As we get into the heart of summer, some restaurants are taking the opportunity for a break to coincide with the holiday weekend. Whether for much-needed R&R, renovations and updates, or both, here are a few current and upcoming closures around town. There are likely others slated for time off, so it's advisable to check an eatery's Facebook page for announcements before heading out to dine. If you know of more to share, feel free to note them in the comments.
This Capitol Hill staple has been closed since the end of service on June 28, and will reopen at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17. In the meantime, Milk Money will hold an ice cream pop-up in Potager's garden. On Tuesday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 15, head through the back gate for homemade ice cream.
Tamales by La Casita
When a restaurant has been around since 1975, some time off seems appropriate. This summer the LoHi spot has been closed since June 29 for vacation and building maintenance, and will reopen on Monday, July 7. But if you're traveling through Denver International Airport, you can stop by the outpost on Concourse C.
To the Wind Bistro
If you're looking to try this relatively new East Colfax bistro, you'll have to wait until Wednesday, July 9, when it returns from a vacation break.
Yatai Food Cart
Another spot taking a summer break is downtown food cart Yatai, which serves vegetarian and vegan spring rolls and sushi hand rolls. The two-week hiatus ends Wednesday, July 16.
Hops & Pie
Popular Berkeley pizza shop Hops & Pie is currently closed for summertime adventure. The numerous beer taps will flow once again starting Tuesday, July 8 at 11:30 a.m.
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· The Early Word on To the Wind Bistro [EDen]
· The 38 Essential Denver Restaurants, July '14 [EDen]