Openings and Closings

Every Bar and Restaurant Opening and Closing This Week

The croque madame is filled with thick-sliced bistro ham that's lightly grilled before the sandwich is made.
The croque madame is filled with thick-sliced bistro ham that's lightly grilled before the sandwich is made. Mark Antonation
The tiny Fooducopia has been a favorite for Washington Park West residents since it opened in 2012. Owner  Tim Lymberopoulos has changed things up over the years, taking it from a corner store to a breakfast and lunch  spot to a full restaurant with dinner served Wednesday through Saturday. And now, after being closed for several months, Fooducopia is open again after an extensive remodel. Stop by for breakfast or lunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, or come in at the eatery's regular dinner hours to see what's new.

Across town, a new vegan joint called Meta Burger has opened at Mississippi Avenue and Parker Road, serving all-American, burgers, hot dogs, fries, nachos and frozen drinks — and everything is meat- and dairy-free. Meta Burger serves lunch and dinner daily beginning at 11 a.m., with lunch only on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings and closings for the week of August 6-12, 2018, plus links to our original stories and other upcoming openings.

Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Bistro Georgette (inside Avanti Food & Beverage), 3200 Pecos Street
Meta Burger, 7950 East Mississippi Avenue
Shahrazad Bakery, 2603 South Parker Road, Aurora


Restaurants and Bars Reopening This Week*
Fooducopia, 1939 East Kentucky Avenue

*Or earlier, and not previously reported.

Merle's is closing on August 15, but Adelitas is moving in. - FACEBOOK/MERLE'S
Merle's is closing on August 15, but Adelitas is moving in.
"Merle's of Littleton Will Become a Second Adelitas"

click to enlarge Sushi-Rama owner Jeff Osaka outside his new commercial facility. - MARK ANTONATION
Sushi-Rama owner Jeff Osaka outside his new commercial facility.
Mark Antonation
"Sushi-Rama Adds Commercial Kitchen to Handle Rapid Growth"

click to enlarge What would French food be without a little wine or bubbly? - MARK ANTONATION
What would French food be without a little wine or bubbly?
Mark Antonation
"Bistro Georgette Brings French Street Food to Avanti Food & Beverage"

click to enlarge RIVER NORTH BREWING
River North Brewing
"River North Brewery Finally Begins Construction for RiNo Return"

click to enlarge Mythology Distillery in LoHi will open on August 24. - LINNEA COVINGTON
Mythology Distillery in LoHi will open on August 24.
Linnea Covington
"LoHi Distillers Create a New Mythology for the Neighborhood"

Do you know of any other openings or closings that should be on this list? Let us know in the comments or send an email to cafe@westword.com.
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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