The Thrillist site cites LoHi restaurant as one of just 33 nationwide
I like the verbal juxtaposition of OLD Major being named one of the country’s top NEW restaurants. But that’s exactly the situation with the selection of what Thrillist cites as one of the 33 best to open this past year. Thrillist is a site devoted to food, drink, travel, 22 cities (including Denver) and buying stuff. The write-up in its entirety:
Old Major, Denver, CO
What you’re getting: Nose to Tail Plate
Denver’s LoHi neighborhood is bursting at the seams with new, popular bars and restaurants, but Old Major’s “elevated farmhouse cuisine” stands out among the pack with exceptional cocktails and decadent, inventive cuisine (think CO rib eye with bleu cheese, foie gras butter, and pork fat fries). If you’re smart and/or just understand weekly calendars, swing by on a Wednesday, where you can watch the chef/owner butcher two pigs in-house, you saucy, food-based voyeur! Then you’ll eat the fruits of his labor on the Nose to Tail Plate, which features cuts like braised belly, confit rib, schnitzel, ham, and ears, all accompanied by mustard spaetzle, sauerkraut, and a demi-glace.
I was a guest at pork-centric Old Major’s media preview last February. Click here for my thoughts. The big guy in the first photograph is Justin Brunson, who before Old Major started Masterpiece Delicatessen, a gourmet sandwich shop that pioneered the making of LoHi a local dining destination area, and later was instrumental in the launch of the Denver Bacon Company. Masterpiece Deli recently opened a second location in the Wells Fargo Center, where downtown Denver meets the Uptown neighborhood. Its Monday through Friday opening days indicate that its target is the downtown office worker rather than the Uptown brunch crowd. The address is 1710 Sherman Street.