First Look at Cart-Driver
“Pizza and oysters — what more do you need?” muses Kelly Whitaker while looking out with a grin over all 640 sq. ft. of Cart-Driver, the tiny but much-awaited Italian-inspired bar he and partner Andrew Birkholz are opening tomorrow afternoon in the RiNo shipping container next door to Work & Class. It’s a rhetorical question, of course. They know you need booze, and they’ve definitely got it. You may or may not need dessert, but just in case, they’ve got that too, in the form of vanilla soft-serve. What you don’t need or want, they’re sure, is pomp and circumstance — and you won’t get any. Given the size of the space, the team behind Boulder’s ever-popular Basta is smartly sticking to a system of counter service that Birkholz jokingly calls “quick casual, but with a maitre d’,” in reference to the host who will be stationed at the entrance to help streamline the ordering process. In that spirit, let's cut straight to the chase with the slide show below.
2500 Larimer St.; 303-292-3553. Open Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday 5-11 PM, Friday-Saturday 5 PM-12 AM.