Rye Society Jewish deli will open in Five Points next year

Owner Jerrod Rosen, a fourth-generation Coloradan raised in Boulder, has deep family roots in Denver.

Coming soon to 31st and Larimer streets: Rye Society contemporary Jewish deli.

Jerrod Rosen, formerly of Per Se, Tabla and Colt & Gray, is building the deli in the space that previously housed Hutch & Spoon with help from chef Ryan Leinonen, also of Colt & Gray. It’s slated to open in the first quarter of 2018.

Tap Fourteen hopes to lose LoDo vibe with new Uptown location

Tap Fourteen execs hope to take their large selection of Colorado beers and spirits with them to a new spot in Uptown.

The future site of TapFourteen in North Captiol Hill, Nov. 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado; north capitol hill; uptown; food; restaurant; development; construction; bar; commercial real estate;
The future site of Tap Fourteen in North Capitol Hill, Nov. 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

It’s all about getting Colorado booze out fast at Tap Fourteen’s rooftop bar in Lower Downtown Denver.

Bartenders aim to get the average cocktail made in about six seconds especially when the space near Coor’s Stadium is full of twenty- and thirty-something-year-olds looking to drink, said Ryan Earles, general manager of Tap Fourteen.

For a meal at Denver’s SAME Café, diners can trade time, money or produce

“Where in the world do you ever see a millionaire and a person experiencing homelessness chatting and doing the same task as equals?”

Brad Lumpkin (left) and Justin bookhardt eat at SAME Cafe, East Colfax Avenue, Nov. 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; same cafe; food insecurity; colfax; city park west; food; restaurant;
Brad Lumpkin (left) and Justin Bookhardt eat at SAME Cafe, East Colfax Avenue, Nov. 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

On East Colfax Avenue between Race and Vine streets, an important Denver institution is hiding in plain sight.

Tucked next to cake shop under a modest brown awning — across the street from the flashier lineup of the Lion’s Lair, EOD Tattoo, High Level dispensary and Aladdin Liquors — SAME Café has been quietly feeding people experiencing food insecurity in Denver for more than a decade.