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New Restaurants and Reopened Classics Doing Takeout Right Now

These spots will satisfy your cravings for everything from soup dumplings and hot dogs to grain bowls.

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At-home tasting menus. A pizza pop-up. Inventive hot dogs. Metro Denver’s curbside carryout options are improving by the day, thanks to the launch of new concepts and the reopening of old favorites. Check out these tempting takeout and delivery possibilities:

For a morning pick-me-up, Bacon Social House’s Littleton location is serving a condensed brunch menu for pickup and delivery beginning Saturday, May 16. Perhaps most importantly, they’ve got To-Go-Sas (mimosas to-go), and you can also feast on chicken and waffles, avocado toast, biscuits and gravy, and bacon flights. Get it all Wednesday through Sundays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Black Eye Coffee is back in business. Besides all the coffee, espresso, tea, and pastries you’d expect, Black Eye is also selling some market items, like milk, yogurt, and eggs, so you can put off that trek to the grocery store a little longer. The cafe will be open every day for pick up from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ChoLon has reopened both its downtown and Stapleton locations for carryout, meaning all the French onion soup dumplings, stir-fried Malaysian noodles, and chicken potstickers you’ve been longing for are available Thursday through Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. And if you’d like a tasty DIY project, the restaurant is selling steam-your-own soup dumpling kits, too. (Chef Lon Symensma has even posted a helpful tutorial video on ChoLon’s Instagram account.)

Chow Morso Osteria shut down for a bit to revamp its menu for curbside carryout, but the restaurant is up and running again with house-made gelato, batched cocktails, and all the carbs you need to get through the pandemic. Don’t overlook its daily family meal, which includes an entrée and sides for $20 per person. Chow Morso will be open for pick up (sorry, no delivery yet) Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m.

Just how fancy are Fancy Hot Dogs, the creative dogs coming out of the the Truffle Table’s walk-up window? Imagine toppings like peanut butter miso, kimchi, avocado, and goat cheese—and also classics like chile cheese and Chicago iterations—and you get the idea. Get yours Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. via pick up or delivery.

Chef Jennifer Jasinski will open the Flavor Dojo inside her Larimer Square restaurant Rioja on May 18. The lunch-only spot will feature heirloom grain and fresh veggie bowls with protein add-ons, like the Spicy Green with goat cheese, avocado, crunchy seeds, hard-boiled eggs, and jalapeño crema vinaigrette and the Anson Mills Farro Verde with almonds, sweet corn, and dijon-tarragon dressing. Throw in a grapefruit lavender spritz and wild rice krispie treat because we’re living through a global pandemic—and you deserve it. The Flavor Dojo will open for pick up Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The menu is simple at chef Max MacKissock’s Jabroni & Sons, the East Coast-style sandwich pop-up inside of Bar Dough: six sandwiches, chips, and drinks. But the loaded heroes—like the salami, mortadella, and gabagool-packed Sanducci, and the cheesy, crispy eggplant-rific Gabanotz—have already earned a following. After all, the chips do come with sharp cheddar cheese sauce for dipping. Jabroni & Sons is open for lunch pick up and delivery Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

After nearly nine weeks of being closed, the Kitchen Upstairs  in Boulder is firing up its wood-fired oven for a Neapolitan pizza pop-up. Dubbed Pizzeria Di Sopra (“pizzeria above,” since it’ll be held in the restaurant’s upstairs cocktail lounge), the pop-up is open for pick up and delivery Thursday through Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. until restaurants can reopen for dine-in service. Besides the 16-inch pies—which feature upscale toppings like Calabrian chiles and truffle oil—Pizzeria Di Sopra’s menu also includes an Italian chopped salad, parmesan-dusted garlic knots, braised meatballs, tiramisu, and batched negronis.

A Los Angeles favorite, Mason’s Dumpling Shop was originally scheduled to make its Aurora debut in mid-March, just as the pandemic shuttered restaurants statewide. Instead, the new shop opened for takeout on May 7 with noodle and rice bowls and hand-pinched dumplings in varieties like steamed veggie, pan fried-pork, and boiled shrimp and chive. Grab some Wednesday through Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Safta’s pillowy pitas and velvety hummus are back, along with lamb kebabs, harissa roasted chicken, a kids’ menu, cocktails, and much more. The curbside pick-up and delivery menu, which is available Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 8:30 p.m., will change regularly. But don’t worry: The pita and hummus will always be available.

Just in time for patio weather, Terminal Bar is serving to-go drinks and snacks on the Denver Union Station Plaza. Grab a frozen paloma or daiquiri (or both!) daily from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Third Culture Bakery and chef Gonzo Jimenez of Miette et Chocolat teamed up to create a new Third Culture Chocolate Collection (think: sustainably-sourced cacao bars and chocolate-covered almonds spiked with flavors like matcha, passion fruit, and coconut). Order the treats from Third Culture’s online store.

It’s no surprise that chef Kelly Whitaker has brought the Wolf’s Tailor back with something cool and innovative on the menu. On May 20, the James Beard Award nominee will launch his restaurant’s first-ever take-home tasting menu: The 10- to 12-item meal features five bites in a bento box, some wood-fired courses, and dessert from pastry chef extraordinaire Jeb Breakell. Of course, beverage pairings of wine, cocktails, and sake are available. Online ordering opens this Saturday for pick up Wednesday through Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.

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