Not so long ago, China Jade in Aurora (not to be confused with the dim sum spot of the same name at 375 South Federal Boulevard) was among our favorite Chinese restaurants in the metro area. The American-Chinese offerings were fairly standard, if well executed, but a longer menu of hot pots, steamed buns, hand-cut noodles and other traditional fare drew faithful diners from all over the city. But a change in ownership more than a year ago eliminated many of this China Jade's best dishes. Now the place has changed hands again. This time, a new name comes with new management, and the restaurant, located at 12203 East Iliff Avenue, is now called Uncle Zoe Chinese Kitchen. The menu promises Sichuan cuisine, dumplings, noodles, bao zi and rou jia bing (Chinese sandwiches that, for some reason, are listed on Uncle Zoe's menu as "fragrant meatloaf").
Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings and closings for the week ending November 10, 2019, plus links to coverage of current and upcoming activity:
Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Daily Grill, 1607 Wewatta Street
KP Asian Cafe, 12201 East Mississippi Avenue, Aurora
Tessa Delicatessen, 5724 East Colfax Avenue
Uncle Zoe Chinese Kitchen, 12203 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora
Restaurants and Bars Closing This Week*
China Jade, 12203 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora
Hodson's Bar & Grill, 6851 South Gaylord Street in the Streets of Southglenn, Centennial
Social Fare, 150 Clayton Lane
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As we'd reported in last weekend's post of openings and closings, Barricuda's shut its doors after a final bash on November 3; it had been a Capitol Hill mainstay for 25 years. But at that last party, rumors started flying that the watering hole might be resurrected. There's no official word yet, but we'll stay on it.
Every week, we round up all the opening-and-closing action on the local restaurant scene. At the end of the year, we tally the numbers for a snapshot of this still-booming business.
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