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If this week is any sign of it, we are facing a busy summer with bar and restaurant openings ahead. In Boulder, the team behind Arcana opened the space with a brand new concept, Supermoon, described on its Facebook page as “an Asian-inspired restaurant with an emphasis on events, unique programming and nightlife”. New York-style bagels also arrived in Boulder when Rosenbergs Bagels & Delicatessen opened a location on The Hill in town where owner Joshua Pollack first devised an east coast-inspired empire.

Another Denver classic returned this week: The Palace Arms reopened on May 27 with new chef Kim Moyle, the first woman to run the kitchen in the restaurant’s seventy-year history. The room has been updated, as has the menu; Moyle brings in regional products from Fitch Ranch and Mystic Mountain Mushrooms. And Work & Class and Super Mega Bien, RiNo restaurants under the management of Dana Rodriguez, are also back.

New concepts were also unveiled this week, including Ghost Donkey, which has an impressive selection of mezcal (though not the largest collection in Denver) and Benzina, which offers Neapolitan-style bowls and cakes.

Here is the full list of Metro Denver openings and reopenings this week (and finally no closings to report!):

Restaurants and bars open this week *:
Benzina, 4839 East Colfax Avenue
Drunken Bakery, 1411 Larimer Strasse
Ghost Donkey, 1750 Wewatta Street
Little Bakery House, 2439 South University Boulevard
Tip Top Savory Pies, 6565 Gunpark Drive # 190, Boulder
Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen, 1262 College Avenue, Boulder
Supermoon, 909 Walnut Street, Boulder

Restaurants and bars open again this week *
Super Mega Bien, 1260 25th Street
Work & Class, 2500 Larimer Street, Suite 101
Palace Arms, 321 17th Street

* Or earlier and not included in a previous listing.

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Molly Martin is the editor of Westword Food & Drink. She has been writing about the Denver dining scene since 2013 and has been hanging around town long before that.