Second Helpings

Smoke and Fire: A Second Helping of Westword Food & Drink, November 2-6

In the past two weeks, two markets have closed and then re-opened after  accidents. Last week a crane toppled and knocked a hole in the roof at the Source in River North, and this week a driver plowed his SUV into Marczyk Fine Foods on East Colfax Avenue. Let's hope this isn't a continuing fad — we'd much rather see trends like Denver's current barbecue binge, which brought Globe Hall and Carve Barbecue to town this week. But at least the news was all good for two other markets: Cured West in Boulder and Max Market in the Ballpark Neighborhood both started serving up sandwiches and groceries.

And where there's smoke, there's fire: Gretchen Kurtz visited the Art Hotel on Broadway to see if its restaurant, Fire, is in need of a spark. Meanwhile, Mark Antonation looked in on three restaurants to see if poutine is still a happening thing. And yes, this spud's for you....

In other news:

Carve Barbecue, 1000 South Colorado Boulevard 
Cured West, 2019 Tenth Street, Boulder
Desmond Bar & Grill, 2230 Oneida Street
Globe Hall, 4483 Logan Street
Max Market, 2020 Lawrence Street

*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