Airport eats announcements
Two more local restaurants, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar and the Post Brewing Company, will open at the Denver airport by mid-2019. They’ll be joining Caribou Coffee, Kabod Coffee, Denver Street Eats, and 5280 Market in the renovated Great Hall (see also check-in and security). Both owned by Big Red F Restaurant Group, the seafood restaurant and fried chicken and beer shop already have a handful of locations along the Front Range. Elsewhere at Denver International, Shake Shack, Osteria Marco, Great Divide Brewing, and Snooze are still on the way.
Not just another IPA alert
Dos Luces Brewery is now serving chicha and pulque from its South Broadway taproom, introducing to Denver’s beer scene Incan and Aztec brewing techniques (the first traditionally involved fermentation via chewing). Co-owners Judd Belstock and Sam Alcaine aren’t that traditional, but they are still using corn for the base of the beers, meaning gluten-free drinking. Denverite has more information about these beers as well as the owners’ backstory. Elsewhere in Denver, Cervecería Colorado is experimenting in Mexican craft beer brewing.
Oh so 16th Street Mall news
Hacienda Colorado, a 20-year-old Front Range chain, opens its first downtown Denver location today. The “Mountain Mex” restaurant will serve wrapped burritos, chimichangas, and chiles rellenos from the base of the Sheraton Denver Downtown at 1550 Court Place (inside the historic I.M. Pei Tower). It’s an 11,000-square-foot restaurant space previously home to Irish pub Katie Mullen’s, which closed in 2016. The new Hacienda seats nearly 400 diners.
- Dos Luces Brewery is now open and you can help them find their gecko [Denverite]
- More news from Eater Denver [EDEN]