So Long Pie and Vino News: Brik on York, sommelier Travis Gee’s two-year-old pizza joint, wine bar, and live music venue at 2223 East Colfax Avenue, closed its doors over the weekend. Appearing on Sunday morning, the restaurant’s Facebook page farewell read: “Brik is officially closed for business my friends. It was a short and beautiful dream, but unfortunately we could not get on top of all the financial constraints that would otherwise allow us to succeed.” Gee, a Colorado native who traveled the world and opened his modern eatery in July 2015 in a revamped wristwatch repair shop, hosted burlesque brunches and passport wine tastings at Brik. No word yet on any future business plans.
Diner Disappearance News: Three separate DJ’s Cafés throughout Denver shuttered after serving breakfast for 12 years. Though the reasons are still unknown, a sign on the door of the 9th and Lincoln corner space says: “DJ’s Café is now closed,” and the phone is disconnected at the Tennyson location. The full note reads: “We are sad to say that DJ’s Café is now closed. We really appreciate all your patronage. We consider you family. Lots of you we have seen get married, have kids, move into the neighborhood and move out. We will miss all of the good times and hope you have success, health and happiness in your life going forward.”
New Food Truckin’ News: Indianapolis-based, delivery-only ClusterTruck launched its so-called ‘secret kitchen’ in Five Points last week. Customers can order food online from more than 100 options across 11 virtual food truck menus, then the items are cooked to-order and dished up within 15 to 20 minutes. Running about $10 a pop, the dishes includes breakfast burritos, cheeseburgers, pad Thai, buffalo mac, and more. It’s all ready for curbside breakfast, lunch, and dinner delivery seven days a week within downtown Denver, City Park West, RiNo, and more neighborhoods.