Second Helpings

Wingin' It: A Second Helping of Westword Food & Drink, July 25-29

Have you gotten your wings today? It's National Chicken Wing Day — first recognized by Buffalo, New York, Mayor Stan Makowski in 1977 — and whether you like your flappers done up Buffalo style or in something a little more racy, there are plenty of options on our list of the best chicken wings in Denver. If those aren't enough, though, the Westword Culinary Calendar offers more locations celebrating the humble wing with deals.

You won't find wings at Coperta, Uptown's newest eatery, but you'll find plenty of regional Italian cuisine from Rome and points south, thanks to the folks who have been doing great things at Beast + Bottle for more than three years. Check out the beautiful food and decor of Coperta captured by photographer Danielle Lirette, who also added tempting food photos to Gretchen Kurtz's interview with chef Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly in Boulder.

RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK*:
Bread Bar (Saturday), 1010 Main Street, Silver Plume
Bronze Empire, 1591 South Colorado Boulevard
Coperta, 400 East 20th Avenue
Miners Saloon, 1109 Miners Alley, Golden
Prodigy Coffee (Saturday), 3801 East 40th Avenue
Rice & Kabob Persian Kitchen, 1699 South Colorado Boulevard

RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING THIS WEEK*:
Maloney's Tavern, 1432 Market Street
Paxia - Alta Cocina Mexicana, 4001 Tejon Street

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