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Social Sightings: A $5 Pizza, Gua-Bao Birria and More

Happy hour is from 3 to 5 p.m. every day at Bar Dough.
Happy hour is from 3 to 5 p.m. every day at Bar Dough. Molly Martin
Monday mornings are tough. But this new series isn't. Social Sightings is your quick look at interesting food tidbits that we've spotted over the past week, posted by our favorite restaurants and bars. It goes down as easy as your first cup of coffee, and should whet your appetite for the week ahead.

Bar Dough put a new happy hour item on the menu, and it's a must-try: a personal-sized deep-dish pizza for just $5. Anyone who ever earned a free personal-pan pizza coupon from Pizza Hut for reading will have flashbacks of the best kind while eating this.
Instagram: @bardoughden

Mack Harden, son of the legendary late Denver newspaper columnist Penny Parker and a New York City service-industry professional for fourteen years, has penned an essay for Grub Street about the current hiring woes at restaurants that's an important read.

Union Station seafood favorite Stoic & Genuine teased a tasty-looking new menu item: scallops with corn purée, succotash, fried okra and basil.
Instagram: @stoicandgenuine
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Project Angel Heart's cereal drive kicked off July 1.
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Local nonprofit Project Angel Heart, which provides medically tailored meals, also distributes over 200 breakfast bags a week to clients in the metro area. It's currently hosting a virtual cereal drive: A donation of just $20 can provide up to ten boxes of cereal for the cause. Instagram: @projectangelheart

Babettes, a bakery that also serves some of the best pizza around, has put up some recent photos like this sandwich and that burger, both of which have us ready to hop in the car ASAP.
Instagram: @babettesartisan

To the Wind Bistro closed for a break from July 4 through 13, but is reopening with a Picnic on the Beach dinner collaboration with Ratio Beerworks that will run through July 17 for $72/person. Call 303-316-3333 for reservations.
Instagram: @to_the_wind_bistro
Dimestore Delibar/Instagram
Highland's Dimestore Delibar introduced a new cocktail: House of the Rising Sun, a sweet tea sangria made with vodka from the Family Jones.
Instagram: @dimestoredelibar

Check out the new toy food truck Pho King Rapidos recently acquired...
Instagram: @pho_king_rapidos

You might notice some construction at Stanley Marketplace for a while...but you might also be able to live right next door to it come 2022.
Instagram: @ohheystanley

Boulder fine-dining heavyweight Frasca has a new chef, Rob Hurd, whose summer menu includes this chilled apricot soup.
Instagram: @frascafoodwine

Birria is everywhere, and now Yuan Wonton, the food truck with a cult following, has its own spin on it: gua-bao birria.
Instagram: @yuanwonton

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Molly Martin is the Westword Food & Drink editor. She’s been writing about the dining scene in Denver since 2013, and was eating her way around the city long before that. She enjoys long walks to the nearest burrito joint and nights spent sipping cocktails on Colfax.
Contact: Molly Martin