State of the Union: A second helping of Cafe Society, July 21-25

Categories: Cafe Society

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Danielle Lirette
Kings BBQ is smokin' in northwest Denver.
This week in Cafe Society, critic Gretchen Kurtz plunged into the great barbecue debate after visiting to Kings BBQ. For Chef and Tell, we checked in with Alex Seidel about the status of his new restaurant, Mercantile Dining & Provision, which will be opening around Labor Day in the newly refurbished Union Station that opens tomorrow, with a trainload of new restaurants.

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Old Union Station sign at the Kitchen Next Door.
Also this week, chef DJ Nagle of Humboldt showed us how to make his bacon-rich burger, which we'd named Best Burger the Best of Denver 2014. Udi's changed the name of all its restaurants to either Silvi's, Etai's and Izzio. And we counted down the top five weirdest new fetish foods, including gummy bear sausage. Also in the news:

OPENING THIS WEEK:
Acme Burger & Brat Co., Union Station
Buckskin's Saloon, 5607 N US Highway 85, Sedalia
Colorado Keg House, 8001 Arista Place, 110, Broomfield
Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria, 5322 DTC Boulevard
Jet's Pizza, 7935 South Broadway, Littleton
Milkbox Ice Creamery, Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street
The Nickel, 1100 14th Street
Orange and Brew, 1520 Stout Street
Pigtrain Coffee, Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street
Powder Keg Brewing, 101 2nd Avenue, Niwot
Terminal Bar, Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street

REOPENING THIS WEEK
Downing Street Grill, 3090 Downing Street

CLOSING THIS WEEK:
Curtis Park Creamery II, 1901 South Havana Street, Aurora
Harold's and The Bayonet Room, 1940 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Longmont (closing July 27)
Renegade Publik House, 2043 South University Blvd (closing July 27)



Location Info

Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria

5322 DTC Boulevard, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Colorado Keg House

8001 Arista Place, Broomfield, CO

Category: General

Keenwah, CO

Metro Denver Area, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Powder Keg Brewing Company

101 2nd Avenue, Niwot, CO

Category: General

Gunther Toody's - CLOSED

7355 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO

Category: Restaurant

Renegade Publik House

2043 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Kings BBQ

4601 Harlan Street, Wheat Ridge, CO

Category: Restaurant

Mercantile Dining & Provision

1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Downing Street Grill

3090 Downing Street, Denver, CO

Category: Music

Jet's Pizza

7935 South Broadway, Littleton, CO

Category: Restaurant

Buckskin's Saloon

5607 N US Highway 85, Denver, CO

Category: Music

The Nickel

1100 14th Street, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Orange & Brew

1520 Stout Street, Denver, CO

Category: General

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