Thanksgiving Leftovers: A Second Helping of Food & Drink, November 23-27

With one of the biggest national pig-outs of the year just behind us, getting through a fridge full of Thanksgiving leftovers may be more on the minds of Denverites than hitting the grocery store or going out to eat.  But give it a week of pilgrim sandwiches and turkey tostadas, and you'll soon be ready to replenish your larder. Thankfully, the Grateful Bread Company in Golden will have you covered. The bakery generally holds weekend retail days only once a month or so, but beginning on Saturday, December 5, you'll be able to pick up loaves, rolls, croissants and other baked goods every Saturday (holidays excepted) from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., so what was once a rare treat can become a regular part of your meals at home.

If all the turkey talk has you thinking about the plight of your feathered friends at this, the most fowl time of year, you may be interested in heading to the Whole Foods Market at 2905 Pearl Street in Boulder tomorrow, when  Direct Action Everywhere is organizing a rally to protest alleged turkey cruelty (and they don't mean how badly Aunt Marge overcooked the bird) by certain poultry suppliers that do business with Whole Foods. See the organization's website for more details.

If you're completely off the turkey bandwagon but still craving comfort food with a big dose of nostalgia, check out Gretchen Kurtz's review of longtime family favorite The Old Spaghetti Factory, to see if the sauce stands up to scrutiny or if the trolley car is the only thing still worth seeing at this LoDo institution.

In other news:

Bacon Social House, 2434 West 44th Avenue
Cerebral Brewing, 1477 Monroe Street

Ignite Ale House & Kitchen,  7995 Sheridan Boulevard, Arvada

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

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