Unique Dining Design Around Denver

Local tastemakers gathered to discuss restaurant design and trends around Denver and its bustling food scene on November 2-3, 2016. The panel discussion took place at the Colorado Restaurant Show, the premier Rocky Mountain Region foodservice show. Presented by the Colorado Restaurant Association, the show gathered industry leaders and suppliers to present, learn, and discuss the newest trends and products in the industry.

Masterpiece Kitchen

The panel, led by Brandon Anderson, discussed current and future trends in restaurant design around Denver. Location, they noted, provides much of the design inspiration for restaurants. Anderson says, "The neighborhood typically drives the concept, depending on what is missing in the area. The context of the neighborhood also drives the design." As for trends that the panelists think are becoming overused? Reclaimed barn wood and Edison bulbs are showing up in a lot of restaurants these days. 

The panel hosted some impressive local home, restaurant, and design professionals, including:

TROY GUARD: Chef/Owner at TAG, Guard and Grace, Los Chingones, Sugarmill, Bubu, Lucky Cat, Mister Tuna, TAG Burger Bar and an upcoming breakfast concept called #HashTAG.

The Denver Central Market

Biju's Little Curry Shop

BRANDON ANDERSON: Architect/Principal for LIVstudio Architecture + Interior Design. Brandon has been the architect on a number of local restaurants such as Sushi-Rama, Palate Food & Wine Bar, Biju’s Little Curry Shop, Masterpiece Kitchen and The Denver Central Market.

BOB LEINO: Real Estate Broker at Fuller Real Estate. Bob has sold or leased over 110 restaurants ranging from fast food, casual dining, and sports bars to upscale dining.

Cochino Taco


SCOTT NORGAARD: Restaurant Equipment Supplier for W West Equipment & Furnishings Company. Some of their local kitchens include TAG, Cholon and Los Chingones. They also have worked nationally with companies like Red Robin, Chipotle, Tokyo Joe’s and Jim & Nick’s.

ROSS ROSENOW: General Contractor/Vice President for Jordy Construction. Ross’s company has built many local restaurants such as Izakaya Den, Stoic & Genuine, The Squeaky Bean and Tamayo.

Get out and experience the unique dining design around Denver!