"It's PBR, loud punk rock music, good whiskey and amazing food."
That's Whiskey Dick's (26 E. Kiowa St., 233-7078) in a nutshell for you, according to co-owner Brian Moore of Westside Tattoo and downtown's V Bar. The eatery recently opened in the former Conscious Table space, serving lunch, dinner and a late-night menu on weekends until 3:30 a.m. (Catch a grand opening celebration on Aug. 31.)
Moore, a mid-'90s graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, says he, his brother Aaron and his dad designed the menu, which remains in development and uses spirits or beer in many recipes. For example: Momma Dick's Meatloaf with bourbon-mushroom gravy over flattop mashed potatoes; bourbon pulled pork; and vodka-laced pico de gallo.
As promised in May, Supernova is now open (until 1:30 a.m. nightly) at 111 E. Boulder St. (418-3484).
The '80s-throwback "barcade," brought by Rabbit Hole owners Joe and Amber Campana, features 40 vintage arcade games, goofy drink specials like $1 Mad Dog 20/20 shots, and easy eats (by Joe and RH chef Josh Beemer) like Mario and Luigi burgers, Frogger-inspired frog legs, sweet waffle fries and nachos.
Also in May, we told you of the coming of 2South Wine Bar (2southwinebar.com) in the former Deb's Coffee House at 2 S. 25th St. Owners Rod and Amy Quass had hoped to be open more than a month ago, but have been delayed by permitting issues and such. Rod says those are now resolved and kitchen equipment has been moved in, just in time for incoming chef Tyler Peoples, most recently of Manitou's Briarhurst Manor Estate. (Peoples was replaced there by chef Adam Stephens and incoming chef Neil Moreno.)
Rod says an opening is still up to four weeks away, giving Peoples time to tinker with the "comfort Mediterranean menu" of medium-sized plates ($5 to $13) and weekly chalkboard specials (topping out at $18 tentatively), which include gluten-free items.
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Chef Scott Coulter has moved out of state and left Shining Mountain Golf Club (100 Shining Mountain Lane, Woodland Park, shiningmountaingc.com) in the capable hands of Alex Miller, who worked under Coulter at both Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. in the Springs and McGinty's Wood Oven Pub in Divide.