The big restaurant reveal comes Monday, when Avanti Food & Beverage opens at 3200 Pecos Street. But there's been lots of other action on the Denver dining scene — so much that it's spilled out of the Food section at westword.com, and on over into News. In Ask a Mexican, for example, Gustavo Arellano answered the burning question of why some street vendors serve a single taco on two tortillas. (Find the answer here.) We also reported on a stabbing outside the Nob Hill Inn, one of the town's best dive bars, and a road rage incident involving a pecan pie.
And the fun continues this weekend. Today Nip & Sip opened its doors in a soft opening; new owners J.D. Dossett, Margaret Moore and Leigh Jones took over the old Rosa Mia Inn just last week. Tomorrow we'll see the opening of Dos Santos in the former home of D Bar. And Sunday will mark the end of Session Kitchen, which lasted less than two years in the original home of Izakaya Den. No word yet on what will move into the building at 1518 South Pearl Street, which is for sale.
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RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK*
Boggy Draw Brewery, 3535 South Platte River Drive, Sheridan
Dos Santos Taqueria De Mexico (July 11), 1475 East 17th Avenue
Ignite Ale House & Kitchen, 7995 Sheridan Boulevard, Arvada
Nip & Sip, 4395 Yates Street
Thuan Viet Restaurant, 945 South Federal Boulevard
RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING THIS WEEK
Session Kitchen, 1518 South Pearl Street (closing July 12)
*Or earlier, and not reported in a previous Second Helping.