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March 12th, 2019

Tasty Pancakes in Aurora

Ah. Nothing says breakfast quite like larger than life pancakes. Or maybe you love your ‘cakes covered in fruit and whipped cream. Either way, there are places in Aurora to celebrate National Pancake Day on March 12. Visit Aurora’s Food & Drink blog featured our wonderful Sam’s No 3 located on Havana Street and Parker
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March 6th, 2019

Best Cakes in Aurora

Visit Aurora’s Food & Drink Blog  Planning a company event? Celebrating something big? Maybe you’re just really in the mood for a slice of heavenly cake. We’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of the best cake shops in Aurora. We are so fortunate that in our business district we have so many amazing small
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February 26th, 2019

Newest Buisness to On Havana Street — COMING SOON! MY FAVORITE MUFFIN®, Aurora, CO

Visit the My Favorite Muffin Business Directory Listing here   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emily Bachmann (847) 948-7520 My Favorite Muffin® COMING SOON! MY FAVORITE MUFFIN®, Aurora, CO DEERFIELD, Ill., February 25th, 2019 – Start spreading the news! My Favorite Muffin, Your All Day Bakery Café®, is coming to Aurora, CO. This location will be
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February 22nd, 2019

Margaritas You Have to Try

Food & Drink Visit Aurora Blog Salt or sugar? In honor of National Margarita Day on Feb. 22, discover our top picks in the city. From classic flavors to unique combinations, you’ll probably have to try more than one to celebrate the occasion. Enjoy! Visit the Food & Drink blog featuring two our our On
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February 20th, 2019

Aurora’s Ethnic Eateries Next Stop: Nepal, Yemen, and Somalia

On Havana Street we have over 100+ restaurants with more than half of them being ethnic eateries to explore global cuisines. Visit Aurora, recently featured three of our eateries on their “Food and Drink” blog on February 20, 2019. Check it out here! Visit Aurora’s Food and Drink Blog Aurora’s Ethnic Eateries Next Stop: Nepal,
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January 31st, 2019

Taqueria Corona – On Havana Street Made the TOP 10 OF DENVER’S BEST TAQUERIAS

Enjoying Tacos at Ten of Denver’s Best Taquerias Westword BY DANIELLE LIRETTE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019 AT 5:54 A.M. Our On Havana Street Taqueria Corona made the top 10 Denver’s Best Taquerias. Taqueria Corona is located at 2222 South Havana Street in Aurora. The tortilla is the cornerstone of Mexican cuisine, and what better way to
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January 3rd, 2019

City of Aurora’s YUM Aurora Guide celebrates many GOOD EATS On Havana Street

City of Aurora’s January Newsletter featured their YUM Aurora Guide celebrating many GOOD EATS On Havana Street. We have 95+ Restaurants On Havana Street and this YUM Aurora Guide features one or more of our restaurants in most of the cuisines categories. Kick off the New Year and explore, experience and eat at an On
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December 18th, 2018

Bye Bye 3.2 Beer

The end of 3.2 beer in Colorado: What to know about the law taking effect Jan. 1, 2019

November 27th, 2018

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant Won 2018 BEST ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT by the Westword

Our very own Nile Ethiopian Restaurant won BEST ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT for 2018! Photo by Maureen Witten See Westword’s 2018 List here BEST OF DENVER® /// FOOD & DRINK /// 2018 BEST ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT  Nile Ethiopian Restaurant Some Ethiopian restaurants in Denver are intimate and cozy — great for getting to know a cuisine without distraction. Then there’s the Nile, which is
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November 27th, 2018

Shin Myung Gwan Won 2018 BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT by the Westword

Our very own Shin Myung Gwan won BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT for 2018! Photo from the Westword See Westword’s 2018 List here BEST OF DENVER® /// FOOD & DRINK /// 2018 BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT  Shin Myung Gwan Barbecue is the focal point at Shin Myung Gwan: Tabletop grills cook up short ribs, bulgogi, pork neck and cow’s tongue. Combo sets let
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November 27th, 2018

Angry Chicken Won 2018 BEST RESTAURANT On Havana Street by the Westword

Our very own Angry Chicken won BEST RESTAURANT on Havana for 2018! Photo By Maureen Witten See Westword’s 2018 List here Move over, Colonel: There’s a new KFC in town. Angry Chicken brought Korean fried chicken to Havana Street at the end of 2017, making the spicy, crackly bird more accessible than ever in metro
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November 27th, 2018

DMZ Pub Won 2018 BEST CHICKEN WINGS on Havana by the Westword

Our very own DMZ Pub won BEST CHICKEN WINGS for 2018! See Westword’s 2018 List here Even in Aurora, where Korean restaurants are more common than a Fourteener in Colorado, DMZ is a well-kept secret, offering a menu of drinking food in the “hof” (or beer hall) tradition. After you’ve had a chance to order
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March 28th, 2018

Stevo’s Wild Rides

Watch the Aurora Channel 8 feature segment about Stevo’s Wild Rides:  https://www.auroratv.org/News/News.html?show=6255#t=1308 Steve Wieand has created a successful destination restaurant On Havana Street through hard work, long hours, and imagination.  Enjoy the video in the link above.    

March 7th, 2018

Snowl Snow Bowl Taiyaki & Boba

Bye-Bye cupcake craze, hello Taiyaki!   We have a new, unique dessert restaurant that will be opening soon in the Birchtree Center on the SE corner of Jewell and Havana–Snow Bowl Snowl Taiyaki & Boba.   Taiyaki is a fish-shaped waffle cone filled with ice cream, known as Asian-Japanese fusion style.   A rich waffle batter is used
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January 19th, 2018

Happy Tea–Boba and Egg Waffles

Coming soon to the Havana Exchange Shopping Center, 2790 S Havana, is a new shop called Happy Tea.  They will be serving boba teas, also called bubble tea, and Hong Kong style egg waffles.   Bubble tea is a Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in the 1980s. Most bubble tea recipes contain a tea base mixed with fruit
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January 10th, 2018

Whisper’s To Open By January 13, 2018

Whisper’s owner, Terry Forehand, gave us a new update.  After multiple set backs the project is moving forward once again.  Terry’s son, Dustin, has taken over the remodel and they hope to have Whisper’s open by January 13, 2018. Watch Whisper’s new website for grand opening party details.  Whisper’s new location is 1535 S Havana, Unit A,
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December 30th, 2017

Angry Chicken Now Open

Yummy & spicy! Fresh chicken with a crispy rice flour coating that comes in several versions of spicy, from just a mild spicy kick to a platter of chicken that come loaded with jalapenos!   You will definitely also need to order one of the specialty beers they have on tap! This is the former Whispers Bar space
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November 22nd, 2017

Molcajete Mexican Restaurant’s Birthday Bash Nov 25

Molcajete Mexican Restaurant is celebrating their 1-year anniversary this Saturday, Nov 25, starting at 5 p.m. Live music by Manuel Molina & Liseth. Espolon & Corona drink specials. Giveaways and Samples!! Molcajete is located at 1911 So Havana Street (formerly known as Havana Street Station and Dumitri’s).  If you have guests in town this Thanksgiving
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October 31st, 2017

Restaurant Reviews

Westword has spent the past couple of months reviewing many of our restaurants along Havana Street.  You can read the Westword reviews by clicking the restaurant names below.   Start a new tradition by gathering your friends and family  o visit some of our delicious  and wonderfully diverse Havana Street restaurants: El Tequileno Mr. Panda Chutney Addis Ababa Lucky China Salvage
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October 12th, 2017

Taco Star Opening Soon

We had been told that Tacos Rapidos was coming to 1760 S Havana, the former site of Rusty Taco and originally Old School Burger.  But then, a sign reading “Taco Star” went up on the building. Contractors were doing some tile work the day we stopped in.  They thought Taco Star would be open the
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October 6th, 2017

What’s Behind The Name “Salvage Restaurant?”

Executive Chef Stephen Mondale and his wife, restaurant manager Hopi Star Mondale, shared what is behind the new name for The Summit Steakhouse–“Salvage Restaurant.”  Here is their letter to patrons: Formerly The Summit.  We have changed our name but have kept all the shining stars of the old Summit that you know and love.  We
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September 10th, 2017

El Gallito Taqueria Opens

The building has a fresh coat of paint and El Gallito has opened for business at 304 N Havana Street.  Mexican Street Food is their specialty.  They are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and their phone number is 303-364-3107.

September 9th, 2017

Molcajete Serves Food So Authentic that Trump Will Want to Build a Wall Around It!

Read the great review in Westword about Molcajete Mexican Restaurant at 1911 S Havana, with a little political humor, too… Great Margaritas!!   Check it out!

September 5th, 2017

Dae Gee to Open in Early September

You have probably seen the beautiful black Tesla sedan in the parking lot at Birchtree Center.  The Tesla belongs to Dae Gee owner, Joe Kim, and Joe has been spending a lot of time putting the finishing touches on his new restaurant recently.  Dae Gee is located in the former site of the Han Kang Korean Restaurant on the
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August 14th, 2017

Chutney Restaurant, Indian & Nepalese Cuisine, Opens!

 YUM! You won’t want to miss this one! You are invited to the soft opening of the new Chutney Restaurant, Monday 8/14, after 5 p.m. Chutney owners Ashim KC and Rajani Paudel will give you a taste of Indian & Nepalese cuisine when you stop by. This is a free sampling of 75% of the
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August 3rd, 2017

The English Teacup Business is For Sale

After the recent death of long-time owner, Gerry Cosentino, the family has made the decision to put The English Teacup up for sale.  The location is in the strip mall on the SE corner of Havana and Jewell, 1930 South Havana.  This is a double tenant space with a tea room, tea wall, a kitchen
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August 2nd, 2017

Aurora Restaurants

Aurora Restaurant Guide Unique experiences in dining await you on Havana Street. Make your life more interesting by exploring all of the nooks and crannies of our Aurora restaurant district. You will be rewarded with an amazing palate of exciting tastes and smells in our wonderfully multi-ethnic Aurora restaurants. From white tablecloth gourmet experiences to
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July 16th, 2017

Cory Marcus Wins the Water World Gift Cards at our Frozen Treats Event!

Cory Marcus of Aurora was the winner of the $300 in Water World Gift Cards at our Frozen Treats Event on July 16.    A fun event for National Ice Cream Day…Congrats! The shops offered free “samples” of their products.  We saw 765 visits to our businesses including Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt,
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July 13th, 2017

Foodie Teaser–The New Summit Steakhouse Coming Soon!

The new owners of The Summit Steakhouse, Stephen and Hopi Mondale, are transforming this classic but dated restaurant into a beautiful, welcoming place.  The old carpet had been removed from the walls, new canned lights have gone up in the lounge, and a modern new stained concrete dance floor has been installed.  Stephen is hand-crafting
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May 18th, 2017

KFC On Havana’s “Re-Colonelization”

Fresh red and white stripes are being painted on the building exterior of KFC at 1551 So Havana.  In April of 2015, Yum Brands announced that over the next three years they would be spending $185 million to remodel KFC restaurants around the country as part of their “re-colonelization” plans.  The remodels include kitchen upgrades,
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May 15th, 2017

Denver Post Features Dae Gee and Angry Chicken

Dae Gee Korean Restaurant is in the process of doing tenant finish in the Birchtree Center at Jewell and Havana.  Dae Gee’s original location was featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.  Watch the DDD video and get ready to “pig out!”  Angry Chicken is also going into the Birchtree Center.  The owners are slowly building a
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May 10th, 2017

McDonald’s New Look and New App

The McDonald’s at The Gardens on Havana is now open for business after a major remodel, inside and out.  Here are the before and after pictures of the exterior of the building.  The interior is modern and snazzy. There’s an App for that!  You can place your order at McDonald’s electronicaly at the kiosks located just inside
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April 28th, 2017

Tacos Rapidos Coming to 1760 S. Havana

We are talking about the free-standing restaurant property between O’Reilly Auto Parts and Big O Tire.  First it was Old School Burger, then it was Rusty Taco/”R” Taco and soon it will be Tacos Rapidos.  Just as the name indicates, Tacos Rapidos is fast Mexican Food.  Tacos Rapidos has another restaurant on the west side of
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April 19th, 2017

McDonald’s Grand Re-Opening Celebration Set For Saturday, April 22, 2017

McDonald’s at The Gardens on Havana, 1444 S Havana, has been renovated inside and out and the beautiful new dining room has reopened for business.  For 2017, McDonald’s owners have a choice of six themes and can pick certain elements from the themes for their own restaurant renovations.  Click this link to view the themes in the McDonald’s portfolio
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April 5th, 2017

Explore New International “EATS” On Havana Street

Seoul BBQ Catering, 2080 S Havana St Located next door to Seoul BBQ and owned/operated by Jimmy and Lily Kwon, this new catering option offers a variety of Korean side dishes.  The side dishes include Gosarinamul and Chwinamul—vegetable preparations with bracken and wild aster respectively, soups and stews, as well as a number of other
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April 3rd, 2017

Renovation of the McDonald’s at The Gardens on Havana Underway

As we had reported in previous newsletters, McDonald’s is undergoing a major renovation, inside and out.  Construction started in early March.  The drive-thru lane is open during construction.  This is a major brand upgrade for McDonald’s, and we can hardly wait to see which of the new design “themes” we will have at our McDonald’s
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April 1st, 2017

Angry Chicken Construction

Angry Chicken, a trendy Korean fried chicken restaurant, is under construction at the Birchtree Center on the SE corner of Jewell and Havana.  They are adding a 1,000 sf addition to the west side of the tenant space, formerly occupied by Whisper’s.  The steel beams have gone up.  We hear they plan to be open
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March 6th, 2017

YUM–Mariscos El Ray 2 Now Open!

Mariscos El Ray 2 in the Iliff Point Shopping Center, 10293 E Iliff, is finally open and receiving rave reviews!  Mark Tunnell, our resident restaurant critic, writes, “Mariscos El Rey 2 is now open in Iliff Pointe where Korea House, Dancing Crab, Shin Sa Dong etc. once were (I remember it being a TGI Fridays
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March 1st, 2017

Sam’s No. 3

Happy Mom & Pop Business Month!  In this blog, we celebrate a wonderful Mom and Pop business–Sam’s No. 3: Sam’s No. 3 2580 S Havana (Havana & Parker Road) Aurora, CO 80014 303-751-0347 Owners:  The Armatas Family Hours: Mon-Thurs 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat & Sun 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sam’s
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February 3rd, 2017

The Angry Chicken

The Angry Chicken Restaurant in Aurora is coming to the Birchtree Center and will occupy the former Whispers Bar & Grill tenant space.  From what we hear, this is Korean fried chicken that is unlike anything you have ever had and is out of this world!  You could order “friendly chicken” which is classic fried chicken,
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February 1st, 2017

Upscale Wendy’s and McDonald’s Opening Soon On Havana Street

“Image Activation” at Wendy’s:  Out with the dumpy and dated & in with the sleek and contemporary!  Wendy’s at 1255 S Havana has a new owner who is putting big bucks into the restaurant.  Wendy’s is undergoing a major remodel.  The new dining room should be opening soon.  Nationally over the last couple of years, Wendy’s
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January 1st, 2017

Coming Soon–Chutney Indian & Nepalese Restaurant

The banner recently went up on the tenant space at 2740 S Havana St, Unit K, in the Havana Exchange – Bicycle Village Shopping Center announcing that Chutney is coming soon.  This is the tenant space just south of Havana Jazzercise.  We hope to have more details to share in the February newsletter. See our
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December 28th, 2016

The Mod Squad is Coming!

We are not talking about Peter, Julie and Linc, the stars of the 1968-1973 iconic TV counterculture police crime/drama TV series.   Rather, we are talking about Pizza here! Kimco Realty’s Village on the Park website indicates that Mod Pizza will be coming as part of the shopping center’s redevelopment plans on the NW corner of Havana and
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December 16th, 2016

Grand Opening Celebration of Molcajete Mexican Restaurant

At Molcajete Mexican Restaurant, 1911 So Havana on December 15, 2016 Good company, excellent food and drink, & lots of balloons popping to reveal the prizes hidden inside!  Here are some pictures:   See the On Havana Street Aurora Restaurants Directory.

July 28th, 2016

Summit Fest at The Summit Steakhouse

WHAT:  SUMMIT FEST 2016 WHEN:  Saturday, August 6, 2016 TIME:  3 p.m. to 11 p.m. WHERE:  Summit Steakhouse 2700 S Havana ST Aurora CO  80014 Phone:  303-751-2112 WHAT:  Delicious food from around the world with specialty drinks to match, plus live music and a dance floor! COST: Advanced Ticket Purchase Incentive:  $10 includes admission plus
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July 1st, 2016

Frozen Treats Progressive Party on Havana Street Returns

GET YOUR FROZEN TREATS ON HAVANA STREET AT THE FROZEN TREAT PROGRESSIVE PARTY! WHEN:  Sunday, July 17 from 12-noon to 4 p.m. WHAT DOES THIS EVENT COST?  NOTHING, IT’S FREE! WHERE:  At 5 tasting locations all in the vacinity of Mississippi Ave and Havana St in Aurora, Colorado. Baskin Robbins, 1155 S Havana Good Times
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January 26th, 2015

Katsu Ramen Japanese Noodle House

New Mom & Pop Restaurant Opens After much anticipation, Katsu Ramen opened for business on January 26 in the Birchtree Shopping Center at 1930 S Havana.  This is the second Havana District Restaurant owned and operated by Chang Lee and Yumi Ogai, who also own the very popular Sushi Katsu at 2222 S Havana. Traditional
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May 28th, 2014

Maddio’s Pizza Joint

UPDATE: Havana District, you’re in for a treat!!  Uncle Maddio’s pizza is having their soft opening on Jan 9 & 10.  Create your own specialty pizza.  Pick your own dough, sauce and toppings!  You can also make your own gourmet salads and toasted paninis!  Uncle Maddio’s has catering options like Girl’s Night or Game Day specials. 
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October 14th, 2011

Sushi Katsu on Colorado’s Best

Sushi Katsu at 2222 So Havana, Aurora CO  80012, appeared on KWGN TVs Colorado’s Best program on October 14, 2011, to promote their restaurant and International Restaurant Week On Havana Street which runs from Oct 15-23, 2011.

September 30th, 2011

World Food Bazaar at Tapas & Teas Event

World Food Bazaar was one of 13 International Markets participating in the Tapas & Teas Event on Havana Street Sept 24, 2011.

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