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Wheat Ridge’s Newest Restaurant Is a Monument to the Gooey Glory of Mac and Cheese

Plus, a dessert pop-up and a Pearl Street coffee bar expands to LoHi

A black iron pan filled with yellow macaroni and cheese Photo by James Leynse/Corbis via Getty Images

The Mac & Cheezary is now open in Wheat Ridge

A new restaurant with a menu consisting of dishes of gourmet macaroni and cheese topped with a variety of decadent toppings is now open in Wheat Ridge. 303 Magazine reports that the Mac & Cheezary opened this month at 3895 Wadsworth Boulevard inside an old Taco Bell.

That building was previously the home of Pierogies Factory, which has the same owners as the Mac & Cheezary. Pierogies Factory restaurant recently moved a block down the road to a larger space at 3795 Wadsworth Boulevard.

303 Magazine reports the ownership team decided to open a business focused on the iconic dish of childhoods everywhere because mac and cheese, unlike pierogies, is a universal food that pretty much everyone seems to understand and, let’s be real, adore.

The bowls, which are made-to-order in a conveyor belt, range from the Classic (plain mac and cheese) to the decadent Cajun Spice (kielbasa, spices, and aioli sauce) and Colorado Favorite (pulled pork, jalapeños, and green chili). The menu currently contains nine total varieties, including a vegan one made with a cashew-based cheese substitute. [303 Magazine]

Pearl Street coffee shop Steam expanding to LoHi

The owners of the popular Platt Park coffee shop Steam Espresso Bar are preparing to open a new location of the shop inside a 110-year-old former fire station in LoHi, BusinessDen reports.

The business news website reports Zahi and Hani Yaafouri, the twin brothers who own Steam, plan to open their second location in the former home of Fire Station No. 7 at 3600 North Tejon Street next year.

Zahi, an architect, told BusinessDen he is redesigning the space with an eye toward restoring it and making Steam fit into the building while retaining the structure’s historic feel. The first Steam, which occupies an old house on Pearl Street, is also known for its design, particularly its old brick, industrial lighting, and garage doors that open onto a patio. [BusinessDen]

The Source’s soon-to-open dessert shop Melted is holding preview pop-up this weekend

Melted, the new dessert shop from Acorn and Brider co-owner Bryan Dayton that is set to open soon inside RiNo’s The Source Hotel and Market Hall, will preview its cookies, soft-serve, and Thai ice cream sandwiches at a pop-up event on Sunday.

The event will take place in The Source’s Grand Hall in front of what will become Melted’s Space from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 27. There is no opening date yet for Melted.


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