DEEP CLEANING NEWS: The owners of Archetype Distilling have gutted a former adult theater on South Broadway and are transforming the 7,000-square-foot building into a two-level distillery, tasting room, and event space, 5280 reports. Archetype founder and distiller Michael Chapyak tells the magazine that he won’t be focusing on whiskey with his new operation: “Instead, Archetype will focus on vodka and gin, utilizing first-press grapes—rather than more typical grains—as a base for each,” 5280 writes. Watch for the new Baker distiller’s opening in the coming weeks.
BREWING BUBBLE NEWS: After more than two decades in business, the mountain mainstay Frisco’s Backcountry Brewery has closed its doors. But beer will continue to pour at the two-story Main Street, Frisco address, Westword reports. Breckenridge-based Broken Compass Brewing has taken over the space with exact plans to be announced.
TURDUCKEN NEWS: Just in time for the most gluttonous week of the year, Hopdoddy Burger Bar is launching a Turducken burger Wednesday. Is it news? Not really, The Denver Post reports. But turkey, chicken, and duck smushed together in patty form “seems like something you’d want to know about.” The winning combination also features a stuffing bun, cranberry sauce, mayo, a version of green bean casserole, and gravy on the side — all for $10.
FOOD TRUCK DOING GOOD NEWS: Dos Abuelas, a Puerto Rican comfort food truck, debuted over the summer in Denver. Now the mobile eatery is gaining a following at its permanent perch at Finn’s Manor, 303 reports. Selling fried plantains, eight-hour pork, cassava fries, and a Triple Rican, similar to a Cubano, the owners of the truck honor their heritage while also giving back. They’ve arranged a donation drive and an upcoming fundraiser that will directly benefit hurricane victims.