Far from Ireland is tropical Colombia, where you can find tasty treats like aborrajados, empanadas, arepas and sancocho. We sampled all of these and more at Antojitos Colombianos, a small but lively eatery in east Denver.
We also said goodbye for now to chefs John Broening and Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, who resigned their positions at downtown's top-notch Avelina this week. Hopefully we'll see the couple again soon, cooking up something good for Denver.
In other news:
RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK:*
9 Thai, 4122 East Colfax Avenue
Biju's Little Curry Shop (inside Whole Foods), 7400 East Hampden Avenue
Celtic on Market, 1400 Market Street
Hinman's Bakery retail shop, 4850 East 39th Avenue
Mad Greens (the company's first drive-thru), 944 West Dillon Road, Louisville
Tacos Los Campos, 1385 Santa Fe Drive
RESTAURANTS MOVING THIS WEEK:*
Thai Basil (from 1422 East 18th Avenue), 1400 East 18th Avenue
RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING THIS WEEK:*
Baur's Restaurant & Listening Lounge (open for music only), 1512 Curtis Street
Owlbear Barbecue at Finn's Manor, 2927 Larimer Street
Tacos y Salsas (downtown location only), 1533 Stout Street
Thai Monkey Club, 4122 East Colfax Avenue
*Or earlier, and not listed in a previous Second Helping.