The dining scene to our north is changing things up, as Suehiro Japanese Restaurant in Fort Collins undergoes a name and ownership switch. Now operating as Suehiro Old Town, the new owners—Justin Crowley, Christopher Reilly, and Jimmy Katopodis—have brought on new chef and general manager Enrique Socarras, who has worked in the kitchens of Cuba Cuba, Sushi Sasa, and Boulder's Centro Latin Kitchen. A new menu will debut in early December, with interior updates to follow in January.
Another FoCo spot, the upcoming RARE Italian, has picked up two new hires ahead of its December opening. Daniel Carpenter has been named general manager, and will oversee the hiring of staff, coordinate the build-out of the space, and drive the day-to-day operation. Meanwhile, newly appointed executive chef Alex Feldman, who comes from Sweet Basil in Vail, is in charge of the northern Italian menu. Look for house-made pastas and cheeses, steaks aged onsite, and artisanal charcuterie among the offerings.
And at the longstanding White Fence Farm in Lakewood, the ownership torch has been passed from Charlie Wilson and his family to Tom Piercy and Craig Caldwell of P&C Family Farms Restaurants. Known for its family-style chicken dinners, the menu and staff at White Fence Farm will not change.