Beatrice and Woodsley – Decor to die for

The dining space

 

The bar area with chain saw shelving supports!

I wanted to love this place, I really did.  I wish I could tell you that the food was so spectacular that even a year later, I could expound on the details of each course.  I wish I could rave about the way the flavors melded in just the right way to turn just an entrée into an experience, but I can’t do that.  Outside of the incredible interesting décor, I have nothing much to excitedly describe outside of the hilariously difficult time I had using . . . → Read More: Beatrice and Woodsley – Decor to die for

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

Linger

When I made the reservation for my husband, D, and I to eat dinner at Linger, I was completely unfamiliar with the type of culinary experience this restaurant offered. I knew that the place had recently opened and was owned by Chef Justin Cucci, the same guy that runs the popular Highlands’ establishment, Root Down. I also knew that the name for the place had been inspired by the buildings slightly disturbing past as a mortuary. But really, what else does one need to know in order to have confidence that the experience will be at the very least an . . . → Read More: Linger

Argyll – A Gastropub (NOW CLOSED)

Since the gastropub first appeared in England as a way to introduce gastronomy into a friendly pub setting, the concept has been making its way across America finding low key foodies in all of the city stops it makes. Nestled among the boutique shops of the Cherry Creek shopping district, one might assume that the gastropub Argyll would have an air of pretention about it. After all, it does have to complete with a handful of pricey local favorites like Houstons and Elways. But, once you descend the brick staircase to the front door of restaurant, you notice a more . . . → Read More: Argyll – A Gastropub (NOW CLOSED)

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

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