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Chefs and Noodles: A Second Helping of Westword Food & Drink, February 15-19

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Gretchen Kurtz officially set down the fork and knife at the end of 2015, relinquishing her role as Westword's restaurant critic to spend more time with her family. But she's back this week with the newly revived Chef & Tell series, in which she talks with Amos Watts about his new job as executive chef at Old Major.

This was also a week of noodles, beginning with a dive into a Thai coconut curry dish called khao soi before moving onto our list of the ten best Asian noodle houses in Denver. 

In other news:

RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK:*
The Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria (Saturday), 3901 Fox Street
Crazy Mountain Tap Room + BBQ, 471 Kalamath Street

RESTAURANTS/BARS CHANGING NAMES THIS WEEK:*
Bar Max (from Cafe Max), 2412 East Colfax Avenue
Wystone's Northfield (from the Grubbery), 4880 Havana Street

RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING THIS WEEK:*
Cibo, 1560 Boulder Street
Jus Cookin's Restaurant, 840 Tabor Street, Lakewood
Trinity Grille, 1801 Broadway

*Or earlier, and not reported in a previous Second Helping

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