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Cochino Taco Comes to South Broadway

Plus a Loveland distillery is opening a new bowling-themed tasting room

A close-up photo of the Fritos Pie at Cochino Taco consisting of a cut-open bag of Fritos stuffed with Al Pastor, creme, cheddar cheese and black beans
The Cochino Fritos Pie
Cochino Taco [Official Site]

Cochino Taco arrives on South Broadway

The Baker section of South Broadway now has another destination for tacos. Westword first reported this morning that the second location of Englewood’s Cochino Taco will open at 3 p.m. today in the space that formerly housed the motorcycle-themed bar Gary Lee’s Motor Club and Grub.

The original Cochino Taco began serving gourmet tacos along with fun snacks such as frito pie and green chili cheese tater tots inside a former gas station at 3495 South Downing Street in 2016. According to Westword, the new Cochino will offer the same menu and playful, vibrant aesthetic as that original. The bar from Gary Lee’s also remains, while the space features a large patio that owner Johnny Ballen says could eventually play host to live music. [Westword]

Loveland distillery opening a new tasting room

The Family Jones, a Loveland-based distillery that operates the Family Jones Spirit House microdistillery and tasting room in LoHi, has added a tasting room to its Loveland facility.

The new room, which opens on Saturday, will serve the distillery’s lines of both premium spirits, which includes Annika Jones Vodka and Atticus Jones Colorado Straight Rye, and house spirits. According to a press release, guests will be able to enjoy those spirits on their own, in a flight or crafted into a cocktail.

The menu of rotating and seasonal cocktails will include favorites from the Spirit House, such as the Family Jewels Old Fashioned and the Second Divorce Martini, which contains the distillery's house vodka and gin along with spiced blanc liquor. The release also promises new cocktails that will be unique to the Loveland tasting room.

Like the Spirit House, the Loveland tasting room will operate as a scratch bar with custom modifiers such as house-made crème de violet, crème de cacao, Colorado pine Amaretto gracing the shelves. Packaged snacks will also be available along with an assortment of Little Man Ice Cream sandwiches. Local food trucks will also visit the tasting room on select days.

Located at 1527 Taurus Court in east Loveland, the 1,200-square foot tasting room will seat 60 people, spread among bar seats, tables and a semi-private lab located adjacent to the still. The bar will have a bowling ball theme with bowling ball halves decorating the west wall while the bar top will contain sections of 60 bowling pins. There will also be a 16-foot community table.