While destinations such as the 16th Street Mall still struggle to find a food identity, the Denver International Airport is having its clear culinary moment. This thanks in part to Denver Central Market which opens at DIA sometime next month. RiNo’s hit food hall in abbreviated form hits the A Concourse in October, according to Delaware North, the company that operates Denver’s and other airports’ food service.
The second Central Market will include a handful of the original’s stalls — Vero, the pizza and pasta counter by chef Andrea Frizzi (also of Il Posto) is involved, as is Culture Meat and Cheese, Justin Brunson’s charcuterie board and sandwich shop. Sean Kelly’s SK Provisions is serving rotisserie meats and side dishes, and the airport Sushi-Rama by chef Jeff Osaka will be the brand’s fourth outpost.
But Denver Central Market is just one of Denver International’s surprising new food draws. For years, finding a real Denver meal has been possible mainly within the C Concourse (see Root Down DIA). Now Osteria Marco and Snooze are coming to Concourse B, and Jax Fish House and the Post Brewing are opening in the renovated Great Hall by 2019. There will be more local beer (see already New Belgium Hub) with the opening of Great Divide in Concourse C, and cult burger options abound with Shake Shack’s arrival, adding to Smashburger’s entrance by the B gates last year.
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