A couple of fun openings highlighted this week's restaurant news, with the much-anticipated Mas Kaos putting tacos and pizza under one roof on Tennyson Street and Korean barbecue Dae Gee getting the tabletop grills going at its third location on Broadway. But more sobering news came early in the week when a fire broke out in the apartment above Rosenberg's Bagels & Deli in Five Points. One person was found dead in the apartment, and Rosenberg's could face extensive repairs before it can reopen. The outpouring of community support is already evident on the deli's Facebook page.
Several other eateries shuttered for good this week, including Big Country's Bar-B-Que in Sunnyside; Viand, in the former home of La Fondue on 15th Street downtown; and the Colorado Boulevard outpost of health-food chain Protein Bar.
Here's a complete list of this week's openings and closings:
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RESTAURANTS/BARS TEMPORARILY CLOSING THIS WEEK:
Rosenberg's Bagels & Deli (closed due to fire), 725 East 26th Avenue
RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING THIS WEEK:*
Bubu Lowry (Saturday, will become Lucky Cat later this month), 7559 East Academy Boulevard
Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs, 1601 Mayberry Drive, Highlands Ranch
Big Country's Bar-B-Que, 4044 Tejon Street
Protein Bar Colorado Boulevard, 1390 South Colorado Boulevard
Viand, 1040 15th Street
Willie G's Seafood & Steak, 1585 Lawrence Street
*Or earlier, and not listed in a previous Second Helping.