Second Helpings

17th Avenue Shakeout: A Second Helping of Westword Food & Drink, May 16-20

The Uptown neighborhood said goodbye this week to two restaurants, both on East 17th Avenue. Restaurateur Robert Thompson closed Argyll Whisky Beer after two years, and Mary Nguyen will do the same with her decade-old P17 just down the street. Both are shuttering their chef-driven eateries to focus their attention on growing business elsewhere, Nguyen with more locations of her all-day bistro and market, Olive & Finch, and Thompson with his national chain of Punch Bowl Social restaurant/entertainment complexes.

Gretchen Kurtz stopped by another breakfast, lunch and dinner eatery with a built-in market, the Preservery, to chat with chef Brendan Russell.  And coming soon to Denver: a second Blue Pan Pizza, more Texas tacos, and a new project from Kevin Taylor and his son, Ryan.

In other news:

RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK:*
Bout Time, 3392 West 38th Avenue
The Egg Shell, 950 17th Street
Homegrown Tap & Dough, 5601 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada
Hudson Hill, 619 East 13th Avenue
Lucky Cat, 7559 East Academy Boulevard
Palenque Mezcaleria, 1294 South Broadway (entrance off East Louisiana Avenue)
Taco House Littleton, 1390 West Littleton Boulevard


RESTAURANTS/BARS REOPENING THIS WEEK:*
Flow Juice Bar, East Seventh Avenue (after winter hiatus)

RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING THIS WEEK:*
Argyll Whisky Beer, 1035 East 17th Avenue 
P17 (Sunday), 1600 East 17th Avenue

*Or earlier, and not reported in a previous Second Helping
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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
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