New Denver restaurants open this week, May 7-13

The dining scene saw a lot of action this week, with ten openings and four closings. Those included Ivy on the 7th, which closed on May 8; the breakfast and lunch spot was owned by the group that runs Angelo’s Taverna, Logan Street Tavern and Carboy Winery, which recently opened a new location in Palisade. Being too uptight was a big driver of the group’s decision to say goodbye to Ivy.

Nelly’s Kitchen, which opened just eight months ago in Federal, has also closed. In a Facebook post, the owner wrote, “It has been an honor and privilege to serve our friends, family, and community, and we thank you for your support throughout this journey… Stay tuned for the next chapter.”

The heavy metal-themed Kuma’s Corner unexpectedly closed its spot at RiNo, the chain’s only Chicago-based outpost in Denver.

And Right Coast Pizza, which also has a location in Greeley, was forced to close its Wheat Ridge outpost when its building was sold.

click to enlarge A close-up of the top of the bar at Casey Jones, which opened May 13 on Broadway.  - Molly Martin

A close-up of the top of the bar at Casey Jones, which opened May 13 on Broadway.

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Three bakeries are among this week’s openings, including Funky Flame, which has moved from the Radiator in Sunnyside and debuted its new digs, an outdoor installation at nearby Phillips Automotive. It will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 am to 8 pm

Wild Taco, a project of the owner of Barbed Wire Reef, took over the former Tacos Tequila Whiskey location in Governor’s Park.

The trend of golf bars continues to grow. The latest addition, One Shot Back, has two TrackMan simulators and a libation menu with game-inspired names like Hole in One, The Masters, and Fizzbee Golf.

Earlier this month, the Handsome Boys finally opened RiNo County Club, another golf bar; The group’s Casey Jones debuted May 13 on Broadway at Giordano’s former home. It serves New York-style pizza made by a former Famous Original J’s chef and is filled with tributes to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In other openings and closings news:

Here is the full list of restaurants and bars opening and closing this week:

Funky Flame now serves their breakfast sandwiches and more at a new Sunnyside location.  - FUNKY LLAMA/INSTAGRAM

Funky Flame now serves their breakfast sandwiches and more at a new Sunnyside location.

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Restaurants and bars open this week:*

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, 5715 Atrium Drive, Castle Rock
Casey Jones, 24 Broadway
Eternal Flavors Bakery, 5600 West Dartmouth Avenue
Funky Llama, 4358 Zuni Street
Lotus Flower Bakery, 333 South Federal Boulevard
One Shot Back, 2134 Curtis Street
Soi Kowboi at Gold Point, 3126 Larimer Street
Thai Lanna, 535 16th Street Mall
Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th Street, Boulder
Wild Taco, 215 East 7th Avenue

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Restaurants and bars that close this week:*

Ivy on 7th, 410 East Seventh Avenue
Kuma Corner, 3500 Delgany Street
Nelly’s Kitchen, 3743 Federal Boulevard
Right Coast Pizza, 7100 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge

*Or earlier and not previously reported.

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