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:

RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK:
Acero, 1446 South Broadway
Citizen Thai Bistro, 14799 West Sixth Avenue Frontage Road, Golden
Latigo
, 2229 Blake Street
Mister Tuna, 3033 Brighton Boulevard
Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder


RESTAURANTS/BARS REOPENING THIS WEEK*: 
Pino's Place (reopened after expansion), 1400 East Hampden Avenue
Shanghai Kitchen (reopened after expansion), 4940 South Yosemite Street, Greenwood Village

RESTAURANTS/BARS TEMPORARILY CLOSING THIS WEEK*: 
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