Stealth Sopapillas at Casa Bonita: A Second Helping of Cafe Society, November 17-21

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This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz declared Chop Shop a "quick hit," but suggested that the crowd-averse hit this popular new fast-casual eatery later in the day. Mark Antonation met with the four owners of Bonfire Burritos, who bought the tiny Mexican food trailer in Golden after years of being its best customers. And writer Bree Davies went undercover to Casa Bonita to give us a peek into the baffling theme restaurant and its bizarre charms.

See also: A Prison Guard's Take on Solitary Confinement and Who Belongs There

Also this week, Rioja is celebrating its tenth anniversary, so the crew there shared their ten most memorable moments. Out to Brunch writer Lauren Monitz sipped her way through the ten best bottomless mimosas in Denver. In other news:

OPENING THIS WEEK* Espresso Americano, 5322 DTC Boulevard, Greenwood Village The Molecule Effect, 1201 Santa Fe Boulevard Sheroz Night Club and Sports Bar, 500 Santa Fe Boulevard

CLOSING THIS WEEK* Big Hoss Bar-B-Q, 3961 Tennyson Street Polished Tavern (temporarily closed for flood repair), 1512 Larimer Street

* or earlier, and not mentioned in a previous Second Helping.

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