Ruth Tobias gives thoughts on her first visit to ACE. You can read it all in her blog Denveater.
DENVER — A new Denver restaurant is putting the spotlight on a different kind of table – the ping pong kind.
Today is a sweet day for Uptown, which welcomes Steuben's sassy sister restaurant Ace to the neighborhood. Ace, a monster ping pong hall and Asian eatery from restaurateur Josh Wolkon, showcases one of Denver's hottest bars (thanks to bar manger Randy Layman) and patios to date, and you can bet your ass that Vesta Dipping Grill/Steuben's chef duo Brandon Biederman and Matt Selby are ready to unleash a vivacious menu that's been a labor of research and love for over a year. Loaded with bao buns, dim sum, chicken wings, noodle bowls and a variety of Asian-inspired dishes, the Ace menu is available in the dining room, on the patio or inside the ping pong hall. So go on — eat, serve and drink.
Call 303-800-7705 for more information or to make a reservation
Ace Eat Serve, the Asian restaurant and ping-pong palace that will open Wednesday next to Steuben's, is the latest restaurant to tap into a nearby brewery for its own house beer.
The owners of the Vine Street Pub, located a few blocks away from Ace on 17th Avenue, will brew Ace Asian Session Ale, a light Asian beer made with orange blossom honey, rice and Sorachi Ace hops. It will be "a departure from the lager beers commonly seen on Asian food menus," according to the brewery.
Ace Asian Session Ale, at 5 percent ABV, will be available on tap at Ace, Vine Street Pub, and the Mountain Sun and Southern Sun pubs in Boulder. All three of those pubs brew beer and are owned by the Mountain Sun group. The beer was actually brewed at the Southern Sun, however, says Ace bar manager Randy Layman. "We are starting off with their smallest brewing facility, and maybe working our way up from there."