New downtown Whole Foods slated to open in November with 2nd Birdcall location

The store in Capitol Hill is planned to close shortly before the supermarket opens within Union Denver apartment complex.

Luxury apartment complex Union Denver anchored by Whole Foods Market. (Courtesy of Holland Partner Group)
Luxury apartment complex Union Denver anchored by Whole Foods Market. (Courtesy of Holland Partner Group)

Whole Foods is planning to carve out space in its new downtown store for the chicken and robots restaurant Birdcall, the grocer announced Monday.


Denver’s highest open-air bar is open for drinking, view-admiring

54thirty, the bar atop the Le Meridien Hotel on California Street downtown. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) hotel; central business district; downtown; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado; bar; nightlife;
54thirty, the bar atop the Le Meridien Hotel on California Street downtown. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

With the opening of Le Méridien & AC Hotel in downtown Denver comes the opening of 54thirty, now the highest patio bar in the city.

The name, of course, is a reference to its elevation. The bar sits on the 20th floor of the hotel at 1475 California St., putting it at about 5,430 feet above sea level.


Tavernetta makes its highly anticipated debut, bringing Italian regional cuisines to the platform at Union Station

The team behind Frasca Food & Wine is ready to open the doors on its latest project.

Chef Jessica Essen rolls dough for gnocchi. Tavernetta on 16th Street by Union Station. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) food; restaurant; union station; downtown; kevinjbeaty; denverite; colorado; denver;
Chef Jessica Essen rolls dough for gnocchi. Tavernetta on 16th Street by Union Station. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The team behind Frasca Food & Wine has finally opened the doors on its latest project, Tavernetta.

The highly anticipated restaurant started serving this week at 1889 16th St., bringing flavors from every region of Italy to the platform at Union Station.


To be crowned Beer Drinker of the Year, it takes knowledge and showmanship

The annual Wynkoop Brewing Co. competition tests your passion and your brewing know-how.

Shawna Cormier, 2016 Beer Drinker of the Year. (Photo: Stephanie Grado)
Shawna Cormier, 2016 Beer Drinker of the Year. (Photo: Stephanie Grado)

Every year, Wynkoop Brewing Co. names a Beer Drinker of the Year.

It has almost definitely never been your uncle Mark, though I’m sure he’s the Beer Drinker of the Year in the hearts and minds of your family.