The Big Easy Creole Kitchen, located in Cherry Creek North at 250 Steele Street, closed its doors quietly. Owned by George Gastl, a native of Denver who lived in New Orleans and cooked at the Palace Cafe, the restaurant served Creole food - gumbo, turtle soup, crawfish etouffée, blackened shrimp, sweetbreads, and other New Orleans-inspired dishes. It opened less than six months ago to good reviews and it attempted to stay relevant by consistently tweaking its menu, running specials, and organizing special events.
As of yesterday, a notice was posted on the door announcing the closure. There is no word on the reason or plans to reopen the Big Easy Creole Kitchen elsewhere. The lower-level, somewhat underground space, used to house Tambien, the Mexican cantina that Sean Yontz and Jesse Morreale ran for six years and shuttered in 2010.