On my plate this week: Rocky Fin Poké Bar. This hidden little gem — which straddles the borders of City Park West, Cap Hill, and Cheesman Park — is one of my favorite places to eat when I’m working in Denver. (Host Bree Davies and I may or may not order it almost every Thursday… 😬) Serving build-your-own, Hawaiian-style poké bowls filled with tender fish, bright produce, and a fresh and extensive array of topping options, Rocky Fin is all the rave with zero pretension. Self-described as “compact” and “no-frills,” all their focus is on the food. It’s my go-to meal when I’m craving something quick, healthy, wallet-friendly, and consistently delicious. And bonus: Rocky Fin just opened a second location in Westminster!
Rating: 8/10 will continue to order at least once a week 🍣
In other food news:
- 🍽️ The Preservery, a RiNo hotspot for American fare, will close for good this weekend, serving a final specialty brunch on Sept. 4. The husband-and-wife owners say they want to focus on their new nonprofit, The Preservery Foundation, which combats food insecurity among people experiencing homelessness. [Westword]
- 🧛 Think it’s too early to be making Halloween plans? Apparently not, since everyone is talking about this new goth-inspired “Black Lagoon” pop-up bar taking over RiNo Yacht Club in October. [303 Magazine]
- 🍨 David Right is ramping up his pandemic hobby into a full-blown business with his first brick-and-mortar ice cream shop slated for next spring. [BusinessDen]