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Crickets will be on the menu at Linger beginning January 25.EXPAND
Crickets will be on the menu at Linger beginning January 25.
Mark Antonation

Buggin' Out: A Second Helping of Westword Food & Drink, January 11-15

This week's food adventures included a slippery, savory stew from Akwaba Restaurant in Aurora's Afrikmall; cricket tacos at Linger; and Spanish morcilla sausage, which can be found at a number of Denver-area restaurants and markets. But burgers and sausages were off the menu — at least temporarily — as sausage griller Wurstkuche and the family-run Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill both threw in the towel (although you can still grab our choice for Best Hamburger, the Ditka Burger, at Jimmy's through Sunday).

In other news:

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RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK*
Noodles & Company, 4590 Leetsdale Drive

RESTAURANTS/BARS TEMPORARILY CLOSING THIS WEEK*
Thai Basil (closed for remodel), 540 East Alameda Avenue

RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING THIS WEEK*
Arvada Beer Company, 5600 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard
Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill (Sunday), 1530 Blake Street
Wurstkuche, 2036 Broadway

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

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