JOSIE SEXTON, EATER DENVER | From food halls to cocktail bars and modern delicatessens.
Where: 2706 Larimer Street
Major Players: Seasoned and highly decorated barman Sean Kenyon (Williams & Graham and The Occidental), partners Justin Anthony and Lisa Vedovelli, owners of Matchbox, and Kevin Burke, formerly of Colt & Gray and Ste. Ellie.
What to Expect: With American classics on both the food and drink sides, American Bonded will emphasize whiskey but also offer a full wine, beer, and cocktail menu.
Projected Opening: March
Where: 2900 Larimer Street, between Crema Coffee House and Ratio Beerworks
Major Players: Barteca Restaurant Group, which operates Barcelona locations across the country, as well as Bartaco, now in Boulder and coming soon to LoHi.
What to Expect: Specific plates vary across the restaurants, but the menu is broken down by Spanish ham and cheeses, tapas, salads, and paellas as well as other plates for sharing. Traditional items include fideos (Spanish pasta), gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp), and ham and cheese croquettes. The wine list will feature over 400 bottles.
Projected Opening: Mid-March