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A New Home for a Thai Favorite: A Second Helping of Denver Food & Drink, June 8-12

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After more than twenty years serving fresh and vibrant Thai food to Englewood neighbors and Swedish Medical Center workers, Taste of Thailand has moved to a new location at the corner of South Broadway and Evans Avenue. Owners Noy and Richard Farrell promise the same traditional cuisine peppered with herbs and vegetables from the couple's garden — plus a few new tastes. And the restaurant will now also be open on Sundays (for lunch from noon to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 8 p.m.), a first for the Farrells.

The ongoing green chile battle sparked by our list of the ten best in town jumped the border this week as Albuquerque news show KRQE 13 News reported on the incredible amount of Facebook fury launched by loyal New Mexicans and Coloradans alike. 

And restaurant critic Gretchen Kurtz sank her teeth into some steaks at the venerable Summit Steakhouse — founded in 1977, it makes Taste of Thailand seem like a relative baby — to see if the Aurora institution has kept up with the times since hiring new executive chef Patrick Swetnam. In other news:

RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK*
Choppers Custom Salads, 1765 Blake Street
Moxie Bread Company, 641 Main Street, Louisville

RESTAURANTS/BARS MOVING THIS WEEK*
Taste of Thailand, 2120 South Broadway (from 504 East Hampden Avenue, Englewood)

RESTAURANTS CLOSING THIS WEEK*
Woody's Tavern (both locations), 7095 East Evans Avenue and 7995 Sheridan Boulevard, Arvada

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

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