Pantaleone's got a wake-up call from Kitchen Nightmares.
Pantaleone's got a wake-up call from Kitchen Nightmares.
Danielle Lirette

Pantaleone's is reborn, Prima is gone: A second helping of Cafe Society, April 28-May 2

This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz reviewed a restaurant just featured on Kitchen Nightmares, Pantaleone's, and discovered that Gordon Ramsay's wake-up call had done some good. For Chef and Tell, Lori Midson talked with Chris Canales, exec chef of Volta Mediterranean Restaurant in Boulder, about what it takes to be a chef and his favorite spot right now. And Mark Antonation, our former Federal Case correspondent, has embarked on a new adventure: Ethniche, which will explore different cuisines around Denver.

Bistro Barbes opened on East 28th Avenue.
Bistro Barbes opened on East 28th Avenue.
Danielle Lirette

And as we moved into May, we rounded up all the openings and closings of the past month for our Restaurant Roll Call for April.

OPENING THIS WEEK*: Bistro Barbes, 5021 East 28th Avenue Blue Spruce Brewing, 4151 East County Line Road Pepper Asian Bistro, 2831 East Colfax Avenue Teriyaki Madness, 2720 South Colorado Boulevard

REOPENING THIS WEEK: Bitter Bar, 835 Walnut Street

CLOSING THIS WEEK*: Big Papa's, 6265 East Evans Avenue Five Star Burgers, 555 Broadway Jammin Joe's, 7605 West 44th Avenue Prima, 1106 14th Street Red Robin's Burger Works, 1190 Auraria Parkway

*Or earlier, and not included in a previous Second Helping.


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