From the space and location to the cuisine, Lower 48 owners Mario Nocifera and Alex Figura created the restaurant of their dreams. Since opening the doors a year ago, the restaurant which has an American railroad-era theme (there’s a train track installation on one of the walls and menus printed to look like train tickets) has made a name for itself in Denver’s dining scene. Lower48 has received strong reviews from 5280 magazine, Westword, and the Denver Post.
Mario Nocifera and Alex Figura met at Frasca Food and Wine before deciding to team up to bring their restaurant to Denver. Nocifera runs the front of the house and Figura runs the kitchen. He has developed the menu that has a special each section with bite size portions ranging from $2 to $4. Eater talked to them about the fun they have had, ginger beer, and mullet.