Jewish deli to open in RiNo

Jewish deli to open in RiNo

Pastrami and rye is coming to RiNo.

Jerrod Rosen plans to open New York-style deli Rye Society at 3090 Larimer St. in the first quarter 2018.

It will take over the former site of Hutch and Spoon Café, which closed in September.

Rosen, a fourth-generation Coloradan, said he worked in restaurants in Chicago, San Francisco and New York before moving into real estate for bars and restaurants. Rye Society will be the first restaurant he owns.

He said Denver has needed a Jewish deli, calling the cuisine “underrepresented.”

“The deli as it is now or has been in the past was originated in New York, and it just has this feeling,” he said. “I think people will identify with that.”

Rosen said he comes from a family of cooks, and his great-grandfather operated a business blocks away from the Larimer Street location in the 1920s, at the corner of 38th and Walnut streets.

Executive chef Ryan Leinonen developed the menu based off Rosen’s family recipes. It will make rye bread and pickles in house. The deli counter will offer sandwiches made with corned beef and pastrami from New York’s Carnegie Deli.