The third act from the Oak at Fourteenth and Acorn team, Brider, received a glowing three star review (out of four) from the Denver Post. A reluctant "fine-food-fast" restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Brider impressed restaurant critic Bill Porter with its globe-trotting flavors from the falafel sandwich with tzatziki and harissa to the Vietnamese banh mi and a Cajun shrimp sandwich. Musts include the chicken, the lamb, and the porchetta, all cooked in the custom-made Rotisol rotisserie.
Austin-born Torchy's Tacos was the subject of this month's Denver Life Magazine review. The bright modern space reminiscent of The Jetsons is an attraction onto itself but critic Lori Midson really enjoyed the "terrific margaritas," which pack a "potent punch." The guacamole, the corn, and the house-made salsas — "fashioned to appeal to every taste" — were all praised. While the soft corn tortillas collapse under the weight of the taco filling, the flour ones are recommended for the overly abundant quirky combos of the very busy spot on Broadway.