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Taste of Home at LOW Country Kitchen

LoHi's newest concept delivers the best of Southern comforts

The trend of southern cookery is hitting Denver big time, but none of the eateries opening thus far have been more exciting—or more anticipated—than that of LOW Country Kitchen {1575 A Boulder Street, Denver; 720.521.4168}. Helmed by husband and wife duo Katy and Brian Vaughn, LOW has already proven its mettle at its big sister restaurant in Steamboat Springs, known for such delicious southern food it’s become legendary across the Front Range and beyond. Lucky for Denverites, the Vaughns have decided to share the wealth—no longer will those hungry for down-home cooking have to trek to the mountains for a taste.
 
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The Vaughns are southerners themselves, hailing from Tennessee (Katy) and Kentucky (Brian). Missing so many things about the flavors of home, they decided to open LOW to conjure dishes that have diners practically smelling wafting magnolia blossoms and fanning themselves on a hot front porch. The success of their authentic recipes lies in their use of high-quality local ingredients, including fresh organic produce and meats and top-notch seafood. Coupled with their genuine old-fashioned southern graces, LOW’s authentic dishes will leave diners hankering for more. Known for its Buttermilk Fried Chicken, LOW’s menu includes classics like Fried Green Tomatoes and Deviled Eggs alongside heartier entrées with a Creole nod—Fried Catfish, Jambalaya, and Shrimp and Grits. Add sides like mac and cheese, collard greens, and okra in a creole remoulade, and you’ve got enough southern comfort for days. (Come back for the biscuits!)
LOW Country Kitchen

Photo credit: Laurie Smith

LOW’s cocktails are nothing to thumb your nose at, either. Unfussy and unpretentious, LOW serves up southern-style cocktails that are well made, from New Orleans originals like the Sazerac and the Vieux Carré, favorites like the Hemingway Daquiri and the Strawberry and Rhubarb Smash, and of course, the Mint Julep. The Juleps will be the stars on stage when LOW hosts its epic Derby celebration come May.
LOW Country Kitchen

Photo credit: Laurie Smith 

Raw Creative had a hand in the light and airy space, warmly lit with pendant lights, bedecked with rustic shiplap and wallpaper that mimics plantation shutters. The 97-seat space includes a dining room, bar, and porch and rooftop dining space.
LOW Country Kitchen

Photo credit: Katy Vaughn

With an upstairs patio primed for sunshine, brunching at LOW is the perfect way to start your weekend. Dine on southern time favorites starting with warm Buttermilk Biscuits served with Clark’s Honey and preserves. But don’t fill up just yet. Save room for the Shrimp & Grits served with Carolina pink shrimp, tomato and bacon gravy, and Anson Mill antebellum grits topped with aged white cheddar. Or you can dive right into the flavors of the Carolinas with LOW Country Pork Ribs, baby back and slow-cooked for 48-hours.
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Shrimp & Grits Photo by Rebecca Treon

LOW is open daily for happy hour, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
RebeccaTreon, Editor