WE DON’T KNOW WHY YOU SAY ‘GOODBYE’
…WE SAY ‘HELLO’
With apologies to Lennon and McCartney, we say ‘bon voyage’ to Josh and John at the Crushery and wish them well in their new pursuits. We’re going to miss their liquid nitro ice cream big time.
But even as we say goodbye, we welcome Kayvan Khalatbari and Sexy Pizza, now at 1579 South Pearl. Serving all manner of pizza from big to by-the-slice, calzones, pasta, and sub sandwiches, come on down and give ‘em a try.
Meanwhile, something’s afoot at 1882 South in the former Seven Cups space. Unofficial sightings have included fancy European cars parked out front and interior designer-types with color chips and fancy swatch books inside. Stay tuned.
The big buzz is the Izakaya Den / Pearl Street Grill shuffle where Izakaya Den will move from its current location across the street and a few doors north to occupy the former home of Pearl Street Grill. This is big doin’s and will involve a major renovation by the proprietors of Sushi Den and the talents of architectural firm Roth Sheppard. Then, get ready for a new brew pub concept inside the former Izakaya Den building, a joint venture between Wynkoop Brewing and Breckenridge Brewery. Click HERE for to read more about this location swap from Westword.
1518 South Pearl Street
Then get ready for a new European-style Italian marketplace and deli. Serving deli sandwiches, fresh Il Mondo Vecchino sausages, salumi and condiments, as well as and grab-and-go meals for the family, The Salumeria will be taking over the former hair salon on the 1200 block of South Pearl Street. In the warmer months, the deli will open a back patio for outdoor wine sipping and dining. Opening Spring 2012. Click HERE to read more from Westword.
Salumeria presented by Il Mondo Vecchino
1284 South Pearl Street
Pop on down to the 1800 block where there’s a little something for everyone. Makan Malaysian Café will bring a new cuisine with plans to open early Spring. Makan, which means ‘eat’ in Malay, will serve a variety of authentic, savory, fresh Malaysian street food such as Satay, Curry Puff and Nasi Lemak in a lively environment.
Makan Malaysian Café
1859 South Pearl Street
Just across the street, The Empty Bottle will open a new wine and cheese bar, dubbed Bin 1884 Cheese Bar, next to their current location. This new addition is scheduled to open this spring and offer a variety of artisan cheese, salumi, salads, and other antipasti fare. Owner Teresa Scamperino hopes to provide affordable dining for the Platt Park community. Check out this recent blog posting about Bin 1884 on Westword HERE.
Bin 1884 Cheese Bar
1884 South Pearl Street
Wrapping up our gastronomic news, Park Burger has expanded! Re-opened and ready for business, Park Burger now offers double the seating, a new bar, and expanded patio seating. Pouring only local beers, PB will also offer specialty cocktails and expand their menu to include an ahi tuna burger, chicken wings and truffled Parmesan fries. What are you waiting for? Get over to Park Burger and check out their new digs! To read more, visit Westword's blog HERE.
1890 South Pearl Street
SOMETHING DIFFERENT COMPLETELY
Mayu Sanctuary has opened a unique meditation space on the 1800 block. Mayu is Denver's non-denominational meditation sanctuary offering free, drop-in meditation seven days a week. They carry the metro area's largest selection of meditation supplies including cushions, benches, mats and bolsters, as well as items to assist your at-home practice. Try a 20-minute foot, hand, and scalp massages to reconnect with your body and your breath.
1804-D South Pearl Street