Golden’s first food hall features eight restaurants and a bar

Tributary Food Hall & Drinkery opened Aug. 2

Posted 8/6/19

There’s a lot of passion to be found in each 200-square foot space that make up Golden’s new food hall. “Behind every counter, there’s a unique story to be told,” said Josh Dinar, a …

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Golden’s first food hall features eight restaurants and a bar

Tributary Food Hall & Drinkery opened Aug. 2

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There’s a lot of passion to be found in each 200-square foot space that make up Golden’s new food hall.

“Behind every counter, there’s a unique story to be told,” said Josh Dinar, a restaurateur who co-owns Tributary Food Hall & Drinkery with Chef Daniel Asher. “And when you bring them all together, you get the larger story.”

Tributary Food Hall & Drinkery, 701 12th St. in downtown Golden, became Golden’s first food hall when it opened on Aug. 2. It consists of local, independent food and drink artisans that make up the greater food hall concept. Tributary features eight eateries, which includes a coffee shop and a gelato shop, that, among them, offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menu items. The bar features 10 signature cocktails on draft as well as a selection of beer and wine.

The dining space can accommodate about 90 people. It boasts small tables, seating at individual restaurants, a community table that can be reserved for up to 24 guests and an outside patio that will be open year-round. Carry out service is offered at all of the restaurants, and orders can be placed ahead of time by phone or online.

“Restaurants are about building community,” Dinar said. “We’re providing something for everyone.”

Audrey Waugh and her husband are “big foodies,” she said, and added they have been to similar food hall concepts in other major U.S. cities.

“It’s fun to be able to go in and feel like you’re in a trendy restaurant,” Waugh said. “It’s exciting there’s something like this in Golden now.”

Alissa Mattson, owner of Kona Bowls Superfoods, opened the smoothie shop to empower people to be happy, healthy and bold.

“Those three are intertwined,” Mattson said.

Mattson fell in love with Colorado while attending college here, but moved to Hawaii in 2012 and lived there for six years. She and her family came back last year and selected Golden for its friendly community and outdoor lifestyle, she said.

Kona Bowls’ location inside Tributary is Mattson’s first.

“We wanted to bring a piece of Hawaii with us to Golden,” Mattson said, “to share the aloha spirit.”

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