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Exclusive: Inside Steuben's Monster Ping Pong Eatery Ace

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[Photos: Adam Larkey]

Ace, the ping pong eatery from the creative minds behind Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's, will officially debut to the public after months of buzz and anticipation on Wednesday of next week after some trial runs this week and a invite-only party on Saturday. But for those who can't wait to lay eyes on this beauty, here's a tour inside.

The behemoth pan-Asian restaurant is outfitted with all manner of recycled and reused materials, including stacked pieces of pallet wood, Chinese shipping containers, old barn wood, and weathered picket fence material. Together it forms a rather sleek space, divided into a main dining room with an open kitchen, a bar leading to a patio, and a ping pong game hall.

As mentioned the 30 seat indoor/outdoor "fun apothecary bar" will compliment the eclectic Asian dishes coming out of the kitchen. There will be an emphasis on fresh juices and homemade ingredients and sodas, and half of the menu will be inspired by cult classic film Big Trouble in Little China.

As for the food, the menu is going to be more seafood (and less fried comfort food) centric than Steuben's and will draw influence from many parts of Asia. Stay tuned for a reveal of the full menu, and in the meantime take a look at items they were playing around with in April.
303-830-1001, website.

Ace

501 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO 80203 (303) 800-7705 Visit Website

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