NEW YORK PIZZA NEWS: Rosenberg’s Bagels owner Josh Pollack will open his new Five Points pizza counter April 20. Famous Original J’s Pizza is a walk-up window adjacent to the bagel shop, at 715 East 26th Avenue. Pollack tells The Know that the business’ name refers to those pervasive Ray’s pizzerias across New York City, as well as to his own name, and also one of Denver’s new favorite pastimes (hence the 4/20 opening). The pies will be made with reverse-osmosis water, which Pollack says mimics a real, New York-made dough. Slices and pies of six different pizzas will be sold. [Denver Post]
NEW SEAFOOD NEWS: Though the Chowder Room has closed on South Broadway, seafood lovers will soon have a new destination to try out in the same location: Mario’s Ocean Club. Westword reports that Mario’s will open in early May, selling fish from the East Coast, West Coast, and Gulf of Mexico. Owner Mario Vega will serve everything seafood from ceviche to lobster rolls and sole meuniere. Vega recently moved to Colorado to start a restaurant, and he met the Chowder Room’s owners just as they were preparing to leave. He’ll undertake a slight redo of the existing restaurant space before opening Mario’s next month. [Westword]
MORE COFFEE NEWS: Pablo’s Coffee opens its third location Thursday at 7701 East Colfax Avenue. This newest Pablo’s Coffee is a cafe, roastery, and training facility in-one. It will offer workshops, cuppings, and roasting demonstrations, as well as a new public gathering space on East Colfax. The Denver-based business started in 1995 and has two other shops located at 6th Avenue and Washington Street and 13th and Pennsylvania. Pablo’s also sells its roasts to more than 150 shops and restaurants. For the opening this Thursday and Friday, $1 coffees will be sold. Then, over the weekend, $2 lattes and $10 select bags of coffee will be available.