The group is taking over the unique, off-street property at 1439 S. Pearl St., that was home most recently to Nosh gelato. The plan for the space calls for wood fired pizza, pasta dishes, panini, garden fresh salads and other specialties yet to be determined. The inviting, but tiny, cottage does not allow for indoor seating, but there will be plenty of garden seating available as weather permits, and a “very limited” delivery area will be serviced by Vespa.
With further attention to environmental sensibility, the wood that will fire the stove will be provided by Ela family farm, in Hotchkiss, CO. The wood is a by-product from the Ela orchards, and will be delivered along with fresh fruit during the growing season. Neither a name nor opening date for the new eatery was available at press time. Stay tuned for details as they are available.
A bit to the south, Jean Phillippe Failyau is expecting to get the doors open at ParkBurger, 1890 S. Pearl St., sometime early this month. Don’t expect faceless fast food out of this operation. ParkBurger may be short on space (seating for 30 inside and a dozen or so on the sidewalk patio), but not on talent. Kitchen manager Brad Putrycus (formerly chef at the trendy and terrific Osteria Marco), will put forth a menu featuring unique burgers handmade from beef, buffalo and veggie items (from scratch). You’ll find some special choices like “The Frenchie,” featuring melted brie and shaved ham, but don’t expect truffles or foie gras that would force a $12 burger, according to Failyau.
“We’re going to stay with similar prices to what’s around us,” he told The Profile. “I’ve lived in the area a few years. We’ve got a newborn, and like my neighbors, wanted a place we could walk to.”
To quench your thirst, ParkBurger will offer Belgian brews, wine by the glass and milkshakes, in addition to more standard fare. Accompanying your burger will be hand-cut French fries (of course) or a side salad if that be your preference.
And, if you don’t find what you were hoping for on the menu, let ParkBurger know. “We’ll listen to our neighbors. It’s a work in progress.”
To best keep tabs on opening day, call 720-242-9951 or www.parkburger.com.