5 New Places to Explore This Month

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We’re all looking for a little bit of local flavor every time we step foot in a new city. Discover these 5 new hot spots bound to give you an introduction to Aurora. Between gift-hunting and Ethiopian coffee tasting, you’ll find something unique to try!

2501 Dallas St. #268 | get directions

Explore Squadron, a masculine-inspired boutique now open on the second floor of Stanley Marketplace. Complete with clothing, accessories, unique gift, candles, and one-of-a-kind socks, Squadron is a new take on men’s boutique wear. Transitioning between work, happy hour and home? They've got it!

Bettola Bistro
10253 East Iliff Ave. | get directions

There’s a new rustic Italian dining destination in Aurora! Bettola Bistro, an intimate 'hole in the wall' Italian restaurant, is filled to the brim with homemade dishes, crafty cocktails, and decadent desserts. Their menu rotates seasonally, however, some featured dishes include pesto steamed mussels and cioppino, a seafood dish that will blow your mind.

Create Cooking School
2501 Dallas St. | get directions

Cooking from scratch doesn’t have to be intimidating. Sign up for an evening cooking class with Create Cooking School to sharpen your kitchen skills. From gourmet style brunches to Asian-inspired to frequent Date Night entrees, it’s a fun way to spend a weekend night. Or sign up for their Squad Goals and Dinner Rolls private events if you’re looking to entertain!

Wood Paddle Pizza & Tap
17060 E Quincy Ave. | get directions

Newly opened Wood Paddle Pizza & Tap is known for their spin on classic pies, including prosciutto and artichoke as well as their classic mozzarella cheese pull! Select one (or many) of their add on ingredients that are way more interesting than shredded cheese. We’re talking truffle oil, clams, smoked portabellos! Wood Paddle’s tap list sports local breweries and Colorado classics. It’s perfect for a Friday night.

Mojo Coffee
1526 East Hampden Ave. | get directions

Settle in for an Ethiopian coffee experience. Mojo Coffee is known for their modern, trendy atmosphere, personable staff and wide selection of caffeinated beverages. Visitors enjoy their high-quality coffees and espressos, created with only beans from Ethiopia roasted to give you a boost! Mojo’s also has handful of tasty pastries and treats. Paired with an Ethiopian grocery store, visitors are welcome to pick up specific spices and dried goods too.



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