What to Expect at Stoic & Genuine, Open Now in Union Station
First they conquered French and Mediterranean cuisine with Bistro Vendôme and Rioja, respectively. Then they jumped into the gastropub genre with Euclid Hall Bar + Kitchen. And now, the inimitable team of James Beard Award-winning chef Jennifer Jasinski, Beard Rising Star nominee Jorel Pierce and managing partner Beth Gruitch are set to make a major splash with Stoic & Genuine, the Union Station seafooder just a few blocks from their Larimer Square trifecta.
By now, you’ve probably heard about the granita bar, which showcases shaved ices for use in both cocktails and desserts as well as raw-bar toppings, with flavors ranging from litchi-sake and chile-citrus to ginger-kaffir lime. You may already know about the namesake oysters being harvested exclusively for S&G by oystermen in Long Island Sound and Chesapeake Bay, or about Gruitch’s passion for grower champagnes, which enjoy pride of place on her wine list alongside classic shellfish pairings like Loire Valley Muscadet and Soave from the Veneto. And we’ve already told you about the brilliant mussel soup called billi bi. That just leaves one thing: soaking up the vibe while trying the food for yourself.
Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St.; 303-640-3474. Open for lunch and dinner daily.