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What to Eat Now at The Hound in Cherry Creek North

Get some fried chicken and peanut sauce with that beer, y'all

Once upon a time, Fifth and St. Paul in Denver’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood was home to the Guinness-pouring Irish Hound. And while beloved of many, it was refreshed in November 2016 with a similar, but newer concept: The Hound {575 Saint Paul, Denver; 303.996.0709}.
Keeping much of the pub feel of its predecessor, the updated Hound is delivering much-needed culinary comforts to the Cherry Creek neighborhood. With a quiet patio shaded by soaring Fifth Street trees; a cozy, booth-studded interior; and dog-centric art, it really is a home away from home. Read more on diningout.com.

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Korean fried chicken at The Hound
To be frank, we didn't pay much attention when an old Cherry Creek pub transformed itself into, well, this new Cherry Creek pub a few weeks back. It certainly wouldn't have occurred to us to check out its Korean fried chicken (we've got Funny Plus for that). But word of mouth about its excellence kept spreading, so we reconsidered — and lo and behold, the rumors (and blog shout-outs) are true. Accompanied by ramekins of sweet chile–peanut sauce and carrot–red cabbage kimchi, chef Ray Clinton's juicy take on the trend is legit, with each piece enveloped in a vodka-spiked coating so cracklingly thin it's more like a second skin. Read more from Zagat.
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Popular Denver bar goes family-friendly with new name, vibe and menu


We may be a little late to the game, but we were surprised to learn that the Irish Hound — the site of a few, uh, intoxicating nights over the years — has been transformed into a family-friendly neighborhood restaurant called simply The Hound.
The new space is unrecognizable, assuming, that is, that you were sober enough the last time you were in to note the décor. Besides a much classier atmosphere, new floor-to-ceiling glass doors were added, which, now that the weather is warmer, will probably be open a whole lot more...Read more from "The Know".

How Denver Chefs Are Putting a Spin on Three Asian Dishes


While Korean fried chicken is commonplace in Los Angeles, a search for the crispy, spicy dish in this city’s Korean restaurants can turn into a real snipe hunt, with Funny Plus and Yong Gung in Aurora offering two rare — if delicious — versions. But then you find the bird where you least expect it: the Hound. Formerly the Irish Hound, this Cherry Creek spot was recently transformed from a neighborhood pub into something slightly more upscale, with a more diverse menu. Chef Dakota Coburn embraces the New American concept, which gathers up the crazy quilt of international culinary arrivals in the U.S. and gives it a more comforting, familiar twist. Coburn has added Mexican touches inspired by his travels and his time at Boulder’s Centro Mexican Kitchen, as well as French and Italian techniques and ingredients ranging from polenta to fried baby artichokes, but he’s also larded the menu with a banh mi bolstered with duck pâté and smoked pork.

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The Hound Opens Today in Cherry Creek North, Replacing the Irish Hound


Nov. 18th 2016

The Hound opens at 575 St. Paul Street in Cherry Creek North today, taking the place of the Irish Hound, a more casual pub. While the ownership remains the same, just about everything else about the space has changed. The Hound is designed as a neighborhood restaurant, a place where people can take the kids, go out for a casual date night or grab drinks with friends. Or a drink on the deck on a warm November day; the remodel includes the addition of floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open up the patio when the weather is nice.
 
Little Pub Company, which owns two dozen bars and restaurants in metro Denver, is responsible for the turnaround; the Hound is the first of several of its properties that the company plans to turn into neighborhood restaurants. Spearheading the switch is Cecelia Jones, operations director, and Dakota Coburn, culinary director. 

Menu offerings range from burgers to salmon to a variety of fresh salads; the roster also includes Korean fried chicken and a grilled-cauliflower dish that pairs the lightly charred vegetable with mint salsa verde and curry honey.
 
Once the Hound is up and running efficiently, both Jones and Coburn will move on to help with the next Little Pub transformation; in the meantime, Jones has the GM role while Coburn is executive chef.

The Hound is now open from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. The restaurant plans to open for lunch starting January 9.

http://www.westword.com/restaurants/the-hound-opens-today-in-cherry-creek-north-replacing-the-irish-hound-8501940
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