Husband and wife, Tim Dionne and Shaunah Estrin, owners of La Cava Fine Mexican Cuisine, 1755 S. 8th St., are expected to open a second restaurant, Steel Pan PNP, 402 S. Nevada Ave, in late June upon completion of the required controls.
The new place has an upscale industrial atmosphere with tables and chairs made of heavy wood with reinforced legs. A large bar in the front area welcomes customers. A full-service restaurant is offered in the rear area, and an adjoining room, which used to be the brewery of the Iron Bird Brewing Co., is being converted into a playroom.
“We specialize in Detroit-style pizza,” said Estrin. “Tim has a long history in the pizza business. We wanted to find a place where we could have a neighborhood bar and serve good food. The price and the location were right for us. ”The customer review has been automatically translated from German.
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Detroit-style pizza is a rectangular cake that’s baked in steel pans, which makes the thick crust crispy and chewy. The cheese is under the tomato sauce, which allows it to seep out and melt on the sides of the pan, forming a crispy rim.
Then we asked ourselves: “So what does the PNP stand for?”
“Pie ‘n pint,” said Estrin. “We want this to be less formal than La Cava. This is more of a meeting place for the community, where you can get pizza and a beer. “
It helps that the Los Angeles couple worked in restaurants. Shaunah, a native of California, is a cook. Tim, who was born in Colorado Springs, also knows his way around the kitchen. With their many years of experience in the catering industry, they can easily switch from the front of the house to the kitchen.
“At La Cava, I’m usually in the kitchen during the week,” said Estrin. “Tim does the front of the house during the week, but we swap places at the weekend. When we open this place (Steel Pie), the two of us will be walking back and forth between the restaurants every day, covering whatever needs to be done.
Eat with your hands
The Golden Lotus Foundation will host a Filipino Boodle Fight at Back on the Boulevard, 2855 N. Murray Blvd., 12.30pm-3.30pm, June 20th and July 11th.
Never heard of a boodle fight? It is a colorful, hands-on dining experience launched by the Philippine military. A large pile of food is served in the center of a long table in a canteen where every hungry soldier eats with his hands, symbolizing camaraderie, brotherhood and equality in the ranks. The “fight” in the name refers to the act of grabbing and eating as much as the soldier can before others grab it.
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It will be less chaotic for the event in Back on the Boulevard. A table is set with banana leaves. Items on the menu that are placed on the banana leaves include steamed rice, fried rice, steamed pak choi, eggplant, okra, corn, melon, watermelon, ripe mango, grilled chicken wings, pork belly, spring rolls, shrimp, and fried cod. The cost is $ 50 per person, $ 12 for children under 12. Limited reservations. visit goldenlotusfoundation.org to download the registration form.
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Dinner and a movie
The Date Night Under the Stars on the Pikes Peak Patio in the Promeade Shops in Briargate is a fun summer evening. Make a reservation at one of the restaurants in the mall and get ready for a relaxing evening with a free movie. Movies start at sunset. First up are 50 first dates on June 26th, followed by La La Land on July 10th. Bring your blankets or chairs, find a spot on the patio, and ensure safe social distancing. Limited seating. visit thepromenadeshopsatbriargate.com/events/
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