Second Helpings

From Tuesday Tacos to Tea and Tabbies: A Second Helping of Cafe Society, December 8-12

This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz visited Adelita's Cocina Y Cantina to find out why the Tuesday special is the taco the town. The Denver Cat Company, only the third cat cafe in the U.S., opened its door today -- but only a little, since the owner didn't want to let the cats out. And Mark Antonation continued his quest for Colorado's unique version of green chile -- the kind that's decidedly more orange -- with a stop at Tacos Jalisco.

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For the second year running, Denver International Airport has been named one of the top ten airports in the country for healthy food options. (The people keeping score must not have tried the $17 chicken-fried steak burrito at Elway's.) And with locations at DIA and LoHi, Root Down is a great bet for finding one of the ten best eggs Benedicts in Denver. In other news:

OPENING THIS WEEK* Biju's Little Curry Shop, 1441 26th Street Denver Cat Company, 3929 Tennyson Street Emilio's Almost Famous, 10081 Wadsworth Parkway, Westminster Meadowlark Kitchen, 2705 Larimer Street Noodles & Company, 375 Union Boulevard, Lakewood Protein Bar, 1600 Glenarm Street Stout Street Social, 1400 Stout Street Tengu, 3053 Brighton Boulevard Waffle Up, 300 Elati Street

REOPENING THIS WEEK* Crave Dessert Bar & Lounge, 891 14th Street Polished Tavern, 1512 Larimer Street

CLOSING THIS WEEK* Drakes Haus, 2900 Baseline Road, Boulder Lucky Fortune Chinese Restaurant, 1280 Grant Street

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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.
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