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

In The Raw

Don’t let the name fool you, this is a Sushi place not a sex shop. Although, I did have to have a chuckle about it when invited to go here for the first time recently. Also don’t be fooled by the idea that sushi and Tulsa don’t mix. Despite the distance from any ocean, this sushi joint offers very fresh and thickly cut fish. Situated atop one of the few hills of mentionable size in Tulsa, In The Raw not only offers sushi and Japanese dishes, but also one of the best views in and of the city. It really . . . → Read More: In The Raw

Park Burger

It is easy to see why this local burger hotspot has received national recognition for their great burgers, decadent shakes and French fries, and the generally genial atmosphere.  The brain child of Platt Park local Jean-Philippe Failyau, who is also part owner of the ever popular Osteria Marco on Larmier Square, Park Burger took everyday burger concepts and stepped them up a level.  The addition of buffalo, turkey and award winning veggie burger substitution options, as well as a variety of “specialty” burgers, allows for every discernible burger pallet to be satisfied.  Add in . . . → Read More: Park Burger

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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La Brisa

I had great hopes for this small neighborhood Mexican joint.  After all, its doors remain open despite its close proximity to the long time Denver favorite The Blue Bonnet and the new Mexican hotshot, El Diablo.  Upon my arrival to the restaurant I noted that despite being 7:30 pm, about half the tables in the restaurant were empty.  This is never a good sign in my book.  A good restaurant should be nearly full if not have a short wait at this typical dining hour.  Never the less, we ventured in and took an empty booth with the hopes that . . . → Read More: La Brisa

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)

Euclid Hall

The upstairs seating area

Nestled on the edge of Larimer Square, this recent edition to the Denver foodscape offers an eclectic set of tapas styled pub foods that are far from your average pub fare.  With options like Bone Marrow, Blood Sausage and fried pigs ears, even a more adventurous eater might have to take a second look at some of the menu options.  Have no fear though; every item on the menu is exceedingly delicious.

In keeping with tapas tradition, our table ordered a handful of plates that everyone at the table could share.  First delivered were the . . . → Read More: Euclid Hall

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