This week on Denver’s dining scene: Our secret dining weapon is … pastries? Plus, a hot new restaurant is exceeding expectations and the latest breweries you should check out on an ever-changing craft beer scene.
☕ Lavender Coffee Boutique, a new CBD coffee shop, is gearing up to open in the Platt Park neighborhood sometime this fall. It will serve CBD-infused lattes and tea, and sell other CBD products like lotion and bath salts. [BusinessDen 🔒]
🥐 The best of Denver’s bakers have come together to form the 5280 Pastry Co-op with the unified mission of making the Mile High a can’t-miss destination for pastry chefs and lovers of baked goods everywhere. [Westword]
🍙 Denver’s latest Vietnamese restaurant, Sap Sua on East Colfax, was promised to be a showstopper — even named on Bon Appétit's list of most anticipated restaurants in the country — and at least according to our friends at 303 Magazine, that’s exactly what it is.
💰 Colorado plans on forking up $135,000 annually to promote its Michelin Guide restaurants. (Which restaurants those are, exactly, will be announced at a private award ceremony on Sept. 12.) [Denver Post 🔒]
🍺 Epic, 10 Barrel, Mockery, Dos Luces, and LowDown are just a few of many once-popular craft breweries that have announced closures this year. But you know what they say — when one taproom door closes, another one opens. Here are six new breweries to scope out. [Westword]
🍽️ It’s last call at Bittersweet in Wash Park. The 12-year-old fine dining staple announced plans to shutter permanently on Sept. 15 after the husband-and-wife duo behind the restaurant filed for divorce. [Westword]