Aloy Modern Thai Now Open

Bringing the hot new flavors of Bangkok in the old Ballpark Trillium location

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.

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.