a grab-and-go spot in Union Station.
Hickory & Ash, the latest from Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group, will open July 7 in Broomfield’s Arista development. The “modern American meatery” features Kevin’s son, Ryan, as executive chef. 8001 Arista Place,
Don’t know where Corporal Max Donahue Lane is? You’re about to. Stick it in Google maps, because you’ll be heading to Highlands Ranch a whole lot more now with the opening of Raising Cane’s first Denver-area location. (Fort Collins already has its own Cane’s, the first in Colorado.)
You all showed me just how much you love this Louisiana-based chicken finger chain when I asked if Cane’s really deserved all the hype back in April. Answer: Apparently, yes.
Caniacs (die-hard Raising Cane’s fans) already know that the chain is open, probably because they camped out for days last week for the chance to be one of the first 20 customers in the door in order to get free Cane’s for a year. Yes, a full year of supposedly magical chicken fingers, Texas toast and Cane’s sauce that, according to you, dear readers, will be the greatest thing any of us has ever put into our mouths. ●●●
Wayward, the restaurant moving into the former Zengo space in Riverfront Park later this summer, announced the team that will bring the restaurant to life. Patrick Kelly (formerly of Panzano) will lead the kitchen, Alex Flower (Oak at Fourteenth, Acorn) will manage the drink program and Peter Gordon (Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox) will run the restaurant. 1610 Little
These days, restaurant longevity seems about on par with Hollywood marriages — that is to say, not exactly enduring. But and Denver diners are committed, and the restaurant is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. To show its love for its devoted customers, Vesta is offering $20 deals throughout July, like the “big daddy” charcuterie board (normally $35) and specially-priced bottles of wine. 1822 Blake St., Denver,