As South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone confirmed the rumor that they would be purchasing Casa Bonita, the iconic entertainment destination at 6715 West Colfax Avenue, fans of both the show and the pink palace have been wondering a few things. Will the new owners do anything, anything, about the food? (Yes, they told Gov. Jared Polis when they made the big reveal during a live interview on Aug. 13.) And even if the menu is different, will Casa Bonita look the same?
While extensive work is being done on the interior, no details have emerged about what changes await fans there when Casa Bonita finally reopens. But there may be a clue outside. The restaurant has long had a pale pink exterior; now it’s getting even more pink. A paint job is underway, and the new hue is similar to the color of Pepto Bismol, fitting for Casa Bonita’s reputation as a place where food can leave you with “nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea,” like the Pepto jingle sounds.
Hopefully, there won’t be a need to keep a stock of the drug on hand when Casa Bonita starts serving again (probably late this year at the earliest). Parker and Stone wisely chose award-winning chef Dana Rodriguez to review the culinary show, and if the food at their other restaurants (Work & Class, Super Mega Bien, and newest, Cantina Loca) is any indication, we’re in for a lineup. worthy of a love song in the style of Jennifer Lopez’s “Taco-Flavored Kisses” (played by Cartman’s puppet alter ego in season 7, episode 5).
The new color is also much more in line with Parker and Stone. South Park rendering of Casa Bonita, which was an even brighter pink. The change could be an indication that Casa Bonita’s updated design will have plenty of references to the cartoon, which is now celebrating its 25th anniversary with two nights of shows at Red Rocks with Primus and Ween.
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