Second Helpings

The Drinks Are on Rateliff: A Second Helping of Westword Food & Drink, July 11-15

Sometimes food and drink news doesn't come from the restaurant world. This week, it came from Denver's music scene: Musician Nathaniel Rateliff has joined forces with the owners of the hi-dive to unveil the Overland, a bar and eatery — but surprisingly, not a music venue — that will open on July 22 in the former home of Bushwacker's Saloon at 1967 South Broadway.

But plenty was happening with Denver's independent restaurant scene this week — like the Big Eat, where more than fifty local kitchens put out a great spread for guests at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, thanks to EatDenver. Photographer Danielle Lirette was on hand for photos of the food and fun.

In other news:

Acero, 1446 South Broadway
Citizen Thai Bistro, 14799 West Sixth Avenue Frontage Road, Golden
, 2229 Blake Street
Mister Tuna, 3033 Brighton Boulevard
Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder

Pino's Place (reopened after expansion), 1400 East Hampden Avenue
Shanghai Kitchen (reopened after expansion), 4940 South Yosemite Street, Greenwood Village

Wok Uptown (kitchen fire), 1789 Ogden Street

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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