5 Things to Know About Aloy Modern Thai

The gist: While there are dozens of notable Thai joints scattered throughout Denver, the majority are simple joints absent of atmosphere. Aloy Modern Thai, a new restaurant that occupies the space that was home to Trillum for five years, bucks the trend, aiming instead to offer Thai cuisine — a collection of both familiar and innovative dishes — in sleek and sophisticated surrounds. And the Bangkok-born owners (and sisters), Arisa Chanchokpong and Bo Bean, who also own, along with their mother, Aloy Thai in Boulder, feature a menu that, says Bean, "is lighter, fresher, and healthier than the Thai food found in most Thai restaurants in Colorado. This is the food we love to eat when we go back home to visit Bangkok.” Here's what to know before you go.

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Aloy Modern Thai Now Open

When Trillium shuttered its doors last November just a year after Jeff Osaka closed Twelve Restaurant, many wondered if the Ballpark neighborhood could sustain a restaurant dedicated to thoughtfully sourced ingredients and technique-driven dishes. Bangkok natives and siblings Bo Bean and Arisa Chanchokpong think they can do just that, with the addition of the bright flavors of Thailand. Aloy Modern Thai {2134 Larimer Street, Denver; 303.379.9497} is now open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Here’s the skinny on what to expect at this vibrant new Ballpark eatery.

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Aloy Modern Thai Launches in Ballpark

A family-owned business spun from a Boulder restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Trillium.

Aloy Modern Thai, a younger sibling to Boulder's more traditional Aloy Thai, opened its doors at 2135 Larimer Street. The casual eatery set in the former Trillium space is owned by sistersBo Bean and Arisa Chanchokpong. The duo, who grew up in Bangkok’s Chinatown neighborhood and immigrated to Colorado 10 years ago, have branched out to Denver after helping their mother with the launch of Aloy Thai in Boulder. That original Aloy is now nearly a decade old and focuses mostly on old family recipes.

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ALOY MODERN THAI BRINGS A TASTE OF BANGKOK TO LARIMER

What: Sisters and Bangkok natives, Bo Bean and Arisa Chanchokpong, bring a taste of modern-day Thailand to Larimer Street

Where: 2134 Larimer St., Denver

Neighborhood: Ballpark

When: Opens February 1. Regular hours: Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

When Aloy Modern Thai opens it doors today, February 1, downtown diners will be offered a taste of modern-day Thailand. While there’s no shortage of Thai food in the metro area, Aloy Modern intends to focus on fusion flavors and techniques found in Bangkok’s most progressive restaurants.

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Aloy Modern Thai Opens in LoDo

Sisters Bo Bean and Arisa Chanchokpong grew up in Bangkok’s Chinatown neighborhood and immigrated to Colorado 10 years ago to help their mom open Aloy Thai in Boulder. Their mom, Kim, features all her cherished family recipes at Aloy and since 2006 they’ve all done everything from cook and prep in the kitchen, serve, host, and clean.  After continued success, the sisters wanted to expand and do their next venture under their purview, “their way.”

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FIRST LOOK: ALOY MODERN THAI OPENS MONDAY ON LARIMER STREET

Traditional Thai cuisine is not hard to find in Denver, from flamethrowers like Thai Monkey Club andUS Thai to practioners of the fresh and sophisticated, like Taste of Thailand. But Aloy Modern Thai, set to open Monday (February 1) in the former Trillium space on Larimer Street, promises something a little different. Owners Bo Bean and Arisa Chanchokpong, sisters and Bangkok natives, searched out top talent from their home country to create a menu that dances gracefully between the familiar and the creative.

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COMING SOON: A MODERN THAI RESTAURANT TO OPEN INSIDE THE FORMER TRILLIUM

Continuing the trend of restaurant shuffling that’s defined Denver’s dining scene as of late, Bo Bean and Arisa Chanchokpong will open Aloy Modern Thai in the former Trillium space at 2134 Larimer Street. The sisters relocated from Bangkok, Thailand to Boulder, Colorado in 2006 with their mother Kim, and have helped open and run Aloy Thai in Boulder ever since.

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24 Chefs Reveal Their New Year’s Resolutions

Who said food-related New Year’s resolutions must involve things like salads and juicing? We asked local chefs in Denver, Boulder, and beyond what their culinary resolutions. Here’s Hosea Rosenberg’s, Elise Wiggins’s, and other chefs’ New Year’s resolutions for 2016.

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TRILLIUM SPACE TO BECOME ALOY MODERN THAI

When Trillium closed on Larimer Street at the end of September, it skewed the dining scene away from chef-driven quality to bro-friendly bar-and-grill fare. But a new tenant has already claimed the space, and promises to bring something new to the neighborhood: The owners of Aloy Thai Cuisine in Boulder have a modern Thai concept that will debut there around  February 1.
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