The first of a handful of delis debuting in Denver this season, Rye Society has set an opening date of July 19 at 3090 Larimer Street. The new Jewish deli taking over the old Hutch & Spoon space in RiNo was announced back in November. Highlights from the menu include Carnegie Deli pastrami on house-baked rye bread, Acme lox with Rosenberg’s bagels, made-to-order salads and grain bowls, a yogurt and granola bar, and pastries such as rugelach and babka.
Rye Society is chef Jerrod Rosen’s first restaurant, though his family has operated Denver food businesses since the 1920s (see Golden Rule Dry Goods, Rosen’s Kosher Café and Grocery stores, and The Oasis). A Per Se and Tabla alum himself, Rosen has also recruited longtime Denver chef Ryan Leinonen as a menu consultant. Leinonen previously cooked at Trillium, Colt & Gray, Root Down, and The Kitchen.
Once open, the deli will operate from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with brunch service on weekends. Later in July, another new Denver deli will debut in the Golden Triangle. Leven has posted July 30 as its opening date at 123 West 12th Avenue. By fall, Rosenberg’s Bagels’ sister sandwich shop, Lou’s Italian Specialties, will also open in the Cole neighborhood.