Duo Restaurant in Denver starts adding a “livable wage surcharge” for its kitchen staff

“Anytime a restaurant needs to increase menu prices to cover anything … the service staff gets an automatic pay increase. The kitchen does not.”

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Duo in Highland. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The next time you eat at Duo Restaurant in Highland, you might notice something odd about your check.

Starting last week, the farm-to-table restaurant is adding a 2 percent “livable wage surcharge” to customer’s bills and giving all of it to its un-tipped, back-of-the-house staff.


LoHi SteakBar will be closed for renovations for three weeks

Don’t worry, they’re not going to mess with the food and drink menus.

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LoHi SteakBar. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

For three weeks starting Monday, June 26, you’ll have to get your steak fix somewhere that isn’t LoHi SteakBar.

The seven-year-old restaurant at 32nd Avenue and Tejon Street is closing for its first-ever renovation, Eater reports.


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The Source Hotel will house New Belgium’s first Denver brewery and three restaurants

The Source is expanding, and in addition to housing New Belgium Brewing Co.’s first Denver brewery and three more restaurants, it’s getting into the hotel business.

An artist's rendering of The Source Hotel. (Courtesy of Turner)
An artist’s rendering of The Source Hotel. (Courtesy of The Source Hotel)

The Source is expanding. The River North campus soon will include a new hotel that also will house New Belgium Brewing Co.’s first Denver brewery and several restaurants.