Second Helpings

The week in Cafe Society bloggery: James Rugile joins Frank Bonanno, octopus lovers unite and Alex Seidel cuts the cheese (and comes out smelling like roses in Zagat's America's Top Restaurants guide)

Our favorite table scraps of the week from the Cafe Society blog:

In addition to pimping a 98 cent burrito, Gordo Loco also promises to serve twenty other kinds of burritos, as well as a 1.5 pound Gordo Loco Burger. Urp! Gordo Loco is bringing 98 cent burritos to northwest Denver

James Rugile, executive chef at Venue, is vacating that kitchen at the end of the month to join Frank Bonanno's kingdom of restaurants -- specifically, the kitchens of Luca D'Italia and Mizuna. James Rugile is leaving his exec-chef post at Venue to work with Frank Bonanno

Yes, it's the high season for candy advertising, and we welcome your teeth-rotting invasion. Five most unnerving Halloween candy commercials

Come on, feel the noise, neighbors knock the Larimer boys. Larimer Associates debunks the rumors around Madison Street

Four of Colorado's biggest and best-known craft brewers, Avery, Breckenridge, Odell and Oskar Blues, were shut out of last month's Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony, while several other major brewers in the state barely made the cut. If Coors won big at the Great American Beer Festival, who lost out?

And he's single. And hot! Seriously, just look at that face. Don't you want to squeeze it, just like Charmin? Aaron Youngblood, exec chef of Dixons Downtown Grill, on bourbon, sea-turtle options and the woman who went on a tirade

Denver kitchens are turning out plates graced with small-batch ricotta cheese, made from the milk produced by Alex Seidel's herd of 41 Nebraska-bred sheep -- a number that will soon swell to well over one hundred. Alex Seidel brings his new artisan ricotta cheese to fruition and gets the top spot in the Colorado section of Zagat's America's Top Restaurants guide.

Next Tuesday, were expecting thirteen "womyn" PETA nutcases activists to protest outside of Westword headquarters. Bring in the clowns. Oh, wait, don't bother: they're already here!Comment of the day: Hate turns to threat of PETA protest of Westword!

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