News, brews, reviews: A second helping of this week's Cafe Society

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Mark Manger
Taita chef/owner Pepe Aparicio is ready for the holiday weekend.
This week Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Taita Peruvian Cuisine & Bar, Mark Antonat's journey up Federal stopped at J's Noodle Star Thai, and Lori Midson traveled to Boulder to interview Nate Bychinski, executive chef of Mateo.

And there was lots of other action on the Denver dining scene, including several openings -- and a couple of surprise closings.

See also:
- Review: Taita takes diners on an unexpected journey through Peruvian cuisine
- At J's Noodles Star Thai, rice dishes also shine
- Chef and Tell with Nate Bychinski of Mateo

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Cold Crush made it open for Memorial Day weekend.
Now open:
Cold Crush, 2700 Larimer Street
Live Basil Pizza, 6305 East Hampden Avenue
Margs Taco Bistro, 500 East 19th Avenue
Mountain Toad Brewing, 900 Washington Street, Golden
Odyssey Beerwerks, 5535 West 56th Avenue, Arvada
Pizza Republica, 890 East 14th Street
Spuntino, 2639 West 32nd Avenue (reopened after a quick renovation)

Closed:

Abrusci's, 300 Fillmore Street
Ghost Plate & Tap, 800 18th Street

Closing this weekend:

Angelo's Pizza, 620 East Sixth Avenue (closing 5/26 for a two-month renovation)
Izakaya Den, 1518 South Pearl Street (closing 5/26 and moving across the street)

You can write your own review of any restaurants mentioned here by clicking on the link to their Voice Places page. Send any info about the Denver dining scene to cafe@westword.com -- or just post it in the comments section below.



Location Info

Taita Peruvian Cuisine & Bar - CLOSED

1521 Marion St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

J's Noodle Star Thai

945 S. Federal Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Mateo

1837 Pearl St., Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

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