Restaurants

Aviano

Aviano Coffee is a pair of Denver’s original third wave, artisanal coffee shops, in the Cherry Creek neighborhood. We strive to preserve the quality coffee experience, and provide the perfect spot for life’s moments: meet new people, form groundbreaking ideas, and enjoy a perfectly crafted cup of coffee.

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Bar Dough

Bar Dough is an Italian kitchen with an elevated take on traditional cuisine in a cozy neighborhood setting. Chef Russell Stippach has created a menu of inventive plates of traditionally prepared meats, fish, house-made pastas and wood-fired pizza that has drawn rave reviews locally and nationally.

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ASH'KARA

Ash’Kara and Chef Reggie Dotson explore the continuous evolution of Israeli cuisine, with ingredients and flavors from across Europe and North Africa, including Yemen, Syria, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and Spain, into a menu of shareable items from the restaurant’s wood-fired oven, including roasted vegetables, house-made pita, hummus and spreadable sides, large-format proteins, vegetables and sides cooked in traditional Tagine clay pots.

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Bungalow

The team in charge of Highland Tap & Burger opened Bungalow summer 2021—an open-air lounge with beach-ey cabanas to kick back in and enjoy tacos with Tulum-inspired cocktails.

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SEÑOR BEAR

Señor Bear is a one-of-a-kind Latin-inspired restaurant and bar in the Lower Highland neighborhood of Denver. Señor Bear marries the culinary traditions of Latin America with refined, modernized cooking techniques. The Señor Bear team prides itself on inspiring, surprising cuisine and impeccable yet approachable service. Rooted in the traditions heavily influenced by Peru, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Mexico, Señor Bear combines the authenticity of classic Latin cooking with professional, elevated execution.

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Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not is an upscale craft cocktail bar located inside a fully renovated free-standing former flower shop. Designed as a Denver cocktail destination, Forget Me Not creates a beverage program as an homage to the flower shop of old, which will draw on flowers, spices, and barks from local farms; combined with classics and house cocktails.

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Tap & Burger

We’re a community-based business that reflects our values of connection to place, quality of product and customer care, and we’re so happy that we’re here to share it with you! We prepare everything on the menu in-house to ensure that each item is made with the highest standards of quality. We source many of our ingredients from local farmers and merchants so that we can support, build and grow our Colorado community. And we strive to offer friendly, comfortable atmosphere and hospitality that builds a family of loyal, happy Tap & Burger patrons.

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Mister Oso

Mister Oso’s cozy yet energetic atmosphere features flavorful Latin cuisine paired expertly with classic Latin cocktails and a fun and inventive “mocktail to cocktail” program. The menu is focused primarily around smoked meat tacos, (but also offers abundant options for pescatarians and vegetarians) as well as fresh cebiches and crudos . Situated in Denver’s RiNo Arts District, Mister Oso offers dinner and happy hour seven days a week.

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A5 Steakhouse

A great restaurant meal can be an act of storytelling and transportation. Sliding onto a stool at a bar, being met with a glassy and silky martini punctuated with a briny olive, is there to prepare you for a plate of finely-shucked oysters that were bobbing in the Atlantic 36 hours ago. In this moment the noise and cacophony can melt away, your phone finds its way back into your pocket, and we find communion with those of us on our left and right. We place a premium on doing the work to find producers, growers, and ranchers that have values that align with our own. It’s our desire to bring food to your table that speaks to its sense of place and time, and to be able to bring the connection to those producers to a higher level of consciousness.

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COnsulting projects

Sofia

Sofia is a modern Italian-inspired restaurant that relies on local purveyors, farmers, and fishermen to create a menu featuring house-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and oven-roasted meats and fish. The restaurant is partnered with the Sofia foundation to provide scholarships for underserved New Orleans public schools with a focus on musical arts and continuing education.

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7908 ASPEN

7908 is Aspen’s finest supper club situated in the heart of the world’s most adored and revered mountaintop resort. This space allows for an authentic Aspen experience. A place to dine in the earl evening and dance late into the night. It’s sophisticated and fun, it’s raucus and regal, it’s inclusive and exclusive…It’s Aspen!

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MAINE SHACK

Drew Ryan, a Maine native, is the mastermind behind Maine Shack, having envisioned the project several years ago as a way to bring a taste of his home state to Denver. He teamed up with Culinary Creative to open Maine Shack. They are bringing an authentic taste of New England to land-locked Colorado, serving up traditional New England  shack fare – steamed and fried whole belly clams, lobster rolls, clam chowder and more.

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Lucy's Burger Bar

Denver was clearly ready for the Minneapolis-style Juicy Lucy burger - the decadent burger made by stuffing two burger patties with cheese - since Lucy’s Burger Bar sold out of burgers their first two days of business. Located in the Berkeley neighborhood of Denver, Lucy’s Burger bar opened in summer 2021. Before its opening, The Culinary Creative Group assisted with different aspects of the opening process like financial modeling, lease negotiation and program development.

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Prost

Prost Brewing Co. is a Colorado craft brewery focused on crafting only the finest German-style biers. They honor their German heritage by sourcing high-quality ingredients directly from Germany and by following traditional brewing practices and lagering techniques. The results? A cleaner, more refined bier that is approachable yet layered with complexities. The Culinary Creative Group was hired to design a menu for Prost Brewing Co. that would complement their German-style biers. Prost had previously relied on food trucks and wanted to become a full beer garden in order to appeal to more families and business people in the area. The addition of a full menu, which was created by The Culinary Creative Group’s Max Mackissock, achieved that.

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