Bad News Part 1--Pop!
While nothing like the food truck boom, over the past several years--much like the cupcake-- burger joints have been popping up all over Denver to sate-then-eventually-flood burger fans with options. On the same day I wrote about the closing of their portable food vending service, I was informed of the unfortunate news that Deluxe Burger itself has shuttered its East Colfax doors (and I assume its annexing doors to Mod Living furniture store).
I really liked Deluxe Burger. It was a great, greasy burger shop in a part of town that actually seemed to need a burger shop. What a month or two for Chef Dylan Moore: losing an orange truck and an orange burger joint. Bye-bye Deluxe Burger, you will be missed.
More Bad News:
A new taqueria on South Federal is not exactly part of any bubble, but opening one in this area where for years the streets have been practically running with taco grease takes some cojones, as they say. That or you better have something no one else has and do it well. Leobardo's taco shop had the latter for sure, and I was originally drawn to it because of its signs advertising tortas de tamal--the only place I have seen in Denver offering this Mexico City specialty. Unfortunately it has been dark for at least several weeks now--ominously so on a recent Friday evening that I was driving by. I will have to stop in again and confirm, but it's not looking good for this tamal-slinging taqueria.
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