October 30th, 2020


Visit Aurora Blogs 5 New Restaurants in Aurora Known for international eateries and dining you can’t find anywhere else in Colorado, explore these five new restaurants. From Pizza and sushi to vegetarian options and Ethiopian eats, you’re bound to find something for lunch, dinner, and everything in between. THE MADRAS CAFÉ 5422 S PARKER RD.
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October 8th, 2020


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September 3rd, 2020

News from Bettola Bistro – The Italian Bistro On Havana Street

  Dine al fresco in our new patio area. Bettola Bistro Newsletter / September / 2020 Updates from your favorite neighborhood bistro: Social Distancing Safely…… Our patio and dining room are open for “dine-in” service and we are working closely with city officials to ensure the safety of our team and patrons. We kindly ask all guests to self
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September 1st, 2020


FIRST WATCH EXPANDS BAR PROGRAM IN DENVER AREA WITH FRESH, CURATED COCKTAIL OFFERINGS TO ROUND OUT ANY BREAKFAST, BRUNCH OR LUNCH =========================== WHO: First Watch, the daytime café serving breakfast, brunch and lunch daily from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at nearly 400 locations nationwide, is expanding its curated Bar Program in the Denver area
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August 18th, 2020

Support Restaurants & Win Prizes – Colorado Restaurant Associations BINGO – Summer

  Support Colorado restaurants and win prizes. Great prizes! Win one of FIVE $50 restaurant gift cards weekly! Win one of EIGHT Grand Prize Colorado getaway packages throughout the summer! How to Play – Step 1: Pick a Bingo board below Step 2: Complete one of the activities in a square and mark off (edit
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August 18th, 2020

America’s Greatest Old-School Restaurants

Have you ever eaten at Sam’s No. 3? If yes, then that means you have eaten at one of America’s Greatest Old-School Restaurants according to the Daily Meal! We really are talking old school because Sam’s No 3 has been around since 1927! Stop by and get their award winning grub! You can check out
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July 29th, 2020

Kitchen Food Collective – Food Drive On Havana Street to Support Small Businesses & the Community

Thank you for volunteering to make the Food Kitchen Collective food drive a success on Wednesday the 15th! Together, we handed out over 1000 bags of fresh produce, quality food, PPE supplies, and prepared meals to community members in need. This all weighed over 7,000 pounds! By partnering with On Havana Street, over 19 small
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July 29th, 2020


CONGRATULATIONS TO ELLEN AND FRED M.! They are the lucky winners of the #EATONHAVANASTREET $500 SUMMER GIVEAWAY! Please enjoy, experience, explore and eat at an assortment of restaurants from some of our favorites #OnHavanaStreet

July 16th, 2020

On Havana’s Kitchen Collective Food Drive

Watch the July 08, 2020 Aurora TV feature by Christina Savan Raney here

July 13th, 2020

The Six Best Events on the Culinary Calendar This Week

Learn how to make laksa, noodles in a rich coconut curry broth, at Cook Street; this vegan version is from Hella Herbivore. Courtesy Hella Herbivore AMY ANTONATION | JULY 13, 2020 | 5:48AM Yes, you do have to file your taxes this week — but then you can cheer up with deals on wine, creative cocktails crafted from unusual
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June 29th, 2020

Seoul Mandoo Is Filling a Need for Dumplings in Aurora

Seoul ManDoo makes nothing but dumplings — only two kinds, for now. Mark Antonation MARK ANTONATION | JUNE 16, 2020 | 5:56AM Here’s one surefire formula for making it through the coronavirus pandemic and economic downturn: Do one thing and do it well. At Seoul ManDoo, a new Korean eatery at 2222 South Havana Street in Aurora, dumplings are the
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June 29th, 2020

Seoul ManDoo is Aurora’s Newest Shop Dedicated To Dumplings

KRISTINA VASQUEZ JUNE 29, 2020 FOOD + BOOZE NEIGHBORHOODS 2 MIN READ Amongst the long line of Korean restaurants along Havana Street in Aurora, Seoul ManDoo is the newest addition dedicated solely to traditional street-food-style dumplings. Though the shop opened nearly two months ago on May 15, owner JW Lee isn’t new to the Colorado dining scene.
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May 21st, 2020

BURNT ENDS: KC style BBQ caterer trying for something sweet out of bitter pandemic economic crisis

By KARA MASON, Staff Writer Aurora Sentinel Read Full Article Here May 21, 2020   Apple Pie is one of the many pie options offered of pie kits. Photo by Philip B. Poston/Sentinel Colorado Angela Ray poses for a portrait in her kitchen, holding two of the many pies she is offering in her pie
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April 15th, 2020

Restaurants Near Me – Aurora

Watch Restaurants Near Me by OCN Eats here   In this episode we explore the melting pot that is Aurora. Such a diverse city with great ethnic restaurants.   Dellannos- This mom and pop Italian deli and Pizzeria is located right across from Grandview High School on Arapahoe and serves all your classic New York
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April 2nd, 2020

Support Local: On Havana Street by Aurora TV

Thank you to Aurora TV for featuring our On Havana Street businesses during this uncertain time. Please watch the April 2, 2020 feature here Support Local:  On Havana

March 26th, 2020


Read the Full Article here It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…and it was definitely the weirdest of times to produce what’s usually our biggest, most eagerly anticipated issue of the year. We were nearing the end of compiling the 2020 Best of Denver, our annual celebration of everything that’s
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March 26th, 2020

Sushi Katsu Switches From All You Can Eat to All You Can Carry

MARK ANTONATION | MARCH 26, 2020 | 1:55PM Read Full Article from the Westword here Sushi lovers on a budget have flocked to Sushi Katsu for years for all-you-can-eat sushi, and even more so since Han Jun Lee and his family took over the business four years ago. At the time, there were only two Sushi Katsu locations — the original,
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March 16th, 2020

Sam’s No 3 Closure Until April 6, 2020

March 11th, 2020

Small Business Month Feature – Milkroll Creamery

In celebration of Small Businesses On Havana Street we wanted to highlight some of the Aurora TV’s features of small businesses in the corridor. Earlier this year, Aurora TV featured our Milkroll Creamery On Havana Street. Watch the feature here A new dessert is taking over Instagram. Thai-style ice cream rolls, have you hear of them?
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March 7th, 2020

Woody’s Wings 2 On Havana Street CLOSED

We are so sad 😭 Woody’s Wings Aurora Woody’s Wings 2 #OnHavanaStreet is now closed. #15years #bestwings #lastdayofbiz #neverforgotten This restaurant was an On Havana Street staple for 15 years and we wish them the best of luck in opening their 🍗NEW locations🍗 in Bennett and on Broadway! The Bennett location is Coming Soon in the Spring/Summer! Address:  670 E Colfax Ave Bennet, CO
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March 3rd, 2020

Aurora gives 1st OK to law making sweet kids-meal drinks an option, not the rule

By THE SENTINEL Read Full Article Here March 3, 2020 AURORA | Aurora lawmakers moved closer to putting the kibosh on kids meals in local restaurants automatically including soda pop or other sugary drinks. After a long and caustic argument among city council members, the council voted 6-3 to move the bill to a second and final reading.
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March 3rd, 2020

Aurora votes to restrict sugary drink offerings for kids at restaurants as obesity rates climb

The ordinance, which passed on first reading 6-3, still needs a final vote in two weeks. Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer Alison Daley, of Lafayette, writes in a notebook while having a soda at a patio table at the Community in Lafayette in 2017. The city was the first in Colorado to pass a law
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February 21st, 2020


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February 17th, 2020

Eat On Havana Street Coming Soon!

Aurora Now announced this year’s Eat On Havana Street Week on February 12, 2020. Watch the Feature: ”Eat on Havana Street” Coming

January 31st, 2020

Wine Tasting at Bettola Bistro

Join Bettola Bistro, The Bindery, & Cody’s Cafe + Bar for a wine tasting class with sommeliers, Schafer Pennington from Bettola Bistro and Angela Black from the Bindery. February 17, 2020 at Bettola Bistro, 6:30 -9:00 Register at: [email protected], $75 per person

January 31st, 2020

A new dessert is taking over Instagram

Aurora TV featured our Milkroll Creamery On Havana Street. Watch the feature here A new dessert is taking over Instagram. Thai-style ice cream rolls, have you hear of them? It’s a beautiful sweet treat that you can now get in Aurora! Category: Business and Development Arts and Entertainment Flavors of Aurora Producer: Christina Savan, Devyn Salazar

January 20th, 2020


Visit Aurora Blog Featuring On Havana Street  BECAUSE WHO DOESN’T WANT A SWEET TREAT? SWEET COW ICE CREAM 2501 Dallas St. Inside Stanley Marketplace | get directions Visit an ice cream shop that’s bound to please everyone with a variety of flavors and outdoor patio. Located inside Stanley Marketplace, Sweet Cow Ice Cream scoops sweet treats
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January 13th, 2020


See the Visit Aurora blog –  EXPLORE THE BEST PLACES TO ENJOY THIS FAMILY-STYLE MEAL. Home to more than 250 ethnic eateries, Aurora is a hub for international-style dining. Much like Korean BBQ, traditional hot pot restaurants are based around a communal experience. With roots tracing back to China and Eastern Asia, hot pot diners
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December 17th, 2019

The Ten Best New Bars in Denver

Westword featured On Havana Street’s Thank Sool Pocha on their list of  The Ten Best New Bars in Denver MARK ANTONATION | DECEMBER 17, 2019 | 5:56AM Brass Tacks is more fun than fussy when it comes to cocktails. Aaron Thackeray Every drinker has a preferred style of bar, whether that’s a comfortable neighborhood classic,
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November 8th, 2019


Thank you to Visit Aurora for feature On Havana Street for “ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.” Read Blog Here The Havana Corridor has Aurora’s most extensive collection of ethnic eateries. This business district is home to unique things to do and dining you can’t find anywhere else in Colorado. Explore our hand-picked neighborhood itinerary; everything is within
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September 27th, 2019

National Coffee Day in Aurora Features Muse Norebang Cafe

Aurora Now  featured Muse Norebang Cafe for a story that had appeared on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Aurora Now airs on the city of Aurora’s national award-winning television station, AuroraTV. They have been focused for 37 years on featuring positive and accurate stories about your city, your community and your news! Aurora Now airs at various
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September 27th, 2019

Milk Roll Creamery is Coming to Havana Street

Aurora Now  featured our Milk Roll Creamery for a story that had appeared on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Aurora Now airs on the city of Aurora’s national award-winning television station, AuroraTV. They have been focused for 37 years on featuring positive and accurate stories about your city, your community and your news! Aurora Now airs at
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September 20th, 2019


Visit Aurora’s Blog HOME TO HUNDREDS OF RESTAURANTS, AURORA IS THE PLACE FOR NEW EATS. EXPLORE SIX TALKED ABOUT RESTAURANTS THAT OPENED THEIR DOORS TO LOCALS AND VISITORS EARLIER THIS SEASON. Shin Miao Dao – Ten Second Noodles 2000 S Havana Street | get directions Popular in China, Shin Miao Dao only has a few locations
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September 9th, 2019

Famous Noodle Chain in China Opens On Havana Street

Asian Avenue Magazine featured Shi Miao Dao in their August 2019 edition. Shi Miaodao – Ten Seconds Yunnan Rice Noodles “Within ten seconds, you’ll get a good taste of Yunnan” By Lijin Zhao 2000 S Havana St. Aurora, CO 80014 Tel: 720.583.2839 | Website: Open Hours Monday – Sunday: 12:00pm to 8:30pm | Closed
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August 31st, 2019

Bubble tea is exploding across Colorado

Asian Avenue featured On Havana Street’s Snowl and Happy Tea bubble tea shops in their August 2019 article, “Bubble tea is exploding across Colorado.” Read the article here By: Asian Avenue Magazine Staff Asian tea cafes and dessert shops are offering bubble teas as part of their menus. This explosion of bubble teas is visible
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August 20th, 2019

Keeping kids fed

Giving Back At Good Times they pride themselves on giving back. They commit money, energy and resources to specific charities that they find are doing positive things in our community. NO KID HUNGRY IN COLORADO In Denver, childhood hunger hits a little too close to home. Nearly 1 in 10 Coloradans struggle with hunger, and
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August 1st, 2019

Restaurant review: Bettola gives Aurora a date night-perfect Italian bistro

By Allyson Reedy, Special to The Denver Post Aug 1, 2019, 10:00 am  Read full article here Not everyone lives in RiNo. Or LoHi or LoDo or whatever other neighborhood hybrid moniker is fashionable right this second. Yet those seem to be the primary places getting a Certain Kind of Restaurant. This Certain Kind of Restaurant (or CKR,
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July 26th, 2019

My Favorite Muffin – BUY ONE GET TWO MUFFINS for FREE – Grand Opening Weekend

📣Hey On Havana Street and Aurora, CO!📣 We have an new addition to our Havana Business Improvement District Corridor – My Favorite Muffin! The new location next to Safeway & near Gibby’s Big Backyard On Havana Street hosted their GRAND OPENING on Friday, July 26, 2019 and Saturday, July 27, 2019! There were great giveaways,
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July 25th, 2019

Matt Howshar takes us to a Frozen Treats Progressive Party on Havana

Aurora TV’s Matt Howshar takes us to a Frozen Treats Progressive Party on Havana. He spent the Sunday, July 21, 2019 progressively eating frozen treats with us On Havana Street. We all celebrated National Ice Cream Day On Havana Street visiting 6 shops offering samples of frozen treats. Check out the video Matt Howshar created
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July 25th, 2019

Our Free Outdoor Reggae & R&B Concert, Pizza Party & Gift Card Giveaways Draw Our Largest Crowd

Thank  you to everyone for attending the Byron Shaw Projex concert at The Gardens on Havana on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. We had a beautiful Colorado evening in the Rose Garden Plaza with over 600 attendees. It was a record attendance for our On Havana Street concerts. The Havana Business Improvement District – On Havana
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July 22nd, 2019

Here’s the Scoop: 6 Shops Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with FREE Frozen Treat Samples

It’s National Ice Cream Day and with all of this heat, a day set aside for these frozen treats is just what’s needed. On July 21, 2019, On Havana Street hosted a Progressive Frozen Treats Party at six shops throughout the business improvement corridor. National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of
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July 14th, 2019

FirstBank’s “Summer of Savings” is a celebration of saving money

The best way to kick off your summer Saturday morning was to visit the fun at First Bank on July 13, 2019. First Bank On Havana Street hosted The Cravings Truck at their branch for customer appreciation. Customers and guest enjoyed the yummy food truck, corn hole and free giveaways. First Bank provided free drinks
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July 13th, 2019

Aurora just got a new fresh Italian restaurant

By Marta Lane, Special to The Denver Post Jul 13, 2018, 2:22 pm Read article here Freshly made pasta, warm-from-the-oven bread and house-made cheese? Yes, please. The newly opened Bettola Bistro now offers those flavors and more in Aurora, a town with a thriving food scene, according to owner and executive chef Samir Mohammad. “I’ve always loved the
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July 12th, 2019

FirstBank On Havana Street the Summer of Savings: Free Food and Drinks Every Saturday in July

Stop by the FirstBank On Havana Street’s “Summer of Savings” Saturday, July 13 — 2300 South Havana St. Lunch by The Cravings Truck. FirstBank is hosting “Summer of Savings,” where several branches across Colorado will be providing FREE savory foods, sweet treats and healthy options to the public. “Summer of Savings” is a celebration of saving money,
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July 8th, 2019

Aurora TV Feature – Celebrate National Ice Cream Day on Havana Street

Thank you to the team at Aurora TV for featuring the Frozen Treats On Havana Street. Please join us on July 21st, 2019 for free frozen treats. Watch the feature here

July 5th, 2019


KRISTINA VASQUEZ JULY 2, 2019 FOOD + BOOZE in the 303 Magazine Aurora is loaded with a surplus of restaurants that serve delicious Korean barbecue dishes and traditional hot pot style meals. However, Korean desserts are often overlooked. That’s where Snowl Café comes to the rescue.  Serving unique snow bowls and taiyaki ice cream in Aurora
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July 5th, 2019

Dress like a cow and get a free entrée from Chick-fil-A

All you have to do is wear any sort of cow apparel to get a free entrée on Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day. You don’t even have to go all out. All you have to do is wear something cow-like to get the deal. Turn a white headband into a cow accessory by painting on black
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June 26th, 2019

Eat, Network and Connect

Aurora Chamber’s Women in Business Progressive Lunch was hosted at On Havana Street businesses on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The Chamber’s Women In Business committee serves as a voice for all women in business, acting as an advocate on issues that affect their professional growth and long term economic vitality. Thank you for joining the
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June 25th, 2019

Chick Fil A Raised $3129.69 for Special Olympics Colorado in June 2019

We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who came to support the Special Olympics Colorado at the Chick Fil A at the Gardens on Havana on Thursday, June 20, 2019. The On Havana Street Chick Fil A restaurant alone raised $3129.69! We hope everyone had a great time hanging out with our
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June 20th, 2019

Asian Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours – Seoul BBQ & Hot Pot

Thank you to the Asian Chamber of Commerce for hosting their June Business After Hours On Havana Street. There were about 40 business professionals enjoying the newly remodeled Seoul BBQ & Hot Pot’s grilled meat and banchan (side dishes). We enjoyed authentic Korean cuisine, networking and meeting new friends!    

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