Openings & Announcements 

The Pit BBQ Grille quietly opened a third location recently at North Market Bridge Park (6750 Longshore St.). The Pit’s offerings include pulled pork barbecue, brisket, Polish Boy sandwiches and side such as greens and mac ’n’ cheese. A grand opening is set for Labor Day weekend. 

More:Guide: Everything You Need to Know about North Market Bridge Park

Homestead Beer Co. is set to open a spin-off location called Homestead Public House and Barrel Room at Newark’s revitalized Cherry Valley Hotel (2299 Cherry Valley Road SE). The grand opening takes place on Friday, Aug. 27. The

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by Sara Hayden

“Trust me….I eat a lot.” Owner Nee Lau keeps a slow and steady emphasis on quality above all else.


Whole rock cod in spicy black bean sauce at The Mandarin in Menlo Park. The restaurant had a soft opening in June, with plans for a grand opening party in July. (Image courtesy of The Mandarin)

The pandemic may have expedited owner Nee Lau’s plans to pursue what was a retirement dream of opening a restaurant, but when it comes to executing his vision at The Mandarin in Menlo Park, it’s all about slowing down.

“I’d rather have

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The new Bon Apétreat “food truck,” pictured here parked in a neighborhood in Highlands Ranch, is now roaming the  Denver area with snacks for your pup. (Provided by Tiffany Brown)

Some local entrepreneurs started home bakeries during the pandemic, while others turned to grilling burgers or selling buckets of fried chicken.

For Tiffany Brown and her adopted German Shepherd, there seemed to be another niche in the Denver food market that needed filling. With peanut butter, that is.

In January, Brown started booking appearances around metro Denver for her new “food truck,” Bon Apétreat. From inside the roving turquoise

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