Denver’s Best New Restaurants 2020

These nine spots opened within the past year—and we can’t get enough of them.BY DENISE MICKELSEN, PATRICIA KAOWTHUMRONG •  SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 TABLE OF CONTENTS Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar Opened: October 2019 Daughter Thai’s Ounjit Hardacre, Dueanphen Rungru-eang, and Orrapan Bottaisong. Photo by Sarah Boyum At Daughter Thai, style and substance are what’s for dinner. Under the discerning eye of chef-owner […]

The Local’s Guide to Denver, According to a Food Editor

5280 Magazine food editor Denise Mickelsen gives her local guide to Denver, Colorado’s best places to dine, drink, stay, and play. 7 p.m. – A Food Editor’s Happy Places My happy place is the lounge at Tavernetta, the stylish-yet-casual Italian sister restaurant to Boulder’s fine-dining bastion Frasca Food and Wine, located on the platform behind […]

Thai, Beyond Take-out

Daughter Thai in the highlands serves creative dishes that are worth a special trip. Catch a show with a great burger and drinks at Broadway Roxy. Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar Thai cuisine is often pigeonholed as take-out fare—solid and reliable, best eaten on the couch in PJ pants. This is unfortunate for many reasons. […]

The Fifteen Best New Denver Restaurants of 2019

Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar 1700 Platte Street 720-667-4652 Thai came to one of Denver’s fastest-changing restaurant neighborhoods this past summer as the owners of Golden’s Citizen Thai opened their second restaurant. The spare and elegant space makes for the perfect stop for Platte Street office workers to unwind with cocktails after work while […]

Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar Merges Colorado Ingredients with Thai Cuisine

Ounjit Hardacre dreamed of opening up a noodle shop for years. She grew up working in her family’s business in Thailand and opened up her first noodle cafe in Bangkok after earning her undergraduate degree in applied statistics. She loved cooking in the noodle cafe and when she moved to San Francisco to earn her […]

Daughter Thai Is a Golden Child for Citizen Thai Owners

Chef Ounjit Hardacre is an energetic force at her new restaurant, Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar. After moving to Colorado from the Bay Area, she and her husband, Duane, opened Citizen Thai Bistro in Golden three years ago. And now the appropriately named followup is open at 1700 Platte Street, part of a wave of […]

Inside Daughter, LoHi’s Elegant New Thai Restaurant

The new restaurant from the owner of Golden’s Citizen Thai is now open in LoHi Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar, the new Thai restaurant from the owner of Citizen Thai in Golden, has opened in the new Riverview building in LoHi, bringing an elegant new dining option to an upscale address in the rapidly-developing area […]

Stylish Thai Restaurant Daughter Wants to Be Denver’s New Date Night Destination

The owners of Golden’s Citizen Thai restaurant have brought their upscale version of Thai cuisine to LoHi with Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar, which opened earlier this week. Katie Ezzeddine, a friend of Daughter co-owner Ounjit Hardacre who is helping Hardacre with promoting the restaurant, described Daughter as a more elegant version of Citizen Thai […]