Changing of the Guard
He sent our hearts (and appetites) sailing with Ocean, tapped into our east-meets-west sensibilities with Zengo and gave us a newfound appreciation for the art of the “slider” with Nine75. Now, Denver’s culinary king Troy Guard is bringing it full circle with his latest gastronomic fete, TAG. TAG (which shares Guard’s initials) graces LoDo’s Larimer Square with “continental social food” that showcases Guard’s unique culinary style by fusing local ingredients with the international flair derived from his travels to Asia, Latin America and Hawaii. TAG also boasts a “wine library” with a rolling ladder and interactive dining spaces aimed to encourage conversation. “TAG will have an eclectic New York vibe with warm, inviting Denver hospitality,” says Guard. “I want the guy or girl who lives alone downtown to come hang out at the chef’s table for amazing appetizers and a glass of syrah from a small winemaker. There will definitely be something for everyone.” Don’t need to twist our arms, Troy. We’ll see you soon. TAG, located at 1441 Larimer. For reservations call 303.996.9985, www.tag-restaurant.com.