Second Helpings

A Second Helping of Westword Food & Drink, May 30-June 3

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:

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

Red Octave, 4900 East Colfax 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.
Contact: Mark Antonation