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Fried Fish and Noodle Soups: A Second Helping of Food and Drink, May 18-22

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Carne Asada fries and fish tacos were on the menu this week as Gretchen Kurtz stopped by North County, a Baja-style Mexican restaurant in Lowry doing a booming business in the family-friendly east Denver development. It turned out to be a pretty good week for fried fish, as Mark Antonation delved into the soul-food specialty at Aurora's Catfish King. But despite our dreams of distant warm weather in San Diego and the American South, Denver continued its best impersonation of Portland. To help power us through until the sun emerges, we brought you a few bowlfuls of warming Asian noodle soups, none of which were ramen or pho. In other news:

RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK*
Hungry Howie's Pizza, 6040 South Gun Club Road, Aurora
Twisted Cream, 835 Colorado Boulevard

RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING THIS WEEK*
Boulevard Burger & Tap, 727 Colorado Boulevard
Cafe Colore, 1512 Larimer Street
Dizzy's Donuts, 1606 Conestoga Street
Elitch Lanes, 3825 Tennyson Street

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

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