Just in time for Treefort, a new coffee, wine and tapas restaurant is set to open in the new Watercooler building at 14th St. and Idaho St..
Txikiteo means "pub crawl" in the Basque language - and should be open in time for Treefort. It will feature about 800 square feet of space and is brought to you by the folks who operate the Modern hotel and bar. It will be headed up by Chef David King and Dan Ansotegu.
From Food & Wine Magazine:
In conjunction with the Modern’s owner, hotelier Elizabeth Tullis, another Basque descendent of the boarding house tradition, the chic new tapas and wine bar will offer an array of Western European fare, about half of which will be Basque influenced, including some old Ansotegui family recipes like Epi’s chorizo.
So how exactly do you pronounce Txikiteo? Let's go to the videotape: