The Latest in Denver’s Culinary Growth: Tennyson Street

The Latest in Denver’s Culinary Growth: Tennyson Street

highlands4It’s challenging to keep up with the amount of food growth that Denver is having.  That’s why we’re here – to help you navigate our city’s food scene!  The newest culinary endeavor to chat about is on Tennyson Street, and it’s awesome.

Located between 38th and 46th avenues on Tennyson in the Berkeley neighborhood, Tennyson St. is a cute little getaway from the busyness of the Highlands.  It has great little shops and galleries, and a really great veterinarian that your pets will love.  There have always been the staples, such as Parisi, Swing Thai, Cozy Cottage, and DJ’s Berkeley Café.  Tennyson St. has also been a great brunch destination for years.  Every spot is good, so if one has too long of a line, you just go to the next!

This year though, there are at least seven new restaurants to open in the area.  We’ve written about Brazen, and how that was one of the most anticipated restaurant openings last season. Another highly anticipated joint will be Denver’s first cat café.  Seriously – a cat café! The Denver Cat Company will serve tea, coffee, coffee shop snacks, and we’ve heard rumors of beer and wine being served too. You and your furry friends are in for a treat!

Another great addition will be Block & Larder, from the guys who brought us Freshcraft.  Aaron, Lucas, and Jason Forgy, owners of Freshcraft, are excited to open Block & Larder, which they say will not be the same concept as the sister restaurant.  Block & Larder (housed in a 3,000 sq ft building) will be focused on proteins with an in-house butchery and a bar. Next door, in the same building, will be Royal, a new burger bar brought to you from Josh Epps, the owner of Jelly.  Royal should be a cool, casual, family-friendly burger bar.

Another awesome new place will be Vital Root, a vegetarian restaurant near Vital Yoga.  This comes to us from Justin Cucci, the chef behind Root Down and Linger, because he apparently doesn’t have enough to do these days.  Vital Root will have a juice bar, and health-conscious food for your after-yoga cravings.

The mastermind behind one of South Broadway’s coolest places, Atomic Cowboy/Denver Biscuit Company/Fat Sully’s Pizza will open another place called John’s Garage at 4526 Tennyson St.  John’s Garage will house another trifecta of coolness: Kaos Pizzeria, Uno Mas Taqueria & Cantina, and Call to Arms Brewery.   This seems like more of an afternoon-late night theme than the other one, which is pretty much an 8-2am kind of place!

This is only a recap of a couple of the new places going in to Tennyson Street, which is pretty awesome considering this street already had some great places, and now it has more! Happy dining, Highlanders!

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