CITY SERIES: Brasserie Brixton
For our inaugural issue we decided to visit Brassiere Brixton. Brassiere Brixton is a French Restaurant with a lot of personality. Located in Denver’s Cole neighborhood the restaurant serves traditional French cuisine their way. We sat down with the owners of Brassiere Brixton for a Q&A.
Brian (left) wears Carhartt WIP S/S Vino T-Shirt in Black
WHO ARE YOU?
Brasserie Brixton, BB, Food and Wine Enthusiasts, Vibe curators, supplying neighborhood bangers since July 2020.
Rema (left) wears Carhartt WIP S/S Home Builders T-Shirt in Dark Umber
WHY BRASSERIE BRIXTON?
The word brasserie means a place to find casual, informal, french food and a large selection of drinks. Brixton is actually our owner's dog's name, we thought it brought a little of who we are to the name.
Todd (right) wears Carhartt WIP Prentis Liner in Jacquard Dark Navy
WHY FRENCH FOOD?
A lot of us have French culinary backgrounds. It is great to branch off into other flavors and cuisines around the world.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE MENU ITEMS?
Crying Tiger Tartare, Swordfish, and Coq au Vin.
WHAT KEEPS YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT FOOD?
We love what we do. People's response to our food is what keeps us doing what we do. Sharing food with family and friends is important. Food can be used to offer comfort or to celebrate. Food can take you back to a place or time or to somewhere you have never been.
WHY DENVER COLORADO?
Half of us grew up here, half of us decided to move here but we all call this place home.
Brian wears Carhartt WIP S/S Vino T-Shirt in Black
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO WEAR TO WORK?
We decided last year that we didn't really need a uniform. We want our employees to be comfortable and also express themselves. Some of our favorites: Carhartt WIP (the old unofficial uniform black pocket tee). Parra, ALD, and Pleasures are some of our other favorites. You might see us wearing vintage and concert tees. We also love supporting our friends in Denver too. You might see anyone in house wearing a Yacht Club, Triple Sink Mafia, BoneBLACK, Soi Kowboi, Carbon Knives, Dark Rose Club, or a Cart Driver tee. On Feet we tend to wear a lot of Nike air max 90s and Dunks, Blundstones, Birkenstocks, Dr. Martin's.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES FACED WITH HAVING A RESTAURANT IN DENVER?
Denver is a city on the rise, however sometimes it is hard to get people out of their comfort zone. We encourage people to ask questions about food, drink, and atmosphere. However people seem to be stuck in their ways and want something familiar. What we do offers a little of both.
Truman wears Carhartt WIP S/S Bubble Script T-Shirt in Misty Sky
HOW DID COVID AFFECT YOUR BUSINESS?
Aside from inflation, supply chain issues, and overall uncertainty, we had to learn how to adapt. Colorado made the decision to close down restaurants. We had to lay off half our staff. Some of us even were fighting off COVID. Justin (one of our owners) built us a pizza oven. "Le Brix" was born. Justin and Amy (our other owner) Stepped up and delivered pizzas around the neighborhood to pay the bills
WHEN IS BRUNCH COMING BACK?
FUCK BRUNCH... January 23'
3701 N WILLIAMS ST.
DENVER, CO 80205