Aiko – A Unique Interview


Aiko – A Unique Interview

Amanda Reycer
By Amanda Reycer
May 31, 2016

This week, we caught up with Chris Mosera, owner and chef extraordinaire of Denver restaurant: Aiko – A Unique Eatery. Aiko is a small counter service offering homemade popsicles and colorful sandwiches made with unique ingredients. Check them out if you haven’t already!


Q: How about a quick background on you: the man, the myth, the legend, Chris Mosera?

A: I am a native New Yorker, born and raised. I have been working in restaurants since I was 13 years old. 

Q: How did you get started with Aiko?

A: I started out with one cart at a local farmers market making some cool flavored popsicles. Then I got a second and a third cart, then the shop. We never wanted a shop, but we ran out of hours at the facility that we were producing them at, so Aiko – A Unique Eatery was born.

Q: What does Aiko specialize in making?


A: We specialize in our Gourmet PoPs and our artisan Sandos. –> (sandwiches) 

Q: What’s the best and worst part of owning your own restaurant?

A: I can’t speak for anyone else, but the best part of owning a little shop like mine is our customers. The worst thing is the long hours, but with great customers you hardly feel it.

Q: Why Colorado and why Denver?


A: Why not? This place is the best lifestyle city in the country and the best place to live in the world.

Q: How have you seen the Denver resto scene change over the years? 

A: It is becoming world class. With all the new transplants it is bringing a whole new element to the scene.

Q: Let’s say I was coming over for a special dinner. What would you make? 


A: Not sure, my mind doesn’t really work that way. I would go to the market and start seeing what was super fresh and groovy and I would start painting in my mind the ingredients that are in front of me. I can tell you this that dinner parties at my house are a lot of fun

Q: If you weren’t a kickass restaurant owner what would you be doing?

A: Well, I think that I would be a barber. It’s creative and you get to interact with your customers. Kind of like it is at Aiko.

Q: What has your experience with Foodee been like?

A: All of the Foodee peeps are great to work with. I love working with Foodee and they are helping me grow my small little empire.

Homemade popsicles, are you kidding me?!

Amanda Reycer

About Amanda

Amanda Reycer considers herself to be much like a fine red wine; full bodied, earthy, pairs nicely with meat, and getting better with time.

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