It was a slow week for restaurant openings and closings, with Godfather's Pizza making a splash on Monday in Thornton and Red Octave playing its final note on East Colfax Avenue; on Saturday we'll be stopping in for a pint at Banded Oak Brewing on Broadway when Denver's newest craft brewery opens its doors.
But there's still plenty of action on the Denver dining scene. We found a new eatery on West Mississippi Avenue called Fritangas La Pili serving dangerously big quesadillas called machetes. Telegraph has been dishing out chef Brian Wilson's cuisine for the better part of a year, so Gretchen Kurtz paid him a visit to find out if there's a musical connection with the Beach Boys star. And Mark Antonation shared a recipe for Salvadoran pupusas — along with some tips about where to buy the ingredients.
In other news:
RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK:*
Banded Oak Brewing Company (Saturday), 470 Broadway
Fritangas La Pili, 1733 West Mississippi Avenue
Godfather's Pizza, 2350 East 120th Avenue, Thornton
Grillerz, 2950 South Broadway
RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING THIS WEEK:*
Red Octave, 4900 East Colfax Avenue
*Or earlier, and not reported in a previous Second Helping.
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