This week in Westword Food & Drink, Gretchen Kurtz visited Table 6 to see if the decade-old restaurant still lives up to its role as one of the early shapers of the local restaurant scene. Mark Antonation took a fun detour in his tour of Denver's Middle Eastern cuisine with a stop by Vesper Lounge, owned by another scene-maker — Frank Bonanno — for mid-week drinks and bar food. And in a throwback moment conjuring Denver's cowtown days, visiting musicians Dada Life chowed down a plate of Rocky Mountain oysters. See our slideshow of the testicle-eating (and the concert, too).
In beer news, Jonathan Shikes dropped in on a Keep Colorado Local rally at Argonaut Liquors, where Denver liquor-store owners banded together to fight a possible new law that would allow beer, wine and liquor sales in Colorado grocery stores. In other news:
OPENING THIS WEEK*
The Good Son, 2550 East Colfax Avenue
Grammy's Italian Goodies, 4016 Harlan Street, Wheat Ridge
The Monkey Bar, 1112 Santa Fe Drive
Nocturne, 1330 27th Street
Randall's, 2217 Welton Street
Taco Junky, 1139 13th Street, Boulder
Tocabe American Indian Eatery, 8181 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial
CLOSING THIS WEEK*
The Wall Tavern, 1112 Santa Fe Drive
CHANGING NAMES THIS WEEK*
Authentic Greek Cuisine, from Ismini's (Swift's Steakhouse #4), 8 South Broadway
The last vestiges of Swift's Steakhouse are gone at 8 South Broadway.
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*Or earlier, and not reported in a previous Second Helping.