Cafe Society

All aboard for a second helping of Cafe Society, July 7-11

This week in Cafe Society, reviewer Gretchen Kurtz visited LowDown Brewery + Kitchen , which offered great beers and surprisingly healthy food to pair with them. President Barack Obama came through town, making stops at Wazee Supper Club and Wynkoop Brewery. We launched a new series called "Yeah, I Ate That," starting with the famous Doggfather from Moontower Tacos. With the sad passing of Thunderbird Lounge, we updated our list of Denver's ten best dive bars. And we counted down the ten best rooftops patios in Denver, because it's July and nothing says summer like enjoying a drink and a view of the city skyline or mountains. Or both...

July is also a big time for openings, with perhaps a record number of spots slated to open in the next few weeks, including several restaurants in Union Station. First up? Stoic & Genuine, which beat the crowds by opening on July 9. And there's more, much more, to come....

OPENING THIS WEEK*: Cart-Driver, 2500 Larimer Street Chez Thuy, 1002 South Federal Boulevard Chop Shop, 4990 East Colfax Avenue (soft opening) Flautas La Pila, 1420 South Federal Boulevard Kobe An Shabu Shabu, 3400 Osage Street LOCAL Eat + Drink, 432 Main Street, Lyons MAD Greens, 7300 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial Stoic & Genuine, 1701 Wynkoop Street Table Top, 2230 Oneida Street

OPENING THIS WEEKEND: Living the Dream Brewing , 12305 Dumont Way, Littleton Syntax Physic Opera, 554 South Broadway

CLOSING THIS WEEK*: Beehive, 2018 10th Street, Boulder Five Star Burgers, 2330 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial Jammin' Joe's BBQ, 2600 High Street Pho Market, 1002 South Federal Boulevard Q's, 2115 13th Street, Boulder Santa Fe Grill, 1301 Santa Fe Drive T|ACO, 1550 Blake Street Thunderbird Lounge, 721 Quebec Street

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