Second Helpings

Beastly Hot: A Second Helping of Westword Food & Drink, June 6-10

The hot weather finally rolled into town, which means we're all looking for great places to cool down with a tall drink and some seasonal bites. Chris Utterback dipped into his wellspring of happy-hour knowledge to deliver the ten best happy hour hangouts for enjoying summer with cheap eats and drinks.

Gretchen Kurtz tracked down busy chef Paul Reilly of Beast + Bottle for a conversation about his upcoming new restaurant, Coperta, which will be the second restaurant operated by the chef and his sister, Aileen. Beast + Bottle, no one-trick piggy, also made Linnea Covington's list of the ten best gluten-free menus in Denver.

In other news:

RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK:*
Spatola, 3434 West 32nd Avenue
Retrograde (inside Frozen Matter), 530 East 19th Avenue
Torchy's Tacos, 8281 Northfield Boulevard
V Express, 333 South Federal Boulevard

RESTAURANTS/BARS MOVING THIS WEEK:*
Viet's Restarant (moved one space over), 333 South Federal Boulevard

*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