Birdcall is finally open in Five Points and the robots are ready to serve

It’s been well more than a year since Five Points staple Tom’s Home Cookin’ closed, and that feels like a century in Denver dining time, especially because it took all that time for something to replace it.

A chicken sandwich at Birdcall, Five Points. July 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A chicken sandwich at Birdcall, Five Points. July 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) food; birdcall; five points; chicken sandwich; denver; restaurants; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
A chicken sandwich at Birdcall, Five Points. July 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

It’s been well over a year since Five Points staple Tom’s Home Cookin’ closed, and that feels like a century in Denver dining time, especially because it took all that time for something to replace it.

Well, you can once again get a meal at 800 E. 26th Ave. More than a year after we learned Birdcall was moving in, the modern fried chicken spot is open for business.

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Birdcall, Five Points. July 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Service at Birdcall looks a little futuristic, and it’s meant to move things along more quickly. Customers will enter their orders on touch screens. Repeat customers will have profiles that allow them to quickly order meals they’ve had before. The restaurant will also have screens that give customers estimated waiting times.

Customers can see how long until their food is ready at Birdcall, Five Points. July 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) food; birdcall; five points; chicken sandwich; denver; restaurants; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Customers can see how long until their food is ready at Birdcall, Five Points. July 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The menu’s focus is its fried chicken sandwiches, and they’ll also have chicken fingers, salad and breakfast sandwiches. Among the beverage offerings: wine, beer and shakes.

As of right now, Birdcall is only open for lunch and dinner, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. It’ll start serving breakfast at 7 a.m. on Aug. 1.

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Touch screens used to order food at Birdcall, Five Points. July 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A second location near the University of Denver, at 1535 E. Evans Ave., is in the works, too. It was initially meant to open this June, so adjust your expectations accordingly.

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Birdcall, Five Points. July 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.