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You need to go some
distance to find a business with deeper roots in the south Denver community
than Bonnie Brae Tavern, 740 S. University Blvd.
Founded by Carl and Sue
Dire in 1934 on land next to the gas station they owned on the corner of Ohio
& University, the restaurant will mark its 78th
anniversary on June 6. Grandsons Michael and Rick Dire are the most frequent
faces on the Bonnie Brae front lines these days, though great-grandchildren,
Teresa, Pat and Chris, have a hand in the day-to-day operation as well.
A trip to Bonnie Brae is a trip back in time
to a simpler life in Denver. If you’ve been there more than once, they’ll
probably remember your name, and at least recognize your face. The food is
classic American fare prepared with care, the way “Grandma” Sue Dire would
insist. And Bonnie Brae still serves up some of the area’s tastiest pizza.
In honor of their 78th anniversary, the Dires would like you to join them in celebration on Sun.,
June 10. They’ll serve up $1.78 pints of Coors Light and select entrees for
just $2.78. The day will feature a slew of prizes and giveaways and fun for
all. “We hope all our friends will stop by, so we can say ‘Thanks!’” said Rick Dire.
information, call 303-777-2262 or visit bonniebraetavern.com.