Starting Wednesday, January 6, Julep restaurant in RiNo will open for lunch, serving a new menu of po’ boy sandwiches three days a week until the po’ boys run out. Chef Kyle Foster is following in the likes of other Denver restaurateurs who have had success differentiating their daytime from their evening offerings.
On the Pirate Alley Po’ Boys menu are three types of Louisiana sandwiches — roast beef, fried shrimp, and smoked turkey — plus “pirate pockets” fried and stuffed with pork gumbo, and a seasonal root vegetable salad. Everything on the menu costs $10-$12; Foster wanted to provide plenty of food for RiNo diners’ money.
“Po’ boys are a working man’s food,” he said in a statement, “and the concept of Pirate Alley Po’ Boys felt like a natural fit in a neighborhood that is coming into its own.” The pop-up is named after a popular alley in New Orleans where Foster and his wife and business partner Katy visited last month preparing for their lunch service.
It comes almost exactly a year after Julep opened on a stretch of Larimer Street that’s still largely under construction. This winter, Julep landed on Eater’s essential 38 Denver restaurants for its addictive, elevated Southern dinners and matching regional cocktails. The spot also serves one of our favorite new Denver brunches.