On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Governor Polis announced changes to the State’s dial framework that includes introducing the new Level Red – Severe Risk and Level Purple – Extreme Risk categories. This Public Health Order was issue in response to the existence of thousands of confirmed and presumptive cases of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and related deaths across the State of Colorado. This Order implements levels of restrictions for individuals, businesses and activities to prevent the spread of COVID-19 further in Colorado.

The new framework goes into effect this Friday at 5 p.m. Denver is one of the 15 counties that was moved into the Level Red – Severe Risk category.

The new Level Red – Severe Risk Category

  • All public and private gatherings of any size are now prohibited
  • High risk populations are strongly urged to stay at home
  • In-person indoor dining at restaurants is temporarily closed, but take out, curbside delivery, and outdoor/open-air dining with only groups from a single household are permitted. Last call for on-premise alcohol sales must cease by 8 p.m.
  • On-premise consumption of alcohol must cease by 10 p.m.
  • Sales of alcohol for off-premises consumption, including take-out and delivery, must cease by 10p.m.
  • New variances are not allowed, and current variances will be reevaluated by the State
  • Office occupancy is limited to 10 percent
  • Gyms and fitness facilities are limited to 10 percent occupancy, 10 people per room, or outdoors in groups less than 10. Reservations are required.
  • Critical and non-critical retail facilities are limited to 50 percent occupancy with increased curbside pickup and delivery, and recommended hours dedicated to senior and at-risk customers
  • Indoor events and venues are closed
  • Outdoor events and entertainment are limited to 25 percent occupancy, with no more than 75 people. Two or more individuals attending together must be from the same household and maintain 6 feet distancing from non-household members

How does this translate to Anise?

To comply with the new Public Order, Anise® will adjust our hours to 11AM-9PM for patio dining and for take-outs. To help our customers who cannot get to Anise, we will expand our delivery service hours to start at 11:30AM til 8:30PM to any address within the area bounded to the west by i25, the north by i70, and the east by Colorado Blvd as shown via the map below:

For our customers

Since the start of the pandemic, Anise® has implemented the strictest COVID sanitary protocols as recommended by all health agencies, and we will continue to do so. But as a reminder for your own health safety and those around you, facemasks are required and must be worn at all time while inside Anise® unless you are dining in then until you are sitting down in your seating area.

All tables and shared surfaces will be disinfected with every turnover (in between parties) with commercial grade disinfectant rated to kill coronavirus. Hand sanitizers will be available at check-in area and all through Anise®. Our restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected at least once every hour.

Finally, we have made our menus available online so our guests can browse them comfortably with their favorite Internet enable electronic devices.

For our Employees

We have implemented symptom monitoring protocols (temperature monitoring and symptom screening questions) for all employees. If employee shows any symptoms or sign of sickness, they will be asked to go home. All employees must wear facemasks and practice 6 feet distancing between other employees when possible. Hand washing is required upon arriving to work and in between tasks.

Specials

During this Public Health Order, which requires all in door dining to be closed, Chef Quyen is offering a free bottle of house wine (Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, or Sauvignon Blanc) to any take out, delivery, or patio dining patrons with orders worth more than $75 (valid ID must be presented). Of course this offer is only good while supplies last, and please mention that you saw this special to take advantage of the offer.

Together, we will beat this pandemic!

It’s the season for witches, ghosts, and goblins. There are plenty of them out there, and some have even invited themselves into Anise. The nerves of them!

Whatever you do this Halloween season, please be safe and keep your social distance!

Today is the start of Denver Beer Week, which is a celebration of “all things beers” in Denver, and is a 9 day celebration of America’s #1 beer city. Anise is proud to participate by featuring some of the best Colorado beers on tap like Avery’s IPA, O’Dell 90 Shilling, Blue Moon Wheat, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Dry Dock Apricot Blonde, Left Hand Oktoberfest, Great Divide Hazy IPA, and Coors Light. That’s the most diverse collection of Colorado craft beers out of any Asian restaurants in Colorado.

What are you waiting for? Stop by Anise, raise a few local pints, and enjoy the best in Vietnamese food!

Một… hai… ba, Dô!

It has been very nice in Denver these past few days. This beautiful weather is supposed to extend all through this weekend before turning colder next week. If you’re an outdoor patio person and looking to enjoy the best of Vietnamese food while sipping on your favorite adult cocktails, give Anise® a visit soon before old man winter arrives.

Chef Quyen is seen here taking a rare break on Anise®’s beautiful outdoor patio with a couple of her friends.

Just like that, October is here; and with the arrival of October, there’s already a chill in the air. That colder air is nature’s way to remind us that summer is over. But fret not, the arrival of Fall is also the arrival of Oktoberfest, our seasonal beer, by Left Hand Brewing Company. “Biscuity, malty goodness dominates upfront while the noble pedigree hops lend a properly spicy, dry finish.” As described by Left Hand Brewing Company’s website, Oktoberfest is a great accompaniment to Anise®’s many savory dishes like Bún Chả Hà Nội or Chả Cá Lã Vọng; but if you just want something comforting to warm your souls on those brisk Fall days, then go ahead and pair Oktoberfest with Anise®’s delicious steamy bowls of pho. However you’d like to enjoy Oktoberfest, do come early and come often, because of it’s seasonal nature, Oktoberfest won’t be featured at Anise® for long. Một hai ba… dô!

Ordering Banh Mi at Anise® is a no-brainer. Our baguettes are baked fresh in house daily; we jam packed our Banh Mi with loads of your favorite proteins; then we complement them with the freshest veggies and herbs. Yum! It’s no surprise then that Banh Mi is one of Anise®’s best sellers. With so many protein options, there bound to be an Anise® Banh Mi to please the pickiest of appetites; but with so many choices, how does one know which Banh Mi to pick?

Fret no more, Anise® introduces our Banh Mi Bites. In such a short time, the Banh Mi Bites appetizer has proven to be one of Anise® customers’ favorites. 4 Banh Mi sliders topped with beef, grilled pork, pan seared pork, and chicken that do not represent Anise®’s entire Banh Mi line up, but they do help our customers whet their appetites before the main course and allow them to have a glimpse of Anise®’s many delicious Banh Mi choices.

Disclaimer: the Banh Mi Bites appetizer can be ordered anytime of the day, 7 days a week, but since it’s so popular, it does run out quickly.

COVID-19 is tough for everyone including professional sports and their fans. Earlier this year at the start of the pandemic, the NBA was probably one of the first businesses affected and had to cancel all its games and season. After a few months of lock down, sports are slowly returning but due to the continued COVID-19 threats, athletes are playing in empty stadiums and arenas. For sport fans, the conundrum is how to watch and root for your favorite teams.

Fret no more, at Anise®, it really does not matter what your favorite sport is or who’s your favorite Colorado team? Avalanche? Nuggets? Rapids? Rockies? or Broncos? Anise® will have all Colorado games shown on our 5 large screen TVs – no black outs. Nothing beats rooting for your team over a bowl of pho with your favorite adult refreshments.

Yes, that is not a typo. Our customers ask for it, so we have found the means and will now deliver. Our delivery service will begin at 4PM everyday starting today. We will deliver to the Denver area bounded to the north by i70, south and west by i25, and to the east by Colorado Blvd. We may or may not use that pretty bicycle in the picture, but don’t worry, we will get your food to you.

Another good news is that because of this newly launched delivery service, we have expanded our takeout/delivery menu with more options. Of course we will continue to do curbside pickups, takeouts, and dine in services both indoors and outdoors in our beautiful patio.

Amelia’s Flight Bag

Amelia and the team at CO & CO (Colorado and Company) bring Coloradans interesting interviews, community updates and a whole lot of fun. Amelia normally works from her home art studio and CO & CO’s newest Correspondent, Dani Fried, broadcasts from her Denver Loft!

Recently, Amelia and Dani stumbled upon our eatery and have decided to include Anise in Amelia’s Flight Bag. Thank you Amelia and Dani. We love your show!

What’s your favorite mimosa flavor? Grapefruit, cranberry, pineapple, mango, or the original orange juice? Visit Anise in the Golden Triangle area of Capital Hill in Denver every Saturday and Sunday from 11AM-2PM and you can enjoy bottomless mimosas with Vietnamese Brunch, brunch as eaten by Vietnamese.