has started selling clothing and other products online. You may not be able to secure a reservation to dine at the Colorado Mexican restaurant without a lot of luck, but you can now easily go to its website to buy a sweatshirt or a jar of green chili.
The landmark restaurant with the pink exterior on Colfax Avenue is still in a limited re-opening phase. Walk-ins aren’t allowed and only people selected from an email waitlist are being granted entry.
Some of the folks who have dined at Casa Bonita this summerthe food was good and a big improvement over those pre-COVID days before the restaurant closed. That’s likely because after they purchased the restaurant Trey Parker and Matt Stone hired well-regarded chef Dana Rodriguez to run their food operations. As a result of that hire, the restaurant has now started selling its salsas, sauces and drink mixes.
The descriptions on the product listings all detail the ingredients, which are often locally sourced. The green chili description states: “Our recipe has been carefully overseen by our head chef Dana Rodriguez, a Chihuahua, Mexico native and James Beard nominee. Dana brings her unique perspective which is evident the second you open the jar and smell the tomatillos, green chilies and spices.” The labels on the jars and bottles also use the same language— that it’s the “Greatest Restaurant in the World.”
As for the clothing, it includes hats, shirts, sweatshirts, bandanas and even a neck gaiter. A couple of the hats come in a striking pink, just like the front of the Lakewood building.
You can find the products at shop.casabonitadenver.com.
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