Charlie Palmer's District Meats opens today in LoDo after three months of construction. Palmer told Colorado's Vino Tastings during a podcast interview that District Meats (the more elevated restaurant of the two sisters, getting most of the attention) isn't "A lot of fancy stuff — not a lot of glitz and glitter — but like really basic in a comfortable setting." Unlike his other, more glamours restaurants (now 12, in total), Palmer describes District Meats as a more casual approach — more "down-home." The menu will primarily feature secondary cuts of meat, as Palmer wants guests to try cuts that deviate from typical steakhouse fare like chops, tenderloins, T-bones, ribeyes and filets. Wazee Wood Fire Pizza will open in December and both menus have a local emphasize with lots of Colorado meat, veggies and brew.
Wazee Wood Fire Pizza [Photo: Eater Denver]
Inside Wazee Wood Fire Pizza [Photo: Eater Denver]
District Meats, next door to Wazee Wood Fire Pizza [Photo: Eater Denver]
Palmer said many of the furnishings at District Meats are refurbished, including the bar, which is made from refinished rail car floor boards.
Inside District Meats [Photo: Eater Denver]
· Listen to the full podcast at Vinotasting.com.