Chef and owner Cristino Griego opened Della Radice last March, hoping to make it a neighborhood staple for small plates and Old World wines.
“I don’t have the words to express how sad I am about this announcement,” Griego posted Friday on his Instagram account. “It’s been a dream of mine to make people happy through my food. Unfortunately, due to many issues we will be closing our doors.”
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Prior to opening his own restaurant at 2955 Ulster Street, Griego had helped open the Bistro at Stapleton in the same spot. That restaurant closed in 2017.
“I just want to bring it back to life,” he told The Denver Post last year. Della Radice offered a menu of small plates inspired by Italy, France and Spain.
“Della Radice literally translates to ‘of the root’ in Italian and is now a living example of working to live, not living to work,” the restaurant’s website said.
Idaho Springs got a new destination for craft beer, coffee and more over the weekend with the opening of Westbound & Down General.
The grab-and-go store sells Westbound & Down beer in cans as well as Sweet Bloom coffee and breakfast burritos starting at 7 a.m. There’s also beer merchandise and other “locally curated goods,” according to a release.
Westbound & Down in 2019 took home the Great American Beer Festival’s award for midsize brewpub of the year. The Idaho Springs brewery also serves a full food menu, wine and cocktails.
Two restaurateurs behind Golden’s booming food scene have just opened a ramen shop to add to the local mix.
Nosu Ramen is now serving bowls of vegan miso, pork tonkotsu, fried chicken, duck and kimchi shrimp ramen (all $14-$17), 303 magazine reported last week.
Chefs Tommy Kummer and Ryan Gorby previously worked in Denver restaurants Colt & Gray and ChoLon, respectively. Their menu includes small plates like gyoza and sake and cocktails to drink.
Owners Brandon Bortles and Noah Heaney also operate SurMesa Taqueria in town at Tributary food hall. Bortles is known for his seasonal restaurant Abejas, while Heaney is also behind the popular Miners Saloon.
700 12th St., 720-787-7988, 4-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, nosuramen.com