The newest from the TAG's big-swinging owners is decked with orange diner chairs, white marble, and 1850s brick, and boasts an intriguing menu on which "technically nothing is cooked in an oven or open flame" (and everything's meant for sharing), from monkfish liver torchon, to wild boar served with fennel salad and two types of oranges, to Australian-imported kangaroo tartare, which'll make Jewish animal rights activist say, "Oi, oi, oi".
The sign on the storefront reads TAG: Continental Social Food. From Chef/Restaurateur Troy Guard, TAG is a hip, eclectic restaurant in Larimer Square. Small plates -- listed on the menu as “Social Beginnings” -- are comprised of bold flavors from local, fresh ingredients, resounding in Guard’s innovative vision of today’s New American cuisine, like fried oyster bao buns with bacon, squash, and Asian pear slaw, or kobe been sliders with gorgonzola aioli and duck fat fries. The raw bar features hamachi, crudo, and intricate sushi rolls, and the larger, composed plates are categorized by protein (or vegetable). The Larimer Square eatery is Colorado-inspired, globally-influenced, and always crowded.