It's opening July 9 as the first of four new restaurants at the $500 million Union Station redevelopment in LoDo, and it definitely looks like a keeper.
I asked Jennifer Jasinski, the chef/owner, about the Stoic & Genuine moniker. She said it emerged from a conversation that snaked its way around the country, and led to a bicoastal analysis. "The East Coast is stoic," she said, "and the West Coast is genuine." To this end, the eatery will have fresh seafood flown in daily from both the Atlantic and the Pacific.
But I can't get enough of that octopus -- I'll definitely be back.
1701 Wynkoop St., in Union Station; 303-640-3474; www.stoicandgenuine.com.