Biju's Little Curry Shop

Biju's just managed to open its doors before year-end 2014, beating a few other eateries -- a new Park Burger and Osaka Ramen -- to the punch in a new development at 26th Avenue and Walnut Street. But it didn't take long for LoHi residents to realize that the South Indian curries and chapati wraps were something new on the scene. House-made sauces with tamarind, toasted coconut and fiery bird's eye chiles add screamingly fresh bursts of flavor to the already complex and layered vindaloo, Kerala garlic beef, coconut curry chicken and other house specialties. Colors and flavors collide in both the food ad decor; rich saffron yellows and deep browns highlight both the biriyani and the art on the walls. "This is the stuff me and my brothers grew up eating," says chef Biju Thomas, and now he's sharing it with Denver.