This summer, Cherry Creek North will see the arrival of SOL Cocina, joining Blue Island Oyster Bar as the two restaurants in the 250 Columbine project. Construction is set to begin soon on the coastal Mexican eatery, which will occupy more than 6,000 square feet of space, plus a 1,100-square-foot patio.
The Baja-inspired concept, which has locations in Newport Beach, California and Scottsdale, Arizona, comes from executive chef Deborah Schneider. Expect a restaurant that features an open exhibition kitchen with counter seating, and focuses on fresh, sustainable ingredients. The menu will range from various guacamoles to seafood dishes, street tacos, and bigger entree plates. Bar highlights include handcrafted margaritas and a large selection of tequila and mezcal.
Other Cherry Creek News: Contemporary Italian spot Cucina Colore wrapped up its extensive renovation and reopened on January 28. You'll now find a chic and modern space that nearly doubled in size.
Long-running Japanese eatery Kobe An started welcoming guests in its new home in Cherry Creek on January 24, after closing its original Lakewood location. Set at 231 Milwaukee Street, Kobe An boasts a sushi bar, dining room, and a private tatami room.
Also expected to the posh neighborhood is Del Frisco's Grille, a more casual offshoot of the steakhouse chain, which is slated to open its doors this fall at the northeast corner of 1st Avenue and St. Paul Street.