The Great Big Why: Andrea Frizzi

We are here because...


Andrea Frizzi, chef-owner of Il Posto and Vero in Denver, keeps going for the sake of community.

We are here because we are part of the heart and creativity of the community. A restaurant creates a little village with patrons, waitstaff, managers, cooks, and dishwashers. We see you and you see us. We remember your birthday, you celebrate your anniversary with us. We ask you about your vacation to the Grand Canyon, you think of us on vacation when you order that bottle of wine we suggested. We’re forced to close and pivot, you order takeout and try our to-go cocktails. We are here because we are a living organism and any city without a vibrant restaurant community would just be an assembly of buildings and concrete. 

What is your “why”? Email your experiences (and thoughts, opinions, and questions—anything, really) to


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