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A Downtown Cajun Favorite Is Closing After 33 Years

Plus new wings in Boulder

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Cajun Closure

The 16th Street Mall area will lose another longtime Denver favorite when Bayou Bob’s closes its doors this weekend. As first reported by Westword, the Cajun destination known for serving such dishes as shrimp etoufee, gumbo and, when in season, fresh crawfish, plus a many a stiff hurricane, has announced that Saturday will be its last day of business.

That announcement was made in the following post on Bayou Bob’s Facebook page:

With a heavy heart, Bayou Bob’s will be closing our doors forever on Saturday, August 31st, 2019. We are so grateful to everyone for 33 years of amazing food & friends. We cherish the moments we shared, but we’re old, we’re tired, and the fish are bit Bayou Bob’s/Facebook

According to the restaurant’s website, the restaurant began serving up New Orleans-style food in a food court on Stout Street back in 1986. Back then, the menu was served cafeteria style. The first full-service restaurant came in 1990 and was then relocated to the current location at 1635 Glenarm St. in 1995.

The news of Bayou Bob’s impending closure comes just a few months after the closure of Marlowe’s and The Paramount Cafe, two other longstanding Denver restaurants that ended their runs last year after the restaurant group that owns them decided not to renew the lease for their spaces. The area also saw earlier this month when the Denver Pavillions’ location of New York-style pizza chain Grimaldi’s Pizzeria closed. That closure was also first reported by Westword. [Westword]

Wings Take Flight in Boulder

Every college town should have a wing place and Boulder will now be no exception with the opening of Peckish at 1320 College Avenue on University Hill. The Boulder Daily Camera reports the restaurant, which is the only business on the Hill devoted solely to selling buffalo wings, opened in late July. The restaurant serves wings with 20 sauces and 10 sides and will soon include a bar. [Boulder Daily Camera]

Bayou Bob's

1635 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 573-6828 Visit Website