We’re living in a city open for business 20 hours a day. Could it be 24? Should it be?
It’s 2 a.m. in LoDo.
For about 20 minutes, the sidewalks have become steadily more crowded with partiers — some happy, some angry, some stable, some stumbling. They’re lining up outside food trucks as drunk hunger, that special brand of hunger, rumbles in their stomachs. They’re walking in circles and craning their necks impatiently, trying to find the ride they’ve summoned among the mass of thoroughly gridlocked traffic.
Over the years, the sights and sounds of Welton Street have changed dramatically, but Brother Jeff Fard and Ron Springer hope to make sure Five Points keeps some of its original character.
Over the years, the sights and sounds of Welton Street have changed dramatically, but Brother Jeff Fard and Ron Springer hope to make sure Five Points keeps some of its original character. In addition to the many events Brother Jeff Fard hosts at his Cultural Center, the two plan on starting up a commercial catering service that will serve food from across all parts of the African Diaspora.
Although the catering service is not officially ready to open its doors, you can get a feel for its potential by stopping by Black Dollar Saturday at Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center for sample plates that will include some Caribbean delights, a vegan option and a healthy dose of soul food.
“It’s a wonderful idea, the representation of black cultural foods, the international aspect of it, we’re representing Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas and we have an expansive vegan menu,” Springer said.
Maybe you don’t — the shop was doling out sample slices on 4/20, after all — but stick with me here. It’s been a year since Rosenberg’s owner and dough scientist Joshua Pollack announced his intention to open a pizza joint attached the 715 Club, and it’s finally here.