Julian Rubinstein is a friend of Anise®, who lives in Denver. His new documentary, The Holly, takes place right here in Denver and was the winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2022 Denver Film Festival. The film is playing now at the Sie Theater on Colfax and is available to stream on Amazon Prime, Apple Plus and others. His new non-fiction book, The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood, was published in 2021 and named a New York Times “Editors’ Choice.”

Julian is seen below giving Anise its own personalized signed copy of The Holly. Thank you Julian. We wish you much success with The Holly and all your future endeavors.

With the cooler summer nights, Anise is a favorite destination for those looking for first class Vietnamese food outdoors. Whether you’re looking for pho, vermicelli bowls (bún), uncannily rare Vietnamese fares, or enjoying your favorite libations, Anise is where you want to be.

If you’re an early riser, Anise is also open for brunch starting at 11AM every Saturday and Sunday morning.

On April 22, 1970, that’s over half a century ago, Earth Day was founded by Gaylord Nelson, a junior senator from Wisconsin. Today, Earth Day is the largest secular movement in the world with over 1 billion participants from over 190 countries.

At Anise®, we are also participating in Earth Day by supporting Denver’s Skip the Stuff initiative and partnering with Repeater. Together we can strive for Zero Waste and for reaching a sustainable living style.

Denver’s Skip the Stuff

The Denver’s Skip the Stuff initiative is designed to help the public reduce the amount of waste generated by single-use items. In support of this initiative, for our take outs and delivery customers, Anise will only provide single-use service wares and napkins upon requests by customers. When ordering online, please specifically select the quantity of single-use service wares and napkins in our ZERO-WASTE TAKEOUT section. When ordering via phone, please request the quantity of single-use service wares and napkins at the time of your order. To help protect our planet, let’s work together to reduce the amount of condiments, plastic silverware, and straws that are wasted daily and take a step toward sustainability.


You can now get Anise takeout and delivery in reusable containers thanks to our partnership with Repeater! Help us cut down on single-use waste. Here’s how it works:

  1. Download Repeater.
  2. Order directly from Anise and select Pack in Repeatery Reusables menu item in the ZERO-WASTE TAKEOUT section (Repeater ID required)
  3. Enter your 5-digit repeater ID in the “SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS” section
  4. You’ll get your meal in Repeater’s reusable containers
  5. Return the containers by their due date at a Repeater drop-off bin right inside Anise or right at your door

Repeater will sanitize and reuse the containers, so that you can keep enjoying Anise, without the packaging waste.

Do you like Vietnamese Coffees? Do you like martinis? If your answer are yes and yes, then come to Anise® where you can enjoy both these popular drinks together. Introducing Anise®’s Cafétini! Need we say more?

On this International Women’s Day, Anise® would like to recognize our Owner and Executive Chef, Quyen Trinh. Strong, confident, hard working, and culinarily gifted, Quyen is the pillar of Anise®. Because of Quyen, Anise® made it through the Pandemic of the Century and is the highest ranked Vietnamese restaurant in Yelp’s top places to eat in the Denver Metro area (top 20).

Never stop working, Quyen took some time off of her vacation to sample wines from the Napa/Sonoma valleys to add to Anise®’s growing wine list.

Thank you to ETHDenver for one of the busiest weeks since we opened. It was so much fun hosting everyone. See you next year!

Besides the goal of providing the freshest, tastiest, and most authentic Vietnamese food, Anise® is also passionate about giving our customers the best dining experience. To that end, we are delighted and humbled that our customers via Yelp have rated Anise® among the Top 20 Places to Eat in Denver and as the top Vietnamese restaurant to make that list.

With this post, we would like to thank all our customers who took the time to visit Anise® and spent some time to give us your reviews. Below are additional press and social media coverages of Yelp’s Top 50 Places to Eat in Denver:

The Denver Channel: Yelp releases list of top 50 local places to eat around Denver

The Denver Post: These are the top 50 Denver-area restaurants, according to Yelp

Asian Avenue Magazine: November 2021

The Kathie J Show: Good Eats In Colorado 10-28-21

The Yelp 50 Collection: Top 50 Places to Eat in Denver

To create the list of the top places to eat in Denver, Yelp identified the top places to eat in the restaurants and food categories, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews between January 1, 2021 and October 1, 2021. This list looked at the top places in Denver, Aurora, Lakewood, Arvada, Westminster, Littleton, Englewood, and Centennial. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of October 2021. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of October 2021.

What a weekend for sport enthusiasts!

Starting Saturday morning at 7AM MT, there’s the Wimbledon Women’s Final with Barty vs Pliskova. Later on Saturday at 6PM MT, there’s the Copa America Final between Argentina and Brazil.

Sunday morning at 7AM MT is Wimbledon Men’s Final featuring Djokovic vs Berrettini. Sunday at 1PM MT is Euro 2020 Final with Italy and England. Sunday at 6PM MT is the continuation of the NBA Final with Suns vs Bucs.

Monday and Tuesday are MLB’s All-Star festivities. Wow!

No matter what sports you like, come to Anise® where you can catch all the games on any of our large screen TVs. Well, almost all the games; we won’t be opened when the Wimbledon starts, but if the matches are still going on by 11:30AM then…

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