Is Block & Larder hanging tough with its hanging tender steak or just playing chicken? Gretchen Kurtz took in a few dinners to see what this new steak-house-styled eatery, from the owners of Freshcraft downtown, are cooking up on Tennyson Street. Farther north, we got word from Adam Roy that the games are about to begin in Fort Collins — at Dungeons & Drafts, a pub and gaming hall geared toward the seriously geeky.
Looking for ramen and don't want to wait for a table? Miyako Ra-men Spot opened on South Broadway earlier this week and, after a one-day closure mid-week to fix a ventilation issue, is now up and running. In other news:
RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK*
BluNozer Kaffee-Tiques, 1475 Ivy Street
Cheba Hut, 638 East Colfax (tomorrow)
Cibo, 1560 Boulder Street
GoBistro, 1111 Broadway
Max's Wine Dive, 696 Sherman Street
Miyako Ra-men Spot, 2950 South Broadway
Novo Coffee, 3617 West 32nd Avenue
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th Street
Parry's Pizzeria and Bar, 100 East 120th Avenue, Northglenn
Spinelli's Bakery, 4628 East 23rd Avenue
The crowds at Denver's ramen shops — faces in the crowd, like petals on a wet, black bough.
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RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING THIS WEEK*
Belvedere, 323 14th Street
Cheeky Monk, 14694 Orchard Parkway, Westminster
Grey Cactus,295 South Pennsylvania Street
*Or earlier, and not reported in a previous Second Helping.