Second Helpings

Hop to It: A Second Helping of Westword Food & Drink, March 21-25

Gretchen Kurtz checked out Hop Alley this week, chatting with chef Todd Somma about the traditional Chinese dishes he's turning out in River North. Meanwhile, Mark Antonation was exploring international cuisine a little farther east, with samples of goat and spaghetti from Somali eatery Kin Resaurant and Korean-Chinese noodles from P & Y Cafe on South Parker Road.

Despite all the new restaurants popping up around town, it seems that Denverites are most excited about the return of an old Favorite: Godfather's Pizza. In other news:

Cheba Hut, 745 Colorado Boulevard
Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 1685 29th Street, Boulder
The Ramen House, 2076 South University Boulevard
Via Perla, 901 Pearl Street, Boulder
Zoes Kitchen, 8501 West Bowles Avenue

The Gluten Escape, from 7255 South Havana Street, Centennial (from 4403 South Tamarac Parkway)

*Or earlier, and not reported in a previous Second Helping.
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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.
Contact: Mark Antonation