Block & Larder new kid on the restaurant block

December 12, 2014

Block and Larder, the newest venture from the Forgy brothers, Jason, Aaron and chef Lucas, who opened Freshcraf in 2010 in downtown Denver, marked its official opening Wednesday at 4000 Tennyson St.

Block & Larder is a modern take on a chophouse, placing emphasis a variety of proteins. These meats, along with salads, snacks and soups will be offered on the menu. Named for a butcher’s block and the medieval term for a well-stocked pantry, a larder, the 2,800-square-foot restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner.

Brunch service will be added later. Block & Larder will seat just under 100 in a rustic space accented with wood, iron and stainless steel elements.

“My brothers and I originally opened Freshcraft with the intention of creating the kind of restaurant we’d like to visit, and are developing Block & Larder with the same mentality,” said Jason Forgy, Block & Larder partner and owner.  “Block & Larder will have more of an emphasis on in-house butchery and using other interesting ingredients to create some fun, delicious meals.”

Block & Larder’s hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The restaurant is closed on Mondays. The restaurant is the latest development from Gravitas Development Group, a local real estate development firm specializing in projects that embrace and enhance neighborhood identity.

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