This week, Gretchen Kurtz chatted with chef Max MacKissock, chef/partner at new Italian sensation Bar Dough, who dished on his favorite hidden gems in Denver, including Buchi Cafe Cubano. Across town, Mark Antonation visited another Cuban gem, the Cuba Bakery & Cafe, which has been run by Miami transplant Orlando Colombe since 2013. And speaking of bakeries, we also brought you our list of the eleven best bakeries in Denver.
It was a slow week for restaurant openings and closings this week. Here's the list:
RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK:*
Heavenly Soul Cafe, 13682 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora
RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING THIS WEEK:*
LYFE Kitchen, 1600 Pearl Street, Boulder
*Or earlier, and not reported in a previous Second Helping.
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