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First Draft will allow you to pour your own beer when it opens this summer.
First Draft will allow you to pour your own beer when it opens this summer.
First Draft/Mark Slattery

Help Yourself to a Beer: A Second Helping of Westword Food and Drink, March 2-6

Craft beer fought back against the industrial giants this week: Jonathan Shikes visited Caution Brewing, where several Denver breweries have collaborated on a pumpkin peach ale to highlight the hypocrisy behind Budweiser's pro-macro Super Bowl ad. And who knows, maybe you'll be able to help yourself to one of those pumpkin peach ales when First Draft, which will be Denver's first self-serve beer bar, opens this summer.

And while Gretchen Kurtz didn't find any beer at the Kitchen Table Cafe, she found plenty of comfort in the smoked brisket and home-style pies. In other news: 

OPENING THIS WEEK*
Amethyst Coffee, 1111 Broadway
Fat Shack, 2041 South University Boulevard
Four Friends Kitchen, 2893 Roslyn Street
Geek Spirits, 6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder
Pressed Juice Daily, 1111 Broadway
Old Santa Fe Mexican Grille, 12 East 11th Avenue

CLOSING THIS WEEK*
Cork House Broker, 4900 East Colfax Avenue

CHANGING NAMES THIS WEEK*
Small Wonder Food and Wine (from Coral Room), 3489 West 32nd Avenue

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

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