As reported earlier this week by Focus on the Beer, A Second Cup/Another Pint has officially become just Another Pint (13860 Gleneagle Drive, anotherpint.net) under new owners Tony and Stephanie Hockemeyer.
The Hockemeyers bought the beer-centric restaurant from Jeremy Diggins of Monument's Coffee Cup Cafe, and have plans for expansion into an adjacent space. First, they'll be adding 10 more beer taps by the new year, bringing the total tap offering to 43. Tony, who served as the outfit's GM for the past two years, says that'll make it "the best beer selection south of Denver ... with the most reasonable prices." He adds that Another Pint rotates through about seven specialty beers each Friday.
The new ownership also will gradually overhaul the food menu; expect updated plates down the road in addition to monthly beer dinners and meet-the-brewer nights.
A new mobile eatery called The Downtown Burrito Company (465-8483) has begun parking outside the Vladimir Jones offices, between Pikes Peak Avenue and Kiowa Street on Tejon Street, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., weekdays.
No surprise: Owner Zack Travis, a 35-year-old former IT guy and line cook, serves a small menu of five occasionally rotating burritos (all $3.75) with two homemade salsa options. To be clear, those are actually made inside Smiley's Bakery & Cafe's kitchen (as all mobile vendors by regulation must be based out of a commercial kitchen).
Currently, two of the burritos are egg-based breakfast offerings, one is a vegetarian wrap, and then there's a beef brisket or smoked chicken option. Barista Espresso coffee is also served.
Gyro we go again ...
Former Nile Café co-owner Michael Ezzat branched out on his own recently with the opening of Westside International Restaurant, Deli & Mart (1502 W. Colorado Ave., 227-9400). Ezzat, who claims 33 years in the food business, says the eatery portion serves Greek, Italian, Middle Eastern and American dishes, while the deli and mart offers an array of meats, cheeses and international dry goods. The location is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Tony Leahy and Cindy Gough, owners of The Famous, recently took over the Patty Jewett Bar and Grill (900 E. Española St., pattyjewettclubhouse.com).
The eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, year-round, and Gough says they have no plans to change anything at the moment. When asked about the spot's main attractions, Gough mentions "good drinks" but adds, "It's all about the view."