Cafe Society

Dallying at delis: A Second Helping of Cafe Society, August 11-15

This week in Cafe Society, while Cafe critic Gretchen Kurtz took a well-deserved vacation, Kristin Pazulski reported on the efforts of Joshua Pollack, owner of the new Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen, to make a perfect bagel. For Chef and Tell, Mark Antonation spoke with Al and Tory Belsky, founders of the New York Deli News, about that restaurant's 25th anniversary this summer. But the local deli that got the most attention was one that closed back in 1999: The New York Deli, whose exterior had played a supporting role on Mork & Mindy, the TV show that was Robin Williams's breakout vehicle. Today the building at 1117 Pearl Street that housed the New York Deli is home to Hapa Sushi. See also: Conquering Stage Fright at the New York Deli News Also on Cafe Society this week, we served up three of the best ways to eat Colorado peaches right now, told you why Coors would not have as much of a presence at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, and started whetting appetites for the upcoming Denver Restaurant Week by introducing our contest in which you can win dinner for two at several local spots.

And, of course, we reported on the restaurants that opened and closed this week. Here's the latest: Restaurants/Bars/Venues Opening This Week: Cooper Lounge, 1701 Wynkoop Street Santiago's, 2505 Federal Boulevard (reopening) Spruce, 2115 13th Street, Boulder

Restaurants/Bars/Venues Closing This Week: Gallo di Nero, 1135 Bannock Street Provisions Chophaus & Drinkery, 1555 Blake Street

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