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Ay Caramba! No More Tortas for Cherry Creek North: A Second Helping of Cafe Society, November 3-7

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This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz reviewed the District and thought the best thing on the menu was the deep-fried peanut butter sandwich. Mark Antonation talked to Chris Thompson, executive chef of the Nickel in the Hotel Teatro, about his new job overseeing food service for an entire hotel and how his menu fits into the Denver dining scene.

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Also this week, we weighed in on which is the better value: Chipotle or Qdoba and its free toppings; our Beer Man, Jonathan Shikes, announced that up to six new breweries will open in Denver this month; and he spilled the news that brewing will return to the Historic Tivoli Building. In other news:

OPENING THIS WEEK* BeBe Sushi, 12101 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora Bites of China , 10761 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora Copper Door Coffee Roasters, 932 Jersey Street Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, 1350 16th Street Mariscos el Licenciado, 555 South Federal Boulevard Mockery Brewing, 3501 Delgany Street Motomaki, 1600 28th Street, Suite 1216, Boulder Pizza Pedal'r, 2907 Huron Street, Suite 104 Taz Indian Restaurant, 10731 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora Two Sistah's Eats-n-Treats/Johnny's Dollar Dogs, 15473 East Hampden Avenue, Aurora Yak & Yeti Restaurant and Event Center, 9755 East Hampden Avenue

REOPENING THIS WEEK* The Village Cork, 1300 South Pearl Street

CLOSING THIS WEEK* Ay Caramba!, 2817 East 3rd Avenue PastaVino, 1043 Pearl Street, Boulder

* or earlier, and not mentioned in a previous Second Helping.


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