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From Morocco to Mexico, a second helping of Cafe Society: March 17-21

Sultani kabob at Mecca Grill.
Sultani kabob at Mecca Grill.
Danielle Lirette

Cafe Society was busy eating its last meals for the Best of Denver 2014 this week, but didn't ignore its normal duties. In her current review, Gretchen Kurtz visits Mecca Grill, which changed owners last year and is slowly switching from the old emphasis on Lebanese food to Moroccan cuisine. In Chef and Tell, Lori Midson talks to chef Robert Alfaro of Atticus, the new restaurant in the University of Denver neighborhood, about his humble beginnings at Taco Bell and his current obsession with herbs.

Also this week, we checked in with Zanzibar a year after its Bar Rescue adventure aired on Spike TV. Mark Antonation continued his trip up Federal Boulevard with a stop for tacos al pastor for A Federal Case. And we resumed our our 100 Favorite Dishes downtown with the charcuterie board atBlack Pearl.

The Pasty Republic is now open on Tennyson.
The Pasty Republic is now open on Tennyson.
Danielle Lirette

OPENING THIS WEEK:

Jefferson Park Pub, 2445 Eliot Street

Huckleberry Roasters, 2830 Larimer Street

The Pasty Republic, 4166 Tennyson Street

To the Wind Bistro, 3333 East Colfax Avenue

CLOSING THIS WEEK:

Emil-Lene's Sirloin House, 16000 East Smith Road, Aurora

Steak Out Steakhouse, 395 South Sheridan Boulevard



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