Chef Kevin Morrison, who took Denver by storm every since he rolled out his Pinche Tacos truck in 2010, will grow his business significantly next year. With two Pinche Taqueria locations and Poco Torteria cranking on all cylinders, Morrison will both branch out and go back to his roots in the next 12 months.
Fish 'N Beer (and Oysterette) is the first item on the restaurateur's agenda. Planned to open in a small space in RiNo ("everything I do is small," the restaurateur said) the eatery and bar will be casual and approachable, tapping into Denver's appetite for seafood and its love for beer. If all goes well, the new spot will open late summer- early fall.
Morrison is also ready for a new location of Pinche Taqueria, a.k.a. Tacos Tequila Whiskey. This third outpost is planned to open in the Governor's Park neighborhood sometime before the end of 2016. Specific locations for both Fish 'n Beer and Pinche Taqueria Governor's Park will be revealed at a later time.
What else? The modern taqueria has its eyes on a slow national expansion. Morrison has traveled to several other cities, comparable to Denver's size and demographic, and is working on deciding where to take his brand next.