Cafeteria – A new twist on old Comfort Food recipes

A 24/7 Chelsea joint that offers the Big City a chance to taste a new twist on old “comfort food” recipes.  Having only been to New York City a couple of times on very brief trips, my recent expedition to the Big City was a chance for me to really explore a variety of dining venues.  Of the various breakfast places I had the chance to patron; this place was by far my favorite.

I met up with my friend for a late breakfast on Monday and had the luck to be seated immediately.  We didn’t have to wait, as . . . → Read More: Cafeteria – A new twist on old Comfort Food recipes

Wild Eggs

Affection and desire can come in many forms, but the way I feel about the new Wild Eggs restaurant in Wash Park can only be described as obsessive love.  I LOVE the variety of dishes they have to offer.  I LOVE the inventive take on old, traditional recipes.  I LOVE the half priced Bloody Maries and Mimosas served on weekdays.  I just downright LOVE this place.  So much so, in fact, that I went there for breakfast twice in one weekend.

On Saturday morning my husband and I ventured our way to the intersection of Logan and Alameda in the . . . → Read More: Wild Eggs

Lime XS

If you are looking for a restaurant that serves your food with a side of hair, a jacked up price on your drinks and a management staff that blatantly says “if you don’t like it, go somewhere else”, then this is the place for you. Because that is exactly the experience I recently had at Lime XS off of 6th Ave in Denver.

My husband and I have been dining at this neighborhood Mexican restaurant since we moved to Denver two years ago. Until recently, it had always had an experienced and professional, yet quirky staff (think biker gang/tattoo shop). . . . → Read More: Lime XS

Larkburger

 I have to admit that I was a bit reluctant to try the new Larkburger that just opened on Alameda in Wash Park.  I have a favorite burger joint that I like to patron and I really wasn’t looking to pay for anything less than what I was used to.  But such is the nature of the beast for a restaurant blogger.  If all I did was eat at the same places and write about them over and over again, no one would have even an ounce of interest in reading what I have to say.

 

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Sushi Train

Living in close proximity to a handful of well respected sushi restaurants, one might wonder why a picky patron such as myself would venture down south to try an establishment that named itself after a questionable, automated fish delivery system.  Much to my child side’s dismay, the train that meanders around the sushi bar no longer carries behind it a pay load of fish varieties.   

note the jars in theh background filled with tiny hand folded paper cranes!

But it is really all the better, as this method of raw fish delivery also carries with it an inherent . . . → Read More: Sushi Train

El Diablo

 

 

Having heard the same buzz as many Denver folks about the ‘new tequila bar’ on Broadway, my husband and I decided to give this local eatery a go.  We went on a Friday night, without reservations, just passed high dinner hour.  The host informed us that there would be a 30 minute wait, which seemed reasonable as the place was packed, and they would come find us at the bar when a table opened up.  

The interior

 

 A couple of corner seats later, we were ordering a round of drinks from their specialty cocktail . . . → Read More: El Diablo

Table 6

Table 6's street view

Table 6 is a cozy American bistro featuring ‘daily’ menus that abide by their rule of using fresh and in season ingredients.  Its contemporary-country décor offers only a little insight into the origins of the often complex menu.  As a self described foodie, I was surprised and embarrassed that I was unfamiliar with a number of the items on the menu.  The descriptions were so specific that it might take a professional chef or baker to know what 72% Valrhona is.  (P.S. For those who were as clueless and I was, it’s a specific . . . → Read More: Table 6

Frank and Lola’s

Frank and Lola’s

Frank and Lola's street facade

***UPDATE: The pork loin is now served with a horseradish cream sauce rather than the mustard cream sauce from this post.  Definitely still delicious, but the dish did lose a little of it’s luster with this change.  🙁  Also had a chance to try the Pulled Pork, the meat was very tender and cooked well, but the dish seemed to have a bit of an identity crisis.  Is it a taco platter, a burrito bowl or something else.  Even the waiter didn’t seem to know for sure!***

With a reputation . . . → Read More: Frank and Lola’s

Cheeky Monk – A Belgian Beer Cafe

Let me preface this potentially critical blog post by saying, I will be returning to the Cheeky Monk!

For beer lovers, Colorado is king.  With our wide selection of local breweries, it is possible to have a different beer for every day of the year.  But let us not forget that on a global level, Belgium is known for being the beer country to admire.  Their selection of brews range from the very fruity and sweet to the dark and bitter, but all made with a touch of historic class.  To find . . . → Read More: Cheeky Monk – A Belgian Beer Cafe

Little India

The Little India restaurant chain, local to the Denver area, provides an excellent variety of Northern Indian delights sure to please any foodie interested in the spice-laced flavors of the Far East.  Rumors have circled that one location may surpass the others in food quality, but from my experience, any of the three restaurants offers delicious food of which I have yet to notice a difference in quality or flavor. 

Passing through the front door of the Downing Avenue location of Little India is like being transported into a different world. The fabrics, textures, colors and smells, oh those smells, . . . → Read More: Little India