Restaurant Roll Call: All the Openings and Closings in Denver in May

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May has come and gone, bringing with it some new restaurants — and taking away a few.  A number of openings, closings and other changes came from some of our favorite chefs and restaurateurs this month. Patrick Mangold-White, who brought Uno Mas Cantina y Taqueria and Kaos Pizzeria to Old South Pearl Street, combined the two ideas into one restaurant, Mas Kaos, on Tennyson Street — adding great indoor/outdoor spaces where Berkeley neighbors can enjoy spring weather. On South Broadway, Adelitas now has a smaller sibling tucked into the alley behind the main cantina. It's called Palenque, and it specializes in mezcal and Oaxacan cuisine. And in Union Station, chef Lon Symensma, whose Asian-inspired ChoLon and Cho77 have earned him accolades, turned his attention to retooling Acme Burger & Brat inside Union Station into Acme Delicatessen.

Others, though, have pared back their restaurant collections to focus on growing other concepts. Troy Guard, Robert Thompson and Mary Nguyen all closed eateries in May: Bubu Lowry, Argyll Whisky Beer and P17, respectively. Thompson will turn his attention toward his Punch Bowl Social empire, with a new outpost scheduled for Stapleton later this year. Guard turned around the Bubu space and quickly reopened it as Lucky Cat, a modern interpretation of a classic Chinese kitchen. And Nguyen is expanding the Denver presence of Olive & Finch, with a second planned for Cherry Creek and more to come in the next year.

Here's our complete list of bar and restaurant openings and closings for May 2016:

Acme Delicatessen, Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street
Bamboo Sushi at Avanti Food & Beverage, 3200 Pecos Street 
Chow Urban Grill, 3570 East Colfax Avenue
Dae Gee, 460 Broadway
The Egg Shell, 950 17th Street
Five on Black, 1805 29th Street, Boulder
Great Australian Bite, 6710 South Cornerstar Way, Aurora
Godfather's Pizza, 2350 East 120th Avenue, Thornton
Homegrown Tap & Dough, 5601 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada
Hudson Hill, 619 East 13th Avenue
Illegal Pete's, 2001 East Colfax Avenue
Larimer Beer Hall, 21012 Larimer Street
Lucky Cat, 7559 East Academy Boulevard
Mas Kaos Pizzeria & Taqueria, 4526 Tennyson Street
Modern Market, 4800 West 121st Avenue, Broomfield
Palenque Mezcaleria, 1294 South Broadway (entrance off East Louisiana Avenue)
Soban, 12101 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora
Sera's Ramen Enclave, 3472 West 32nd Avenue
Stones on 32nd, 3211 Pecos Street
Taco House Littleton, 1390 West Littleton Boulevard
There..., 3254 Navajo Street
World of Beer, 921 Pearl Street, Boulder

The Dirty Duck Bar (after fire), 4780 East Evans Avenue
Flow Juice Bar (after winter hiatus), 208 East Seventh Avenue
Mizuna (after ten-day remodel), 225 East Seventh Avenue

Rosenberg's Bagels & Deli (closed due to fire), 725 East 26th Avenue

Argyll Whisky Beer, 1035 East 17th Avenue
Big Country's Bar-B-Que, 4044 Tejon Street 
Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs, 1601 Mayberry Drive, Highlands Ranch
Bubu Lowry, 7559 East Academy Boulevard 
Garcia's Mexican Restaurant, 5050 South Syracuse Street
Julia Blackbird's, 3434 West 32nd Avenue
Katie Mullen's Irish Pub, 1550 Court Place
P17, 1600 East 17th Avenue
Protein Bar Colorado Boulevard, 1390 South Colorado Boulevard
Viand, 1040 15th Street
Willie G's Seafood & Steak, 1585 Lawrence Street
Wee Katie's, 3358 Mariposa Street

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

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