News, brews, reviews: A second helping of Cafe Society May 25-31

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Spiced tofu jerky at Lao Wang Noodle House.

This week, Mark Antonat's travels up Federal Boulevard finally reached Lao Wang Noodle House, a spot already beloved for its soup dumplings -- but he found plenty of other crave-worthy dishes there. For Chef and Tell, Lori Midson interviewed Jimmy Bernat, who just opened Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill in LoDo.

And Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Corner House, the restaurant that chef Matt Selby and partners opened this winter; although she found the menu ambiguous, "Selby is a sophisticated chef with the skills to make Corner House a place we'd want to call home," she writes, "even if home is far from Jefferson Park.

See also:

- A bao of respect for Lao Wang Noodle House
- Chef and Tell with Jimmy Bernat of Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill
- Corner House: Chef Matt Selby finds a home in Jefferson Park

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Trevor Anderson
And to wrap up the month, we published our Restaurant Roll Call for May, a compendium of all the openings and closing around town over the past month. The action this past week alone included the openings of the long-awaited Cold Crush and Bookbar, and the unexpected closing of Angelo's for a makeover by new owners.

Opened:
Bookbar, 4280 Tennyson Street
Cold Crush, 2700 Larimer Street
Mountain Toad Brewing, 900 Washington Avenue, Golden
Odyssey Beerwerks, 5535 West 56th Avenue, Arvada
Pizzeria Locale, 550 Broadway

Closed:

Budapest Bistro, 1585 South Pearl Street
Angelo's Pizza, 620 East Sixth Avenue (will reopen as Angelo's Taverna in two months)
Izakaya Den, 1518 South Pearl Street (will reopen June 11 in a new building at 1477 South Pearl).
Mix Music Lounge, 1320 15th Street

Any news we missed on Cafe Society this week? Post it in the comments section below. And you can write your own review of any of the places mentioned on Cafe Society by clicking on their Voice Places link.



Location Info

Lao Wang Noodle House

945 S. Federal Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill

1530 Blake St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Corner House - CLOSED

2240 Clay St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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