New deli planned for LoHi
Chef Tim Dotson, who is known for most recently creating dishes that were expertly paired with the drinks at the Family Jones Spirit House distillery and restaurant, is bringing a value-focused deli to the increasingly high-priced LoHi dining scene.
On Tuesday, the Denver Post reported that Dotson is partnering with Chris Fuentes (formerly of Tacos Tequila Whiskey) to open Dimestore Delibar in the Boulder Street space that was previously home to Eater fried chicken favorite Low Country Kitchen.
The Post reports that the restaurant, which will open in October, will be a deli during the day before becoming a bar and restaurant in the evening.
The casual daytime menu will consist of $10-$12 sandwiches made with house-smoked meat and fish. At night, diners can expect creative small plates for $12 and under, beers on tap and $9-$10 cocktails. Dimestore Delibar will also sell convenience store grocery items during the day.
The restaurant, which will also feature both rooftop and ground-level patios, will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight. [The Denver Post]
Larimer Street cafe Call closing temporarily
One of Eater’s 38 essential Denver restaurants is going on hiatus.
Call, the intimate European-style cafe in RiNo known for serving pastries and sandwiches during the day and small plates in the evening, will close for a six-month renovation at the end of September (September 29 will be the last day of service), The Denver Post also reports.
Call co-owner Craig Lieberman said the renovation will double the number of seats in the restaurant from 14. The restaurant will also reopen with a “front-and-center” bar program and, possibly, bar seating.
Lieberman told the Post the renovation is driven by a desire to allow the restaurant’s small space to better meet the demands of its popularity. [The Denver Post]
- Dimestore Delibar wants to fight rising restaurant prices in LoHi with a ‘value-focused’ market, deli and bar [The Denver Post]
- A tiny Denver cafe — named one of Bon Appétit’s best new restaurants of 2018 — is closing, but it’s only temporary [The Denver Post]
- All previous Eater Denver coverage of Call [EDEN]