Cafe Society: Week in review


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Lori Midson
Tony Bourdain on the streets of Denver

What you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while bitching and moaning and posting very, very weird comments about Perky Cups, a new java joint that's coming to the streets of Aurora, complete with babes in bikinis:

Coming next March to the Streets at SouthGlenn is a second outpost of Pho 95, Aaron Le's unassailable noodle joint on Federal that wipes that boulevard clean when it comes to being bowled over.

Tony Bourdain, as you already know, was here, there and everywhere this past week, but because we didn't want to over-Bourdain you, we refrained from mentioning that he had lunch at Mizuna on Thursday. No word on whether or not Bonanno served him a boner.

During Bourdain's talk at the Temple Buell, he made no mention of Thanksgiving, but there are plenty of posts on this here blog all about America's favorite day to pig out, including Teague Bohlen's ten Thanksgiving traditions that should die. Immediately.

There was, thankfully, no mention of death in Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Brian Laird, the executive chef of Barolo Grill, although Laird does take a knife to the former chef at Barolo, as well as to this town's restaurant baristas.

Jason Sheehan wrote an open table to President Obama essentially begging him to do something -- anything -- about the the Kellogg Company's alleged waffle shortage, lest we find ourselves experiencing a waffle-pocalypse. 

Jonathan Shikes, who has tirelessly reported on Denver's daily bread for the past 15 months, retired his duties today as Westword's esteemed hoagie, hero, submarine, grinder and po' boy expert with a final list of his top ten favorites.

Nancy Levine got inside the head of Jimma Zanon, the bartender at Lola, for this week's Behind the Bar interview, an interview that may have included the best quote of the week: "Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day."

And that's a wrap.

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