Cafe Society

From The Curtis Club to La Nortena, a second Helping of Cafe Society, February 24-28

This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz visited the mild, mild West for her review of The Curtis Club. Aniedra Nichols, executive chef at Elway's Cherry Creek, dished on why she dislikes burgers and tacos, her favorite ingredients and more in her Chef and Tell interview. And Mark Antonation, now close to completing his trek up Federal Boulevard, stopped at La Nortena for the latest installment of A Federal Case. See also: Behind the scenes at The Curtis Club

Also this week, we listed the the ten best restaurants of 2013 -- all contenders for the Best New Restaurant in the Best of Denver 2014, coming on March 27. (You can vote in the Readers' Poll here.)

And the pace of restaurant openings isn't slowing in 2014. The Kitchen Next Door opened in Glendale, this week, capping the CitySet project. But there have been closings, too: CapRock Farm Bar became the first casualty at The Source, closing stop pouring at the end of February.

OPENING THIS WEEK Gozo, 30 South Broadway Jammin' Joe's, 4272 South Broadway, Englewood The Kitchen Next Door Glendale, 658 South Colorado Boulevard Modmarket, 900 16th Street Nothing Bundt Cakes, 2710 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

CLOSING THIS WEEK CapRock Farm Bar, 3350 Brighton Boulevard Former Future Brewing (temporarily, while the beer stock is replenished), 1290 South Broadway