Early next year, Steamboat-born Low Country Kitchen will open a Denver outpost at 1575 Boulder Street in the space recently vacated by Vita Restaurant. Its owners, Katy and Brian Vaughn, are native Southerners and longtime Steamboat residents passionate about the dining world and the soulful cuisine of their birthplace.
A significant renovation is planned for the space which is being reimagined under the creative direction of Katy Vaughn MAA, Mike Blea, and Breton Lujan of Raw Creative. When it opens in early 2017, the new venue will offer guests a bar, dining room, roof top, and porch front seating for dinner and weekend brunch. The menu could include items like the open faced green tomato B.L.T. (pork belly, avocado dressing, pimento cheese, arugula), a pimento cheese sandwich, the chicken biscuit (fried chicken breast, creole aioli, pepper jelly, buttermilk biscuit), and the Jambalaya (andouille, duck, blue mussels, roasted tomatoes, Carolina gold rice).
Southern cooking will be big in the Mile High City. Tupelo Cafe will open a location behind Union Station early next year and chef Kyle Foster will launch Julep in RiNo around the same time.