Cafe|Bar Closes, Lo Stella Rises: A Second Helping of Cafe Society, October 20-24

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This week in Cafe Society, Mark Antonation visited with Lorena Cantarovici, who moved Maria Empanada from Lakewood to South Broadway this year. Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Kobe An Shabu Shabu, an offshoot of Kobe An, a longtime Japanese restaurant in Lakewood that just closed in anticipation of a move to Cherry Creek. See also: Jeffrey B. Miller Tackles the Epic Tale of Belgian Relief Also this week, we talked to Illegal Pete's founder Pete Turner about a demand that he change the name of his about-to-open restaurant in Fort Collins. We visited the new Cafe United, another Work Options for Women project that provides on-the-job training. And we revealed why Halloween will not be a cannapocalypse. In other news:

OPENING THIS WEEK* Lo Stella Ristorante, 1135 Bannock Street Suvipa Thai Food, 1015 South Federal Boulevard

CLOSING THIS WEEK* Cafe|Bar, 292 Pennsylvania Street Kobe An, 85 South Union Boulevard, Lakewood (moving to Cherry Creek North) Pho De, 1015 South Federal Boulevard

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

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