Kaya Kitchen opens in Avanti; Your Pie finally comes to Colorado
Why would anyone name a restaurant after coconut jam, you might ask? Because coconut jam is delicious (said by someone who likes neither coconuts nor jam) and chef Lon Symensma (of ChoLon, Cho77, Concourse) makes the most fantastic kaya toast with poached eggs dip.
Yes, it sounds strange, but do yourself a favor and try it — and the rest of Kaya Kitchen’s southeast Asian street food menu — the next time you’re at Avanti. Kaya Kitchen opened July 26. 3200 Pecos St., Denver (Avanti Food and Beverage), 720-2694778; avantifandb.com
If you’ve been holding your breath in anxious anticipation of when Your Pie would finally (finally!) come to Colorado, you’re about to breathe easy. The fast-casual pizzeria opened its first Colorado location last week. All you have to do is get yourself to Thornton and it will be buildyour-own, brick-oven pizzas galore. 14342 Lincoln
The Post Brewing is heading to Boulder in former Shine spot; Shine moving east
Congratulations, Boulder. Some fine fried chicken is coming your way.
The Post Brewing Company, known equally well for its fried fowl as for its Great American Beer Festival medal-winning beers, is opening a second location in Boulder this fall, according to a representative from the restaurant. (The restaurant also runs The Post Chicken & Beer outposts in Denver and Longmont.)
It will take over Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place’s spot on 13th Street. Shine is moving east to 2480 Canyon Blvd.
With a full brewery and event space, The Post Boulder will have plenty of room to sling chicken and beer to Boulder carnivores. Oh you lucky carnivores, you.
The Way Back is moving! Haven’t heard of or been to The Way Back? Well, that might be why it’s moving.
The restaurant, which is owned by the team behind American Grind and the soon-to-open Wayward in the former Zengo spot, is really great, but it’s also really under the radar with its inconspicuous spot on 38th Avenue.
So when the chance to move to a space on Tennyson Street with a larger kitchen and increased foot traffic presented itself, owners Chad Michael George, Kade Gianinetti and Jared Schwartz decided to move The Way Back way forward. (Right now, they’re cooking out of American Grind’s former food truck. No, really.)
“The kitchen will be indoors, which is an improvement,” Gianinetti said of the new spot. “We felt that moving to Tennyson and having the chance to be in the heart of the community — we jumped on that.”
The Way Back will host a final hurrah Taco Party on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. before closing down and prepping for the move. Gianinetti said he expects to reopen on Tennyson in early 2018, but don’t worry, no one will be out of a job. The team is moving everyone over to help open its veggie-centric sister restaurant, Wayward, in August.