Woodie Fisher, Preserving History in Each Dish

Strawberry Park Sour

Strawberry Park Sour

Porchetta di Testa

Porchetta di Testa

Culotte

Culotte

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Smoked Pork Short Rib

Smoked Pork Short Rib

Driving to work, any Denverite can spy at least three cranes spotting the Denver skyline. It’s nice to see projects come to completion, and get the chance to explore the new addition. The latest in the LoDo/Ballpark neighborhood is Woodie Fisher.

From developer Josh Pine, Woodie Fisher lives in the oldest standing fire house in the city of Denver. This makes it the oldest historic building in the neighborhood, next to Union Station of course. Executive Chef Franco Ruiz has had the opportunity to not only cook in history, but preserve it through his food.

We had the opportunity to sample many of the dishes featured on his menu. Including the Crispy Chicken Skins which is a lighter play on chicken wings, perfect for sharing amongst a group before a baseball game. If you’re looking for a more substantial dish, try the High Plains Wagyu Tartare. The egg yolk jam is light and flavorful.

For mains, try the Smoked Pork Short Rib. The juicy protein is topped with a white bread & chichrron crumble and served with cheddar grits. I couldn’t get enough of those grits!

Between the beautiful space, American fare, and craft cocktails, I’m interested to see how fast Woodie Fisher becomes the neighborhood go-to.

Julie Rodriguez