Posted: December 17, 2008 9:09 AM
The January issue of Food & Wine
forecasts the restaurant trends of 2009
, and one of those predictions--grocery shops
--is already in the works here in Denver.
Of course, there are Uptown's Marczyk Fine Foods
and the eight-month-old Urban Pantry
on South Broadway, but now Patrick Mangold-White
) is hoping to bring the trend to Highland at West 32nd Avenue and Julian Street.
Mangold-White, who co-opened Platt Park's Pajama Baking Company
(but is no longer affiliated), is working to open an indoor-style farmers' market with a small cafe, goods from a featured farmer and Colorado producers, local baked goods, and high-end sodas. (Think the Ferry Building Marketplace
in San Francisco on a small scale.)
"I'd love to bring in some artisan shops," says Mangold-White. "I want to complement the block; I don't want to be competition or piss anyone off."
Bonus: Fuel CafÃ©
, one of our favorite new eateries
, also receives a mention in the foodie mag for its Thursday-night dinners. And, a few pages later, chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson
shares a recipe for antipasto salad.