This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz was transported back to the Reagan years with hearty, unpretentious breakfasts at Sunrise Sunset. We spotted a doughnut shop that will soon open on South Colorado Boulevard called the Fractured Prune that has become our new frontrunner for the worst restaurant name in Denver. And we named the fifteen best new restaurants in the metro area, as well as the ten best fast-casual eateries to open this past year.
But we also got the sad news that two of our quirky favorites -- Globeville dive bar Crash 45 and D Note in Arvada -- will be closing before the end of the year. In other news:
OPENING THIS WEEK* A+ Food Station (inside H Mart), 2751 South Parker Road, Aurora Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House, 2844 Welton Street Ink Coffee, 2851 Larimer Street North County, 94 North Rampart Way Pacific Ocean Marketplace, 12303 East Mississippi Avenue, Aurora The Royal (Saturday), 4000 Tennyson Street
CHANGING NAMES THIS WEEK* Americatus Restaurant & Market (from Amerigo Delicatus), 2449 Larimer Street Basil Doc's Bistro and Burrito Bar (from Basil Doc's), 330 Holly Street Keith's Coffee Bar (from Dazbog), 2450 South Downing Street
CLOSING THIS WEEK* Crash 45 (Saturday), 321 East 45th Avenue Tiffamade Cantine, Umatilla Street
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* or earlier, and not mentioned in a previous Second Helping.