Good Causes and Chef Shuffles: A Second Helping of Westword Food & Drink, October 12-16

Project Angel Heart held its annual Taste for Life fundraiser dinner on Tuesday night at the Hyatt Regency downtown, with food and beverages from more than twenty restaurants and other vendors. The final figures are in and between ticket sales, the proceeds from live and silent auctions, the price of corporate and private reserved tables, and additional donations made throughout the evening, the organization raised $286,000 so that Project Angel Heart can continue to provide free meals for those coping with life-threatening illnesses in Denver and Colorado Springs.

For her review this week, Gretchen Kurtz hit the bricks and headed to Brik on York, where she enjoyed the pizza but was surprised to find yet another chef shuffle. While working on recent reviews, she's found the opening chef gone at Brik, Milk & Honey, the Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery and the Good Son — all of which have debuted since March. With so many new eateries mushrooming up over the past couple of years, expect more changes as the talent pool thins. 

In other news:

Ink Coffee, 709 South University Boulevard
Mell's Cheese, 3000 Zuni Street
Salati Italian Street Food, 8270 East Northfield Boulevard
Telegraph, 295 South Pennsylvania Street
Uncorked Kitchen, 8171 South Chester Street, Centennial

Planet Sub, 1617 California Street

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

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