November is shaping up to be a big month for barbecue in Denver. Two new joints, entirely different from one another in everything from theme to ownership and location, will open in the first seven days of the month.
Carve Barbecue is hosting a grand opening on Thursday, November 5 at its new location at 1000 S. Colorado Boulevard. The first 25 people in line on November 5 will win free Carve Barbecue for an entire year. 10% of proceeds from the sales on that day will be donated to the Denver Rescue Mission.
Now a wood-centric 2,500-square-foot modern barbecue joint, the space was briefly home to Bruxie. Carve is owned by Southern Concepts Restaurant Group Inc., headquartered in Colorado Springs. The company, which also owns three Southern Hospitality franchises in Colorado, plans to open five to six more Carve locations next year, including at least one outside of Colorado.
Globe Hall is a totally different animal, one that will host a grand opening only a day later on Friday, November 6. Located at 4483 Logan Street, the music venue and smoked meats emporium will open with a performance by Gasoline Lollipops + Casey James Prestwood & The Burning Angels, which will start at 8 p.m. There is no cover charge for the event.
Texas native Jeff Cornelius is bringing this passion for barbecue and music together in this unlikely location in Globeville, which used to be home to the Sidewinder Tavern. There will be live music, but the every day star of the spot will be "Betty," a 6,600 lb Oyler rotisserie smoker that can hold up to 1,800 pounds of meat.