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What We Love About MAKfam in Baker

Peyton Garcia
Peyton Garcia
Posted on October 26
A plate of the Chinatown Dumplings at MAKfam.

The Chinatown Dumplings at MAKfam. (Peyton Garcia / City Cast Denver)

This week on Denver’s dining scene: Where to find some bang for your buck across Denver; how you can help open a vegan sushi joint in Boulder; and all the delicious deets on Baker’s new can’t-miss Chinese restaurant.

📚 Looking for a good foodie read? Check out “Feeding Each Other,” a guidebook for shaping change in our food systems, by Boulder-based author Michelle Auerbach. [5280]

🥟 Starting Nov. 1, hungry Denverites on South Broadway can score bangin’ Cantonese bites at MAKfam. The new Chinese restaurant (formerly Meta Asian Kitchen in the Avanti food hall) brings a delicious slice of NYC Chinatown to Baker. [Denver Post 🔒]

  • Get the juicy deets: City Cast Denver producer Olivia Jewell Love and I got to sample the menu last week, and we dish on the experience in today’s podcast episode. [City Cast Denver 🎧]

🍣 Wellness Sushi, Denver’s first completely vegan sushi restaurant, is opening a second location in Boulder — and the owners are launching a $500,000 crowdfunding campaign to do it. [Westword]

🤑 According to a report from USA Today released in June, Colorado has recently seen the highest restaurant inflation nationwide with the average diner spending $112.95 on a meal out. But fret not — here is a list of local places where you can still get deals on good meals. [Denver Post 🔒]

🥡 In a world where there seems to be a food truck on every street corner, keep your eye out for these 15 heavy-hitters. [5280]

🥪 The owners of Spinelli’s Market in Park Hill will expand their work operating tiny beloved neighborhood marketplaces to Congress Park when they take over the 40-year-old 12th Avenue Market & Deli. [Denver Post 🔒]

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