Second Helpings

A Rash of Closings: A Second Helping of Westword Food & Drink, May 2-6

A couple of fun openings highlighted this week's restaurant news, with the much-anticipated Mas Kaos putting tacos and pizza under one roof on Tennyson Street and Korean barbecue Dae Gee getting the tabletop grills going at its third location on Broadway. But more sobering news came early in the week when a fire broke out in the apartment above Rosenberg's Bagels & Deli in Five Points. One person was found dead in the apartment, and Rosenberg's could face extensive repairs before it can reopen. The outpouring of community support is already evident on the deli's Facebook page.

Several other eateries shuttered for good this week, including Big Country's Bar-B-Que in Sunnyside; Viand, in the former home of La Fondue on 15th Street downtown; and the Colorado Boulevard outpost of health-food chain Protein Bar.

Here's a complete list of this week's openings and closings:

Dae Gee, 460 Broadway
Mas Kaos Pizzeria & Taqueria, 4526 Tennyson Street
Modern Market, 4800 West 121st Avenue, Broomfield

Rosenberg's Bagels & Deli (closed due to fire), 725 East 26th Avenue

Bubu Lowry (Saturday, will become Lucky Cat later this month), 7559 East Academy Boulevard
Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs, 1601 Mayberry Drive, Highlands Ranch
Big Country's Bar-B-Que, 4044 Tejon Street 
Protein Bar Colorado Boulevard, 1390 South Colorado Boulevard
Viand, 1040 15th Street
Willie G's Seafood & Steak, 1585 Lawrence Street

*Or earlier, and not listed 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.
Contact: Mark Antonation