Denver Eater: Interview with Sean Huggard from Humboldt

SEAN HAGGARD

(Photo credit: Adam Larkey)

Taking over a space that once was a three decade old iconic establishment can be a task tough to tackle but Humboldt: Farm, Fish, Wine seems to have filled those shoes. Opening in the spot that was once Strings on 17th Street, the restaurant that is part of Concept Restaurantsis celebrating its one-year anniversary this month and it seems ready for many more to come.

The kitchen is run by chef DJ Nagle who, like operations manager Sean Huggard, is a seafood lover. Though the restaurant does not label itself a seafood restaurant, it does serve an expansive seafood selection, including oysters grown exclusively for Humboldt. Besides the seafood, the restaurant focuses on serving a menu that makes it a neighborhood eatery with items like the burger that just won Westword‘s best burger award. Eater talked to manager Sean Huggard about construction, pressures of opening in the former Strings spot, and more.

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Hypothetical: The Official Denver Hot Dog

Check out my first blog post on 5280.com.  It is about one of the things I am very passionate about…hot dogs. When I moved to Denver, I immediately thought, hmm why doesn’t Denver have a Denver dog? So I took on the challenge and found what would be the hypothetical amazing Denver hot dog.  Now I’ll just have to work on making it official.