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Hokey Poke: A Second Helping of Westword Food & Drink, November 14-18

Hawaiian poke — the raw fish dish with Pacific Rim flavors — is trending up in Denver as Ohana Island Kitchen returned this week, moving from a walk-up window just off 15th Street in LoHi to a full-fledged eatery just across the street. Other not-so-pokey poke places joining the fish fray are PokeCity in the Denver Tech Center and s'Ono Grinds on the Auraria campus. Maybe downtown sushi bar Aoba should have considered going Hawaiian; it closed this week amid a sea of sushi competition.

There was nothing fishy about Coperta, the Italian eatery Gretchen Kurtz visited for this week's restaurant review; instead, it was a fiery chicken dish that grabbed her attention. And speaking of chicken, White Fence Farm made a flap as it landed in the Capitol Hill neighborhood with the newest in its growing flock of quick-service Southern-fried joints.

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BARS/RESTAURANTS OPENING THIS WEEK*
Dio Mio Handmade Pasta, 3264 Larimer Street
Early Bird Restaurant, 5425 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
El Karajo, 6600 South Quebec Street, Centennial
The Hound, 575 St. Paul Street
Ohana Island Kitchen, 2563 15th Street
PokeCity, 8101 East Belleview Avenue
Post Oak Hall (Saturday), 6195 West 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge
S'ono Grinds, 900 Auraria Parkway (inside the Tivoli Student Union)
White Fence Farm, 1025 East Ninth Avenue

BARS/RESTAURANTS CLOSING THIS WEEK*
Aoba Sushi, 1520 Blake Street
Mell's Cheese, 3000 Zuni Street

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

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