Now Open: The Kitchen Next Door
When Hugo Matheson and Kimbal Musk opened their Boulder flagship, called simply The Kitchen, nearly 10 years ago, the ethicurean movement had just begun to take shape. Today, concepts like sourcing from local farms, recycling, composting and giving back to the community are mainstream - but they're still at the core of what's now a full-fledged restaurant group, encompassing The Kitchen Denver, and Upstairs and The Kitchen Next Door, also in Boulder. As of tomorrow, another Next Door will join the family when it opens at the City Set development in Glendale. And come summer, a third will have opened in Union Station, while The Kitchen's latest outpost will be up and running in Fort Collins.
The newcomer shares much in common with its older sibling - from its airy, streamlined vibe to its rotating selection of 10 Colorado craft beers, supplemented by kegged wines and cocktails. Executive chef Kyle Mendenhall's gastropub-y menu, too, is basically the same, though Anthony "Sal" Salazar is manning the stoves here. And as at the Boulder branch, Matheson and Musk will reserve a portion of the proceeds for their nonprofit efforts to plant Learning Gardens in area schools, so you can eat well and do good at the same time. Now, a slide show full of dishes to look forward to.
658 S. Colorado Blvd., Glendale; 303-757-0878